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Executive Director of the Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Tell me about your work: 

What is the best part of your job?   

Everyday I have the opportunity to promote Terrebonne Parish to incoming guests from all over the world. And I get to spend my day with an awesome staff, who are just as passionate as I am about Terrebonne Parish.  

What is the hardest? 



I wouldn’t say anything is the hardest because we have difficulties that pop up on a daily basis. I look at those difficulties with a positive outlook and make the best of any situation that may arise. 

Is there anything new on the horizon? 

Along with my team, we will continue to advocate for a better quality of life. We will continue to forge strong partnership to create the much-needed infrastructure such as the downtown revitalization and other community projects. 



What’s one leadership skill you feel everyone must learn?  

I will say two skills are needed patience and listening skills. 

Tell me about yourself:

As a child, what did you see yourself doing as a career? 

Airline stewardess   



What was your very first job?  

 It was under the United Houma Nation Youth Program; I was a clerk at Chabert’s Hospital in the Medical Records Department. The youth program was a great mentor program where I learned strong work ethics and leadership skills!

What time do you wake up and how do you start your day?  



My day starts around 7:30, let the pups out, shower, and get ready for the office.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without? 

My family! Especially my husband Brandon, daughter Gabbie, and parents Carroll and Jeneal Carrere. They are my biggest supporters!



What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

 Spending quality time with my family and of course being a tourist in our own backyard. I love taking long drives and sightseeing

Favorites/This or that:

Favorite food: 



Mexican; I can eat Mexican food every day!

Favorite vacation spot: 

Tennessee



How do you like your coffee? 

No Coffee – Coke Zero or Pepsi One

Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?



Chocolate

Pen or pencil? 

Pencil – accounting background in me!



Early bird or night owl? Definitely not an early bird! Love afternoon Saturday naps!