Meet the Staff
Executive Vice President/Editor in Chief
Errol Laborde holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans and is the Editor in Chief of Renaissance Publishing. In that capacity he serves as Editor/Associate Publisher of New Orleans Magazine and Editor/ Publisher of Louisiana Life Magazine. Errol is also a producer and a regular panelist on Informed Sources, a weekly news discussion program broadcast on public television station WYES-TV, Channel 12. Errol is a three-time winner of the Alex Waller Award, the highest award given in print journalism by the New Orleans Press Club. Errol’s most recent books are Krewe: The Early Carnival from Comus to Zulu and Marched the Day God, a history of the Rex organization. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his wife Peggy to anywhere they can get away to, but some of his favorite spots are the Caribbean and historic locations around Louisiana. You can reach Errol at (504) 830-7235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor, St. Charles Avenue
Managing Editor, New Orleans Magazine
Morgan Packard may not be a native New Orleanian, but with every passing day New Orleans becomes more her home. Attending Newcomb College and gaining her masters from Tulane University, Packard immersed herself in the culture and peculiarities of the Big Easy, the culmination of which was reached when she joined the staff of Renaissance Publishing in May 2006. You can reach Morgan at (504) 830-7227 or email@example.com.
Executive Editor, St. Charles Avenue
Bev Church is the executive editor of St. Charles Avenue magazine, a post she has held since its inception 15 years ago. She is the co-author of four bestselling books on entertaining and she writes an entertaining column and editor's note every month for the magazine. After graduating from Tulane University's Newcomb College, Bev taught in the public schools. She and her husband, Dr. John Church, began raising a family and became involved in civic and charitable activities. She was co-owner of a party and decoration shop and is currently owner of Entertaining Celebrations which produced her two latest books: Entertaining Celebrations and Seasonal Celebrations. She has appeared as an entertaining expert on Good Morning America, HGTV and WWL-TV. Bev has her own line of centerpieces and is still involved in many charitable organizations. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League and a member of the Garden Club of America.
Editor, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles
Managing Editor, Louisiana Life
Managing Editor, Acadiana Profile
Sarah Ravits graduated from Tulane University with degrees in English and Psychology. At Renaissance Publishing she has served as an editorial assistant, associate editor and managing editor of custom publishing jobs. She became managing editor of Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile and editor of New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles in May 2013. She resides in Mid-City and enjoys running in City Park, reading and live music. You can reach Sarah at (504) 830-7239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web Editor, MyNewOrleans.com
Kelly Massicot is a proud, born and raised New Orleanian. After attending Mount Carmel Academy, she stayed close to home and received a degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans. She is excited to start this new adventure with Renaissance Publishing and cannot wait to see where it will lead her in life. When she is not trying to tackle new recipes from Pinterest, Kelly enjoys binging on Netflix and spending time with her family and sorority sisters. You can reach her at (504) 830-7228 or email@example.com.
Melanie Warner Spencer
Editor, custom publishing
Editor, New Orleans Bride
Melanie Warner Spencer is a native Kentuckian, but says she got to New Orleans as fast as she could. For more than 12 years, Melanie has covered lifestyle, design and entertainment at various publications, serving as the design columnist at Austin American-Statesman, a senior staff reporter at the Houston Chronicle and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Houston Brides magazine. Her work also has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post and Reuters in the United States and across the globe. In her spare time, Melanie is an award-winning fine art photographer and has been honored by the Texas Press Association for her editorial photography. Cooking and eating fabulous food and taking road trips with her spouse of 15 years, fellow writer and filmmaker Mark Patrick Spencer however, is at the top of her list of favorite pastimes. You can reach her at (504) 830-7259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing Editor, Biz New Orleans
A Southern California transplant (by way of Canada, Washington, Colorado and Nebraska) Kimberley Singletary has finally found her perfect home in the land of beignets, zydeco and zero chance of shoveling snow. Since receiving her bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University Long Beach, she has logged more than 15 years in the magazine industry, breaking for a few years to run a 15-ton sand sculpting competition in the middle of downtown Omaha. She lives in Uptown with her husband, young daughter, and a giant black dog who prays for snow every single day. You can reach her at (504) 830-7260 or email@example.com.
Tiffani Reding Amedeo
Art Director, New Orleans Magazine
Creative Director, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, New Orleans Bride
Tiffani Reding is the Cajun girl of the office. Originally from the bayou in Cut Off, La., she attended Nicholls State and graduated from Delgado with a degree in visual communications. She has been with Renaissance Publishing since the start of the company in 2006. She loves spending her spare time with her husband Mike and their dogs Bailey and Maggie at their home in Harahan. She is a self-proclaimed shoe shopper who is always looking for another pair of heels. You can reach Tiffani at (504) 830-7295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Director, St. Charles Avenue, Louisiana Life, Acadiana Profile
Sarah George was born and braised in New Orleans for 26 years at an average temperature of 95 degrees. Although still simmering in the melting pot that is New Orleans, she dreams of one day expanding her existence into cooler, less humid environments. She received her associate's degree in visual communications from Delgado Community College, and hopes to continue her education in the near future. She enjoys light, time, pockets, owls, and moderation. You can reach Sarah at (504) 830-7269 or email@example.com.
Art Director, custom publications
Imported from France with a case of wine and a wheel of cheese, Antoine Passelac attended the Ecole de Communication Visuelle in Paris and graduated in 2004. He moved to the U.S. in 2010 to follow his future wife, Amy. After two and a half years in San Francisco and two visits to New Orleans, the two made the decision to make NOLA their new home. Music, food and art: Antoine enjoys every second of his new (Orleans) life! You can reach Antoine at (504) 830-7238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President of Sales
Colleen Monaghan is a seventh generation New Orleanean and member of the Mayflower Society, who loves her city with a passion. She is a UNO alum, who has more than 30 years of experience in both publishing and the non-profit sector. Colleen enjoys art collecting, traveling the world and living life to its fullest. She has been known to organize fabulous events both for herself and many charities in New Orleans and San Francisco areas. You can reach Colleen at (504) 830-7215 or email@example.com.
Sales Manager, New Orleans Magazine
Kate Sanders moved to New Orleans in 2010 to attend Tulane University and received her M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing. Previously, she attended the University of Virginia and received a B.A. in English in 2003. She worked in advertising for seven years at The Hook Newsweekly in Charlottesville, Va. Currently, she resides Uptown and loves to enjoy the city's food, music and festivals as well as spending time with friends, family, and her black lab Marley. You can reach her at (504) 830-7216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonee Daigle Ferrand
Senior Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine
Jonée Daigle Ferrand is the Sales Manager for Renaissance Publishing and has been with the company for six years. She is married to her best friend, Brad Ferrand, with whom she resides in Covington, along with their kitty cat, Bella. Jonée is one of six children and recently welcomed a daughter of her own, Lilette Mae Ferrand. She enjoys working with nonprofit organizations, is a member of the Junior League of Covington and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You can reach Jonée at (504) 830-7257 or email@example.com.
Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine
Sarah Favret Daigle was born and raised in New Orleans. She attended Ursuline Academy High School, ran track and cross country at Samford University, and graduated from Nicholls State University with a bachelor's degree in science. She currently resides in Covington with her wonderful husband Chef Patrick Daigle and her puppy, Polo. Sarah loves long summer nights, wining and dining, laughing until she cries and spending time with her family and friends. You can reach her at (504) 830-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine
Lauren Lavelle was born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana. She stayed closed to home for college graduating with a Bachelorís Degree in Finance from Louisiana State University. While studying abroad in Europe, she fell in love with traveling and after graduation ventured to Brazil and backpacked through Asia by supporting herself as a bartender. She has a love for all music and it stems from the inspiring New Orleans musicians and their jams she grew up on. She has a passion for going new places, meeting new people, and indulging in as much music and wine along the way, but New Orleans will always be home. You can reach her at (504) 830-7298 or LaurenL@MyNewOrleans.com
Lisa Picone Love
Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine
Lisa Picone is a New Orleans native. She graduated from Mt. Carmel Academy and LSU, where she received a B.A. in Mass Communications/Advertising. She has worked in advertising and nonprofit arts administration for over 20 years. She received a Masters of Fine Arts from UNO and is a two-time Big Easy Entertainment Award winner having performed on stages all around town as an actress and cabaret singer. She currently resides in St. Bernard Parish with her husband and their two children Clyde (a pit mix) and Lee Lou (a tom cat). You can reach Lisa at email@example.com.
Sales Manager, St. Charles Avenue
Brittany Brady was born in the depths of Mississippi where she has led a nomadic lifestyle since. After graduating from LSU with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Business Administration, she migrated to the city that will forever have her heart (New Orleans!) - currently residing in the Warehouse District. In addition to being a part of the St. Charles Avenue team, Brittany enjoys being involved in the city's music scene, craft cocktails and being an eccentric foodcentric, having more knowledge of the NBA than the average male, and learning from people of all walks of life! You can reach Brittany at (504) 830-7248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Account Executive, St. Charles Avenue
Born and raised in the heart of New Orleans, Erin Duhe embraces all of the qualities that make this city special. She is an active member of the New Orleans social scene and a professional at wining and dining. After graduating from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, Erin followed her educational path to Louisiana State University – earning a degree in Business. She can be found at any and all festivals, loves reading a good non-fiction novel, scoping out the best restaurants and aspires to become a master at Pilates – to offset finding the best restaurants. You can reach Erin at (504) 828 – 1380 or email@example.com.
Sales Manager, Biz New Orleans
Maegan O'Brien was born in New Orleans and raised on the Northshore in Mandeville, La. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in finance, but marketing and advertising are her true callings. She currently lives in Old Metairie and loves traveling, wining and dining, and spending time with family and great friends. You can reach Maegan at (504) 830-7219 or Maegan@BizNewOrleans.com.
Melissa Rehage Quijano
Account Executive, Biz New Orleans
Melissa Rehage Quijano was born and raised in New Orleans. She graduated from St. Mary's Dominican, attended both LSU and UNO and received a paralegal degree in 1996. She worked for ten years as a paralegal in various law firms in New Orleans, and then operated her own successful wedding photography business for eleven years. In addition to being on the Biz New Orleans team, she enjoys spending time with her two teenage children, cooking, the beach and heat, 30A, laughing with friends, dancing every day and music. She has a love for shoes and lipstick. Her heart and soul is her children and everything New Orleans. You can reach Melissa at (504) 830-7225 or Melissa@BizNewOrleans.com.
Account Executive, Biz New Orleans
Caitlin Sistrunk was born in New Orleans and raised in Covington, La. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's Degree in marketing. While attending LSU Caitlin fell in love with both marketing and advertising. She is ecstatic to begin her career as a Sales Associate with our new magazine. Caitlin loves painting, hanging with friends, and cooking. You can reach Caitlin at (985)-705-3584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aimee Arceneaux Rudd
Sales Manager, custom publications, New Orleans Bride, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles
Aimee Arceneaux Rudd is a New Orleans native currently residing in Old Jefferson. She graduated from the University of New Orleans with a marketing degree in December 2004. Since then Aimee has been working in the advertising sales industry and is the Sales Manager for our Custom Publishing division. When she’s not at work, she is hanging out with her friends, family and four dogs. You can reach Aimee at (504) 830-7240 or email@example.com.
Sr. Account Executive of New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles
Brooke LeBlanc was born and raised in New Orleans. She attended Archbishop Chapelle High School and the University of New Orleans, where she received her degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism with a concentration in Marketing. She loves traveling, spending time with her family and friends, watching movies and drinking wine. You can reach Brooke at (504) 830-7242 or Brooke@MyNewOrleans.com
Kathryn Beck Sanderson
Sales Manager, Louisiana Life
Kathryn was born and raised in Alexandria, LA. She attended Louisiana State University and received her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Advertising. Kathryn worked in New York at CosmoGIRL! and Woman’s Day magazines before joining the Louisiana Life team. She has a slight addiction to television, naps and wine – her three favorite things in life. Kathryn recently got married and adopted a dog, so she would like to add them to her list of favorite things. Fortunately, they support her hobbies or lack thereof. Realizing how this sounds, Kathryn is looking for new hobbies to put in this biography. You can reach Kathryn at (504) 830-7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sales Manager, Acadiana Profile
Rebecca is a Lafayette native. She has worked in print media for over 14 years, including over three years with Renaissance Publishing. She and her husband, Mike, have two children (Michael and Lauren). Family fun involves camping, playing tennis and attending all extracurricular activities for Michael and Lauren. You can reach Rebecca at (337) 298-4424 or email@example.com.
Staci Woodward McCarty
Staci McCarty began working at Renaissance Publishing in December 2006. Since then she has taken the role of Production/Web manager; gotten married to the man she had been dating for ten years; and has had two little boys, Keaton and Maxwell, both under the age of two! Her life at home and at work are crazy to say the least, but she would not have it any other way. You can reach Staci at (504) 830-7266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A New Orleans native, Ali Sullivan broke out of the service industry to join Renaissance Publishing after graduating Delgado with a degree in visual communications. She is delighted to be designing with the company, and more than happy to now have her weekends free to bike to brunch. You can reach Ali at (504) 830-7202 or email@example.com.
Monique Di Pietro
Originally from Uptown New Orleans, Monique has now found her way to the suburbs. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from UNO then eventually decided to follow her passion by acquiring an Associate's Degree in Visual Communications. She is relieved to now be doing something that she loves to do, Graphic Design, here at Renaissance Publishing. Monique adores her husband and their two kitties and is a huge fan of vintage, running, laughter and all things creative. You can reach Monique at (504) 830-7237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica (Jess) was born in New York City and raised in Greenwich, CT. She moved to New Orleans in 2010 to escape the long, cold winters, and to attend Loyola University where she received her B.A. in Philosophy Pre-Law and Journalism. Jess is a fourth-degree black belt and she has a pup named Megalodon. She has traveled to several foreign countries, including Egypt in 2013, where she witnessed a revolution while working with UN Women to report on Gender inequality. Much to her Yankee family’s dismay, Jess has made a home for herself in New Orleans and won’t be leaving anytime soon! You can reach Jess at (504) 830-7241 or email@example.com.
Administration / Circulation
Chief Executive Officer
Todd Matherne is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has spent his entire professional career in the publishing industry. His favorite thing that he loves about his job is publishing magazines that celebrate life. New Orleans to him is the city that celebrates life unlike any other and he believes our titles here at Renaissance speak to people that want to celebrate with us. You can reach Todd at (504) 830-7247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John was born and raised in New Orleans, graduating from Metairie Park Country Day School. He attended SMU and UNO for Finance and Business Administration. John is very excited about starting a new career in the publishing industry. John loves to hang out with friends on the weekend, trying out new restaurants, going to festivals, fishing, and is an avid golfer. He is also a huge sports fan that enjoys college football and his hometown Saints. You can reach John at (504) 830-7244 or email@example.com.
Director of Marketing & Events
Cheryl Lemoine is a Marketing, Public Relations and Event Planning maven with more than 20 years of experience. She is an LSU graduate with a B.A. in journalism who proudly bleeds purple and gold. A true New Orleanian and never one to miss a party, she’s a gal about town who enjoys attending social soirees, fundraising events, wine tastings, Saints and LSU football games and sporting a costume. The self professed foodie has written columns on both wine and food, and loves spending time traveling, cooking, shoe shopping and laughing with friends. A Chalmation by birth, she currently resides in Mid-City with her three fuzzy kids, two rescue chihuahuas named Cosmo and Olive and their big sister Libby. You can reach her at (504) 830-7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denise C. Dean is a New Orleans native. She has a son who is a Navy veteran who currently works in the local hotel industry. She is blessed with a grandson as well, who is the joy of her life! Her morning routine involves prayer, yoga and meditation. Her love of God, animals and laughter is evident upon meeting her. A fun, crazy Saints gathering is just as joyful as going to the opera. Visiting museums, learning anything about science, dancing, enjoying good wine and local seafood, are among the joys of her life. You can reach Denise at (504) 830-7254 or email@example.com.
Sara Kelemencky grew up in Massachusetts and recently moved to New Orleans with no idea of what she is getting herself into. She enjoys reading, traveling and festivals. She loves cooking and enjoying good food, which seems to be aplenty in this great city. You can reach Sara at (504) 830-7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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