Meet the Staff

Editorial

Errol Laborde

Errol Laborde

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 errol@myneworleans.com.

Morgan Packard

Morgan Packard

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 morgan@myneworleans.com.

Bev Church

Bev Church

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.

Sarah Ravits

Sarah Ravits

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 sarah@myneworleans.com.

Kelly Massicot

Kelly Massicot

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 kelly@myneworleans.com.

Melanie Spencer

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 melanie@myneworleans.com.

Tiffani Reding Amedeo

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 dog Bailey 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 tiffani@myneworleans.com.

Sarah George

Sarah George

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 sarahg@myneworleans.com.

Antoine Passelac

Antoine Passelac

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 antoine@myneworleans.com.

Advertising

Colleen Monaghan

Colleen Monaghan

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 colleen@myneworleans.com.

Kate Sanders

Kate Sanders

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 kate@myneworleans.com.

Jonee Daigle Ferrand

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 jonee@myneworleans.com.

Sarah Daigle

Sarah Daigle

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 sarahd@myneworleans.com.

Lauren Lavelle

Lauren Lavelle

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

Lisa Picone

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 fiancee and their two children Clyde (a pit mix) and Lee Lou (a tom cat). You can reach Lisa at lisa@myneworleans.com.

Brittany Brady

Brittany Brady

Senior Account Executive, 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 brittany@myneworleans.com.

 

Kaleigh Porcelli

Account Executive, St. Charles Avenue

Kaleigh is a born and bred New Orleanian who loves being able to call this unique city her home. She remembers even as a child having a distinct love for this city and admiring the charming streets of the uptown area which she dreamt of one day living. After graduating with a degree in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University, Kaleigh stayed true to her southern roots and moved back home to New Orleans where she then met and married the love of her life. In addition to spending quality time with her husband, she also enjoys discovering new restaurants, being a "regular" at the classic restaurants, and playing tennis in order to burn off calories from all of the restaurants. Much to her liking, Kaleigh resides uptown and loves being part of the St. Charles Avenue team. You can reach Kaleigh at (504) 830-7226 or Kaleigh@MyNewOrleans.com.

Maegan OBrien

Maegan O'Brien

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.

Caitlin Sistrunk

Caitlin Sistrunk

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 Caitlin@BizNewOrleans.com..


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 aimee@myneworleans.com.

Brooke LeBlanc

Brooke LeBlanc

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

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 on advertising. Kathryn then moved to New York City to work at Woman’s Day magazine. After missing everything about the South, Kathryn moved to New Orleans and joined the Louisiana Life team. She has a slight addiction to television, naps and wine – her three favorite things in life. Realizing how this sounds, Kathryn is looking for new hobbies to put in this biography. You can reach Kathryn at (504) 830-7250 or kathryn@louisianalife.com.

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

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 rebecca@acadianaprofile.com.

Production

Staci Woodward McCarty

Staci Woodward McCarty

Production/Web Manager

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 staci@myneworleans.com.

Ali Sullivan

Ali Sullivan

Production designer

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 ali@myneworleans.com.

Erin Duhe

Erin Duhe

Traffic Director

Erin graduated from St. Mary's Dominican High School and then earned a degree in business from LSU. She enjoys attending festivals, watching TV in bed, and most of all eating good food. You can reach Erin at (504) 828-1380 or erin@myneworleans.com.

Monique DiPietro

Monique Di Pietro

Production Designer

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 monique@myneworleans.com.

Administration / Circulation

Todd Matherne

Todd Matherne

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 todd@myneworleans.com.

Cheryl Lemonie

Cheryl Lemonie

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 cheryl@myneworleans.com.

Christian Coombs

Christian Coombs

Distribution & Circulation Manager

Christian Coombs is a local boy that grew up a stone's throw away from New Orleans on the "Best Bank." He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor's degree in communications and became a part of our family in 2007.  With his own big family of three boys and one little angel, he and his wife Angie never seem to slow down. Christian can be found driving a very colorful Renaissance Publishing van around the metro area when he's not inside the office, so honk your horn at him and let him know that you support our local publications as well as our great city.  You can reach Christian at (504) 830-7244 or christian@myneworleans.com.

Denise Dean

Denise Dean

Administrative assistant

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 denise@myneworleans.com.

Sara Kelemencky

Sara Kelemencky

Reception/Subscriptions

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 sara@myneworleans.com.

Office Address:
Renaissance Publishing
110 Veterans Blvd. Suite 123
Metairie, LA 70005

(504) 828-1380 phone
(504) 828-1385 fax

Lafayette office:
128 Demanade Suite 104
Lafayette, LA 70503

(337) 235-7919 ext. 230 phone