Author: Lindsay Mack

Young Bloods: Ralph Mahana

New Orleans has long been praised for its vibrant hospitality culture, and the latest generation of industry professionals are using their skills to give back in a major way. Ralph Mahana, who was named General Manager of Windsor Court Hotel…

Young Bloods: Dat Dog and Son Of A Saint Partner

Since its start in 2011, Dat Dog has grown from a single, modest hot dog stand into a New Orleans dining institution with locations all over Louisiana and now Texas. With its all-beef hot dogs, alligator, duck and crawfish sausages,…

Young Bloods: Gene Meneray

One local organization is dedicated to helping New Orleans artists and nonprofits succeed in a big way. Launched as a joint program of the Arts Council of New Orleans, Tipitina’s Foundation and Tulane Law School, The Ella Project offers high-level,…

Young Bloods: Llewellyn Everage

Youth volunteers have been a part of the Audubon legacy in New Orleans for decades. Thirty-five years ago the Jr. Keeper Program at the zoo was launched, followed by the AquaKids at the Aquarium volunteer group 15 years later. Now,…

Young Bloods: Valeria Emmett

  At Sugar Roots Farm, New Orleans kids of all ages learn about sustainable farming, composting and the humane treatment of farm animals. Located within Orleans Parish, this unique farm gives local kids a firsthand look at sustainable agriculture. Sugar…

Young Bloods: Paul Roach

  For many people, contributing to a published book is a lifelong dream. However, few achieve it while still in college. For Loyola studio arts major Paul Kalil Roach, this dream is already a reality. Roach is a published illustrator…

Young Bloods: McKensie Kirchner

After meeting at a friend’s birthday party, Baye Tilson and McKensie Kirchner (pictured) had a conversation about taking yoga outside the studio. What if yoga meetups could take place during bachelorette parties or at beer gardens? They decided to host…

Dr. Quinn Peeper & Attorney Michael Harold

  Music, philanthropy and fun all collided on November 17, 2018, when Rach and Bach rocked out with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Amateur musicians Dr. Quinn Peeper (Rach) and Attorney Michael Harold (Bach) performed “Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in…

Young Bloods: Luis Arocha

  Inspired by the renowned Café Reconcile, Café Hope opened its doors in 2010. Its mission was simple: Recruit young people and train them for hospitality industry jobs by running a real-life café. And as Café Hope’s Executive Director Luis…

Young Bloods: Katy Casbarian

The fine dining restaurant Arnaud’s is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2018, which is quite the achievement for the French Quarter establishment. Although its Jazz Brunch menu and Creole cuisine are well known in New Orleans and abroad, the restaurant…

Young Bloods: Happy Johnson

First responders are the definition of everyday heroes. Trained to help others during natural disasters and other catastrophes, these workers are indispensable. Fortunately, one New Orleans organization is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of first responders – and they…

Young Bloods: Damon Burns

Inspired by the organization’s devotion to public service, Damon Burns became the President and CEO of the Finance Authority of New Orleans about two years ago. Since that time, he has furthered the organization’s mission to provide a better quality…

Young Bloods: Diana Meyers

Anna’s Place offers an after-school program, Saturday program and summer camp aimed at promoting academic, cultural and artistic education for children in the Greater New Orleans community. By combining these aspects with holistic health care and lifestyle education, this organization…

Young Bloods: Austin McCann

Can a designer sock company help alleviate some of the issues associated with homelessness? Austin McCann, Founder and CEO of Open Thread, thinks so. After coming up with the idea for a graduate school project at Loyola University New Orleans,…

Paris Woods

Co-Founder & Executive Director, College Beyond