Author: Megan Hill

A Louisiana Life: Basin Keeper

The year was 1984, and a young Dean Wilson had just arrived in Louisiana. His ultimate goal was to move to the Amazon, but Wilson — who grew up in the mountains of Spain — knew he would need help…

Designing Life

Today, Lisa McDaniel owns a successful construction company and home design service, but it all started at a charity run. The Baton Rouge native was working in Memphis as an accountant, when she met her now husband, Beau McDaniel, at…

A Louisiana Life: Musical Accompaniment

Though he’s now a professional musician and award-winning middle school band teacher, Mickey Smith, Jr. played so poorly as a child his mother asked him to practice outside.   His grandmother bought him his first sax, though no one in…

Dean’s List

“I’m excited to experience New Orleans and all it has to offer: Its history, its landscape, and of course, the great food.” Camellia Moses Okpodu, Ph.D., the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for Xavier University of…

At the Root

Omari Ho-Sang is working to abolish crime and poverty in Shreveport and beyond

Beats on the Bayou

Steve and Cezanne Nails’ Dockside Studio in Maurice is a creative haven for recording artists

Animal House

Biology teacher Lacey Hoosier of Buckeye High School in Deville brings a love of wildlife to the classroom

Fired Up!

Rhonda Lee of St. James Parish stokes the flames during annual holiday celebration

Passion in Action

Director of Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana follows her calling to save the state’s coast and wetlands

Tribal Legacy

Marksville native works to keep Tunica-Biloxi tribe’s language and traditions alive