Meet the Staff

Editorial

Kimberley Singleton

Kimberley Singletary

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 kimberley@bizneworleans.com.

Kelly Massicot

Kelly Massicot

Web Editor, BizNewOrleans.com/MyNewOrleans.com
Social Media Editor, all publications
Associate Editor, New Orleans Bride Magazine

Kelly Massicot is a proud New Orleanian, born and raised on crawfish, snowballs and red beans every Monday. After attending Mount Carmel Academy, she stayed close to home and earned a degree in marketing from the University of New Orleans. Along with running the Internet, Kelly also writes the New Orleans Bride Magazine blog “Let Them Eat Cake,” which posts new and exciting wedding-related content every day. When not diligently working, Kelly can be found trying new restaurants around the city, binging on the latest Netflix series, organizing wine and cheese nights and obsessing over her chiweenie puppy Hugo Peabody. You can reach Kelly at (504) 830-7228 or kelly@myneworleans.com.

Leslie T. Snadowsky

Leslie T. Snadowsky

Managing Associate Multimedia News Editor, Biz New Orleans

Leslie T. Snadowsky joins Biz New Orleans as an Associate Multimedia News Editor, business news reporter, video blogcaster and Biz liaison for WWL-WUPL TV. She’s contributed to Bloomberg News, Reuters, The Times-Picayune, The New York Post and The Dallas Morning News, and appeared on CNN’s “Nancy Grace,” and “Jane Velez Mitchell,” and Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” She earned her BA from Newcomb College at Tulane University and her MS in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. As an exhibited and published rock photographer, Leslie enjoys live music and the eclectic culture of New Orleans. To reach Leslie T. Snadowsky, contact her at Leslie@BizNewOrleans.com.

Sarah George

Sarah George

Art Director, Biz New Orleans, 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.

*Photograph by Danley Romero

Advertising

Colleen Monaghan

Colleen Monaghan

Vice President of Sales 

With over 30 years in the publishing and non-profit sectors, Colleen Monaghan is an accomplished sales strategist and solution-oriented Vice President of Sales at Renaissance Publishing who thrives in challenging, fast-paced environments where her performance directly impacts the bottom line. As a seventh generation New Orleanian, Colleen loves her hometown of New Orleans with a passion, enjoys volunteering in the non-profit sector which allows her to strategize about new events that bring people together in a fun environment while raising money at the same time.  Colleen loves art collecting, traveling the world and living life to its fullest, while wearing fabulous hats and elaborate costumes and partaking in the elixir of life. Vino – DahlingYou can reach Colleen at (504) 830-7215 or colleen@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, Louisiana. 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.

Caitlin Sistrunk

Caitlin Sistrunk

Account Executive, Biz New Orleans

Caitlin Sistrunk was born in New Orleans and raised in Covington, Louisiana. 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.

Caitlin Sistrunk

Carly Goldman

Account Executive, Biz New Orleans

Carly Goldman was born and raised in Long Island, New York before moving down to New Orleans to attend Tulane University. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in english and philosophy, Carly became particularly interested in marketing and advertising and delightedly joined the Biz New Orleans team. In her spare time, Carly enjoys exploring New Orleans with friends and her dog, Parker. You can reach Carly at (985)-705-3584 or carly@bizneworleans.com.

Cheryl Lemonie

Cheryl Lemonie

Director of Marketing and 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.

Cheryl Lemonie

Whitney Weathers

Event Coordinator

In August 2016, Whitney moved to New Orleans from Arkansas to complete an internship. After falling in love with the city, she decided to stay. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University, where she earned a degree in hospitality administration with an emphasis in tourism and event management, and a minor in business administration. Whitney was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Whitney loves traveling and spending time with her family. She enjoys experiencing new things in New Orleans, especially the good food and fun festivals. She lives in the CBD and loves going out with her great group of friends. You can reach Whitney at (504) 830-7264 or whitney@myneworleans.com.

 

 

Renaissance Publishing Employees 

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 DaGod," 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.

Melanie Spencer

Melanie Warner Spencer

Editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine
Editor of New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
Managing Editor, Louisiana Life Magazine
Managing Editor, Acadiana Profile Magazine

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. She also has been honored by the Press Club of New Orleans for its Excellence in Journalism Awards and is currently serving as the First Vice President of the organization. Cooking and eating fabulous food and taking road trips with her spouse of 18 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.

Morgan Packard

Morgan Packard

Editor, St. Charles Avenue

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. 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

Jessica DeBold

Editor, custom publishing

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 Mr. Ridley. 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 jessica@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, Louisiana, 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, daughter Ava 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 tiffani@myneworleans.com.

Ali Sullivan

Ali Sullivan

Art Director, St. Charles Avenue, Custom Publishing

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.

 

Advertising

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 worked at The Hook Newsweekly in Charlottesville, Virginia after getting her B.A. at University of Virginia in 2003. She resides Uptown and loves to enjoy New Orleans' food, music and festivals with friends and family as well as spending time with her black lab Marley. You can reach her at (504) 830-7216 or kate@myneworleans.com.

Lisa Picone Love

Lisa Picone Love

Senior 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 Master 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 lisa@myneworleans.com.

Lisa Picone

Jessica Marasco

Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine

Jessica Marasco (like Tabasco) is a proud New Orleans native!  She is a graduate of Dominican High School and N.O.C.C.A. followed by four wonderful years at the famous Northwestern in Natchitoches (Steel Magnolias was filmed there), where she got her B.A. itheatre.  She is a huge Saints fan and a lover of anything Mardi Gras, in fact you can catch her throwing glittery purses with the Krewe of Nyx!  She currently lives in Mid-City with her rescue schnoodle, Baby Colston. You can reach Jessica at (504) 830-7220 or jessicam@myneworleans.com.

Lisa Picone

Claire Cummings

Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine

Claire Cummings was born and raised in New Orleans. She graduated from East Jefferson High School and then earned a BA in film, theatre and communications from the University of New OrleansSince graduating from college, Claire has worked on various movie sets, as well as managing a few retail stores. She lives at home with her chihuahua Dixie and pit-mix Lola. You can reach Claire at (504) 830-7250 or claire@myneworleans.com.

Peyton Simms

Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine

Originally from Baton Rouge, Peyton moved to her home away from home - New Orleans - in May of 2016. She studied apparel design at Louisiana State University and after a summer in New York City, chose to finish her degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Peyton enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog, Milly! You can often find her trying the best new restaurants or shopping for a new outfit. Peyton can be reached at (504) 830-7249 or peyton@myneworleans.com

Brittany Brady

Brittany Brady

Sales Manager, St. Charles Avenue

Brittany Brady was born in the depths of Mississippi where she has since led a nomadic lifestyle. After graduating from LSU, she migrated to the city that will forever have her heart – New Orleans – and is 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, 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.

Samantha Blanchard

Account Executive, St. Charles Avenue

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Samantha Blanchard moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2015. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in fashion merchandise. During this time, she discovered her love for sales and people. In addition to being the newbie on St. Charles Avenue magazine, she enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend, friends and her rescue beagle, Gumbeaux! On the side, she is also a dance team coach and teacher! Samantha’s hobbies include: shopping, traveling (especially to Dallas, Texas to see her beau), painting, running and WINE! Samantha can be reached at (504) 830-7226 or Samantha@MyNewOrleans.com

Lisa Picone

Breja Boles

Account Executive, St. Charles Avenue

Breja, pronounced "Brey-uh", Boles graduated from the College of Charleston in 2012 and moved to New Orleans in June of 2015 from Charleston, South Carolina. Drawn to the city for its music, culture and football (Go Saints!), she immediately found herself at home and has never looked back! With a passion for events and craft beer, Breja frequently finds herself at a variety of concerts, football games, festivals and checking out new breweries. Currently residing in Uptown/Lower Garden District, she falls more in love with New Orleans every day. Get in touch with Breja at (504) 830-7257 or Breja@myneworleans.com.

Brooke LeBlanc

Brooke LeBlanc

Sr. Account Executive of Custom Publishing, New Orleans Bride and 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.

Brooke LeBlanc

Zane Wilson

Account Executive of Custom Publishing, New Orleans Bride and New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles

Although Zane grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, she considers herself a New Orleanian due to her love for the city. She graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in communication, and also studied at Complutense University of Madrid while studying abroad in Spain for six months. Zane is involved with the American Cancer Society, enjoys traveling, art, speaking Spanish and all of the cultural aspects of New Orleans. You can reach Zane at (504) 830-7246 or Zane@MyNewOrleans.com

Brooke LeBlanc

Tess Jones

Account Executive, Port Division

Born and raised in a small Texas town, Tess Jones made her way to New Orleans almost 3 years ago where she completely fell in love with the people, the food and the city. She graduated from Texas State University in 2012 with a B.A. in mass communication- public relations, a minor in psychology and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is currently working on her master’s degree and resides in the Garden District. Tess has spent the majority of her career in the oil and gas industry focused on sales and client development; she is excited to now be part of the Renaissance Publishing team! A country girl at heart, Tess enjoys anything outside including offshore fishing, being at the beach or on the river and hanging out with friends comfortably in her Crocs. Tess can be reached at (504) 830-7239 or Tess@MyNewOrleans.com.

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Sales Manager, Acadiana Profile

A Lafayette Native and currently residing in Lafayette.  She has worked in print media for 18 years, 11 years with Acadiana Profile Magazine and over five years with Renaissance Publishing. Rebecca has a passion for print media and loves working with a variety of clients helping the clients grow their business and brand. She is married with two children. Rebecca enjoys playing tennis, long walks, spending time with family, shopping and long weekend getaways. You can reach Rebecca at (337) 298-4424 or rebecca@acadianaprofile.com.

Nikole Reich

Nikole Reich

Account Executive, Acadiana Profile

Nikole is from College Station, Texas – home of the 12th Man and all things Texas A&M. Although a big fan of maroon and white, Nikole is a Florida Atlantic University owl. Starting as a freshman in 2012, she pursued a major in communications and multi-media studies on an athletic scholarship specializing as a springboard and platform diver. Her time in college gave her great friends and great memories, but most importantly gave her a best friend and now fiancé, Nathan. Nathan and his career are whom she has to thank for their move to Louisiana. As much crawfish and gumbo as Nikole can eat, you’d think she was born on the bayou. Nikole loves her Louisiana life and embraces all things Cajun! Lafayette has been an amazing city to enjoy all of her major milestones in life – from getting engaged, purchasing their first home, or simply getting the chance to meet so many amazing people. Nikole loves spending time outdoors, anything she can do with her dogs, traveling, shopping and being around family and friends. You can reach Nikole at (407) 574-0066 or nikole@acadianaprofile.com

 

Production

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 associates 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.

Monique DiPietro

Demi Schaffer

Production Designer

Demi Schaffer was born in sunny San Diego, California, but brought down to "The Boot" (southern Louisiana) to be raised in New Orleans. She attended De La Salle High School and later earned a degree in visual communications/graphic design from Delgado Community College. Demi enjoys watching and rooting for her favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Eagles. You can reach Demi at (504) 830-7202 or demi@myneworleans.com.

Monique DiPietro

Terra Durio

Traffic Coordinator

Terra is a native Louisianian from Lafayette. In 2013, Terra graduated cum laude from Loyola University with a B.A. in english literature and environmental studies. A writer, poet, Gemini and costume enthusiast, Terra has worked in IT management, startup and journalistic industries across the Crescent City. Over the past seven years, she has studied abroad in India, published a chapbook, written for myriad publications and performed locally for a variety of literary events. Despite her Cajun family ties, Terra's been NOLA-converted down to her core. You can reach Terra at (504) 830-7240 or at terra@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.

Todd Matherne

John Holzer

Distribution Manager

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 john@myneworleans.com.

Sara Kelemencky

Sara Kelemencky

Subscriptions Manager

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.

Sara Kelemencky

Mallary Matherne

Administrative Assistant
Digital Media Associate

Even though working at Renaissance Publishing is a birthright of Mallary, she is looking forward to learning all the aspects of her family business. Mallary attended Louise S. McGehee and is a proud member of the 14 year club. She is continuing her education at University Holy Cross where she will receive her degree in psychology of social counseling at the end of 2016. Mallary enjoys everything outdoors and can be seen most weekends with either a paddle board or camping gear strapped to the top of her Jeep! For any questions regarding subscriptions, please contact (504) 830-7231.

 

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