Born in Lafayette and raised in St. Martinville, I am a Cajun in heart, mind and spirit. I dove into the news industry with my start at my hometown newspaper where I picked up some journalistic skills. I earned a degree in mass communications at UL Lafayette which prepared me for covering news in Acadiana and around the state. As a news reporter for KPEL, my news beats include, but are not limited to, Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette Parish School Board. Jumping from print media to broadcast has been an exciting move for me in the ever-changing multimedia environment of today's news world. When not covering news, I can often be found playing guitar or cooking at home, both usually being done with my daughter, Jolie, very near by.
UPDATE: Deceased Male Discovered In Vermilion River Identified
LPD and LPSO officials are investigating the man's identity and cause of death.
Deputies Searching For Missing Breaux Bridge Woman
Major Ginny Higgins said 29-year-old Keisha Sylvester was last seen in a white Chevrolet pickup truck on October 2, in Breaux Bridge.
Former Abbeville Plant Manager Pleads Guilty To Polluting Vermilion RIver
The former manager pleaded guilty to directing employees to discharge pollutants into a canal that feeds into the Vermilion River.
Suspect Sought For Theft Of LPSO Cruiser, Firearms
The vehicle was located, but so far, neither the stolen equipment, nor the suspect has surfaced.
Kaplan Police Chief Arrested On Theft, Malfeasance Charges
Louisiana State Police arrested the police chief for theft of Kaplan Police Department funds.
Evacuation Orders Issued For Parts of Acadiana
Local officials issue evacuation orders for parts of Iberia, Vermilion and Acadia Parishes.
Resourceful Dog Becomes Epitome Of Texas Resiliency During Harvey (PHOTOS)
A dog in Sinton, Texas has become an unlikely sign of Texas' resiliency in the midst of historic flooding.
List Of Acadiana Sandbag Locations As Now-Tropical Storm Harvey Approaches (UPDATED)
We will continue to post updates on sandbag locations, in and around Acadiana, as they become available.
Harvey Halts Oil & Gas Production In Some Areas Of The Gulf
As of Monday afternoon, nearly 100 offshore oil and gas platforms have been evacuated.
UL Football Fan Survey Yields Big Changes At Cajun Field
Improved concessions, a new turf and interactive fan activities are just the beginning of the improved fan experience being unveiled this season.