Meet the Board – Rebecca Vizard

Name: Rebecca Vizard Current Occupation: Designer and owner of B. Viz Design in both New Orleans and St. Joseph Hometown & Current Town : St. Joseph When/how did you realize you were a preservationist? As a small child my grandmother would take me to the Natchez cemetery and we would wander around looking at the tombstone dates. […]

Meet the Board – John H. Stubbs

Name: John H. Stubbs Current Occupation: Professor, Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture Hometown: Monroe, LA Current Town: New Orleans, LA When/How did you realize you were a preservationist?  Age 16 when I led a few high school chums in restoring the functionality of a 1930’s fountain in Forsyth Park in Monroe. We did it without the City’s […]

Meet the Board – Megan Harrison Lord

Name: Megan Harrison Lord Current Occupation: Shop Owner, Southern Chic and Preservationist/Designer, Hunt & Gather Home, LLC Hometown & Current Town: Alexandria, LA (with stops in Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, and New Orleans) When/How did you realize you were a preservationist? I have loved old buildings since I was a child, so I think I’ve always been a […]

Meet the Board – Sand Warren Marmillon

Get to know our board’s Immediate Past President, Sand Marmillion and learn what preservation in Louisiana means to her. Name: Sand Warren Marmillion Current Occupation: Curator & Manager of Laura Plantation Hometown & Current Town: New Orleans & Vacherie When/How did you realize you were a preservationist?  About 30 years ago my husband, Norman Marmillion, […]

Meet the Board – Steve Mintz

Steve Mintz joined the Louisiana Trust board of directors in July 2020 and is excited to connect with other preservationists across the state.   Name: Steve Mintz Current Occupation: Retired from Financial Profession. Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana Current Town: West Monroe , Louisiana. When/how did you realize you were a preservationist? It was a decades process […]

Meet the Board – Lisa Condrey Ward

Name: Lisa Condrey-Ward Current Occupation: Attorney/ Hotelier/ Real Estate Developer Hometown: Lake Providence, LA Current Town: Covington, LA When/How did you realize you were a preservationist?  As a child, my mother and I toured the historic homes of Natchez, MS and many other places we visited. I was always interested in history and the stories […]

Meet the Board – Cassie Condrey

Name: Cassie Condrey Current Occupation: Writer, Photographer, Proprietor at Bernard House Hometown & Current Town: Lake Providence, LA When/How did you realize you were a preservationist? I see now that I was very young, just a girl. Going through abandoned farm houses and studying wallpapers and floor plans and artifacts left behind. I have mourned […]

Meet the Board – Ben Luke

Next up in our “Meet the Board” blog series is Ben Luke.  Ben has served on the LTHP board since 2017 and is based out the Marksville area. ________________ Name: Ben Luke Current Occupation: Attorney, Owner of Ben Luke Law and Ben Luke Abstract & Title Co. – offices in Marksville, Alexandria, Lake Charles, and […]

Meet the Board – LaFonda Stelly

Name: LaFonda Stelly Current Occupations: Sr. Database Administrator for JRTC in Fort Polk, LA … House Flipper … Real Estate Property Stagger … Vintage Shop Owner … (if it’s a good idea, I’ll try it) Hometown: Ville Platte, LA Current Town: Leesville, LA When/how did you realize you were a preservationist?  I’ve been blessed to […]

Meet the Board – Donna Richard

Next up on our “Meet the Board” series is Donna Richard of Lake Charles.  Donna has been very active with the LTHP Board in recent years including serving as Board President in previous years. Name: Donna Richard Current Occupation: Retired accountant & teacher Hometown & Current Town:  Lake Charles, LA When/How did you realize you […]