Mom/Dad About Town

Mom About Town: Kristen McCarty

After spending many years in medical device sales, Kristen McCarty decided to take a break from working outside of the home and focus on her four kiddos and their new home. McCarty is a mom of four: Kaleb, 19; ...

Mom About Town: Erin Olwell

Erin Olwell is a single mom to two incredible boys–Ryan, 16, and Reed, 10. She has been a hairdresser for over 20 years, and when she was pregnant with her first son, she set up an in-home salon. Erin believes ...

Mom About Town: Kimberly Calongne Tara

Kimberly Calongne Tara (CPA/CTC) is the owner of The Tara CPA Firm, LLC based in Metairie. Kimberly loves her job and hopes to expand the practice further into the digital world (while remaining local, of cours...

Mom About Town – Meet Kristen Zornman!

February 1, 2022 Kristen Zornman has turned her hobby into a career. She has been a dance instructor for the last 26 years. On top of owning her own business, Freedom to Move LLC, she is also a studio dance ...

Dad About Town – Meet Gary Alipio!

January 1, 2022 Some know creator Gary Alipio as a digital marketer at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Others know him as children’s book author of The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou and volunteer kidli...

Dad About Town – Meet Hank Allen!

December 1, 2021 Hank Allen is the Chief Meteorologist at WGNO in New Orleans. He and his wife, Casey, live in Mandeville and have three kids, five-year-old Virginia and two-year-old identical twins James an...

Dad About Town – Jason Church

October 1, 2021 For 15 years, Jason Church has been teaching martial arts. He owns his own business, Church’s Karate Academy, and has been hosting camps and programs (MOVE! and MOVE! And Dance) for children ...

Mom About Town – Meet Sarah McCall!

September 1, 2021 Sarah McCall has been the Director of Production for the New Orleans Opera for six years.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company continued to produce opera–both filmed and live. This fal...

Mom About Town – Jessie Wightkin Gelini 

In perfect NOLA fashion, local chef Jessie met her musician husband, Joe Gelini, at a Jazz Fest party 10 years ago. Now married six years, she’s celebrating her 10th year as a culinary instructor at NOCCA, he...

Mom About Town – Anaïs St. John

May 1, 2021 Parents know Anaïs as music educator of Trinity Episcopal School students since 2006. But countless New Orleanians and visitors recognize her as the popular, sultry singer at French Quarter Festi...

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