Guide at a Glance
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Cultural Immersion, Food Tour, Lifestyle
Around the World in Acadiana Food Tour
I’ve been a resident of Lafayette since I was four-years-old and I’m a proud graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. After college, I taught middle and high school Social Studies in Baton Rouge for nearly four years before coming home to Lafayette. I’ve always had a passion for the history and culture of my hometown, moving away for several years only made me love this town more once I came back.
My first job back in Lafayette was as a tour guide and blacksmith at Vermilionville, a local historic folk-life village, where I still work to this day. Being able to share the history of our rich and diverse culture with visitors from across the world at Vermilionville made me realize I had found exactly what I wanted to do with my life.
Louisiana, and Acadiana especially, is one of the most fascinating places to explore the fruits of many different cultures coming together. They produce their own unique music, lifestyle and most importantly, food! I truly believe the right bowl of gumbo, the perfect link of boudin or the simplicity of red beans and rice can show you the history of our state all in one bite. I’m excited to join Marie and Ginger as a guide and I look forward to sharing my passion for my hometown and our cuisine.