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The Tea Podcast

The Tea Podcast

By Developing Lafayette
A fun, light-hearted podcast discussing business, developments, and many other topics.
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Expansion Project with Sean Walker, Senior Pastor at The Bayou Church
Sean & I will be talking about the churches newest expansion project after Hurricane Delta destroyed a portion of their facility. An $18 million campaign aka generosity initiative is being funded by the church body to go toward building a new facility to accommodate the church’s modern needs & wants. Join us as we get to hear what is happening with this local church. For more on this project, https://thebayouchurch.org/decades — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
53:41
June 24, 2022
Bradley Beck, Local Entrepreneur & Owner/Agent at State Farm and Owner of Parlor Salon Studios
Bradley Beck is a local entrepreneur who first opened his State Farm Agency in 2012 and is in the top percentile nationally. He is also owner of Parlor Salon Studios, a local luxury brand that provides fully furnished, private studios to cosmetology professionals. Parlor Salon Studios currently has 2 locations in Lafayette Parish with a 3rd coming soon to Downtown Lafayette. Lastly, Beck has entered the NFT/Metaverse space with his newest venture, Metavisory, a collaborative agency in the space. We will talk all of that and more today at 11 AM. www.BradleyBeck.com www.ParlorSalonStudios.com www.MetavisoryCompany.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
01:08:47
May 31, 2022
Alysson Foti Bourque, award-winning children’s book author
We are talking with award-winning author, Alysson Foti Bourque, who began her career as a teacher after graduating from University of Louisiana Lafayette with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a law degree from the Southern University Law Center in 2007. After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys speaking with children and teachers at school and library visits with the life-size Alycat mascot and hopes to inspire people to believe in themselves, their work, and to keep writing stories. Read more about Alysson and the Alycat Series at https://www.alycatseries.com Alysson is also a founder of the book marketing & public relations company, https://www.forewordpublicity.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
54:46
May 17, 2022
BOXY Construction founders, Tiago Atwi & Mateo Atwi
We are talking with young entrepreneurs & brothers, Tiago & Mateo Atwi, founders of a new startup commercial construction company, BOXY Construction. BOXY is a modular construction company designed to streamline the commercial building process by utilizing off-site construction of modular units, Cold-form steel framing, and repurposing of shipping containers. https://boxyconstruction.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademy... — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
53:38
May 11, 2022
Hunter Thevis, owner & COO of S1 Technology
We will be talking with Hunter about S1 Technology, an IT service provider that helps companies in Acadiana and abroad use technology to bring their business to the next level through a combination of technical acumen, business understanding, and cyber-security prowess. https://sltechnology.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
54:08
May 04, 2022
Denise Gallagher & Dirk Guidry, Local Artists & 2022’s Festival Artists
In this episode, we are talking with Denise Gallagher, local artist & published author/illustrator, and 2022’s Festivals Acadiens et Créoles artist. Also with us is Dirk Guidry, a local artist, muralist, painter, and this year’s Festival International artist. Our conversation is centered around their artist careers, their passions for the arts, harnessing their creative skills, and using their skills not only to help pay the bills but to enrich the lives of those in and around the greatest communities in the gulf south. For more about Denise Gallagher, check out her website at http://denisegallagher.com/ For more about Dirk Guidry, check his website at http://www.dirkguidry.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
01:12:39
April 25, 2022
Ooti Billeaud, owner of Magnolia LA, Lafayette’s new indoor skatepark & BMX shop
We are talking with Lafayette native, Ooti about growing up next to downtown Lafayette, his involvement in many Louisiana-based skateparks including the concrete skatepark “dustbowl” from 2005-2009 and the most recent public funded skatepark coming soon to Thomas Park. We will also talk about starting Magnolia LA and attempting to build an indoor skatepark and BMX bike shop in Lafayette and eventually New Orleans. https://www.ootibilleaud.com https://www.louisianaconcreteskateparks.com https://www.ootibilleaudweddings.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
01:19:12
April 19, 2022
Festival International’s Carly Viator, Marketing Director and Sami Parbhoo, 2022 FIL Board President
It’s Festival time! And with that, we have Festival International crew with us today to talk about this exciting year as festivities kick off this month live and in-person after two years! It’s going to be a great episode, lots to talk about as passes for FIL have sold out(yes, it’s still a free event), tons of vendors, musicians, and artists of all kinds; including Festival’s artist of the year, Dirk Guidry. FIL DATES: April 27 - May 1, 2022 http://www.festivalinternaitonal.org/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
45:54
April 12, 2022
Tim Metcalf, owner of Deano’s Pizza & Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant
We are hanging out with Tim to talk about his coming up story, what led to the creation of Deano’s Pizza, and what his plans are after acquiring Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant. We will also get to know a little more about Tim and what he does outside of “work”. https://www.facebook.com/deanospizzabertrand/ https://www.facebook.com/DeanosSouth/ https://www.facebook.com/prejeansrestaurant/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
57:09
April 04, 2022
Jack Marshall, Senior Advisors at Stryde Solutions
We are talking with Jack about how businesses can utilize certain tax incentives and credits to help save money that can ultimately go back into the business. Jack will provide a demo of how the process works and how much some businesses may be able to save. http://strydesavings.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
52:58
March 29, 2022
Moncus Park’s, JP MacFadyen, Executive Director
Moncus Park’s, JP MacFadyen, Executive Director. We are talking with JP and Heather about Moncus Park, now that the park is open to the public, what to expect in the coming months and years as phase 2 nears completion and the weather warms up in time for tons of outdoor fun. Be sure to watch live at 1pm today. If you don’t watch it live, it’s still a great listen/watch for all things happening at Moncus Park. Links for reference during the conversation. https://moncuspark.org https://moncuspark.org/membership/ https://moncuspark.org/events/ https://moncuspark.org/dogpark/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
52:17
March 25, 2022
Nina Charles, owner of Nina Bakes Cakes, Nina Creole Food Truck, and now a local baking star.
Carencro native, Nina Charles, owner of Nina Bakes Cakes, Nina Creole Food Truck, and now a local baking star in the newly debuted Netflix show, “Is It Cake?”. We will be talking with Nina about her love of baking & cooking, what sparked her passion, and how it all landed her a nice spot on Netflix’s “Is It Cake?”, which debuted today, Friday, March 18th only on Netflix. We would share our password to Netflix, but you already know they are trying to charge for sharing now. Check out Nina’s socials at: https://www.facebook.com/NinaBakesCakes/ https://www.facebook.com/theninacreole/ https://ninabakescakes.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
45:48
March 22, 2022
Cynthia Gallardo, CEO & Founder of Launch to Legacy Academy
We are talking with Cynthia about a new book that she has published, called “You, Me, & DNA” Cynthia is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and business owners by giving them tools to create a profitable business. She is also a attorney, author, and speaker. Cynthia recently published a children's book, You, Me, & DNA. This is the first book in a series that takes a scientific approach to why we look the way we do and understanding who we are from the inside out. You, Me, & DNA is Inspired by real people and real families to inspire children to appreciate and value themselves and others. We can positively impact our communities one child at a time and one letter at a time: D-N-A.  In second Quarter 2022, Cynthia will release Business with a Twist, which takes a holistic approach to launching, building, and protecting your legacy.  To order You, Me & DNA, click here. You, Me, & DNA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09T365XK2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_D0639YB6V06Z8TTKH5DN — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
43:56
March 13, 2022
Jeff Martin, Founder & Business Coach at Company Growth Academy, and Partner in Short & Fat Clothing
Jeff is a 30+ year entrepreneur and a business coach for over 6 years. You may know him from his other company Short & Fat, a clothing company designed to fit short and fat men. In this episode, we are talking about Jeff’s work with other business owners as well as his most recent accomplishment of losing more than 100 lbs from his heaviest weight, ever. His journey with weight-loss has given him a new perspective in life & business. Take a listen, there may be something worth digesting(pun intended). — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
52:08
March 07, 2022
Darla Montgomery, News Anchor at KLFY News10, and Marcelle Fontenot, News Anchor at KATC TV3
We are going to discuss Darla and Marcelle’s career beginnings in news, some of their most career defining moments, joys and heartaches of the news industry, and ultimately what has kept their passion for delivering news alive in today’s wild news cycle. We will obviously go on a tangent or two about life in Acadiana and what they hope to see in the near future for their careers. To brush up on these two familiar faces, check out their bio’s: Darla Montgomery: https://www.klfy.com/author/darla-montgomery-2/ Marcelle Fontenot: https://www.katc.com/marcelle-fontenot — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: https://www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at https://theorchardstores.com.
01:10:04
February 28, 2022
Rusty & Jamie Phillips, local owners of Bourbon Royalty Candle Co. and The Bougie Bar
We are talking with Rusty & Jamie Phillips about their well-established local company, Bourbon Royal Candle Company and their latest business, The Bougie Bar, located in Downtown Lafayette. https://www.facebook.com/BourbonRoyalty/ https://www.bourbonroyalty.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bougiebarlaf/ https://www.facebook.com/thebougiebarbr/ https://mybougiebar.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
01:03:19
February 21, 2022
Touch base with Caroline Merryman, founder and owner of Caroline’s Cookies
https://eatcarolinescookies.com/ Caroline, a 20 year old local business owner, came on to the podcast back in early 2021, about a year ago. Since then, she has gone from being an online & popup only cookie shop selling out of about 400-600 cookies in less than an hour to opening a full brick & mortar shop selling out thousands of cookies a day. We will talk about all that has happened over the past year, successes, challenges, and perhaps a glimpse at the future of this fast growing local business. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
56:04
February 15, 2022
Austin M. Shumaker, Founder & Loan Officer at Neighborly Home Lending
Austin M. Shumaker, Founder & Loan Officer at Neighborly Home Lending http://www.neighborlyhomelending.com/. We will be chatting about the housing market as it pertains to getting a home loan, what to know, what to do, and what not to do! It’s a crazy real estate market and getting a loan is a big part of it all. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
47:27
February 14, 2022
Shelly & Keith Bond, Owners at Mel’s Diner in Lafayette, LA
Shelly & Keith Bond, Owners at Mel’s Diner in Lafayette. We will be chatting about Mel’s Diner’s origins, history, and it’s connection to the community of Lafayette. We will also discuss renovations, opening timeframe, and touch on why there are so many Mel’s Diners throughout the country as Mel’s seems to be a popular name for diners. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
47:07
February 07, 2022
Debbey Ryan, Founder & President of the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Friends
Debbey, known as the “Queen of Networking” is a successful marketing professional and founder & president of Lafayette’s Women’s Chamber of Commerce, one of the only(if not the only) Women’s Chambers in the State of Louisiana. A quote from their website says that the mission is “Advancing women in business.” — https://www.lafayettewomenschamber.org/ Join us as we chat with Debbey Ryan about her beginnings, challenges, and how she ultimately created the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
56:55
February 03, 2022
Zachary Dubois, Owner & Founder of Cajun Lures
Zachary is an avid fisherman and some what of a social media comedian at times. You may have seen him as the “Cajun Wedda Man, T-Zach” on YouTube and Tiktok. But Zach’s passion is fishing and creating lures that have helped many who use Cajun Lures as their bait of choice. — https://www.cajunlures.com/ We will talk about his business, how he got started & why, and the future of the company in Acadiana. We will also see about getting Dat wedda report. • The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
01:05:06
January 25, 2022
Dacoda Bartels, Chief Pilot & Aerobotics Drone Division Manager at G.l.S.
Dacoda is a professional aerial photographer and videographer as well as a manned aircraft pilot. He is also known for his work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Jurassic World (2015) as as aerial camera operator. — https://m.imdb.com/name/nm4668500 We will talk with Dacoda about his rise in the aerial drone world and what led to the career path and what the future looks like from his perspective. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
01:12:06
January 19, 2022
Brandi Parfait, owner of Kip & King Marketing
We are talking with Brandi about how she became a Lafayette Parish resident and a local business owner. KipandKingMarketing.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
42:34
January 19, 2022
Robert Guercio, local entrepreneur & owner of Downtown Lafayette Biergarten
Robert Guercio, local entrepreneur & owner of Downtown Lafayette Biergarten. Robert and I will talk about his businesses, his — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
01:07:40
January 12, 2022
Nathaniel Moore, local entrepreneur & CEO at Moore Consulting Investment Group, LLC
Nate & I will be talking about his new business expansion in child care outside of Louisiana and about other life events pre & post COVID. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
57:10
January 05, 2022
Anne Falgout, Executive Director at Vermillion Economic Development Alliance
Anne and I will be discussing all of the things that Vermilion Parish is doing to improve their economic position and will be talking about some of the new businesses coming to the parish. https://developvermilion.org/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
55:50
January 05, 2022
Jaci Russo, CEO at brandRusso
Jaci needs no introduction but, if you have to know, she runs a branding agency that her and her husband founded, called Russo. She is also a lover of all things Downtown Lafayette. Come sit in on the conversation today. https://brandrusso.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
58:37
December 14, 2021
Cynthia Gallardo, Business Coach and Attorney at Cynthia Gallardo Law, a Legacy Law Boutique
Live with Cynthia Gallardo, Business Coach and Attorney at Cynthia Gallardo Law, a Legacy Law Boutique. Cynthia and I are talking about how she helps women entrepreneurs and business owners struggling to transform an idea into a reality and into a profitable business entity by providing tools, resources, and guidance to protect their legacy. Join us! Her personal mantra is: Results. Not excuses. CynthiaGallardo.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
51:16
December 13, 2021
Tina Shelvin Bingham, owner of the natural herbal tea company, The Natural Way.
Tina and I are talking about her herbal tea business, The Natural Way. She says her all natural, organic tea blends provide an immune boost along with other benefits. Beyond just tea, we are also talking with Tina about her role as the Community Development Director for the Lafayette Habitat for Humanity and her role as being the volunteer Executive Director for the McComb-Veazey Neighborhood for the past 10 years. During this time, she spearheaded many components of the neighborhood’s revitalization plans including implementing the Homegrowers Community Farm, installing the Creole F.A.C.E. cultural products district, completing the McV Community House and organizing a host of other community projects. You can learn more about The Natural Way at http://www.naturalwayherbal.com/. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
53:41
November 10, 2021
Andrew Ward, Sales & Marketing at Coastal Plains Meat Company
We are talking with Andrew about the Veteran-owned Coastal Plains Meat Company that began on Middle Eastern battlefields and the “Louisiana Beef” movement they created here in Lafayette and Acadiana with local restaurants, burger joints, and grocers. Some of the restaurant locations you can try 100% local, fresh Louisiana Beef are: Taco Sisters, La Fonda, Burger Tyme, Judice Inn, Twin’s Burgers and Sweets, Deano’s, Prejean’s, Broaddus Burgers, Original Ground Pati, Ground Pati Grille and Bar, and Mandez Grill. And some local Grocers include Nunu’s Fresh Market in Youngsville, Champagne’s in Erath and Abbeville, and Larry’s Super Foods in Kaplan. You can learn more about them at http://www.coastalplainsmeatcompany.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
50:48
November 02, 2021
Patrick W. Gandy Jr., CEO of Ochsner Lafayette General(OLG)
Live with Patrick W. Gandy Jr., CEO of Ochsner Lafayette General(OLG) We are talking with Patrick about OLG’s latest developments, including the multi million dollar expansion to the main Lafayette hospital as well as their new clinics being constructed around Acadiana. We will also talk about what means to have more accessible health care throughout the region and how Ochsner’s large investment to the State of Louisiana achieves that goal. We will also touch on a few other great developments that are underway as well as how Acadiana is doing when it comes to COVID. HTTPS://Togethermeansmore.org — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
48:30
October 18, 2021
Charlotte Cryer - Owner & Founder of Caroline & Company
We are talking with Charlotte Cryer, the owner & founder of Caroline & Company, located at 1800 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, LA. We are going to get to know Charlotte more while learning the origins of the popular store as it was founded in September of 1997 and named after her daughter, Caroline. https://www.carolineandco.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
44:13
October 11, 2021
Missy Bienvenu Andrade, Chief Impact Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs in Louisiana
Live with Missy Bienvenu Andrade, Chief Impact Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs in Louisiana. We are talking with Missy about her newly appointed role as Boys & Girls Clubs of Louisiana’s first Chief Impact Officer, a role supporting statewide resource development for all Clubs in Louisiana, in an effort to serve more kids in more communities. Prior to transitioning to BGCLA, Andrade served as the President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana from 2018 to 2021. The organization operates six sites throughout the region and serves nearly 5,000 kids annually. Daily, the Boys & Girls Clubs provide programs that provide academic support, leadership development, and education about healthy lifestyles to kids ages 6-18. https://bgcla.org/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
56:07
October 04, 2021
Elizabeth Payne - Co-owner of Carpe Diem & Pamplona Tapas Bar in Downtown Lafayette
We are talking about Elizabeth to learn more about her, her businesses, and how she became part of what makes Downtown Lafayette what it is. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
01:03:32
September 24, 2021
Ray Bourque - Mayor of City of Broussard, LA
Ray and I are discussing life in Broussard, LA and all of the economic developments, new businesses, and benefits that Broussard has to offer its residents. We are also talking about the future and where Broussard could be in the coming years. https://www.cityofbroussard.com/ https://discoverbroussard.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
01:00:19
September 22, 2021
Pete Prados - Preptech, COO/Business Development
Live with Pete Prados, COO/Business Development at Preptech Med. https://preptechmed.com/pete-pardos/ We are talking with Pete about his life before business and his life in business as he has helped many entrepreneurs in their pursuit to innovate Acadiana and the world. Pete is also heavily involved in Preptech, a company making innovative medical devices during a time where medical is growing rapidly. Be sure to take a listen! — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
47:23
September 20, 2021
Evan Daniels, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Wavely.com
Live with Evan Daniels, Marketing & Promotions Manager at Wavely, a California-based job platform. https://app.wavely.com/talent We are talking about Evan’s experiences moving to California from Louisiana, the ups & downs, and how his career is going. We are also talking about accomplishments that Evan has made throughout his journey. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
01:00:56
September 15, 2021
April Peters & Melissa Stevenson, Hello! Music
Live with April Peters. Owner at Hello Dancer, Owner at Hello Imagination, Co-Owner at Hello Music — Owner / Creator of Magical Experiences & Melissa Stevenson, Co-Owner at Hello Music — Owner / Creator of all the Magical Melodies, formerly of The Music Garden. Today we are talking with April & Melissa about the Hello! brand, what they are doing to promote children’s creativity and education as well as how it plays into becoming a functioning adult. That’s probably more in-depth sounding then what May actually unfold, but should be a good time. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ — The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at theorchardstores.com.
49:50
September 13, 2021
Lacey Maynor, Advancial & Jamie Hébert, DLU
Today we are talking with Lacey Maynor, Community Development Manager, Advancial Federal Credit Union & Jamie Hebert, Director of Programming & Engagement, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited about Downtown Lafayette’s Parc Sans Souci Play – Downtown’s soon to be new accessible playground. We will also touch on Advancial’s success in the community of Lafayette. Site references: Advancial.org/play DowntownLafayette.org/play — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
38:29
September 09, 2021
Jan-Scott Richard, Mayor of City of Scott, LA
Live with Jan-Scott Richard, Mayor of City of Scott We are talking with Jan-Scott Richard, Mayor of City of Scott, about all of the recent developments in Scott, LA. Some topics include Apollo Road Extension, West Village, and other recent improvements. We are also talking about the future of Scott. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
44:02
September 08, 2021
Laurel Hess, founder & CEO of Hampr
We are talking with Laurel about Hampr, the on-demand laundry service, and where the company is with its growth and what challenges the company may have faced during the pandemic. We are also mixing in a few fun topics, you know how it is! HTTPS://tryhampr.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
45:21
August 31, 2021
Josh Goree, founder at Completeful.com
Josh is a Louisiana native who has a entrepreneurial drive to create products that gives other entrepreneurs the ability to also create products for their clients. It’s called on-demand dropshipping in which Josh’s company, Completeful.com, specializes. The company recently announced a big move into the former Northside Lafayette Walmart. We will be talking with him about that move and a few other things on The Tea. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
51:20
August 26, 2021
William LaBar - Vice President, U.S. Onshore Delivery Centers at CGI
William LaBar - Vice President, U.S. Onshore Delivery Centers at CGI, With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry specializing in transforming government by implementing digital and citizen-centric services designed to streamline information sharing among stakeholders, increase engagement and enable mission support while reducing regulatory burden, according to https://www.cgi.com/en/expert/will-labar We will be chatting with Will about his early career life, his path to CGI, what the goals are for the future of CGI and for himself as well as some fun conversation mixed throughout. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
49:04
July 01, 2021
Jason Leonard, comedian & founder of Lafayette Comedy
Jason Leonard is a comedian, educator, father, kayak fisherman, and a fan of IPAs. He has hosted and featured for comedians Tom Segura, Doug Stanhope, Todd Barry, Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, Emo Philips, Mark Normand, and more. He runs Lafayette Comedy and produces shows featuring national comedians and locals. We will talk with him about how he founded Lafayette Comedy, the upcoming summer comedy series, and a lot more. Lafayettecomedy.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
57:05
June 18, 2021
Gus Rezende, Local Serial Entrepreneur
Gus Rezende co-owns Central Pizza, Tula Tacos, Tropical Smoothie Café, and owns an entertainment business, called Social Entertainment. Gus is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. He moved to the states and became an official US Citizen to create an empire for him and his family. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
56:21
June 15, 2021
Marcus Mire, Founder & CPA of Mire Group
Live with Marcus Mire, Founder & CPA of a local business CPA firm, Mire Group (mire.group). Marcus and I will discuss things like his connection with the Lafayette area, what led to founding Mire Group, how the business operates in a post-Covid world, and more. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
50:46
June 11, 2021
Rick Watkins, Executive Director of Trust Acadiana Inc. and Charlie Davis, President of Moxey Inc.
We discuss how the popular bartering network, Trust Acadiana, was formed, the benefits to their members, the different types of businesses in the network, and the region the network covers. We are also discussing Moxey and Trust Acadiana’s relationship, future goals along with Wefunder. https://www.trustacadiana.com/ https://www.moxeyusa.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
54:41
June 10, 2021
Ravi Daggula - Local Lafayette Developer
Ravi Daggula, Local Developer, who is also renovating the famous John Nickerson House in the Sterling Grove Historical District near downtown Lafayette. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Graze Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
01:01:56
June 10, 2021
Maureen Dugas Foster, Property Manager at the new Bottle Art Lofts
Maureen has a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Since 2006 Maureen has worked in architecture firms throughout Louisiana, founded a nonprofit for women in architecture called Designing Women of Acadiana, been the first ever Director of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, and has recently taken the reins as Property Manager for Lafayette Bottle Art Lofts. She believes designers have the power to lead the way in communicating the importance of positive social and environmentally responsible messages. Maureen is fueled by her passions of creating value through meaningful experiences. As a Lafayette native and lover of Acadiana she has a passion for photography, Cajun culture, urban gardening, and changing the world one small step at a time. In her free time Maureen enjoys laughing, taking photographs, getting outside with her family, and working at Mosie’s Farm - her urban gardening experiment that can be followed via Instagram and Facebook @mosiesfarm. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Graze Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
47:56
May 14, 2021
Allison Barron Brandon, founder of Wonderland Performing Arts
Mrs. Allison Barron Brandon is the Founder of Wonderland Performing Arts & serves as the company's President. Allison grew up in Lafayette, LA as a dance enthusiast. She has studied ballet, tap, & jazz during her childhood and went on to enjoy and study the genres of modern dance, show choir, and musical theatre as a teenager & adult. Allison & I will be talking about their newly opened space, how the space is used, how they handled opening a new location during a pandemic, and what events, shows, and workshops that are coming up for people to enjoy. You can find out more at https://wonderlandperformingarts.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Graze Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ • Graze Acadiana, Acadiana’s original grazing company provides the community with the highest quality charcuterie & cheese boxes, platters, and tables. In their new location on The Boulevard, guests will have tons of choices to put together ‘cheesy’ gift sets from the pantry area, pick up Grab & Graze options, and fill their home with quality, unique home essentials. The mother-daughter duo hopes to bring people together over beautiful, delicious foods to gather & graze. https://www.grazeacadiana.com
01:00:26
May 06, 2021
Hannah Gumbo, local illustrator & muralist
Hannah is a Broussard, LA native who now calls Eunice, LA her home. She recently received ArtSpark from Lafayette Economic Development Authority LEDA and the AcA for her collaboration on a special project. We will get to know her, her work, and what is in store for her in the future. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Graze Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ ####### Graze Acadiana, Acadiana’s original grazing company, provides the community with the highest quality charcuterie & cheese boxes, platters, and tables. In their new location on The Boulevard guest will have tons of choices to put together ‘cheesy’ gift sets from the pantry area, pick up Grab & Graze options, and fill their home with quality, unique home essentials. The mother-daughter duo hopes to bring people together over beautiful, delicious foods to gather & graze. https://www.grazeacadiana.com/
01:03:06
April 30, 2021
Carly Viator, Marketing Director I Festival International de Louisiane (2021)
The Tea Podcast live with Carly Viator, Marketing Director I Festival International de Louisiane. We are talking about all things Festival and what to expect. https://www.festivalinternational.org/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Graze Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ ####### Graze Acadiana, Acadiana’s original grazing company, provides the community with the highest quality charcuterie & cheese boxes, platters, and tables. In their new location on The Boulevard guest will have tons of choices to put together ‘cheesy’ gift sets from the pantry area, pick up Grab & Graze options, and fill their home with quality, unique home essentials. The mother-daughter duo hopes to bring people together over beautiful, delicious foods to gather & graze. https://www.grazeacadiana.com/
51:52
April 27, 2021
Andrew Duhon, Lafayette Public Library Foundation Board Member
We are talking on topics from National Library Week, closing the digital divide, how the pandemic affect the library and those who use it, and we have some fun tidbits to throw into the mix throughout the hour. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
50:29
April 12, 2021
Caroline Merryman, founder of Caroline’s Cookies
Caroline started baking when she was just 10 years old. She started out baking cupcakes and bringing them to school on a regular basis, saying that “it was sort of my thing.” In her Senior year, she started baking cookies which evolved into something much more than she imagined and now she has a full website and sells out of cookies within minutes during popup events. Take a listen as we get to know Caroline and her cookie business a little more. https://eatcarolinescookies.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
49:16
March 31, 2021
Kyle “Skip” Boudreaux, Director at Acadiana Angels
The Tea Podcast live with Kyle “Skip” Boudreaux, Director at Acadiana Angels. Acadiana Angels is a local Angel Investing network whose members have collectively invested over $3 Million dollars in Louisiana startups over the past 4 years. The Acadiana Angels are actively looking to recruit Accredited Investors, especially women and minority investors, to join the network and participate in their Shark Tank-like events. Learn more at http://www.acadianaangels.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
59:14
March 18, 2021
Josh Guillory, Mayor-President of Lafayette (Part 1)
The Tea Podcast live with Josh Guillory, Mayor-President of Lafayette. Josh and I are chatting about his first year as Mayor-President of Lafayette, what his goals were then and what they are today. We are also talking about some of the challenges that he and his administration faced in 2020 and how he plans to bring Lafayette up overall. We have also collected some important questions for Josh from some of you in the Lafayette community and we have some questions as well. The episode, like most, will be about 45 minutes, live & unedited. Be sure to watch, listen, and engage in the conversation. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
42:23
March 15, 2021
Tyler Albrecht, Lafayette Real Estate Expert
The Tea Podcast live with Tyler Albrecht, Real Estate Expert. We are chatting about real estate, the market, trends, and a few other topics. https://tyler.keatyblog.com Be sure to watch, listen, and engage in the conversation. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
52:13
March 15, 2021
Brandy Landry, owner of 1123 Matte Black, LLC - Luxury Interior Design + Build Firm — #100
The Tea Podcast with Brandy Landry, owner of 1123 Matte Black, LLC - Luxury Interior Design + Build Firm We are talking with her about her entrepreneurial journey, how she plowed through 2020, and the future of her firm. https://www.1123matteblack.com/ The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
45:03
February 21, 2021
Boyer Derise, Founder & CEO of Good Eats Kitchen — #99
The Tea Podcast live with Boyer Derise, Founder & CEO of Good Eats Kitchen. Boyer Derise is the founder & CEO of Good Eats Kitchen, a local start-up that specializes in healthy foods made fresh and ready to heat & eat. We will be discussing the work the company is doing in the community but also how Boyer is building a company that will survive, even through pandemics. We are also going to talk about Bayou Carlin Oyster Co. and the future of what is to come from his works. http://www.mygoodeatskitchen.com/ http://www.bayoucarlinoysterco.com/ Be sure to watch, listen, and engage in the conversation. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Jet Coffee. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
58:02
February 17, 2021
Katherine Antoun, Kibberia — #98
Katherine and I are discussing the Connecticut-based company’s new 60,000 square-foot expansion into Lafayette, LA. Kibberia produces and white labels a large amount of food for large food partners throughout the country. Tune in to listen to engage in the conversation. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Jet Coffee. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ ################# Jet Coffee is a popular local coffee shop modeled for speed, efficiency, and most importantly, great customer service. Their loyalty program is top-notch and offers many bonuses and quick ways to earn free product. They are located at 101 Camino Real in Lafayette and just opened their second location in Broussard at 109 Saint Nazaire. Their mission is to have exceptional customer service that is community driven. They want to bring joy and happiness to every customer they meet. And their motto, Dream On, which is a reflection that anything is possible no matter what challenge comes our way. https://www.facebook.com/jetcoffee/ https://jetcoffeecompany.com/
51:01
February 08, 2021
Emily Cortese, Retail Director of Catholic Charities of Acadiana — #97
We are discussing the new expansion of Crossroads Collective Catholic Gifts & Book Store, what the goals are for that expansion, and getting to know more about their mission as it relates to Catholic Charities of Acadiana. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Jet Coffee. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ ################# Jet Coffee is a popular local coffee shop modeled for speed, efficiency, and most importantly, great customer service. Their loyalty program is top-notch and offers many bonuses and quick ways to earn free product. They are located at 101 Camino Real in Lafayette and just opened their second location in Broussard at 109 Saint Nazaire. Their mission is to have exceptional customer service that is community driven. They want to bring joy and happiness to every customer they meet. And their motto, Dream On, which is a reflection that anything is possible no matter what challenge comes our way. https://www.facebook.com/jetcoffee/ https://jetcoffeecompany.com/
38:47
February 04, 2021
Troy Wayman, CEO of OneAcadiana —#96
We are discussing two topics. One is the upcoming 3-part virtual event, featuring renowned expert, Dr. Nika White about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) taking place January 27th, February 3rd, and February 10th. Then we are going to discuss a new project geared toward bridging the digital divide between teacher and student during the ongoing pandemic. — https://www.oneacadiana.org/bridgedigital — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Jet Coffee. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ ################# Jet Coffee is a popular local coffee shop modeled for speed, efficiency, and most importantly, great customer service. Their loyalty program is top-notch and offers many bonuses and quick ways to earn free product. They are located at 101 Camino Real in Lafayette and just opened their second location in Broussard at 109 Saint Nazaire. Their mission is to have exceptional customer service that is community driven. They want to bring joy and happiness to every customer they meet. And their motto, Dream On, which is a reflection that anything is possible no matter what challenge comes our way. https://www.facebook.com/jetcoffee/ https://jetcoffeecompany.com/
45:32
February 04, 2021
Tyler Racca, The Orchard Apple Specialists CEO — #95
In this episode, we are chatting with Tyler about the ins and outs of The Orchard, their relationship with Apple, and the importance of proper device servicing. If you own an Apple product like an iPhone or Mac, you may want to watch. https://www.theorchardstores.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana and Jet Coffee. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ ################# Jet Coffee is a popular local coffee shop modeled for speed, efficiency, and most importantly, great customer service. Their loyalty program is top-notch and offers many bonuses and quick ways to earn free product. They are located at 101 Camino Real in Lafayette and just opened their second location in Broussard at 109 Saint Nazaire. Their mission is to have exceptional customer service that is community driven. They want to bring joy and happiness to every customer they meet. And their motto, Dream On, which is a reflection that anything is possible no matter what challenge comes our way. https://www.facebook.com/jetcoffee/ https://jetcoffeecompany.com/
52:33
January 26, 2021
Stephanie Kizziar, Communications Manager at Vitalant — #94
We are chatting with Stephanie about her new role with Vitalant, and what all Vitalant is doing with blood donations, especially during the COVID pandemic. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
50:39
January 22, 2021
Craig Simon, Manager at Aviation Academy of Louisiana — #93
Craig is a certified helicopter flight instructor and certified helicopter instrument instructor and has been since 2006. He is also a member of the NAFI, National Association of Flight Instructors; and he is honored by the FAA as being one of the best in the industry with the Gold Seal Flight Instructor rating. From operating in the hostile Gulf of Mexico to the beautiful islands of Hawaii, Craig has extensive experience in Flight Training, Super VIP transportation, Single and Dual pilot IFR (Instrument Flight Rules), Aerial Photography, NVG (Night Vision Goggles), and EMS flight experience. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
49:21
December 04, 2020
Kenny DesOrmeaux, CEO at ECOSERV — #92
Kenny DesOrmeaux, CEO at ECOSERV Abbeville, Louisiana native, Kenny DesOrmeaux holds patents for tools and methodology that led to his founding of Offshore Cleaning Systems in 1998 and its growth into a multi-million dollar operation. Ecoserv was subsequently created in 2014 with the purchase of Houston-based Newpark Environmental Services and its merger into Offshore Cleaning Systems to offer a new streamlined system for oil and gas waste management. Today Ecoserv operates in the Gulf of Mexico, the Permian Basin and within the petrochemical industry across multiple states. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
34:12
December 04, 2020
Bart Bryant, clinic director at Lafayette Foundation Clinic — #91
Bart Bryant, clinic director at Lafayette Foundation Clinic. Lafayette Foundation Clinic is a recently formed non profit medical clinic where they specialize in infectious disease and have partnered with the stat to offer free instant testing to our community. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
45:30
December 04, 2020
Victoria Lane Alleman, One Acadiana, Artist, and former Saintsation — #90
The Tea Podcast live with Victoria Lane Alleman. She is the manager of member engagement at One Acadiana, an artist, and a former Saintsation Cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints. We are getting to know Victoria a little more and learning about her path to where she is today in both her career and her passions. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
54:27
December 04, 2020
Corey Jack, Owner at Jack & Associates and Executive Director of Holy Rosary Redevelopment — #89
Corey Jack is the Owner and Principal Consultant of Jack & Associates LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting entrepreneurs with forming, managing, and growing their enterprise. He has also been assigned as the Executive Director of Holy Rosary Redevelopment, charged with executing the long-term vision of the organization and restoring the historic site back to its place of prominence in the community. We will talk all about who Corey is, what he is about, and what are his goals. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
01:02:29
October 25, 2020
John Trahan Jr., Candidate for Lafayette City Marshal 2020 — #88
John is a local business owner, a retired Louisiana State Trooper, a veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve. He actively served in the first Gulf War - Desert Storm and is seeking to serve again as potential Lafayette City Marshal. Join us as we get to know more about John Trahan Jr. https://www.trahanforcitymarshal.com/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
48:14
October 23, 2020
Ronnie George, owner & broker at TheGeorgeGroup — #87
Ronnie George, owner & broker at TheGeorgeGroup. Ronnie started the brokerage in 2017 and currently has 23 agents that covers Central and South Louisiana. He says that he wanted to build a brokerage that allows it's agents to feel that they have the support and encouragement needed to succeed in a competitive industry. We chat about his early life, why he stays in Louisiana, and what led to his career path. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
50:14
October 23, 2020
Terrica Lynn Smith, Salt Capital Investments — #86
Terrica Lynn Smith is local real estate developer, coach, and entrepreneur with a story of overcoming poverty. Her life is a testimonial for those who may have not had the best childhood or living situations as a young adult. Terrica literally went from living under a bridge in New Orleans, LA to building bridges in communities that need it most. http://Terricalynnsmith.com — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
46:20
September 22, 2020
Daniel “Danny” Landry, candidate for District Attorney — #85
The Tea Podcast live with Daniel “Danny” Landry, candidate for District Attorney. We are chatting with Danny about his past 30+ years of experience, accomplishments, and what his goals are for the future. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
50:40
September 16, 2020
Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, American mixed martial artist and UFC fighter
Live with Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, American mixed martial artist and UFC fighter. We are discussing his career, how it begin, his inspirations, recent fights, and where he wants to go in his career. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana as well as Unique Health and Fitness, and by Unique Smoothies. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ ——Sponsors Continues Unique Health and Fitness and Unique Smoothies, two sister companies who’s mission is to improve the Quality of life of “Unique” Individuals, or individuals with special needs with Autism, Downs, Cerebral Palsy, ect. Unique Health & Fitness provides an adaptive and inclusive Health and Fitness facility that the Unique Population calls their home. While Unique Smoothies, a pop up, provides meaningful employment opportunities to Unique Individuals through Smoothies and Smiles. You can check Unique Health & Fitness out at: 3366 Verot School rd Lafayette, LA 70508 Unique Smoothies: offers pop up locations around lafayette. For more information and to find out where to get a smoothie. Follow their social media pages at https://facebook.com/UniqueHealthFitnessLafayette/ https://www.facebook.com/UniqueSmoothiesLafayette/
50:29
September 16, 2020
Mason and Marshal Westerchil, local entrepreneurs of EZ Street Delivery — #83
The Tea Podcast with Mason and Marshal Westerchil, local entrepreneurs of EZ Street Delivery (http://Ezstreetdelivery.com) We are discussing the origin of the young entrepreneurs, the inspiration for the service, how it works compared to other delivery services/apps, and how they plan to help save restaurants money while offering a competitive service. Be sure to tune in to our live stream on our Facebook, Developing Lafayette, at 11 AM. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana. They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
49:32
August 17, 2020
Hunter Thevis & Reece Merryman, founders of Sauciest — #82
Hunter Thevis and Reece Merryman, founders of the local startup, Sauciest. Sauciest (tastesauciest.com) is a Lafayette-based startup that connects people to the world’s best creators of choice, craft, and local sauces. They use 6 really basic and relatable questions to match you with the sauce that best suits your taste preferences and the way you eat food. We are chatting about the concept and what we’re these guys thinking! — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana. They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
48:31
August 14, 2020
Adam Abdalla of Belle Realty of Lafayette
Show guest, Adam Abdalla of Belle Realty of Lafayette. He also manages On The Boulevard center on Johnston Street. We are discussing the Abdalla family history, the history of the Boulevard, and the recent renovations for On The Boulevard shopping center. We are also talking about surviving COVID and what adaptations they may have made to combat the pandemic. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana. They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
01:00:36
August 10, 2020
Kip Judice, 2020 candidate for Lafayette City Marshal — #80
We are talking about his leadership career, what he likes to do outside of work, and what his goals are to help make the City of Lafayette a better place for the future. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana. They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational, and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
01:17:33
July 29, 2020
Katy Dupre, Executive Director of Parish Proud, Stuller Family Foundation — #79
Katy is a Lafayette native who spent 10 years away working in New Orleans, Chicago, and Montana before returning home 2 years ago, moved by the desire to get involved in finding ways to improve the community she calls home.    Katy has worked with groups like * Leadership Institute of Acadiana * 24-Hour Citizen's Project (Adopt-A-Storm Drain) * Data Science for Social Good — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana. They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
52:56
July 17, 2020
Reggie Thomas, candidate for Lafayette City Marshal 2020 — #78
Reggie Thomas, a retired Lafayette police officer with many qualifications is now running for Lafayette City Marshal in hopes to help facilitate police reform in the city.
52:41
July 13, 2020
Jason “The Cajun Ninja” Derouen — #77
The Tea Podcast with Jason “The Cajun Ninja” Derouen, a Louisiana-based video creator with close to a million followers. The Cajun Ninja creates a variety of fun food-based videos illustrating techniques & instructions with a little comedy sprinkled throughout. We are getting to know more about Jason and his inspiration for making these creative, informative, and viral cooking videos. We are also diving into The Cajun Ninja’s naming inspiration, his favorite seasonings, and what is his favorite dish to cook. https://www.youtube.com/user/jasoncards https://www.facebook.com/thecajunninja/ — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/ Thanks goes out to Cajun Cannabis for sponsoring this episode. Cajuncannabis.org
01:04:22
June 26, 2020
Brandon “DJ Digital” Journet — #76
The Tea Podcast with Brandon “Dj Digital” Journet, local entrepreneur, DJ, and brand manager at Hot 107.9. Tune in as we chat about his early days, how he got started, celebrity encounters, and most importantly, where he is going. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana. They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
01:07:28
June 20, 2020
Kacee S. Thompson, Executive Director, Foundation at Hospice of Acadiana —#75
We are talking about Hospice of Acadiana, her role in the foundation, and exclusive news about their future in Acadiana. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana. They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
42:54
June 13, 2020
IBERIABANK’s Eddie Buttross & Jerry Prejean — #74
The Tea Podcast live with IBERIABANK’s Eddie Buttross, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager & Jerry Prejean, Senior Vice President, Private Banking Group Manager. We are touching on topics like Small Business Association’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) efforts, other SBA programs, and supporting our local community. The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana. They are Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
30:19
June 06, 2020
The Tea with Tim Benson & Angel Bradford at Music Academy of Acadiana —#73
Our topic is about music lessons in the digital age and the importance of music as a skill for the new generation. The Music Academy of Acadiana is a proud sponsor of The Tea Podcast. Check them out at musicacademyacadiana.com
40:00
May 29, 2020
The Tea with Nathaniel Moore — #72
The Tea Podcast with guest Nathaniel T Moore, local entrepreneur & life coach. Topics involve navigating your small business & entrepreneurial journey through COVID.  — Our podcast is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational, and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
51:29
May 28, 2020
The Tea Podcast with Evan Daniels — #71
This episode is proudly sponsored by: The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana’s top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational, and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: www.musicacademyacadiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyOfAcadiana/
49:11
May 17, 2020
The Tea Podcast with Eric Crozier of ACSW Architects — #68
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59:41
May 06, 2020
The Tea Podcast with Sylvia & Bryan McLain — #67
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01:04:40
March 31, 2020
The Tea Podcast with Liz Webb Hebert, City Councilwoman — #65
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46:58
March 06, 2020
The Tea Podcast live with Troy Hebert, Managing Partner at Van Eaton & Romero – A Latter & Blum Company — #61
Podcast sponsor: https://www.saveatsterling.com/…/us…/tp/
52:35
February 07, 2020
The Tea Podcast with Aileen Bennett — #60
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53:01
February 04, 2020
The Tea Podcast Live with Cajundome Executive Director, Pam DeVille & Casey White, Marketing Director — #58
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01:01:45
January 10, 2020
The Tea Podcast with Liz Moreau & Trae’ O’Pry of Broussard Poché LLP. — #57
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49:07
January 03, 2020
The Tea Podcast with Derek & Dustin Gaspard of Parish Pix — #56
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01:11:36
December 20, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Evan Daniels, Programs Director at Lafayette Education Foundation — #55
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01:12:08
December 20, 2019
The Tea Podcast with local singer: songwriter, Hunter deBlanc —#54
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01:12:28
December 20, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Lewis Lemoine, Cox Business Senior Marketing Manager and David D’Aquin, Cox Public Affairs Manager — #53
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01:12:53
November 08, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Carlee Alm-LaBar, Candidate for Lafayette Mayor-President — #52
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01:13:05
November 01, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Jeanine Foucher, Executive Director of Acadiana Animal Aid — #51
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01:13:28
October 25, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Lewis Lemoine, COX and Destin Ortego, OM — #50
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01:13:36
October 18, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Ryan Cazares & Mick Essex, local businessmen — #46
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01:14:24
September 13, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Simone Champagne, Candidate for Lafayette Mayor-President — #45
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42:55
September 06, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Tim Supple, local businessman — #44
This episode of The Tea podcast is being sponsored by Steve Pellessier with Property One, Inc. The One Source for Real Estate. Property One is the real estate choice for professional property management, leasing, brokerage, and consulting services. For additional information contact Steve Pellessier, Leasing Agent Property One Inc. 337-234-7307
01:14:39
August 23, 2019
The Tea Podcast with Troy Wayman, President & CEO of One Acadiana — #43
This episode’s sponsors are Guidry Land Development – Guidrylanddevelopment.com and Pho Hoa & Jazen Tea.
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August 16, 2019
Mandi Pooler of the Lafayette Town Planner (2019) — #29
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32:55
March 20, 2019
Jaci Russo of BrandRusso (2019) — #28
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38:57
March 13, 2019
Blake Adams & Jeff Martin of Short & Fat (2019) — #27
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36:08
March 01, 2019
Laurel & Rodney Hess of Rally Marketing & Hampr (2019) — #26
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54:10
February 26, 2019
Scott Feehan of Festival International de Louisiane (2019) — #25
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01:16:31
February 15, 2019
Matthew Thibodeaux and Meg Hawley of Klout 9 Agency (2019) — #24
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01:12:57
February 11, 2019
Sara Douga, Local Country Music Artist (2019) — #23
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51:25
February 01, 2019
BubbliBalloons (2019) — #22
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50:31
January 25, 2019
Connie Soileau, Local Restaurateur (2019) — #21
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44:11
January 11, 2019