Foundation

FOUNDATION

The Foundation is composed of up to 15 board members who are responsible for governing the organization, strategic planning and fiscal oversight.

Heather Bradford – President

Genie Ardoin – Vice President

Jessica Adams – Secretary

Sunshine Landry – Treasurer

Sunshine Landry is a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Houma.  She received her degree in photography, attended University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and currently works for RCS Tank Cleaning in Fourchon.  Sunshine is married and has two children.  Being raised on the bayou, she feels drawn to support a cause that will take action and educate future generations on the conservation of our land and uniqueness of our culture.

Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis is Environmental Services Manager at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center. Originally from Chauvin, La, He graduated from Nicholls State University in 2013 with a B.S. in Management and is currently pursuing his MBA from Tulane University. He has been a volunteer for Chauvinfest, Race for the Cure, and has organized several fundraisers for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jeremy is currently a member of Ochsner’s employee advisory council at Chabert Medical Center. His drive to always strive for excellence has much to do with Jeremy’s poor vision due to retinal dystrophy. This has only made Jeremy strive harder and harder in anything he puts his mind to. Jeremy was a recipient of the 2017 Terrebonne Parish Young Achievers Award. In his spare time, he loves to read or listen to podcasts on anything that inspires him to improve in any aspect of life. Jeremy’s grandfather Wilbert “Shus” Trahan also passed down the love of wrestling to him. Through his life, he saw first-hand the amount of destruction our culture and coastal wetlands have taken over the years from the countless hurricanes and disasters. He loves the cajun culture and continues to help educate others to help preserve our simple way of life.

Trina Fitch

John LeBlanc

John LeBlanc grew up in Houma enjoying hunting and fishing in the surrounding marshlands.  He attended Terrebonne High School then the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1983) where he graduated in Petroleum Engineering.  He moved back to Houma after graduation and began his career as a Drilling Engineer with Placid Oil Company where he was exposed to the offshore environment while working on the oil platforms and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.  He witnessed first-hand the damage caused to the coastline from storms and hurricanes and the many waterways carved up to access the Gulf.  Throughout his career, he and his wife Andrea have lived and worked in 8 countries over a 22-year period where they experienced the different cultures, languages and people each had to offer.  This has allowed him to listen to different perspectives and be more inclusive when taking advice from others.  John recently retired in August of 2017 and moved back to Houma from Abu Dhabi.  He enjoys visiting his family and friends, playing golf, attending LSU football games and of course hunting and fishing.

Kristian Key

Kristian was born and raised in Terrebonne Parish and enjoys all that the area has to offer.  He is a graduate of Terrebonne High School, Nicholls State University, and Leadership Terrebonne.  Kristian is currently an Assistant Vice President for Hancock Whitney Bank in downtown Houma.  Growing up in Terrebonne Parish, he became an avid fisherman and over the years has witnessed the ever changing wetlands of our area.  He believes with the right knowledge and change, we can preserve our way of life and home for several generations to come.  With his 11-year background in banking and finance, he hopes to encourage and bring in corporate citizens of Terrebonne to aid in the foundation’s mission.  In his spare time, Kristian enjoys fishing, football, and spending time with his wife, Kaci, and son, Evan.

Aimee Grabert Swanner

I am married to David Swanner Jr. for 5 years. I have 2 stepsons Blake,17 and Brayden,13. I have been with Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits for over 17 years, and I sell SeneGence Skincare on the side because I love our skincare line. We enjoy going to our Camp in Stephensville and boat riding on our free weekends.

Wes Woodard

Wesley Woodard is an inland crew boat operator, licensed real estate agent, and native of Houma Louisiana. He has worked as a land survey technician and airboat operator. He is also an avid outdoorsman who loves hunting and fishing whenever possible. These professions and hobbies have provided much exposure to the eroding Louisiana coast. He, like his grandparents, believes in proactive conservation efforts and the South Louisiana Wetland Discovery Center. He is a graduate of Vandebilt Catholic High School (’05).

Emeritus Board Members

Damon Baldone

Danica Colwart

Raegan Creppell

Emily Elmore

BeBe McElroy

Vic McElroy

Erica Pellegrin

Chris Pulaski

Wayne Simoneaux

Joy Tingle

Matha Thibodeaux

Juana Woodard