BayouLife Magazine, distinctly Southern in focus, brings to our readers the essence of fine living from outdoor pursuits to artistic endeavors, fashionable adventures to authentic cuisine. Designed to appeal to both women and men, BayouLife Magazine features spotlights on artists and chefs, exceptional weddings and homes, coverage of essential non-profit organizations, interesting travel destinations and timely features. Magazines are delivered to the most affluent audiences through home delivery and available for pick-up at high-end retail establishments throughout our vast distribution area.
Cassie is a native of Rayville, LA. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Cassie began her career as an art director at DeltaStyle Magazine, going on to work in advertising sales and as a marketing director in Austin, TX. She moved back to North Louisiana and served as publisher of DeltaStyle from 2008-2012. Cassie founded BayouLife in 2012 because she felt the market needed a fresh, new publication that highlighted the people and happenings of North Louisiana. In her spare time, she gives back to our community by serving on various non-profit boards and organizations, but her true joy comes from spending time with her husband, Trent, and two little girls.
Ashley is a native from Monroe, LA and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of New Orleans. She has over 15 years experience in marketing, public relations, hospitality and sales and joined BayouLife in January of 2015. Ashley enjoys a wide variety of creative activities from baking to bargaining at estate sales and is a self-admitted serial volunteer. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Monroe, founder of The Cinderella Project, founder of The Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival, CASA volunteer and board member of the Ad Club of NELA.
Meagan is a native of Winnsboro, LA and is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design in 2012. Upon graduation, she moved to Oklahoma City where she began her career as a product and packaging designer. Eventually, she found her way back home and joined BayouLife in April of 2019. She enjoys traveling with her husband, eating all the chocolate chip cookies (all while trying to stay fit), and all things calligraphy.
Katelyn Tolbert is originally from Monroe, LA and a graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2015 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies. She started her fashion career in Phoenix, AZ where she gained valuable experience in sales, design and photography. A year later, she found herself homesick and back in Monroe. She joined the BayouLife team in November of 2018, and has loved every second of it. She loves a good adventure and is a firm believer in retail therapy.
Kirstie is a native of Crossett, AR, but has called Louisiana home for more than a decade, eventually settling in Sterlington, LA with her husband Matt and son Gavin. She is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Kirstie is also the owner of Frosted Cookie Co., a cottage-bakery specializing in all things cookie! She is also a 2020-2021 provisional member of the Junior League of Monroe.