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.
Publisher and Founder
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.
Taylor was raised in Start, LA, just outside of Monroe. This rural upbringing is what shaped his love and passion for nature-inspired design in both interiors and florals. He has worked in the Visual Marketing department of nationwide retailer, West Elm, and has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Architectural Digest and Nate Berkus’ blog. He officially joined the BayouLife team in April 2018 and directs all of the editorial shots including features, food and interiors. He enjoys historical building preservation, cooking and spending time with family.
Nathan was born and raised in various countries around Africa, and is a graduate of California Baptist University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in 2017. Upon graduation, he moved to West Monroe where he began his career as a graphic designer. Eventually, he joined BayouLife in October of 2022. He enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time in the sun with his dogs, and any good story or game.
Kelly has been a photographer for over 20 years and lives with her three daughters, Posey, Chapel and Esther. Kelly is our most Insta-famous employee, as she also owns Kelly Moore Bag, a handbag company that specializes in bags for photographers and creatives. She also enjoys spending her time teaching photography to other women around the world.
Katelyn Tobert McAllister is originally from Monroe, LA and 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.
Courtney Thomas is a native of Pineville, LA. She graduated from Northwestern State University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in culinary arts. She was a store manager at Buckle for over ten years. She lives in West Monroe with her husband Seth and two babies, Sylvia Sue and Slayter. She enjoys football, being outside with her kids, and winning at game nights. Courtney is an active member of Junior League of Monroe.
Jenny is a native of Tallulah, LA and graduated from University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is the past president of Junior League of Monroe and is on the board of Ascent Health. Jenny lives in Monroe with her daughter, Ella. She loves Warhawks football and watching her daughter play travel softball. Her favorite place is being on the beach with her friends and family…and, BayouLife, of course.