BEING NOLA BIO

A new New Orleanian every week.

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Father Husband Chef #Pitmaster #Deathsquad student #Bonsai trainer #Truthaddict #SecondAmendment advocate #Bushcraft survivor

Father Husband Chef #Pitmaster #Deathsquad student #Bonsai trainer #Truthaddict #SecondAmendment advocate #Bushcraft survivor

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Yo! My name is Andy and I’m from ‘round here. I grew up on the Westbank, was educated in the Ninth Ward, lived Uptown and in the Marigny, and settled in Metairie. In short, I’m what you call a wandering nomad. I like comics, film, theatre, writing, and other liberal pursuits. I’ve also seen every TV show set in New Orleans so quiz me. Go Saints! 

Yo! My name is Andy and I’m from ‘round here. I grew up on the Westbank, was educated in the Ninth Ward, lived Uptown and in the Marigny, and settled in Metairie. In short, I’m what you call a wandering nomad. I like comics, film, theatre, writing, and other liberal pursuits. I’ve also seen every TV show set in New Orleans so quiz me. Go Saints! 

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I’m Maura. People have a much harder time pronouncing that than you might think. At coffee shops I just tell them my name is Laura. I have lived here since 2008. Uptown then Marigny. I graduated from Tulane with a degree in Film Studies and am now working in the local film industry in costumes. Take that naysayers of a “dumb liberal arts degree”! New Orleans has probably made it impossible for me to function anywhere else in this world. Maybe Ibiza. You can catch me on the @beingibiza account in summer of 2016. I pet the gross stray cats no one else will. If you’re reading my tweets, go pick up a newspaper or something. Or follow me to the deep web. Come say hi if you see me around! I would love to get to know you better over a jello shot sometime.  I

I’m Maura. People have a much harder time pronouncing that than you might think. At coffee shops I just tell them my name is Laura. I have lived here since 2008. Uptown then Marigny. I graduated from Tulane with a degree in Film Studies and am now working in the local film industry in costumes. Take that naysayers of a “dumb liberal arts degree”! New Orleans has probably made it impossible for me to function anywhere else in this world. Maybe Ibiza. You can catch me on the @beingibiza account in summer of 2016. I pet the gross stray cats no one else will. If you’re reading my tweets, go pick up a newspaper or something. Or follow me to the deep web. Come say hi if you see me around! I would love to get to know you better over a jello shot sometime.  I

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Howdy. I am Blair duQuesnay. I live in the Riverbend neighborhood in New Orleans. Professionally, I am the Chief Investment Officer for ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC. That’s a fancy way of saying, I help people invest their money in the financial markets. I’m a nerd. Civically, I am on the executive committee of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans and a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. I believe it’s imperative to be involved in one’s community. 

I practice ashtanga yoga. I have a dog named Mr. Biggs. I love life, family, friends, music, and wine. I am married to a fabulous man named Henry Clay. It’s pronounced Doo - ke - NAY.

Howdy. I am Blair duQuesnay. I live in the Riverbend neighborhood in New Orleans. Professionally, I am the Chief Investment Officer for ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC. That’s a fancy way of saying, I help people invest their money in the financial markets. I’m a nerd. Civically, I am on the executive committee of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans and a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. I believe it’s imperative to be involved in one’s community. 

I practice ashtanga yoga. I have a dog named Mr. Biggs. I love life, family, friends, music, and wine. I am married to a fabulous man named Henry Clay. It’s pronounced Doo - ke - NAY.

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Hello everybody! I’m Jimmy Buck (@jimmy_buck). I live on Coliseum Square in the Lower Garden District with my beautiful girlfriend, a cat, and a newly adopted kitten.

I grew up in a very small town in South Dakota, went to college in another very small town in South Dakota, and then moved directly to New Orleans as soon as I graduated in 2002. It took me quite a bit of time to adjust to the culture shock, but after a couple of years, I grew to love this city very deeply.

I work from home as a Software Developer for a company based in Baton Rouge. I run on the St. Charles Ave. neutral ground. I love the food in this city (doesn’t everyone?), even though I don’t eat a lot of it (I’ll elaborate).

I’m going to spend the week tweeting about my life here, hopefully crowdsourcing some events to go

Hello everybody! I’m Jimmy Buck (@jimmy_buck). I live on Coliseum Square in the Lower Garden District with my beautiful girlfriend, a cat, and a newly adopted kitten.

I grew up in a very small town in South Dakota, went to college in another very small town in South Dakota, and then moved directly to New Orleans as soon as I graduated in 2002. It took me quite a bit of time to adjust to the culture shock, but after a couple of years, I grew to love this city very deeply.

I work from home as a Software Developer for a company based in Baton Rouge. I run on the St. Charles Ave. neutral ground. I love the food in this city (doesn’t everyone?), even though I don’t eat a lot of it (I’ll elaborate).

I’m going to spend the week tweeting about my life here, hopefully crowdsourcing some events to go

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My name is Rayza Goldsmith (@RayzaGoldsmith) and I live Uptown. I came to New Orleans in August 2013 through AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, a national anti-poverty organization that places young professionals with job placements around the city. Though I’m just at the beginning of my career, I aspire to be a civil rights attorney, and engaging with the community in New Orleans has certainly given me a whole new perspective on race, class and the law. I love living in New Orleans, but sometimes I wish Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest could happen bi-annually since I’m having parade/Crawfish Monica withdrawal. Originally from the DC area, living in New Orleans is definitely a change of pace and culture, but it’s been thrilling absorbing a new place. If you’re looking for me, you can probably find me brewing beer in my basement, watching football at the bar, or singing karaoke at Kajun’s Pub. 

My name is Rayza Goldsmith (@RayzaGoldsmith) and I live Uptown. I came to New Orleans in August 2013 through AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, a national anti-poverty organization that places young professionals with job placements around the city. Though I’m just at the beginning of my career, I aspire to be a civil rights attorney, and engaging with the community in New Orleans has certainly given me a whole new perspective on race, class and the law. I love living in New Orleans, but sometimes I wish Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest could happen bi-annually since I’m having parade/Crawfish Monica withdrawal. Originally from the DC area, living in New Orleans is definitely a change of pace and culture, but it’s been thrilling absorbing a new place. If you’re looking for me, you can probably find me brewing beer in my basement, watching football at the bar, or singing karaoke at Kajun’s Pub. 

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Hey sweethearts. I’m Art Bueno. No, that’s not a nom de plume, it’s literally my name. I’m here in New Orleans because I’ve never been happier anywhere else. I’ve lived in Tremé and the Lower Garden District, and just bought a house in Gentilly with my wife about six months ago. As well as being the proud father of three cats, I am a fledgling system administrator, mental health enthusiast, terrible lawn mower, constant dreamer, and lapsed social justice advocate/educator/poet. I want my tweets to muddle in your soul like the orange peel of an old fashioned.

Hey sweethearts. I’m Art Bueno. No, that’s not a nom de plume, it’s literally my name. I’m here in New Orleans because I’ve never been happier anywhere else. I’ve lived in Tremé and the Lower Garden District, and just bought a house in Gentilly with my wife about six months ago. As well as being the proud father of three cats, I am a fledgling system administrator, mental health enthusiast, terrible lawn mower, constant dreamer, and lapsed social justice advocate/educator/poet. I want my tweets to muddle in your soul like the orange peel of an old fashioned.

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Oh hello. I didn’t see you there. My name is Devin Bambrick. I’m a burger-loving, record-collecting, bourbon-sipping, hyphen-using fancy-man. I was born in Canada but I am now a dual citizen, so chill on the calls to the INS please.

I’ve only ever wanted to be a writer, and I’m very grateful that it has finally sort of panned out. I’m a freelance copywriter and Social Media Guy with some half-novels in the drawer. I’ve been in New Orleans since 2010 and it’s the only place I’ve never wanted to leave. It was good to meet you! I love you.

Oh hello. I didn’t see you there. My name is Devin Bambrick. I’m a burger-loving, record-collecting, bourbon-sipping, hyphen-using fancy-man. I was born in Canada but I am now a dual citizen, so chill on the calls to the INS please.

I’ve only ever wanted to be a writer, and I’m very grateful that it has finally sort of panned out. I’m a freelance copywriter and Social Media Guy with some half-novels in the drawer. I’ve been in New Orleans since 2010 and it’s the only place I’ve never wanted to leave. It was good to meet you! I love you.

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Hi there! Maddie Fireman here. I’m excited to share my 15 minutes of twitter fame with y’all! I made my way to New Orleans via Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, a social justice anti-poverty organization. I work at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center as Intake Coordinator until July. I’m looking to stay in New Orleans for another year, and I’m hot on the hunt for a new nonprofit job!

I have roots in Columbus, Ohio and here in New Orleans - my grandfather B. Botnick was the director of the Anti Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organization, from the 1960s to the 1980s. I live with 9 roommates who are also Avodah Corps members. I’m having so much fun exploring the city with my awesome roomies and my family. After this week you’ll find me on my personal twitter, where I tweet about everything from grassroots politics and service to red carpet coverage. Follow me at @FireMaddie! 

Hi there! Maddie Fireman here. I’m excited to share my 15 minutes of twitter fame with y’all! I made my way to New Orleans via Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, a social justice anti-poverty organization. I work at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center as Intake Coordinator until July. I’m looking to stay in New Orleans for another year, and I’m hot on the hunt for a new nonprofit job!

I have roots in Columbus, Ohio and here in New Orleans - my grandfather B. Botnick was the director of the Anti Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organization, from the 1960s to the 1980s. I live with 9 roommates who are also Avodah Corps members. I’m having so much fun exploring the city with my awesome roomies and my family. After this week you’ll find me on my personal twitter, where I tweet about everything from grassroots politics and service to red carpet coverage. Follow me at @FireMaddie! 

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My name is Tracy (@nolabucket , @nolassoul) and I live in lower Algiers.  My husband and I have two Basset Hounds and an entire room dedicated to Mardi Gras costumes and accessories.  I love cooking, growing things, organizing and exploring the historic above ground cemeteries.  Music is my religion, so I’m living in the right place. I first fell in love with the city when I smelled the terrible stench of the French Quarter and swore my undying love that day. I have a scooter named Blanca and she’s a great way to see the city. I take photographs, chase Mardi Gras Indians and always tip the street performers in the Quarter.

My name is Tracy (@nolabucket , @nolassoul) and I live in lower Algiers.  My husband and I have two Basset Hounds and an entire room dedicated to Mardi Gras costumes and accessories.  I love cooking, growing things, organizing and exploring the historic above ground cemeteries.  Music is my religion, so I’m living in the right place. I first fell in love with the city when I smelled the terrible stench of the French Quarter and swore my undying love that day. I have a scooter named Blanca and she’s a great way to see the city. I take photographs, chase Mardi Gras Indians and always tip the street performers in the Quarter.