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 sporting news, a column by noted author and television star P. Allen Smith, exceptional weddings and homes, spotlights on artists and chefs, coverage of the essential non-profit organizations, interesting travel destinations and timely features. Marketers are assured delivery of the most affluent audiences through home delivery and magazines 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.
Maré is a native of Bastrop, LA and a graduate of Louisiana State University. She began her career in Dallas, where she gained valuable experience in advertising, market research and newspaper industries. She returned in North Louisiana and founded DeltaStyle Magazine, where she was publisher and president until 2008. She has served as consultant and editor of BayouLife since it’s inception. When she isn’t traveling to visit two of her three girls, she is obsessing over gardening and flowers for her home.
Melanie is a native of West Monroe, LA and is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design in 2006. Upon graduation, she began her career as a graphic designer and joined BayouLife as Art Director in 2013. She enjoys spending time with her husband Andrew and daughters Georgia and Sydney, along with crafting, sewing and designing custom invitations and party decorations.
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 10 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.
Amanda grew up in DeRidder, LA. With a background in art and photography, she attended Louisiana Tech University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Business-Marketing. Soon after graduation, Amanda started a career in sales and moved to Monroe with her husband Wes and sons Waylon and Killian. Amanda joined the BayouLife team in September of 2015. She is a free spirit and enjoys going on adventures, whether it’s going to the grocery store or hopping on a cruise ship.
Ali is a native of Rayville, LA and a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelors in Agricultural Business. She has over 5 years of experience in sales, marketing and public relations and joined the BayouLife team in October of 2017. Ali is a jill of trades – she is a certified butcher, a culinary wizard in the kitchen and has an eye for decorating and styling.
Katie grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design while playing for the Women’s soccer team at Louisiana Tech University. Shortly after graduating in May 2017, Katie joined the BayouLife team in June. Katie is an avid arts lover, and enjoys everything from illustrating to painting and drawing.