The Tea Podcast

Developing Lafayette

A fun, light-hearted podcast discussing business, developments, and many other topics. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-tea-podcast/support

Nathanael Johnson, Rêve Coffee Roasters’ Founder & CEO
Nov 15 2022
Nathanael Johnson, Rêve Coffee Roasters’ Founder & CEO
Nathanael and I are talking about his founding origins into becoming a coffee entrepreneur who has won several awards & recognitions for his work in the industry. We are also talking about how Rêve became the go-to coffee shop for many local professionals to have meetings and to get work done. Other topics will include the expansion and growth of the company along with what Nathanael is doing now as he grows as an entrepreneur. Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Tea Podcast is part of the podcasts network. --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Kevin Guillory, Office Coordinator at Louisiana Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
Nov 15 2022
Kevin Guillory, Office Coordinator at Louisiana Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
Kevin Guillory and I will be talking about new developments throughout Lafayette, including North Lafayette as that region remains hopeful for more investment. We will also be discussing what Louisiana Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Center(LEED) does to cultivate innovation and advancing high-growth entrepreneurship. Lots to unpack! Listen or Watch on Facebook or Youtube Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Tea Podcast is part of the podcasts network. --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Lord Ash Reese, Youtube Creator of Cajun Dubs
Nov 2 2022
Lord Ash Reese, Youtube Creator of Cajun Dubs
You may have watched some of Ash’s work on his YouTube channel, CajunNerd (linked below), with his dubs of ThunderCats(TundaMinous) and his infomercial dubs with Billy Mais La and Phil Swifteaux of Flex Seal. Ash is also working on a original cartoon series called “Dat Show” where the creators poke fun at many different topics in Acadiana and beyond. Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Tea Podcast is part of the podcasts network. --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Katrena King, Executive Director of Leadership Lafayette
Oct 28 2022
Katrena King, Executive Director of Leadership Lafayette
We are talking about Leadership Lafayette, what it is and how benefits current and potential future leaders of Lafayette Parish. Katrena has worked in city planning, regional planning, and now in people planning. “Everyone has what it takes within them to be a leader, whether they know it or not; my personal goal is to help others activate that.” Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Tea Podcast is part of the podcasts network. --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Jeanine Foucher, Executive Director of Acadiana Animal Aid
Sep 22 2022
Jeanine Foucher, Executive Director of Acadiana Animal Aid
We are talking with Jeanine Foucher about Acadiana Animal Aid, what they do in the community for animals, and their upcoming renovations to improve their local facility. They are are 501(C)3 Non-Profit and are accepting volunteers to help in the renovation transformation process. See for more information and to volunteer! — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Tea Podcast is part of the podcasts network. --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Carol Trosclair of Vacationing For Scholarships and ULL Kinesiology Professor, Dr. Brian Campbell
Sep 22 2022
Carol Trosclair of Vacationing For Scholarships and ULL Kinesiology Professor, Dr. Brian Campbell
We are talking with Carol & Dr. Brian about Vacationing For Scholarships & Kinesiology and how these two things correlate. Vacationing For Scholarships is a fundraiser that benefits ULL Kinesiology Scholarships wherein they sell $10 tickets to win a custom designed "Vacation for 2" from Travel Machine. Each Ticket comes with a FREE gift from local businesses so it is a Win-Win Fundraiser; Everyone is a Winner! — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Tea Podcast is part of the podcasts network. --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Steven Hebert, President & CEO at Billeaud Companies
Sep 22 2022
Steven Hebert, President & CEO at Billeaud Companies
In real estate and construction for the majority of his life, Steven has a wide understanding of the real estate field and what it takes to get started and to keep your feet grounded, pun intended. We will talk with Steven about his early days getting started and how his career led him into becoming an executive at one of the larger real estate companies in the Acadiana region. For more info about Steven Hebert and Billeaud Companies, check out Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Tea Podcast is part of the podcasts network. --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Chris Logan, Radio Personality at The Planet 90’s & 00’s Rock
Sep 22 2022
Chris Logan, Radio Personality at The Planet 90’s & 00’s Rock
We are talking with Chris Logan, owner of Chris Logan Media and radio personality on The Planet, a streaming radio station for 90’s & 00’s rock. Chris has been a radio personality for years and we will dive into what it’s like being one radio and transitioning from traditional radio to web-based radio. Check out his website at can also get The Planet radio app at & Android . Or you can listen on iHeartRadio at Heart and Alexa. — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Sol Patina Wellness & Retreat’s Harper Johnson, Camille Veillon, and Ari Dolegowski
Sep 21 2022
Sol Patina Wellness & Retreat’s Harper Johnson, Camille Veillon, and Ari Dolegowski
We are talking about a new business, called Sol Patina Wellness & Retreat, that hosts couples intimacy retreats here in Lafayette to help couples or yourself rekindle your intimate bond through holistic practices and therapy through massage, meditation, sound baths, yoga, and other holistic practices. Check out their website for more while watching or listening! Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Derek Hebert & Kevin Stewart of Manuel Commercial
Sep 12 2022
Derek Hebert & Kevin Stewart of Manuel Commercial
We are talking with Derek Hebert, President of Manuel Commercial, along with Kevin Stewart, Architect | AIA at Manuel Commercial. We will dive into what it takes to design-build a project from start to finish as well as learn more about Manuel Commercial and how it relates to Manuel Builders and it’s founding. You can check them out on their website or find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin. manuelcommercial.com 337-427-6100 — The Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Jaimie Melancon and Kimberly Chu, owners of Cypress Health and Wellness
Aug 19 2022
Jaimie Melancon and Kimberly Chu, owners of Cypress Health and Wellness
Health in Louisiana is more important than ever, especially with the way we eat around this place! So we will be discussing health & wellness with Nurse Practitioners, Jamie Melancon & Kimberly Chu, owners of Cypress Health & Wellness, located at 327 Iberia Street Suite 3A in Youngsville, LA. We will talk about what a nurse practitioner is and can do compared to a physician, and what the differences are between their practice vs other primary care offices. We will also dive into their journey of becoming nurse practitioners and what it means to serve this area of Acadiana. Check out their website at Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Amber Gregg, owner at 94FT, LLC & former UL Lafayette Women’s Basketball Coach
Aug 2 2022
Amber Gregg, owner at 94FT, LLC & former UL Lafayette Women’s Basketball Coach
Amber & I will be talking about her company, 94FT Player Development, a basketball training facility designed to help athletes develop their skills and improve game performance. As an Austin, TX native, she was recruited and played at UTSA, receiving All Conference honors and winning 2 conference championships. While coaching Division 1 at University of Louisiana, she was drawn back to her passion of grassroots basketball and Skill Development. Her website is Tea Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Music Academy of Acadiana & The Orchard, Authorized Service Providers of Apple. The Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's top choice for music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, saxophone, flute, audio production & more. They teach students of all ages and styles, they have sent students to college, to compete in major music competitions, and have also premiered on major TV Music contests like American Idol & The Voice. Founded by University of Louisiana at Lafayette music school graduate Tim Benson, the Academy has been voted as a top finalist in the best music school by readers of the Times since 2016 and they have won the national music school of the year award in 2014. Their goal is to make music lessons fun, educational and to help foster the next generation of musicians and creative thinkers! You can find them at the following links: Website: The Orchard is our tech sponsor and are providing the tech we need to assure a successful live podcast. Check them out at Send in a voice message: this podcast: