Robi moved to New Orleans in 2015 from the woods of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Born and raised in the bayous, he has extensive knowledge of Voodoo tradition, plantation history, south Louisiana culture, and Southern Cuisine. When he reached adulthood he became a full-fledged priest of Plantation Voodoo and has traveled to Haiti to become a Haitian Voodoo Priest as well. He has spent time in the media speaking on the subjects of the history of Voodoo, its common misconceptions, herbal health, and how the religion has evolved into what it is today. With a huge appetite for southern cuisine and a powerful urge to entertain the masses, he will instill knowledge you will remember forever. Between tours you may find him providing spiritual work for those who seek him out or indulging in local cuisine. To him New Orleans has always been “home.”
Elizabeth fell in love with New Orleans the first time she ever set foot on its cracked sidewalks. She never thought she’d be lucky enough to call this magical city home, but in 2010, the fates conspired to help her do just that. She came down from New York City – where she had been living for ten years – to perform in Let Freedom Swing! at the National World War II Museum (she’s a classically trained actress, singer and dancer). The gig lasted three months, after which she planned to return home to NYC, but, as so many of these stories go in the Big Easy, the show closed and she just didn’t want to leave. The rest, as they say, is history.
Elizabeth has traveled to, and lived in, countries all over the world – China, France, India, Abu Dhabi, to name a few – has been to every state in the U.S. from Alaska to Hawaii, and is always dedicated to immersing herself in the culture and history of the places she visits. New Orleans continues to inspire Elizabeth’s artistic life on a daily basis, and she feels so fortunate to earn a living sharing that inspiration with others.
From Washington State, but her mama was born in Alabama. Needless to say, Sarah knows lots about the South. As a child, her family always took cultural vacations. One year they took a three week train trip with stops in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New Orleans (Sarah’s first visit to NOLA). She fell in love with New Orleans and all things historic. After college, Sarah did a year of service in AmeriCorps for the Red Cross of New Orleans. This was a life-changer, and she knew she wanted NOLA to be her new home. Her mother was thrilled. Back then Sarah acted like a drama queen about all the museums she had to visit, her mom said that she would thank her later. So true! Sarah is still into drama, history, culture, good food, museums, architecture, music, and NEW ORLEANS!!!!!
Sean is a New Orleans native, born in the Algiers neighborhood and raised in Gretna. He holds a Masters Degree in History from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is a Civil War historian, author of The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864 and is currently working on a history of Confederate New Orleans.
From the tiny town of St. Francisville, Louisiana, Andrew came down from the trees and moved to New Orleans for college in 2004. Coming from a background in performance, linguistics, writing, and other forms of uncompensated wordplay, Andrew is proud to be a full-timer in the Homeric arts. His admiration for creative people who colored outside the lines informs the tours he gives and the stories he tells. Between tours, he spends a lot of time writing, besides occasional bouts of theater, film, television, and voiceover, and is still likely to be found climbing a tree in Audubon Park.