Greg Washington

Greg Washington is the only child of Lydia Sanchez and Donald Washington, two American soldiers stationed together in Korea. He credits his military childhood as being the catalyst for his love of entertaining. In a culture where everything is right or wrong and everything (from uniforms to houses) is identical to the one next to it, he found a deep …

James Malsch

Jim Malsch is the CEO and Co-Founder of Enterprise Computing Services, LLC (ECS) based in Shreveport, La. ECS was formed in 1994 providing IT services to area businesses and has grown to be one of the largest privately held IT solutions companies in North Louisiana. Apart from ECS, Jim is on several advisory boards and committees and has been the …

Bonne Summers

Co-owner of Apex Communications and Events, Bonne has thirty years experience in program development and management, event design and management, public relations, sales, and marketing.

Anna Maria Patton

Anna Maria Patton received her Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in 1996 and is currently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. She is active in the Harry V. Booth / Henry Politz American Inn of Court and is a member of the Shreveport Downtown Rotary Club. …

Dr. Jaya McSharma

Dr. Jaya McSharma has lived in Shreveport since 2002, having completed her medical school and residency training at LSU Health Sciences Center.

Jerry Martin, M.D.

Dr. Jerry Martin is a Shreveport native and a graduate of Byrd High School in 1954.  After graduation from Centenary College in 1958 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, he attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans graduating with an M. D. degree in 1962.  His Internship in Pathology was served at Charity Hospital of New Orleans in …

Marilyn Joiner

Marilyn Joiner has been a resident of Shreveport since 1973 when she returned to North Louisiana and joined the staff of the Shreveport Times as a lifestyle reporter.  A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, she also holds an MBA from Centenary College. For more than 30 years she has been involved in the fields of marketing and public relations, focusing …

Gary Joiner

Gary Joiner, Ph.D., is a military historian, cartographer and author who has authored, co-authored or edited more than two dozen books. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and geography and a master’s degree in history from Louisiana Tech University and a doctorate in history from St. Martin’s College, Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. His first book was One …

Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson was raised in Shreveport, with roots going deep into both his hometown and the state of Louisiana. A degree in journalism from Washington & Lee University prepared him for a career in newspapers, but he became fascinated with the new custom photo lab, Par Excellence, in Shreveport and began work there as a phototechnician after graduation in 1976. …

Ruth Doreck

Ruth Doreck was born in Shreveport and will remain here until death.  She attended Creswell School, A. C. Steere, and graduated high school from St. Vincent’s Academy.  Ruth has been active in several local theatre groups and First Presbyterian Church. She was employed by Aeropres Corporation for 35 years, initially as Administrative Assistant for 10 years; then 25 years as …