Meet Our Team
Brandon Foreman ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER
It’s safe to say that running Baton Rouge Parents Magazine (BRPM) is in Brandon’s blood–quite literally. He is the son of Publisher and CEO, Amy Foreman-Plaisance, and if you have a technology problem, he can solve it for you quite easily. He’s a guy you want to make sure you have in your contact list when Siri can no longer help you, because your iPhone is doing weird things.
Brandon makes sure we stay on track each month, but he also remains 10 steps ahead of us because while we are doing one thing, he has already figured out a better and more efficient way for us to do that same task.
He is a father to three children who greet him with an excited “Daddy!” every time they visit the office. For entertainment, he is a fan of Top Gun and Suits, and can even DJ–something that has come in handy at BRPM events.
Amy Foreman DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Amy was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota but has called Baton Rouge home since she was four years old. She’s the person in the office that keeps all the wheels in motion whether it be through helping out in editorial, working in accounting, or simply asking how you are because she genuinely cares.
When she’s not making sure we are all working toward putting together a great publication each and every month, Amy is taking care of her three children: her oldest daughter, Kylee, and her twin boys, Dylan and Tyler, who are seriously the spitting image of her and her hardworking husband, Brandon. But if it’s game day, you can bet she is dressed in purple and gold (with a purple hair streak) and in Tiger Stadium cheering on LSU.
Amanda Miller MANAGING EDITOR
Amanda became a member of the Baton Rouge Parents Magazine family in 2012 when she began working as an Editorial Intern. And to put it simply, she never left. After graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Mass Communications and Journalism degree, Amanda worked her way through the Editorial department–editing articles, writing articles, and color-coordinating her email inbox. She now manages the controlled–but still exciting–chaos in the department, and she wouldn’t change it for one second.
When she’s not working on Baton Rouge Parents Magazine’s latest and greatest idea, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching Saturday Night Live and The Big Bang Theory, and indulging in her guilty pleasure of french fries in all forms–cheesy, waffle-y, and seasoned.
Joy Holden ASSOCIATE EDITOR
After teaching history and English for 11 years, Joy decided to write for herself and began blogging about her life for Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. Joy’s talent and expertise in all things parenting was undeniable, and it helped land her a spot on the Baton Rouge Parents Magazine family tree. Although born in Baton Rouge, Joy has also lived in New York and Texas. She attended Baylor University, but returned to Louisiana after graduation where she met her husband of 11 years, Ross. She is the mother of two brilliant boys, Warrick and Xavier, and shares that those three men are the people she is most proud of in life.
Now, think of the nicest person you know and multiply that by 1,000 and you will have Joy. Joy has a passion for helping others and hearing stories from people from all walks of life. She truly is a living Disney princess to us, but we do worry that she may be responsible for the 2016 flood. Days before the huge flood, Joy shared that if she won the lottery, she would buy a new house with great furnishings and an awesome kitchen–well, it happened, but not after winning the lottery.
Taylor Voisin CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Taylor lives life on the edge–so much so that she enjoys using Q-tips in her ears even though you are not supposed to. Her rebellious behavior is just one thing we love about her (she has an incredible sense of humor, too), but it’s her graphics talent that shines and the reason she joined our family.
Taylor was born in Hammond and moved to Central when she was eight years old, though she now lives in South Baton Rouge. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in graphic design and graduated from LSU in 2015. Taylor loves humor, but claims that she typically laughs at things that "normal people" probably wouldn’t find funny.
When she’s not working magic on designing all things BRPM, Taylor
enjoys watching NBC’s Grimm is very sad that NBC's Grimm was terminated and enjoys singing along to Amy Winehouse’s cover of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”
Travis Broussard DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
If you hear a booming, cheerful laugh nearby, it’s most likely Travis. Travis believes that laughter is the best medicine, especially when having five children at home. If there wasn’t laughter, he shares that there would be a lot of crying! His friendly personality and infectious laugh make him one of the best people to have around. While he certainly has a lot on his plate, he manages to get everything done every time, while also building strong relationships with everyone he comes in contact with. His favorite movie is Field of Dreams and he utilizes the popular quote, “If you build it, they will come,” in the many applications and businesses he has developed and launched in the U.S. and South Africa. He’s a family man with a wonderful family, and he and his wife, Summer, are also Associate Pastors of Redeeming Life Church. We are lucky to have him, especially since he is willing to drive back and forth from Hammond just to make sure we (and everyone else) has everything they need.
Karen McCullen ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Karen has the ability to make anyone feel like family–even if you just met her. She has a way of connecting with people–and her clients–that makes you feel as if you have known her forever. Her sense of humor is fantastic and she is always down for a good joke, which explains why Impractical Jokers is one show she can’t help but laugh along with.
She has dubbed herself the queen of naps and will take one any time or any place. She is also a mother to four children who are her life, which really explains why she wishes she had the power to control time, so she could spend more time with them. Well, she wishes she had that power and the ability to go back in time so she could have the body she had when she was 22 years old.
She loves a rain shower and sipping on a latte or red wine while enjoying a good book. Her favorite? To Kill a Mockingbird–you know, before it was cool!
Kassie Williams ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Straight from St. Amant, Louisiana, Kassie is all about having a good laugh, especially while watching fail videos. She’s not afraid of being goofy, either, which makes her a lot of fun to be around. From watching Forrest Gump and This is Us to singing along to Danielle Bradbery tunes, reading Vince Flynn books, and raising her son, Adam (something she is most proud of), Kassie has a way of juggling a variety of activities while still finding time to develop strong relationships with all of her clients. And, she’s just like all of us, she loves snacking on cookie dough and dreaming of flying if she ever acquires superpowers. Although, she is very unique in that she loves cats and dogs. Impressive, we know. But one thing’s for sure, if she were to have dinner with anyone, she would pick her husband because they don’t get out by themselves very often.
Mason Hood ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
For Mason, visiting the Great Smoky Mountains with his grandparents is one childhood memory that he cherishes the most. And, it’s definitely a change of scenery from where he’s from in Walker, Louisiana. Mason is hands down a fan of cats, and he enjoys laughing at funny pictures of them, too! If he ever won the lottery, he has plans to buy his mom a new house. Mason enjoys reading The Hobbit, watching The Royal Tenenbaums, and sometimes indulging in a McDonald’s breakfast even if he feels like he shouldn’t. He graduated from LSU, and he brings a lot of charisma and humor to our family here at Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, and we are lucky to have him.
Laurie Acosta COMMUNITY EVENTS MANAGER
Laurie loves films from the 80s (Pretty in Pink is her favorite), and she dreams of someday owning a house on the beach in Maui if she can win the lottery first. Laurie has been married to her husband for 21 years and she is the proud momma of two children and a schnauzer named Lola. From Brusly, Louisiana, Laurie is always beaming with positivity and enjoys indulging in a day of staying in PJs and watching movies or traveling to her favorite city, New York.
Roxane Voorhies COMMUNITY OUTREACH
If you have somewhere you want to go or something new you want to try and you need someone to do it with you: call Roxane. Chances are, she is up for it! From riding camels in Morocco to visiting her daughter in Kentucky or her son in Florida, Roxane is always on an adventure, because she loves meeting new people and learning about new places. These two things make her perfect for reaching out to our community and coordinating all of our projects here at the magazine.
Roxane is the mother to three amazing children who have all left the nest to pursue big things–which gives her even more reason to travel–and because of this, she keeps two suitcases packed (one for warm weather and one for cold weather) so she is always ready to go.
If she could be a superhero, she would want to be Wonder Woman. We feel she doesn’t have to worry about that though, because she is already Wonder Woman to us!