Our Members

Explore the diverse profiles of West St. Tammany Business Alliance members. Connect, collaborate, and thrive with our dynamic community of local businesses.

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Brian Cook

President of WSTBA

Brian Cook Insurance

Expert guidance is the key to navigating your way through the many different kinds of insurance that are available (and often absolutely required) today. That’s why having an insurance agent on your side is a big advantage! The Brian P. Cook Insurance Agency has been serving the New Orleans area for over a decade. Let us untangle the insurance field for you and guide you to the coverage you need.

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Jim Kropog

Vice President of WSTBA

Kropog Fianncial Group, LLC


Jim is a 1975 graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School, where he was a member of Rummel’s first state championship baseball team. He attended the University of New Orleans on a baseball scholarship and graduated from UNO with a degree in Business Administration. He began his career as an insurance and financial advisor in 1979, which was the start of what is known today as Kropog Financial Group, LLC. As an independent LPL Financial advisor, Jim creates unbiased, customized investment and financial planning strategies that strive to help build, manage and transfer his client’s wealth. Jim has earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation, one of the premier designations in the financial services industry. Additionally, he holds the FINRA Series 7, 65 and 24 registrations through LPL Financial and most recently earned his RICP designation.

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Doug Autin

Telecom Concepts, LLC

Telecom Concepts specializes in voice and data, providing products and services to industrial, commercial, and governmental customers. From analysis and consultation to turnkey design and implementation of state-of-the-art telecommunication systems, we provide a single-source solution customized specifically to meet your needs. We offer hosted phone service solutions, office phone solutions, and network cabling.

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Chuck Billiot

Billiot Photography & Video

Chuck Billiot is a Certified Professional Photographer based in Mandeville, La. and has served Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South region since 1995. He trained at Naval Schools of Photography in Pensacola, Fl., and is passionate about his art. From newborn sessions to high school seniors to weddings, Chuck’s goal is for every client to feel comfortable and enjoy their experience in front of the camera.

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Scotty Chabert

Jericho Studios

Our designers and project managers work hand in hand with you to build an online presence you are sure to be proud of. Our goal is to combine your vision with our expertise to produce something memorable. Contact us today to learn more about how our websites, online marketing, graphic design, and custom systems can work for your organization.

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George Cox

Technically Happy, LLC

Technically Happy, LLC, founded in January of 1995, provides services, maintenance, administration, and installation of computers and printers to Louisiana customers. George Cox, President and owner, has over 30 years of technical service and service management experience with Xerox Corporation.

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Bruce Danner

Attorney at Law

I have prepared myself well to represent my Clients in a variety of legal matters. I have handled a broad range of issues from the boardroom to the courtroom, and from the tennis court to the Supreme Court. With degrees in Economics and Law from Tulane University, and legal practice experience in and outside of the courtroom since 1975, I am well prepared to identify, address and solve the problems which confront my clients.

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Luther Dufrene

Charlie Rick, LLC

Our team of professionals specialize in residential and commercial design & build projects and maintenance. We are creative problem solvers that seek to determine and implement the right solution for each residential and commercial customer. We provide high quality construction services, on time and on budget, with the highest level of craftsmanship available.

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Christopher Jourdan

Jourdan Appraisal Services, LLC

Jourdan Appraisals can meet your residential and commercial property appraisal needs.

Gerald Lanning

Gerald Lanning

JL’s Construct Expressions

With over 30 years experience in construction, remodeling, and carpentry, Gerald is ready to take on your residential projects.

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Steve Mackenzie

Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors

Coldwell Banker TEC, REALTORS® is here to help you find your new home whether you’re a first-time home-buyer, or moving from one home to another. We have been helping our friends and neighbors in the Greater New Orleans area with their real estate needs for over 30 years.

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Michael Margiotta

Attorney at Law

Michael has represented individuals, small businesses, and large corporations in both state and federal courts throughout Louisiana. Michael’s unmatched integrity and his passion for guiding his clients has been recognized by Super Lawyers, where he has been named as a Rising Star each year since 2019, and by The Best Lawyers in America, who named him “One to Watch in 2022”. While Michael takes great pride in these peer-recognized accolades, his greatest honor comes from the many clients he has successfully represented.

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Reggie Mccue

Aflac Insurance

Reggie McCue has represented Aflac since 2002 in the Greater New Orleans area. Aflac is the industry leader in work site voluntary benefits. Voluntary benefits enhance and complete any employee benefits package. Jobs today are hard to come by, and Americans fortunate enough to be employed are finding raises scarce. It’s no surprise, then, that the Aflac Work Forces Report found that many employees aren’t prepared to cope with the cost of medical expenses. You may already offer major medical insurance to your employees. But in the event of an illness or injury, there may be out-of-pocket medical expenses that are not covered by your major medical coverage. Our insurance policies are designed to help with those two. Which means your employees can use those cash benefits to help with unexpected medical expenses and daily living expenses. Don’t duck out on a comprehensive benefits package for your employees.

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Ken Moran

Pelican Title, LLC

At Pelican Title, LLC, we realize your home is your most valuable asset. We understand the stress associated with purchasing or refinancing a home and are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your settlement. Our staff of dedicated professionals will guide you through the entire process and will assure that you are protected against adverse title claims or risks long after your settlement.

Elaine Simone

Elaine Simon

Trinity Health Solutions, LLC

Elaine is a 1976 graduate of William Carey College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. In 2014, after a long career in the healthcare field, Elaine transitioned her career into the health insurance field and became an independent broker for Medicare health insurance plans. Her primary goal is ensuring that each one of her clients has the proper health insurance plan that suits all of their needs. While choosing the right combination of Medicare medical plans and prescription drug plans is analytical and relies on Elaine’s knowledge base, her job tends to be just as educational. She walks clients through all of the parts of Medicare, telling them exactly how it works and explaining each of their options. Elaine is also an independent broker for the Affordable Care Act health plans.
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Heather Vinet

Scientifically Natural, LLC

Heather Vinet, BSE, ND, PhD
Holistic Medicine and Healing Nutrition Practitioner
Dr. Heather Vinet is a Research Scientist turned Holistic Medicine and Healing Nutrition Practitioner and founder of Scientifically Natural.   Dr. Vinet attended Tulane University on a full academic scholarship while participating as an invited walk-on to both Tulane’s Volleyball and Track and Field teams.  She graduated cum laude in 2006 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane’s School of Science and Engineering with specific focus on the mathematical analysis of infectious disease in non-human primates, which led to her past position as the Director of the Biotelemetry Core within the Division of Veterinary Medicine at the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC).  After 15 years and 14 publications, Dr. Vinet transitioned her career into the clinical setting and became the Director of Regenerative Medicine at Covington Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute where she conducted research studies on the use of alternative ortho-biologic treatments for several orthopedic conditions, the culmination of which was published in the journal, Regenerative Medicine. She now applies her nearly 20 years experience to her Holistic Medicine practice to provide her clients with logic and compassion in determining the root cause of illness and a one-of-a-kind experience in healing through natural methods and nutritional support. Dr. Vinet was recently named as the 2024, February Enterprising Woman for Sophisticated Woman magazine and hopes to serve her community to provide natural health solutions strengthened by research.