Hannah Mason, Board Member and Co-Founder
Public Relations Consultant
Hannah Mason returned to Lafayette, LA as an adult after playing sports in college (Rhodes College, '01, BA in French), a short TV production career in Los Angeles, starting a family in Natchez, MS, and tagging along with her husband's work and raising children in Houston, Shreveport, Pittsburgh, and Denver. Driven by the goal of bringing organized sports back to the neighborhoods in a way that is convenient for the modern family, Hannah engaged friends and neighbors with the notion of playing sports in the green spaces available just a walk or bike ride away from her home. Her sister, Marietta Smith Adams, (SMU, BA in Psychology, Masters in Education from University of Houston, and currently obtaining Ph.D at U of Florida) also a Lafayette returnee from Houston and Breckenridge, CO, and now an instructor at ULL, taught Laura Palmer there and helped in gathering and organizing the very first soccer league formed in the Greenbriar neighborhood.
Mike Woodall, Board President
Sports and Recreation Consultant
Maureen Baumer, Board Secretary
Maureen Baumer is a Lafayette native, wife, mother of 3 boys, and stepmother of 2 girls. She first became involved with LASOAR while helping the program to expand into her neighborhood. Her involvement and interest in outdoor recreation began in her childhood when she traveled with her family throughout the country’s National Parks. She spent her summers in college working in Yellowstone National Park, where she enjoyed camping, hiking, and rafting. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Atlanta, GA before returning to Lafayette in 2005. She is excited about the convenience and sense of community that are allowed by neighborhood sports and about bringing outdoor experiences to the children in Lafayette. She is looking forward to helping LASOAR continue to meet the needs of Lafayette families.
Ellen Gauthreaux, Board Treasurer
Financial Consultant and Certified CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Ellen Gauthreaux works as a Finance Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is based in Houston, Texas. Ellen graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelors degree in accounting and later pursued her Masters of Accountancy degree from the University of Connecticut. Ellen holds a CPA license in the state of Texas. Her past work experience is focused on accounting, auditing, and problem solving of finance-specific issues for both small private and large public multinational companies. Ellen has worked primarily in the oil & gas, oilfield services, and healthcare industries.
John Durel, Board Member
Owner, Durel Mail and Imaging
David Jamie, Board Member
Intramural and Club Sports Coordinator, UL Lafayette Rec. Sports
Aimee LaHaye, Board Member
Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education Consultant
Originally from St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands, Aimee moved to the states when she was eighteen and earned her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from UL. Aimee then spent six years teaching preschool in New Orleans while completing a masters program in Curriculum and Instruction. She has since moved back to St. Croix and is currently working as a kindergarten teacher. Aimee is passionate about working with children and encourages them to explore and question their world. She chose to be a part of LASOAR stating, "LASOAR does a great job of intertwining both (children and exploration) in a fun yet educational setting for children and families."