Our roots were planted two decades ago in the Village of River Ranch in Lafayette, La. What started as a soybean field grew into one of the top 20 most successful traditional neighborhood developments in the country. River Ranch brings together the best of commercial and residential space, placing homes and parks near carefully selected merchants. The town center is a social hub and features dozens of events each year from live music to art shows to weddings.

Over the years, Southern Lifestyle Development has branched out. We’ve taken what we’ve learned in building traditional neighborhood developments and applied it to improving our conventional neighborhoods as well, because we believe everyone should enjoy an exceptional quality of life. We know that your home is your family’s most important investment, and we strive to ensure that value is preserved over time for future generations.

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Katherine Roy

Chief Performance Officer

Prescott Bailey

Area President

Jeff Foshee

Director of Planning

Tricia Sieferman

Chief Financial Officer, RR Company

Jay Castille

Director of Construction

Teddy Beaullieu

Director of Operations and Commercial Real Estate

Stacy Beaugh

Director of Finance

Tradd Trahan

Director of Engineering

Blair Werner Green

Director of Marketing

Carlee Alm-LaBar

Director of Planning

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Stuart R. Breaux

General Counsel


Denise Cope, Development Administrator

Marissa Ruffino, Executive Administrator

Karla Vest, Assistant to Robert Daigle


Erin Helms, Accounting 

Brooke Sonnier, Accounts Payable Clerk


Alexandra Fish, Marketing Manager


Gracie Leonards, Financial and Systems Analyst


Bonnie Anderson, Planning Administrator

Rachel Holland, Planning Manager

Derek Pelloquin, Land Acquisition Manager

Nick Russo, Land Acquisition


Glenda CarriereConstruction Administrative Assistant

Ji Daily, Construction Manager

David Escott, Construction Manager

Lucas Knepper, Project Manager

Billy Perry, Construction Manager

Don Trahan, Construction Manager


Jason Ellis, Chief Engineer

Chad RousselChief Engineer

John Baham, Engineer

Scott Boutte, Engineer

Tyler Branch, Engineer

Jeff Broussard, Survey Party Chief

Jeff Diamond, Land Surveyor

Dustin Mayard, Engineer

Rich Scialoia, CADD Technician

Clint Simoneaux, Engineer