Rob Gaudet

Rob Gaudet

Founder/Director

Rob brings over twenty years of experience in Internet system development, brand development and online marketing.
When Rob realized that the national media was not going to cover the flood catastrophe, in true Cajun fashion he took matters into his own hands. Rob contacted friends of his who could help him reach the national press. His objective was to raise awareness on behalf of flood victims on his own. That very day he was on the Rush Limbaugh show, the Sean Hannity show and the Fox Business Network a few days later. Rob continued to do numerous national media appearances, his sole objective was to bring national attention to those in need.
Rob and the team at the Cajun Relief Foundation continue to inform local citizens and keep national attention on the victims of the Great Louisiana Flood through the Cajun Relief Community Facebook group and the Cajun Relief Foundation page on Facebook.

Anoukin Hermes

Director of Operations

Anoukin comes to the Cajun Relief Foundation with 18 years of IT Quality Assurance experience. Anoukin’s experience spans a variety of industries and is a highly experience leader in the space of Quality.

Anoukin has been working with Cajun Relief Foundation since 2017 and her focus is on operations.

Maredith Roberts

Maredith Roberts

PR/Marketing

Maredith Roberts is from Baytown, Texas and now lives in Houston, Texas, with her daughter Mykel. She went to the University of Houston and works as a Business Development Manager for Equity Staffing. She has worked with various non-profit organizations over the last 10 years. She enjoys music and theater (both viewing and performing) and acro-yoga!

Melissa Adair

Melissa Adair

Co-Founder, Chief Integration Officer

Melissa Adair has an extensive background in project management which provides the backbone of the infrastructure which is fundamental to what The Cajun Relief Foundation aims to do; disrupt the disaster relief process.

With experience in social media production and community management, her ability to tell a story via social media and leverage that skill to grow communities is unmatched. Additionally, Melissa is the co-founder of multiple online startups and has extensive knowledge in podcast productions, video productions and community building.

Melissa is the backbone of Cajun Relief Foundation and Crowd Relief. Without her efforts organizing people, resources, time, meetings and so many other things, nothing else would work. Tough to do and keep a smile, she has mastered it.

Aschley Mansell

Aschley Mansell

Chief Giving Officer

Aschley coordinates fundraising on behalf of Cajun Relief Foundation. Not only does she create different strategies for effective fundraising, she also manages all fundraising realated projects. Aschley identifies fundraising opportunities and develops and manages relationships with our potential partners.

Christina Drake

Christina Drake

Queen of Caulk/Partner

She selflessly worked Katrina for 10 years. Just as her mission in New Orleans was wrapping up, she moved here and has been working side by side with us and other non profits to create collaboration based on what she learned during her time working Katrina.

Taylor Elwell

Taylor Elwell

PR/Marketing/Innovation

Taylor is currently a student at Louisiana State University working towards his undergraduate degree in Marketing. He has extensive first hand experience with the coordination and logistics involved during all phases of a disaster; rescue, relief, and recovery. Having his private pilot’s licence helped him to understand the flight organization’s needs during the relief efforts from hurricane Harvey in August of 2017.

Michelle Szinaval

Michelle Szinaval

Social Media/Communications

Michelle is our social media friend and helps take care of monitoring, posting on social media and answering questions on our Facebook pages.