Founders

Cliff "Chachie" LeGrange

Roy Leblanc

Patricia Landry Settoon


Officers

Chris Daigle - BPHA President

Cliff "Chachie" LeGrange - BPHA Vice President

Danielle Hebert Williams - Secretary

Dena Hebert LoBue - Treasurer


Board of Directors

Chris Settoon - BPHA Board Member

Patrick "Rick" Phillips - BPHA Board Member

Allison Dupre Parnell - BPHA Board Member

Marla Berthelot - BPHA Board Member

Chasity Berthelot Easley - BPHA Board Member

Kate Vaughn Landry - BPHA Board Member

Glenda Radazzo - BPHA Board Member

Brian Vaughn - BPHA Board Member

Huey Martinez - BPHA Board Member

Colby Landry - BPHA Board Member

Gregory Dupre - BPHA Board Member

Patricia Settoon  - BPHA Board Member

Cliff "Chachie" LeGrange  - BPHA Board Member

Kenneth L. Blanchard, Jr. - BPHA Attorney

Stan Routh - Illustrator / Master Planner


Founders

Cliff "Chachie" LeGrange - Founder

Chachie grew up in Bayou Pigeon, one foot in the water and one on dry land. At that time, life for the people of Bayou Pigeon still revolved around the Atchafalaya Swamp’s yearly cycle of natural events to make a living. Primarily, commercial fishing, crawfishing, frogging, crabbing, alligator hunting, fur trapping, moss picking, and turtles. A lot of the families did not have cars, but everyone had a boat and most of them more than one.

Currently his "in-laws" live and own property at Bayou Pigeon, and his mother-in-law stills talks in French to his Bayou Pigeon Cajun bride.

He has written two books about the Swamp Cajun Culture. "Bayou Pigeon, LA - Spirit of the Atchafalaya" and "Heritage of the Atchafalaya - A Cultural and Natural History of the Atchafalaya Basin".

The first, winning a national Independent Publishers Award in 2012, in New York City, New York.

He has made himself knowledgeable and conversant in the history and folk life ways of the Atchafalaya Basin.

He is the Iberville Parishrepresentative onthe Lt. Governors, Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Trace Commission.

Since his retirement in 2008 he has given several dozen presentations and lectures on the history, heritage and folklife of the Atchafalaya Basin.

Affiliations:
St. John Parochial School Fathers Club
American Society of Quality

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Roy Leblanc - Founder

Roy is a native of Bayou Pigeon, LA and grew up experiencing firsthand the tranquility and beauty of Bayou Pigeon. Surrounded by the Cajun swamp culture, he grew up speaking Cajun French and became a musician and songwriter promoting this amazing culture. His Bayou Pigeon heritage taught him the importance of hard work, community, family, and faith. His father was a swamper making a living from the bayous and working as a logger in the Atchafalaya Basin. His mother was a hardworking housewife and mother of eight children instilling a strong unwavering faith in God.

He knows how generous the people of Bayou Pigeon were with their hospitality and knowledge of the swamp, mentoring strangers as though they were part of the family. He is proud his heritage and Cajun Culture. He wants others to experience the wonder of the Cajun Culture.

He is committed to preserving, protecting, and restoring the Cajun Culture along with the heritage in Bayou Pigeon.

In addition to being a Founder, Roy Leblanc is an accomplished, well known entertainer in the Cajun music genre. One of his songs,” Pauvre Pecheur,” Poor Fisherman, was nominated for Song of the Year by the Cajun French Music Association, in 1989. He wrote this song about his father who fished and worked as an Atchafalaya Basin Swamper, primarily commercial fishing, moss picking and trapping.

“Pauvre Pecheur” is the epitome of the Cajun Swamp Culture.

Over the years Roy has been the leader of several different bands. He is a champion of the Swamp Pop music genre and music is really the love of his life.

Affiliations:
Cajun Music Association

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Patricia Landry Settoon - Founder

Pat is a retired LA State Certified Teacher, wife, mother, proofreader, copy editor book lover, and “Grammy” to seven beautiful grandchildren.

She hails from Pierre Part, La., however, her mother was born and raised in Bayou Pigeon.

Her parents were first language Cajun French speakers. She has lived in Bayou Pigeon with her spouse of 40+ years Mertile Settoon, a lifelong commercial fisherman.  She has two children and 7 grandchildren. She takes part in many activities and clubs in and around Bayou Pigeon and the surrounding area.

She is an original member of the team, copy editor, that produced the award-winning book, “Bayou Pigeon, LA - Spirit of the Atchafalaya”.

Pat enjoys spending her time reading, writing poetry, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family. She is currently writing her own recipe book to be handed down for future generations. A huge believer in continuing the French culture we were born into; she loves spreading the hospitality of our ancestors.

She has spent her life educating people about all things Cajun. She is dedicated to preserving the Cajun heritage and culture.

Affiliations:
Oak Tree Readers
Ruthless Women Stock Club

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Officers

Chris Daigle - BPHA President

Chris is a successful entrepreneur and family man born and raised in Iberville Parish.

He is owner and manager of several successful businesses in the parish. The largest being Daigle’s Supermarket in White Castle, LA.

Chris has long had an interest in preserving and enhancing cultural heritage. He is a leader in several other historical organizational societies both locally and nationally.

When the founders were looking for a potential leader for BPHA he volunteered and use his experience from those other similar organizations to help preserve and promote the Cajun Culture, of which he is remarkably familiar.

He has an educational background, in Human Resource Management from Nichol's State University.

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Cliff "Chachie" LeGrange - BPHA Vice-President

Chachie grew up in Bayou Pigeon, one foot in the water and one on dry land. At that time, life for the people of Bayou Pigeon still revolved around the Atchafalaya Swamp’s yearly cycle of natural events to make a living. Primarily, commercial fishing, crawfishing, frogging, crabbing, alligator hunting, fur trapping, moss picking, and turtles. A lot of the families did not have cars, but everyone had a boat and most of them more than one.

Currently his "in-laws" live and own property at Bayou Pigeon, and his mother-in-law stills talks in French to his Bayou Pigeon Cajun bride.

He has written two books about the Swamp Cajun Culture. "Bayou Pigeon, LA - Spirit of the Atchafalaya" and "Heritage of the Atchafalaya - A Cultural and Natural History of the Atchafalaya Basin".

The first, winning a national Independent Publishers Award in 2012, in New York City, New York.

He has made himself knowledgeable and conversant in the history and folk life ways of the Atchafalaya Basin.

He is the Iberville Parishrepresentative onthe Lt. Governors, Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Trace Commission.

Since his retirement in 2008 he has given several dozen presentations and lectures on the history, heritage and folklife of the Atchafalaya Basin.

Affiliations:
St. John Parochial School Fathers Club
American Society of Quality

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Danielle Hebert Williams - Secretary

Danielle Hebert Williams, is a native of Bayou Pigeon, fondly remembers St. Joan of Arc Church fairs, biddy basketball and softball tournaments, and flying kites with her cousins on the levee.

She is the daughter of Donald D. Hebert and Vickie Settoon Hebert and granddaughter of Hayward Hébert and Lucy Hébert, and Earl and Virgie Settoon.

A Graduate of Iberville Parish School System and LSU, she currently works in the human resources for a medical corporation.

Danielle is married to Christopher Williams of Plaquemine and is a doggy mom to Miles and Rosie.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys reading and watching football, and spending time with her family.

She is dedicated to preserving the history of her hometown.

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Dena Hebert LoBue - Treasurer

Dena Hebert LoBue, a native of Bayou Pigeon, grew up a Cajun girl fishing and hunting with her dad, and spending time summers outdoors.

She is the daughter of Donald D. Hebert and Vickie Settoon Hebert and granddaughter of Hayward Hebert and Lucy Hebert, and Earl and Virgie Settoon.

A Graduate of Iberville Parish School Systemand OurLady of the Lake College,she currentlyworks as registered nurse.

Dena is married to Lane LoBue of Plaquemine and has two sons, Jackson, and Elliott. In her spare time, she enjoys playing outside with her boys, traveling, and spending time with her family. Dena and her husband are active members of Le Krewe de Roi Mardi Gras crew.

She is dedicated to preserving the heritage of her hometown.

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Board of Directors

Chris Settoon - BPHA Board Member

Is a lifelong resident of Bayou Pigeon, LA. He is the son of Irving Settoon and Mildred Gaudet, both lifelong residents of Bayou Pigeon.

He is married to Sandra Vaughn Settoon, a lifelong resident of Bayou Pigeon and the daughter of Russel Vaughn and Lucy Berthelot, both lifelong residents of Bayou Pigeon. They have three daughters, Erica Lundgren, Janae Arcement, Kristen Settoon,and are blessed with 6 grandkids.

It is safe to say he has been immersed in Bayou Pigeon culture and heritage since the day he was born. His family has been leaders in civic activities for the community since the 1950’s.

He has been employed in the petro chemical industry in Iberville parish for over 40 years. He is a Board Director for District 7 area Pointe Coupee Electric Cooperation.

He has been involved with the Iberville Parish Swamp Festival for many years.

He is an artist and has documented Swamp Cajun folklife in his paintings.

He is ready to follow in his parents’ footstepsas a board member of the BPHA.

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Patrick "Rick" Phillips - BPHA Board Member

Patrick (Rick) Phillips Jr. started coming to Bayou Pigeon in 1957 with his dad (Pat Phillips) who set up a camp Bayou Pigeon in 1958. The camp was on the Grand River between the Borrow Canal and Grand River.  Directly across from the Leblanc family. Clay Leblanc of Bayou Pigeon became a swamp mentor to Pat & family. Showing them the folklife ways of the Bayou Pigeon natives.

Rick fell in love with swamp culture and became a permanent resident of Bayou Pigeon in 1975. Rick Married Patty Leblanc, daughter of Hilda Gaudet Leblanc who was born and raised at Bayou Pigeon. Hilda is of Wallace Gaudet family a pure Cajun family. He worked as a commercial fisherman from 1970-1985 and then open and managed a swamp seafood business in Bayou Pigeon from 1985-2018.

He took part in a reality TV show about his swamp seafood business ‘Swamp Pawn’ for a couple of years and is a tireless promoter of Bayou Pigeon folklife.

He is now semi-retired, enjoying his grandchildren and back doing commercial fishing.

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Allison Dupre Parnell - BPHA Board Member

Allison is a native of Bayou Pigeon, LA. The daughter of Gregory Dupre and Peggy Hebert Dupre. Her father is a lifelong commercial fisherman and she was raised immersed in the Swamp Cajun Culture and supporting the community of Bayou Pigeon.

Both of her grandparents were lifelong residents of Bayou Pigeon and whose first language was Cajun French.

Her father and grandfathers were tireless workers   for the St. Joan of Arc church fairs at Bayou Pigeon for many many years,

She is dedicated to preserving and passing on the Swamp Cajun Heritage and Culture of her grandparents to her young son. Her maternal grandfather, Dudley   Hebert of Bayou Pigeon, T- Dud was a legendary commercial hoop net fisherman. It was said he could catch fish in a cistern!

She works as Kindergarten Teacher for West Baton Rouge School Board.

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Marla Berthelot - BPHA Board Member

Marla Berthelot is a resident of Bayou Pigeon. She and her husband own and run D.J. Berthelot & Son Seafood at Bayou Pigeon, a wholesale crawfish business.

Her father in Law, Felix Berthelot who started the business in the 1950’s is / was considered a leader in the Atchafalaya Basin crawfish industry as well as the un-official Bayou Pigeon community historian.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing fromLoyola University New Orleans Class of 1992.

She works side by side with her husband in running the day to day operations of D.J. Berthelot wholesale crawfish business.

They live the Cajun Swamp culture 24/7 365. Her son is training to take over business and continue the family tradition.

She has a vested in preserving and protecting the Swamp Cajun Heritage.

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Chasity Berthelot Easley - BPHA Board Member

Chasity Berthelot Easley is a lifelong resident of Bayou Pigeon, LA. and a 2nd Grade Teacher in the Iberville Parish School District.

She is the Daughter of McCurley Berthelot Jr. and Sandra Allem and Berthelot. Both, whom are lifelong residents of Bayou Pigeon. Both of her grandparents were lifelong residents of Bayou Pigeon and whose first language was Cajun French.

It is safe to say she grew up immersed in Cajun Swamp culture.

She is married to Caleb Easley and has two children.

She has always had strong passion for serving the community and is dedicated to preserving and passing on the Swamp Cajun Heritage and Culture of Bayou Pigeon to the children of the community.

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Kate Vaughn Landry - BPHA Board Member

Kate Vaughn  Landry is  a life long  resident of  Bayou  Pigeon.  She is married  to Dean Landry and has  two  sons.

Both Dean and Kate parents were life long residents of Bayou Pigeon and  first language Cajun French-speakers.

She  was raised immersed in Cajun Swamp Culture of Bayou Pigeon.  She is very involved in the wholesale Crawfish industry in Bayou  Pigeon, her family, the Vaughns and Mabile‘s  own and operate Mabile’s wholesale Crawfish seafood at Bayou Pigeon.

She has a business interest in preserving  the culture  and heritage to perpetuate commercial fishing heritage.

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Glenda Radazzo - BPHA Board Member

Glenda is  a life long  resident of  Bayou  Pigeon. She  married  to Chris Radazzo and they have three children.

She was raised immersed in Cajun Swamp Culture of Bayou Pigeon.  

Her parents were life long residents of  Bayou Pigeon. Her father Eugene Vaughn, founded and operated Bayou Pigeon Seafood, a wholesale crawfish business at Bayou Pigeon. The business passed  down to Glenda  and  Chris.The whole family is  now involved in the business.

They live the swamp Cajun culture 24/7 365. There is no off  season.

She has a business interest in preserving  the culture  and heritage to perpetuate commercial fishing heritage.

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Brian Vaughn - BPHA Board Member

Brian Vaughn is a lifelong resident of Bayou Pigeon. He is the son of Milton Vaughn and Jo Ann Vaughn. He is a CDL Driver for Deep South Equipment Co.

Brian’s family has been property owners at the convergence of Little Bayou Pigeon and Grand River since the 1930’s. The property is considered hallowed ground in Bayou Pigeon Swamp Cajun Culture, being lived on in a continuous basis since 1843.

Brian manages the campground on the property, which has been in existence since the 1950’s. Brian recognizes it is the Cajun Swamp Culture which draws people to Bayou Pigeon and his Campground.

The campground is the heart of camping industry / business at Bayou Pigeon. With many of the campers passing down camp sites from generation to generation.

Brian is committed to continuing the camping tradition and the Cajun culture lived his by his family.

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Huey Martinez - BPHA Board Member

Huey "Tuga" Martinez is a lifelong resident of Bayou Sorrel. Huey’s family has been in the wholesale Crawfish business in Iberville Parish since the 1970’s.

He owns and runs a Welding and Fabrication Shopon Hwy. 75 between Bayou Sorrel and Bayou Pigeon. His specialty is Aluminum welding and building Atchafalaya Basin open crawfish skiffs and bateaus.

Huey served on the advisory board for St.Joan of Arc Catholic church and the St. Catherine Laboure mission church at Bayou Sorrel, where he was the pillar of the lay ministry  for the chapel at Bayou Sorrel.

When advised that the Bayou Pigeon Heritage Association was coming together, he offered his years of experience in fund raising to the Association.

Huey is committed to continuing to serve the communities and preserving Cajun Swamp culture and heritage lived his by his family.

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Colby Landry - BPHA Board Member

Colby Landry is only 24 years old, but he is a lifelong resident of Bayou Pigeon, LA.Colby works in the construction industry during the fall and winter and is a commercial crawfisherman during season. He has had a commercial fishing license in his wallet since graduating high school.

He is an avid hunter and outdoorsman in the Atchafalaya Basin. He wants to use some of his abundance of energy to preserve the heritage and culture that he was shown when he grew up with in Bayou Pigeon.

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Gregory Dupre - BPHA Board Member

Greg is a lifelong resident of Bayou Pigeon, he is the son of JD Dupree and Rena Daigle, natives of Bayou Pigeon. His parents are first language is Cajun French speakers. As were all his grandparents. Both his grandfathers were full time swampers/commercial fisherman.

He was raised in at Indigo Bayou, a hamlet of Bayou Pigeon, where his grandfather Joseph (Kollo) Daigle was considered a commercial swamper of note and stood for the hamlet in dealingthe absentee landlord.

Greg is a commercial fisherman / swamper for half of the year and works in the construction industry during the fall and winter. He followed in his father and father in laws footsteps and who were reliable and important assets in the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Parish, i.e.., Parish council, Fund raising and maintenance support.

He is particularly well versed in Cajun Swamp Life ways and culture of the people, in general. Relative to Bayou Pigeon history and swamp heritage he has to considered a subject matter expert, after all he was taught by two of the best.

Affiliations:
UA Pipefitters Local 198

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Patricia Settoon  - BPHA Board Member

Besides being a founder of the Bayou Pigeon Heritage association, Patricia serves as a member of the Board of directors. (eee Founders bio’s above).






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Cliff "Chachie" LeGrange  - BPHA Board Member

Besides being a Founder of the Bayou Pigeon Heritage Association, Cliff "Chachie" LeGrange serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

He is a master license Alligator hunter and Ex officio of the Catfish Hunting Club in the Atchafalaya Basin. Past President of the St. John Parochial School Father’s Club.

Affiliations:
The NRA  
The Boone and Crockett Club

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Kenneth L. Blanchard, Jr. - BPHA Attorney

Kenneth L. Blanchard, Jr. practices in all aspects of real estate, succession, business, and collections law including transactions, litigation and appeals. He specializes in tax sale litigation, as well as complex land, business, and succession litigation. He began his career in real estate in 1993 as an independent abstract or of titles to residential and commercial properties while in undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University.

He is recognized as a subject matter expert in Real Estate Law Transactions, Litigation, Successions, Commercial/Business Law(Formation, Management, Litigation)

Admissions: Louisiana State Bar, All District Courts in the State of Louisiana, United States Middle District of Louisiana

Associations: Louisiana State Bar Association, Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Affiliations: Plaquemine Rotary Club, Brusly Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America/Order of the Arrow-Quinipissa Lodge

Kenny is a hunter and fisherman and very familiar with Bayou Pigeon and the Atchafalaya Basin.

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Stan Routh - Illustrator / Master Planner

Stan Routh is has a master’s degree in history and design architecture, and his own professional practice since 1962. He has devoted his life to visual recordings of the thing’s people all remember. Country stores, churches, old homesteads, bridges, barns, and other structures which catch his eye or his heart.

Stan played a major role in designing and help build the ‘Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel’ at Bayou Pigeon that was torn when the current St. Joan of Arc Church was built, c 2002.

Stan is not Catholic, but it broke his heart to see that happen.

Stan volunteered to help the Bayou Pigeon Heritage Association with architectural rendering drawings, etc. pro bono.

He is truly knowledgeable about Bayou Pigeon Cajun Swamp culture after collaborating with the team that wrote the Bayou Pigeon book and Father Termini on the chapel.

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