Advisory Board

Terry Baugh

Terry Baugh

Chief Financial Officer

D & J Construction, Inc.

Terry is the CFO for D&J Construction and its affiliated companies. Terry is a past chairman of both the Monroe and West Monroe Chambers of Commerce and many other local, regional and statewide organizations. He is currently a board member for Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, Family Church and is President of the Claiborne Christian School board. He is a recipient of the prestigious James M. Shipp Memorial Young Business Leader Award. He and his wife, Sherry, have 2 grown children and live in West Monroe.

Gordon Grant

Dr. Gordon "G.G." Grant, IV


Shell Chiropractic, LLC

Dr. Grant is the co-owner of Shell Family Chiropractic in Monroe. He also serves as the Chiropractor for ULM athletes and donates his time weekly to the Warhawks. He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus and was recipient of the Healthcare Hero Award in 2014. A native of north Louisiana, G.G. and his wife, Heather, have three children and live in Monroe.

Jason Martin

Jason Martin


All Plumbing 24/7, Inc.

Jason is the second-generation owner of All Plumbing 24/7. Founded in 1989, All is headquartered in Monroe and specializes in professional repair plumbing service and water filtration systems. Jason is a licensed Master Plumber and a licensed Mechanical Contractor. He and his wife, Sonia, have three children and live in Sterlington.

Melanie Groves

Melanie Massey Groves


Melanie Massey Physical Therapy and MoJoy Studio

Melanie is the owner/operator of Melanie Massey Physical Therapy which has been in business for over twenty years. Her five clinics provide PT, OT and speech therapy services to customers throughout North Louisiana. Melanie is also a certified John Maxwell coach, speaker and trainer, through which she assists entrepreneurs and growth-minded individuals with leadership training, executive coaching and retreats. She and her husband, Todd, have two daughters and live in Monroe.

David Sorrell

David Sorrell

Director of Development

Holyfield Construction, Inc.

David plays a key role with the Holyfield Construction, which is a decades-old real estate development company headquartered in Monroe. Prior to joining Holyfield, David held top positions with non-profits for over fifteen years. He also owns Sorrell Consulting and Relee Properties, which is a real estate development and management company. David and his wife, Michelle, have three children and live in Monroe.

Kathy Spurlock

Kathy Spurlock

Editor & General Manager

The News-Star

Kathy is the chief executive for The News-Star Media Group in Monroe. Her journalism career spans forty years and includes periods of time in Shreveport, Baton Rouge and Jackson. Under her leadership, The News-Star has been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for excellence in journalism. She is also an award-winning writer and a published author and songwriter. She has held numerous leadership positions in journalism and non-profits and is a current board member for United Way of Northeast Louisiana and Goodfellows and is President of the Twin City Art Foundation. She and her husband, Lindsey Wilkerson, have one daughter, two grandchildren and live in Monroe.

Thomas Williams

Dr. Thomas St. Clair Williams, Sr.

Physician & Owner

Lakeshore Family Medicine Associates

Dr. Williams is a physician in private practice in the Lakeshore area. He has served on numerous medical boards and committees, including Franciscan House and Ethics committees for St. Francis Medical Center. He and his wife, LaTonya, have two children and live in Monroe.