Inside Scoop: Meet the Rodéo Team

Ever wonder about the faces behind the store?  Some of you might know us really well and for others this might be your first introduction.  

Today we are excited to introduce you to the hippie in charge and her right hand ladies.   In the upcoming weeks we will be introducing you to the rest of our amazing team that help make everything possible!

Shanna Boudreaux: Owner, Buyer, Stylist, and CEO

Shanna got her start working in cosmetics for Estee Lauder and stayed there for nine years, where the next step available was to move somewhere new.  She and her husband decided that moving was not an option.  This decision led to Shanna to utilize her years of retail experience in opening Rodéo.  In August of 2005, Rodéo opened in an 800 square foot space.  Eventually the store grew and Shanna expanded by taking over the space next door.  Seven years later, she moved to our current Baton Rouge location and has been there for two years.  Shanna is married with two children, Grayson and Anna Grace, who are a huge part of Shanna's life as well as the store's!  They have both basically grown up spending time at the store. You have probably seen their faces while shopping in Rodéo or on our social media.

Shanna's favorite part of her job is making people feel happy and good about themselves.  She wants every customer to leave feeling beautiful and confident for whatever event they are getting dressed for.  Shanna is a huge advocate for being yourself and wants all of her customers to feel great doing just that.

Fun Facts:

  • Guilty Pleasure: Louisiana Art
  • Favorite Brand: Waverly Grey and Alice and Trixie
  • Can't Leave Home Without: Lipgloss
  • Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Katie Bonnette: Owner and Manager of the Ruston Location, Assistant Buyer, and Stylist

Katie started out working for Rodéo when it first opened ten years ago through college and became the manager after that.  After graduation Katie wanted to move back to North Louisiana and partnered with Shanna to open our second Rodéo location in Ruston, Lousiana where she became a part-owner of that store.  Katie is married and is a kitty mom to four!  

Katie loves her job so much and one of the reasons is that she loves the relationships that she gets to form with all of her customers.  Some of her best friendships have evolved from customer relationships!


Fun Facts:

  • Guilty Pleasure: Keeping up with the Kardashians
  • Favorite Brands: Free People and Show Me Your Mumu
  • Can't Leave Home Without: Mascara
  • Salty or Sweet: Sweet

Annie Hall: Store Manager of the Baton Rouge Location and Stylist

Annie moved to Baton Rouge in 2010 after graduating from ULM.  She worked for Dillard's for two and a half years in cosmetics until she got an opportunity to work at Rodéo in October of 2012, since then Annie has become the manager and couldn't imagine working anywhere else!  With her cosmetic background, Annie is our resident beauty expert when we need any advice for photo shoots in the hair and makeup department! Annie is married, and absolutely loves people, which is why the favorite part of her job is working with our customers!  If you shop in the Baton Rouge store, you probably already know Annie well!

Fun Facts:

  • Guilty Pleasure: Anything chocolate or watching Real Housewives
  • Favorite Brand: Tart and Vanessa Mooney
  • Can't Leave Home Without: Mascara
  • Salty or Sweet: Sweet


Carol Meche: Creative and Merchandise Manager, Blogger for Rodéo, and Stylist for Rodéo     Look Books and Photo Shoots

Carol went to Louisiana Tech and worked part-time through college at Rodéo in Ruston.  After graduating, she got married and moved to Baton Rouge where she worked for Anthropologie for two and a half years in management and as part of the visual team.  She left to come to Rodéo in November of 2013.  Carol's favorite part of her job is the environment and people she works with as well as the creative freedom that she gets to have here.  If Carol isn't at work, you can usually find her baking up something delicious...we like to consider her our own personal baker here at Rodéo.  

Fun Facts:

  • Guilty Pleasure:  Target
  • Favorite Brand: Greylin and Free People
  • Can't Leave Home Without: Mascara
  • Salty or Sweet: Sweet





Leigh Ann Chatagnier: Head of Social Media, Blogger for Rodéo, and Stylist for Rodéo Look Books and Photo Shoots

Leigh Ann worked for Anthropologie for 5 1/2 years as a visual manager where her and Carol actually were part of the same team.  Leigh Ann left Anthropologie when her and her husband moved away from Louisiana for a year.  After moving back she joined the Rodéo team by heading up the social media and working with Carol on Rodéo's blog, look books, and photo shoots.  Leigh Ann's favorite part of her job is working with a great team and being able to use her creativity on a daily basis!

Fun Facts:

  • Guilty Pleasure: Wine
  • Favorite Brand: Free People
  • Can't Leave Home Without: Mascara 
  • Salty or Sweet: Depends on the Hour






Now that you know a little more about us, we are excited (and hope you are too) to see more of the inside scoop in the upcoming weeks where we will be sharing more introductions, fun behind the scenes pictures and stories, and our day to day happenings here at Rodéo!

Until next time...

Keep Dreaming,

The Rodéo Girls

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