Green Light New Orleans
P.O.Box 13564
New Orleans, LA 70185

Green Light New Orleans
8203 Jeannette Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

phone number: 504-324-2429

Open: Mo - Fri 9am - 5pm
Walk in Office Hours:
Tue, Wed, Thu 2pm-4pm

Teaching garden location:
2420 Cambronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Community garden location:
4864 Desire Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126
our team:  
Andreas Hoffmann - Executive Director Green Light New Orleans

Andreas Hoffmann, executive director

direct phone number: 504-342-4966

Andreas founded Green Light New Orleans in 2006. He is a musician, and before founding the organization, he toured internationally with his band B-Goes. Andreas grew up in Switzerland and moved to New Orleans in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of Bern with a BA in German, French, English and Arts and is a certified teacher. Andreas obtained the Permaculture Design Certificate in 2015.

Mia Rodriguez

Mia Rodriguez, Louisiana Delta Service Corps Member, Garden Program

phone number: 504-324-2429

Mia is a graduate of the University of Toledo (OH) with a BA in English. She has worked as a farm hand both inside and outside of the United States, most notably at Tantre Farm (MI). She has also completed an artist residency with Osage Arts Community (MO) and attended Penland School of Art and Craft (NC). Mia Interned with Green Light as a grant writer in 2015 and is excited to be involved with the organization in a new way this year as an LDSC member.


LEah Baer

Leah Baer, Louisiana Delta Service Corps Member, Follow up outreach and Rain Barrel Program

phone number: 504-324-2429

Leah grew up in Memphis, TN and moved to New Orleans in 2012 to attend Tulane University where she graduated with a BS in Public Health and Environmental Studies. She interned with us in the past as the Garden Program Intern in 2014 and the Grant Writing Intern in 2016. She is excited to pilot the new garden survey and learn more about nonprofits this year.




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Board of Directors:  
Neil Gibbons Neil Gibbons, president
Neil has 30+ years of C-level leadership experience, having worked extensively in general management and as a serial entrepreneur, successfully applying his management skills in finance, operations and international marketing with organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500’s in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Jeff Lott Jeff Lott, treasurer
Siemens Site Executive / Chief Information Officer for Touro Infirmary, New orleans. Has held various management, director, and executive leadership positions with a number of large international, national, and local corporations during a career spanning 30+ years.
Laura McKinney Laura McKinney, secretary
Laura is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tulane University. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from University of North Alabama in 2004, her master’s degree in sociology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2006, and her PhD in sociology from North Carolina State University in 2012. She joined the faculty at Tulane in 2012 where she instructs courses in sociology and environmental studies.
Mike Murphy Mike Murphy, vice president
Designer of solar energy systems. Previously served as the community outreach director for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. A New Orleans native with an electrical engineering degree from U.N.O., Mike worked as an electrical engineer in Los Angeles for 12 years. His involvement in Southern California coastal issues led him to law school. Mike obtained his J.D. and a certificate in Environmental Law from Pace Law School in 2005 where he was president of the Environmental Law Society and interned at the EPA in Washington, D.C.
Jim Stratton Jim Stratton, board member
Owner of a real estate market research and feasibility analysis consulting company and a licensed Louisiana Realtor. He has held board positions in schools and neighborhood associations for the past 12 years and serves on the board of the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors.
Allisyn Swift Allisyn L. Swift, board member
Allisyn holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Tulane University and specializes in trauma-focused school psychology. Her dissertation was titled Toward a Local Model of Teacher Professional Development for Social-emotional Learning for Elementary Teachers of Urban Minority Youth.
  Green Light New Orleans is a 501c3 non-profit organization
EIN 20-8151937
Advisory Board: Clemson(SC) - New Orleans(LA) - Lubbock(TX)
  Dr. Terry H. Walker
Dr. Terry H. Walker is a Professor of Biosystems Engineering at Clemson University. He has over 20 years of experience in sustainable bioprocessing. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering in 1997 at the University of Tennessee in cooperation with the Chemical Technology and Life Science Divisions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was an assistant professor at LSU before arriving at Clemson as an associate professor in 2002. His research interests are primarily in biofuels and co-products from fungal and algal fermentation, bioproduct separations and bioavailability studies. He has co-authored a book entitled "Biofuels Engineering Process Technology" with Drs. Caye Drapcho and John Nghiem. He has great concerns for our current global climate crisis and strongly advocates the switch to renewable energy and sustainable food systems with a sense of immediate urgency. His focus is on both engineering and social solutions through resilient biosystems related energy, agriculture, food and water that works with natural systems rather than against. He helped establish GreenLight SC, an umbrella non-profit organization under GreenLight New Orleans directed by Andreas Hoffman that addresses energy efficiency, sustainable food and poverty.
  Prisca Weems
As Principal of FutureProof, Prisca supports the design and development of projects with aggressive resilience and sustainability goals, and provides strategy and oversight in the design and execution of community and regional-scale initiatives. Working with the public, private, and philanthropic sectors, she has most recently been focused on system-scale strategies and policy development for urban and coastal climate adaptation. Prisca holds a MArch and an MSc in Advanced Environmental and Energy Sciences with a specialty in Urban Water Systems. She is a LEED AP, Living Building Ambassador, and an Enterprise Technical Assistance Provider.
  Lindsay John Reed
Lindsay is an educator with 25 years experience in higher education and a proven record of managing classroom instruction and individual tutoring. He is the founder of the Tech Renewable Energy Society at Texas Tech and is an active member of Citizens Climate Lobby.
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logo:Green Light New Orleans Magnolia painting: Jennie Hammatt
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