Thibodaux, La. — The Coastal Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) announces Paige Gisclair as the Program Support Assistant.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Paige relocated to South Louisiana in 2018 where she became a wife and mother. Prior to her time with CTAC, Paige served in multiple administrative assistant roles, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management through Western Governors University.
Although Paige isn’t native to Louisiana’s coast, her love for the area didn’t take long. “Even though I didn’t grow up here I have grown to love this state, its people and now the coast. My husband’s family has taken me in and taught me so many things about Cajun culture — from making a roux, to down-the-bayou traditions, to the beauty of the coast. Not only do Cajuns care for each other, but they care about saving the places they grew up in,” said Paige.
As a Program Support Assistant, Paige will serve as the right hand and strategic partner to CTAC’s Program Coordinator, providing critical, high-level support such as office planning, research, analysis, correspondence control, communication, and liaison for administrative support.
CTAC’s Program Coordinator Laci Melancon stated, “Paige has a great energy and passion to learn new things, especially things coastal. I am excited to have her as part of the CTAC team, and I look forward to having her assist me in continuing to grow the CTAC program.”
When asked about the importance of coastal restoration efforts and the work that CTAC helps accomplish, Paige stated, “If we don’t acknowledge the issues our coast is facing there could be great consequences for our communities that we love and care for later on. Educating each other, raising awareness and being proactive about our actions are all essential to saving the coast.”
As she begins this new role Paige is eager to make a difference. “After Hurricane Ida hit, I began looking for a job position to be part of a local organization where I could make a difference,” Paige shared. “I look forward to growing under Laci’s leadership and helping envision what CTAC can do for small businesses throughout Louisiana. I am eager to see what the future holds for coastal communities as these projects continue along the coast.”
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CTAC was established in 2019 to assist Louisiana-based companies prepare and obtain contracts related to coastal restoration and protection projects. The program is funded by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is currently housed and managed at the South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC).