Where Are They Now
STIRLING BARRETT '03
Stirling was the recipient of a 2018 Rising Star award by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans for his contributions to the community and for his "strong entrepreneurial skills with ethical and moral standards." He is best known as founder and creative director of KREWE, a New Orleans-based brand of unique, handmade eye-wear. KREWE glasses have been worn by a variety of national and international celebrities and were most recently spotted on Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. They have been featured in publications such as Vogue, ELLE, Women's Wear Daily, W Magazine, Architectural Digest and Garden & Gun. Prior to KREWE, Stirling graduated from the Meadows School of Art and Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a major in creative advertising and a minor in printmaking and photography. He is also well known for his one-of-a-kind photographic collages featuring the culture, unique architecture and diversity of New Orleans. His pieces are composed of hundreds of small sections of photographs, coming together to form one final composition.
JAMES POCHE '14
James graduated from Isidore Newman High School. He is a freshman at Tulane University and a member of the football team. During James' senior year, Newman's head football coach, Nelson Steward, said, "Senior running back James Poche led small schools in New Orleans with 22 touchdowns rushing and 1,311 yards while fumbling just once on 211 carries. This incredible senior season led to a preferred walk-on slot with Tulane where he will join former Greenie QB Miles Lapeyre playing locally for the Green Wave."
K. BARKLEY RAFFERTY '00
Barkley is co-founder and principal of Royal Merchant Trading Co., which she launched to help home cooks gain access to fresh spices and seasonings. Products can be purchased in the store, online or via a subscription box. An avid home cook, Barkley was inspired to search for and learn about the flavors and ingredients that would make her food stand out, which further inspired her to launch the Royal Merchant Trading Co. Barkley attended Tulane University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and a master of business administration with dual concentrations in global management and entrepreneurship. Prior to founding Royal Merchant Trading Company, Barkley worked as a teacher at St. George's and worked in fundraising for local cultural institutions. She recently married David Tidmore.
TAYLOR GHERE '07
Taylor graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and joined her father Bryan Ghere as a veterinarian at his Prytania Veterinary Hospital.