Founder and Principal Consultant
Nicole Webre is a New Orleans native and received her Undergraduate Degree from Tulane University and her Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola University College of Law. Since 2003, Nicole has created legislation and led projects for redevelopment and new construction. She has spent 16 years in city government and the legal field helping residents, business owners, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and real estate developers navigate local and state government. She tackles every project or problem with the utmost attention and energy.
Nicole Webre is an investor of the River District and partner of the River District Neighborhood Investors (RDNI). Nicole and her fellow partners were selected to develop 40 acres of vacant land adjacent to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the historic core of New Orleans adjacent to the Mississippi River and Tchoupitoulas just outside the Warehouse District and Lower Garden District… READ MORE
Kelly Duggan is a Baton Rouge native, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Louisiana State University. After working as an art historian for a few years, she felt compelled to contribute to post-Katrina planning efforts in New Orleans, and obtained a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans. Kelly began her planning career as a Preservation Planner for the Vieux Carré Commission and later served as a Senior Planner for the New Orleans City Planning Commission.
Kelly has also provided technical planning support, created design guidelines and developed comprehensive plans for municipalities on a freelance basis as a planning consultant. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director of Urban Trails Planning at BREC. She is certified as a planner through the American Planning Association and holds a certificate in Historic Preservation from UNO.
Lily received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has over 15 years of experience in historic preservation and code enforcement having worked with the City of New Orleans in multiple capacities since 2007. In her most recent position as Enforcement Coordinator in the Department of Safety and Permits, she created and led the current City of New Orleans compliance & adjudication procedure focusing on the enforcement of city code and the City Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO). She also managed enforcement for the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC), the Vieux Carré Commission (VCC).
Lily has lived in the Bywater neighborhood for over 30 years. In her spare time, she enjoys being creative and spending time with her daughter.
Lisa Picone Love holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. She has over 20 years of experience working with clients in a variety of industries. As Associate Consultant, Lisa specializes in licensing and permitting, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certifications, and outreach for tax credit clients. Her career experience includes marketing, media sales, and non-profit management. Lisa holds a Master of Fine Arts in Performance from the University of New Orleans and has appeared in many local theatrical productions. She is a native New Orleanian and a member of the Krewe of Iris.
Wesley Gillen earned her Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans, with a Concentration in Housing and Community Development. She focused her studies on Climate Adaptation Strategies involving Floodplain Buyout, Community Rating System, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Programs. Following graduate school, she has worked as a city planner in both public and private sectors. Areas of specialization and interests include zoning and land development standards, economic development, floodplain management, green infrastructure, and building resilient and sustainable communities.
Allison Curran is a Baton Rouge native, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Music Studies from the University of New Orleans. She has worked in a variety of fields but most notably operates her own small business, Private Pet Pal. She started Private Pet Pal 3 years ago and has served the pet owners of the Irish Channel, Uptown, and Mid-City area with her detail-oriented and personalized services ever since. Her passion for planning and organization led her to become our Administrative Assistant where her love for all things creative can be channeled into the Webre Consulting office. She has lived in New Orleans for 7 years and loves great food, live music, conventions, costumes, and singing. She is in two bands that perform all over Louisiana and bordering states and has sung with the original singer of the Pokémon theme, Jason Paige, at Fan Expo New Orleans 2023. Plan to see her out and about in the city being imaginative and, in the office, working to keep us as organized and as high-functioning as possible.
Faith Simmons originally hails from southern Illinois but got to New Orleans as fast as she could. She studied Psychology and Women & Gender Studies at Tulane University. Before joining Webre Consulting as Business Manager, Faith led the reference desk team at the University of New Orleans’ Earl K. Long Library and worked as Head Cakebrarian for Debbie Does Doberge, where she learned first-hand about the hustle and heart that goes into the small businesses that help make New Orleans the magical place that it is. When Faith’s not on the clock, you might find her relishing in a great meal, obsessing over her niece and nephews, or sweating it out on the dance floor.