MEET OUR TEAM

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JIM BROUSSARD

CO - CEO

Joined Broussard's In 1978

Jim graduated from Forest Park High School in 1977 and earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service from Commonwealth Institute-Houston in 1979. Jim is a past president of Southeast Texas Funeral Director’s Association and past board member of Texas Funeral Director’s Association. He was a member of the founding DMORT team (Texas Disaster Response Group), past president of Boys Haven of America, past board member of the Rotary Club of Beaumont, past chairman of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, past president of Beaumont Main Street, and past president of the Tyrrell Historical Library Association.

He is a current member of the Independent Cattleman’s Association and the Rotary Club of Beaumont. He serves on the board of the West Jefferson County Municipal Water District and Beaumont Main Street. Jim has a passion for local and area history and is carrying on the ranching traditions started by his great-great-grandfather, Sevenne Broussard. He represents the fourth generation to operate Broussard’s and serves as Vice President on the board of directors.

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TOM BROUSSARD

CO - CEO

Joined Broussard's in 1980

 

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BLUE BROUSSARD

MANAGING FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's In 2005

Blue graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Sam Houston State University. He went on to graduate from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service-Houston in 2006. Blue currently serves on the board for Some Other Place and Southeast Texas Funeral Director’s Association. In his spare time, Blue enjoys cooking for family and friends.

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JAYME BROUSSARD TOEPPICH

GENERAL MANAGER

Joined Broussard's In 2008

Jayme graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Development from Texas A&M University. In 2012, she became certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and in 2016 she completed a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Rice University. In her spare time, Jayme enjoys traveling and interior design.

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LUCAS BORDAGES

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's in 2014
Lucas graduated from Monsignor Kelly High School in 2009 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Lamar University in 2013. Lucas served as crematory technician prior to earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Funeral Service from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 2017.
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STEVE COOPER

MANAGING FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's In 2003

Steve was born in Nederland and is a longtime resident of Silsbee. He graduated from Silsbee High School. Steve worked at Brookshire Brothers for twenty-two years before attending Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston. Steve has served in several capacities in the following organizations: Hardin County Rotary Club, Silsbee Kiwanis Club, Silsbee Chamber of Commerce, YMBL, and he was a charter member of The Kountze Lions Club. Steve has served as managing funeral director at our Silsbee location since it’s opening in October 2004.

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ROGER HENSLEY

MANAGING FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's in 1997

A native of Duncan, Oklahoma, Roger was raised in Wichita Falls, Texas where his education included elementary school through his completion of college at Midwestern University with a degree in Mass Communications and minors in Speech and Physical Education.   While attending college, Roger began his working career in Television Broadcasting as a weekend news photographer and reporter.  As the years went by, he was promoted to Production Manager, and later to Promotions Manager at KFDX-TV3, the NBC affiliate in Wichita Falls.

Roger left the broadcasting industry for a brief period to serve as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. After his military service, Roger returned to north Texas where he was offered a position with station KAUZ-TV6 in Wichita Falls as Operations Manager.  Eventually, Roger was transferred to Southeast Texas to serve as Station Manager of KBMT-TV12 from 1982 until 1986.  While at channel 12, Roger met his wife of 30 years, Patricia.  For the next few years, Roger and Patricia were entrepreneurs owning and operating their own small business in Lubbock.  After selling their business, the Hensley family returned to Southeast Texas.  Roger is a licensed funeral director, is an avid volunteer in the community and serves on the Executive Board of the Nederland Chamber of Commerce serving as Vice Chairman in 2017 and  Chairman in 2018. He is also a member of the Mid-County Noon Optimist Club. Roger has been an integral part of Broussard’s for the past twenty years.

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BARRY LACKEY

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's in 1996

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NICK LYDAY

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's in 2016

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JAMES RAWLINGS CFSP

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's in 2016

James “JR” Rawlings, a New England native , has had the privilege of being affiliated with the some of the industry’s premier firms, from the Baltimore/Washington, DC Metropolitan corridor,  to Houston and San Antonio, before joining Broussard’s.  

James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology from Towson University in Maryland, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Mortuary Science from Briarwood College in Connecticut.  James has done extensive volunteering and community service in inner city emergency rooms, which subsequently, led to a stint at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgical ICU Clinical Technician Intern Program. In these roles, he learned the importance of caring and helping those in need. James is a member of the Academy of Funeral Service Practice and a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church in New Haven. In his spare time, he enjoys maintaining personal fitness, traveling and reading.  James is honored to serve the families of Southeast Texas and to be apart of this community.

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BRADLEY RICHARDS

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard’s in 2014

Bradley graduated from Port Neches- Groves High School in 2009, and Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 2015 with an Associates in Applied Science. He married his wife, Tia, in 2011 and together they have two sons, Bennett and Finley.
 
Bradley is a member of Pine Lodge #642 in Kountze, Nederland Masonic Lodge #1368 A.F. & A.M. and also a member of Cashan Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. in Beaumont. He is a member of the Mid-County Evening Optimist Club and the Wesley United Methodist Men in Nederland, as well as the National Funeral Service Honor Society.
 
Bradley and his family moved to Kountze in March of 2016 when he became the primary funeral director at the Kountze location.

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BURTON WILSON

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's In 2004

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JENNIFER DEARBONNE

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's in 2004

Jennifer graduated from Hardin-Jefferson High School in 1988. In October of 1988, she joined Broussard's and worked until 1995. She is proud to have trained under James, Sr. and Alex Broussard. In 2004, Jennifer returned to Broussard’s and has worked at our Major Drive location since 2006. In 2015, she was appointed Administrative Director overseeing administrative processes at all six locations, while continuing to serve families in Beaumont.

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HELEN AINSWORTH

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Joined Broussard's in 2007

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BROOKE ARMSTRONG

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Joined Broussard's in 2018

Brooke graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School in 2018. She joined Broussard’s as a full-time administrative assistant at their Winnie location shortly after she graduated. In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
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CHELSEY AYERS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Joined Broussard's in 2010

Chelsey graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University. She joined Broussard’s in 2010, as a part-time receptionist. In 2011, she joined us as a full-time Administrative Assistant at our Major Drive location. In her spare time, Chelsey enjoys running and traveling.

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TRISHA CONNER

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Joined Broussard's in 2018

Trisha grew up in Winnie and graduated from Wells High School in 2006. She has fourteen years of administrative experience and now works full-time at the Broussard's Nederland location. For the past eight years, she has dedicated her time as a volunteer for Domestic Violence Advocacy and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She is the former co-chair of the Out of the Darkness Walks in Beaumont.  She enjoys spending time with her family, being involved in the community, and teaching people to love life.
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MAKAILA MOORE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Joined Broussard's in 2017

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TAYLOR ROGERS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Joined Broussard’s in 2007

Taylor joined Broussard’s in 2007, as a part-time administrative assistant at our Kountze location. He graduated from Silsbee ISD in 2009, and earned Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at Lamar University in 2013. In 2013, Taylor joined us as a full-time Administrative Assistant and now works primarily at our Nederland location.

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JONATHAN SALAZAR

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Joined Broussard's in 2017

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KACY WILLIAMS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Joined Broussard’s in 2014

Kacy graduated from Sabine Pass ISD in 2005 and earned an Associate of Arts degree in Science from Lamar State College-Port Arthur. She currently resides in Port Acres with her daughter Lainey Mae and their dog, Tippy.

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MONICA FESCO

CLAIMS COORDINATOR

Joined Broussard's in 2006

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KACIE GASPARD QUEBODEAUX

ACCOUNTING DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard's in 2018

Kacie graduated from Hardin-Jefferson High School then went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from Lamar University. In 2017, She earned an MBA from Sam Houston State University. Kacie recently moved back to her hometown of Sour Lake, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and fur-children.

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EMILY WARREN

ACCOUNTING CLERK

Joined Broussard's in 2018

Emily graduated from Buna High School in 2011.  Emily joined Broussard’s with five years of accounting experience.  She resides in Lumberton with her husband and fur-babies. 
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JONATHAN MAY

SENIOR CREATIVE DESIGNER

Joined Broussard’s in 2016

Jonathan graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 2009 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcasting in 2013. While attending Lamar, Jonathan worked for the Lamar Athletics Video department now known as the Big Red Sports Network. He still works for BRSN as a replay technician for football and basketball games. He is a member of Family Worship Center of Beaumont where he serves as the student pastor.

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SAM ARTHUR

CREATIVE DESIGNER

Joined Broussard's in 2014

After graduating from Hardin-Jefferson High School in 2013, Sam attended Lamar University. She joined Broussard’s as a Funeral Associate in 2014 and continued serving our Hardin County families as an Administrative Assistant until April of 2017, when she moved into her current role in the design department. Sam loves all things Texas, especially Texas country music.
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MELANIE LANUZA

CREATIVE DESIGNER

Joined Broussard's in 2018

Melanie graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School in 2002 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication in 2006 from Lamar University. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Lamar in 2008. With over ten years of graphic design experience, she has provided creative solutions for numerous clients with a wide variety of needs in the forms of print and digital media. Melanie is also a skilled hand lettering artist and calligrapher. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys music, the arts, and spending time with loved ones.
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COURTNEY MCGEE

HR DIRECTOR

Joined Broussard’s in 2015

Courtney graduated from Lumberton High School then went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from The University of Texas at Tyler. She currently resides in Orange, Texas with her husband and Schnauzer Pup.

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KAITLYN BORLAND

SALES EVENT COORIDINATOR

Joined Broussard's in 2017

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SUNNI HARRISON

RECEPTIONIST

Joined Broussard's in 2018

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DON BERNARD

PORTER

Joined Broussard's in 2006

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JERRY WAYNE DUPREE

PORTER

Joined Broussard's in 1999

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KRSTI MEJIA

CUSTODIAN

Joined Broussard's in 2016

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ZORIDA PUENTE

CUSTODIAN

Joined Broussard's in 2014