Born and raised in Minden, LA, in 2008 she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University of Shreveport. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree, she immediately began working as a staff accountant with RBM, LLP Certified Public Accountants in Shreveport, LA. During her tenure she was promoted to Senior Tax Accountant where she spent 5 years exemplifying leadership and gaining expert knowledge in the accounting field. In 2017, she decided to launch her own accounting business, B & D Tax and Accounting Services LLC. Community service is her passion and she aspires to dedicate her adult years to investing time in educating the community in financial literacy and economics. Aside from her community involvement with the Zoning Board of Appeals, Ms. Dunn also serves on the Board of Directors for The Caddo Council on Aging, The Shreveport African American Chamber of Commerce, The Iota Rho Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, The North Louisiana United Way, and was recently appointed to the Democratic Parish Executive Committee for District 10.
Robert Baucum was appointed to the ZBA in December 2018. He is a life-long resident of Shreveport, who has provided his expertise in cooking to the citizens. Mr. Baucum graduated from Dubrulle International Hotel and Culinary Institute of Canada with a Culinary Art Degree and Applied Culinary Supervision Degree in 2000. Since then, Mr. Baucum has worked as a sous chef, chef entremetier, pantry chef and head chef at various restaurants located throughout the Shreveport-Bossier City area. Since 2011, he has been the chef and owner of Marilynn’s Place. As a local business owner, Mr. Baucum has acquired a well-rounded viewpoint on zoning and regulations.
Shreveport native Durwood Hendricks, Jr. was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals by Mayor Ollie Tyler in 2017. Mr. Hendricks served on the Caddo Parish School Board for 2018. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NWLA Sickle Cell Disease Association and is President of the Southern Hills Neighborhood Association. He studied Business at Northwestern State University and Aviation Maintenance Technology at The Community College of the Air Force. He is presently employed by the Transportation Security Administration of the Department of Homeland Security and a Reserve Airman in the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base. Mr. Hendricks is also a Desert Storm Veteran.
Alan Berry was appointed to the ZBA by the Parish Commission in 2008 and has served as Chairman since March 11, 2009. He is a native of Shreveport and a graduate of both C.E. Byrd High School and Centenary College, where he earned a B.A. degree in Technical Theatre. Alan is an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the U.S. Army. His career in theatrical production for Broadway shows and tours has taken him around the world. Since 2006, Alan has been the Technical Director at Centenary College's Marjorie Lyons Playhouse.
Fred Moss, IV
Fred Moss, IV was appointed to the ZBA by the Parish Commission in 2018. He is a lifelong resident of the Shreveport-Bossier area and a graduate of both Captain Shreve High School and Southern University AM College, where he earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a Masters in Communications. Fred is the Executive Director of Rho Omega & Friends, Inc. which is responsible for putting on the Let The Good Times Roll Festival. He’s been employed at Southern University Shreveport for over 20 years as Assistant Professor of Journalism and he’s also the Branding Manager for KTAL Channel 6 News Station.
Marshall Ferrell was appointed to the ZBA by Mayor Ollie Tyler in 2017. He is a native of Shreveport and a graduate of Loyola College Prep, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Mr. Ferrell is President of Construction Safety Products, Inc.
Cynthia Pearson was appointed to the ZBA by Mayor Ollie Tyler in 2017. Mrs. Pearson is a life-long resident of Shreveport, who not only graduated from the Caddo Parish school system, but also earned her barber/stylist license from Northwest Louisiana Technical College, Shreveport campus. Mrs. Pearson worked for General Motors in West Shreveport for 31 years. She retired from General Motors after a long and successful career. Mrs. Pearson has been a long time active member of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church- Reverend Brian Wilson, pastor.