Team Echo is excited to introduce a few of the folks who are helping us launch!  First up, a round of interns from Loyola University New Orleans-

Braden Young

braden-headshotWhat was the last song you listened to?

Short Truth by Yumi Zouma

Guilty Pleasure?

Raspberry Sherbet

Favorite place to eat in NOLA?

Anywhere that has a deal on oysters that day.


Chantilly Benitez

imageWhat is your proudest accomplishment?

Having been able to balance a full time work schedule, taking 21 credits of mostly core classes (longish story), commuter life (aka family life-which includes 5 dogs to walk), and fundraising chair at my business fraternity. I had zero free time and hardly any sleep, but being able to manage it all was a good feeling.

What is your heartbreak song?

“Careless Whisper” by George Michael …kidding!! But it did just come on my Pandora ironically. Don’t have a particular one but I like “Tell It Like It Is” by Aaron Neville

Guilty Pleasure

I love quotes. I have a bunch of plaques on the wall with quotes or song lyrics I love. Also, coffee. I owe most of the energy I have to strong coffee.


Jeffrey Fisher

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My first concert was Avenged Sevenfold’s headlining tour in ’07. I was 11 years old and in 6th grade, and with enough convincing, my dad was kind enough to take me to the House of Blues in New Orleans. Their self-titled album is one we still bond over to this day.

Heartbreak Song?

Thrice – Hurricane


When I’m not at work or school, you can find me either playing guitar in my instrumental band The Arbitrary or at a record store looking to expand my ever-growing vinyl collection.


But Wait, There’s More

img_3096We’re also incredibly grateful to Jillian Firnhaber from our partner, LOOKFAR Idea Accelerator, for serving as Marketing Coordinator while we are in Beta. We are remarkably lucky to have such a “marketing ninja”, “data guru”, or “story sensei” or whatever cheesy term people are putting on their LinkedIn bios these days.