Barely 25 years old, Jordan Courtois is the youngest member of the Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market crew. Her extensive experience in videography and editing earned her the title of part-time editor of the market’s growingly popular podcast Hold the Gravy.
A native of New Iberia, Jordan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinematography and Film/Video Production from the University of New Orleans. (But not before setting a couple of pole vault records there.)
Since graduating to the real world, she’s opened Courtois Production in New Iberia, shooting memorable videos for families and businesses. “I really like giving people a memory that they can physically have, along with all the intimate details to watch over again,” she says, talking specifically about her work filming engagement parties, weddings, and other special occasions. “I like creating things that will make people smile – or tear up. When I’m producing videos, I’m smiling the whole time.”
Among her commercial work, you may have seen the documentary “Water in Religion,” which is part of a “Water/Way” exhibit at Bayou Teche Museum. The market has also been fortunate to have had three videos shot by Jordan. In fact, she says it was after shooting her first market video in 2020 that she wanted to become more involved with the group.
“It’s a fun environment where I can learn networking and business skills without being intimated,” she says. “It’s introduced me to a lot of new things. Audio and video editing are different, and I’m surprised at how much my work with the podcast has bettered my audio editing skills. Also, this is one of the first times I’ve worked where I’m not the oldest in the group, and I‘m learning how to work as a teammate instead of a leader.”
Coming from a family actively involved in the New Iberia community, Jordan is clearly making her own contributions, most notably graduating from Leadership Iberia last December. The accomplishment was a natural lead into her now involvement with Emerging Professionals, a group working on making their community an even better place.
When Jordan is not editing the podcast or working at the market, she is a recruitment coordinator at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in New Iberia where she searches for child advocates for the children of the 16th Judicial District.