Our Staff

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Gerrard Cook
Director of Marketing
With over 14 years of marketing experience, Gerrard Cook serves as Director of Marketing for Pearl River Resort. He has previously held several positions at the Resort, including Director of Advertising & Public Relations, Resort Gaming Agent, Advertising Media Specialist, and Resort Marketing Host. In his current role, Cook is responsible for overseeing all aspects of resort advertising efforts including promoting restaurants, lounges, entertainment and gaming. Cook also oversees the day-to-day operations of the Resort’s specialized printing company, Pearl River Graphics Printing, in the creation of small-scale and large-scale projects for businesses and individuals across central Mississippi.
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Rick Maisonneuve
Production Manager
Rick is a graduate of Edinburg High School in Edinburg, Mississippi. He has more than 35 years of experience in the print businesses working with some of the largest companies throughout the Southeast. Cool Fact: Rick’s stepfather worked on Air Force One for two U.S. Presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Jimmy Johnson, 2-time World Champion Football Coach
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Carrie Horn
Multimedia Manager
Carrie is a native of Decatur, Mississippi, where she and her husband along with their three furbabies love to waterski. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Mississippi State University and has over 12 years of experience in this industry; 11 of those years have been with the Pearl River Resort’s creative services team. Fun Fact: Carrie is a Trans-Am fanatic.
Ryan Griffin Advertising Manager
Ryan Griffin
Advertising Manager
Ryan is a native of Laurel, MS and a 2000 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he majored in public relations. He has worked for more than 17 years in public relations and advertising. Ryan is a former Public Relations Manager for Pearl River Resort, and most recently worked as General Manager for IMPACT papers in the Laurel and Hattiesburg area before rejoining the Resort as Advertising Manager in July. Ryan is an active member of the Laurel-Jones County community. He serves on the United Way of the Pine Belt Executive Committee as Board President, is a member and current President of the Kiwanis Club of Laurel, a Jones County Chamber of Commerce board member and a volunteer soccer coach for the Laurel/Jones County Soccer Club.
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Susie Wells
Customer Relations & Account Administrator
Susie is from Philadelphia, Mississippi, and has worked on the Choctaw Indian Reservation for a majority of her life and treasures the many friendships, wonderful people and memories over the past 30 years. She loves working in customer service and meeting new people as well as assisting many familiar faces throughout the day. Susie says her hidden talent is over-analyzing everything. Fun Fact: Almost moved to Mexico during the automotive business transition while employed with Chahta Enterprise. She also has one daughter who attends Ole Miss. Hotty Toddy!
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Shannon Pittman
Marketing Traffic Coordinator/Media Specialist
Shannon has been a Mississippian for more than 10 years now after moving here from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2006. Shannon is certified in the secretarial word processing program from the Myers-Briggs Training Institute in Wisconsin and now possesses over 11 years of experience. She has been working as a Media Specialist for the Pearl River Resort over 10 years in various departments. In her spare time, Shannon serves as a trustee at her church, where she was the first woman in the church’s history elected to that position. Fun Fact: Passionate about scrapbooking memories for herself and for others. It’s good to be a blessing to someone else.
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Michael BIllie
Assistant Multimedia Manager
Michael is a resident of the Pearl River community in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He has a wife and 3 children that he loves very much. He is a whiz at After Effects and earned a degree in Digital Media from Full Sail University in Florida. Michael also holds a Business Degree from William Carey University. For over 14 years, Michael has been producing exciting visual effects and media. Using the various tools in his arsenal (After-Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, C4D, Premiere, etc.), Michael creates visually compelling pieces of art and motion.
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Shondae Walker
Graphic Designer
From Philadelphia, Mississippi, Shondae has been working with the Pearl River Resort/Pearl River Graphics Printing for a little over five years as a graphic designer. She is a graduate from East Central Community College where she received her Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming as well as a graduate of Mississippi State University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Shondae began her career in the newspaper industry where she worked for eight years doing a variety of things but found a passion for graphic design after working with pagination and design. Family is everything to Shondae, and she loves spending time with her husband (Robert), daughter (Zoey), and their two dogs (Odie and Jax). No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop
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David Crosby
Graphic Designer/Photographer
David is from the town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, and he holds a degree in graphic design. David has well over 20 years of experience in graphic design. He is also a certified legal videographer and owns his own video production company, N-Focus Video Productions. David has a talent for producing commercials and corporate videos as well as directing live events. Fun Fact: David has played guitar in a rock band since the age of 19.
Shana Gibson
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
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Birdie Hampton
Secretary to Director of Marketing
Many who know Ms. Birdie can fully attest that she is the glue that holds the operation together. Having worked for the Pearl River Resort for over 20 years in various positions, she is knowledgeable on many aspects of the business.
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Jerry Crawford
Production/Installation Specialist
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Creighton Gannon
Production Specialist
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Travis Faith
Production Coordinator
Travis is from Union, Mississippi, and has been a member of our team for more than five years and more recently as our company’s production coordinator. In his spare time, Travis loves mountain biking and playing paintball.
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Cortez Moore
Production Specialist
Cortez is a resident of Meridian, Mississippi, and has been working in the print business for just over one year. He is a graduate of Meridian Community College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design.
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Latonya Bell
Media Specialist
Latonya has been living her entire life in Choctaw, Mississippi, in the Pearl River community. She has a Liberal Arts degree from East Central Community College and is currently working on her Business Administration degree from Belhaven University. Latonya has been working for the Pearl River Resort for the past 11 years, and more recently, 6 years within the Advertising Department. Live Life; Laugh Lots; Love Forever.
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Josh Peoples
Advertising/Media Content Coordinator
Joshua is from Carthage, Mississippi, and a graduate of Leake Academy, East Central Community College, and Mississippi State University, where he graduated in 2015 with a degree in communication and a concentration in public relations. Joshua has a passion for all things marketing, social media, and writing. He is also the organist at Carthage United Methodist Church and has been playing piano since the age of four. Joshua’s hobbies include hanging out with family and friends, cooking, supporting Mississippi State in every sport, and taking random road trips to historical sites. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. – Nietzsche/Kelly Clarkson
Tarsha Love Sales Representative
Tarsha Love
Sales Representative
Tarsha is from the beautiful town of Noxapater, Mississippi. She graduated from Neshoba Central High School and continued her education at Moore Career College in Meridian, Mississippi. Tarsha has over 15 years of working experience at Pearl River Resort and has easily transitioned into her new role as our new Sales Representative at Pearl River Graphics Printing. Fun fact: Tarsha is the oldest of three children, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her local riding club, Unstoppable Ridaz.