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Kristian grew up on a rice/crawfish farm and cattle ranch in rural southwest Louisiana, which helped shape his love of the outdoors. A self-taught grill and smoker enthusiast, avid reader, kayaker and fisherman, Kristian also enjoys camping, road-tripping, live music and watching the LSU Tigers play football and baseball. He is the VP of communications and business development at Ryan Gootee General Contractors, a commercial construction company in New Orleans. He and his wife, Emery, have a chocolate Labrador retriever named Scout and enjoy spending time together in Pass Christian, Mississippi.