All About You: Katy Tackett

Meet pickle lover Katy Tackett. Katy has lived in Louisiana for a mere year and a half. She works as the community manager over at Launch Pad, keeping everyone in check. She is also the proud owner/operator of She recently celebrated an amazing four year anniversary of the site, congratulations!

She’s a Mississippi native who spent years in New York and landed back down south and already made a big splash here. If you don’t already know her, follow her on Twitter @thepicklefreak and see how she answered our All About You questions:

What is the most exciting thing you are working on right now?

Yesterday I celebrated the 4 year anniversary of my blog Being recently featured in Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine AND my local hometown newspapers and being featured in an upcoming pickle recipe book has made this year especially fun. I’m now focused on creating a website that will feature the blog, a retail shop and more!
As the Community Manager of Launch Pad it’s inspiring to be around people who are creative, ambitious, passionate and productive. I’ve been paying attention and hopefully a little bit of all that magic has rubbed off on me!

If you wrote a regular column for Silicon Bayou News what would it be about and what would you name it?

Pickle Crunch-it would be a lot like Tech Crunch but you know, weirder.

If you recently moved here, what brought you here?

I went from growing up in small town Mississippi to 7 years living in Brooklyn. New Orleans seemed like the perfect in between place once I was ready for a change but it’s turned out to be so much more. I’ve never been happier and it’s largely due to the city and the people here. And the fact that I now have a costume closet.

If you could win any award in the world, which would you be most proud to possess?

I’d just like to host Saturday Night Live.

If you were stuck on an elevator for two hours, what one person (dead or alive) would you choose to be stuck with?

David Letterman.

IYO, which institution is most due for disruption?

Marriage/Family life.

If you had to pick a drink to describe yourself (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) what would it be?

Cold beer in a can.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Sundays in New Orleans mean one thing-watching the Saints! In the offseason I like to sleep in, listen to WWOZ, eat pickles (pickle juice is great for hangovers FYI) and clean my house…with a lot of napping and TV mixed in.

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?

I’d want to be hanging out in Andy Warhol’s Factory in the early 70’s.

What are you most excited about happening on the Silicon Bayou that you aren’t directly involved in?

I love the Lia Molly Kickstarter project to bring knitting production to New Orleans and of course I’m closely watching and cheering for the success of all the Launch Pad Ignition companies that launched last week at Launch Fest!

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