All About You: Claire Corbett


Claire with Saints player Thomas Morstead.

Claire with Saints player Thomas Morstead.

Claire Corbett is the Chief Administrative Officer of Lanyap Creative. She went to Loyola and moved back home to New Orleans in January, after a 4-year hiatus in Washington, DC. Claire says she enjoys bookbinding and drinking bourbon (not together) in her free time. Follow Claire on Twitter and find out more about Lanyap here.

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

Well, I just recently became part of the Lanyap Creative team in early April as their CAO. Fine-tuning our day-to-day operations is my main goal right now! Also, #NOLASpacePort.

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

“A Woman’s Perspective: The Hilarity of Working with Male Nerds” — I think the name says it all.

If you recently moved here, what brought you here?

New Orleans is decidedly my home — I actually had never planned to move after graduating from Loyola University, but my husband’s career took a turn to DC for 4 years. Almost all of my in-laws live down here, as well, and having family around is (almost) always a plus. ;]

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

Is there an award for World’s Best Boggle Player? If so, I’d win that award.

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

My husband.

IYO, which institution is most due for disruption?


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

Old Fashioned.

Tell us about your biggest failure.

At my last job, very little made me happy to be there, especially working 80+ hour weeks. I consider that a personal failure, brought on by business. If I am going to work to the point that there’s very little time for happiness outside of my job, and the job itself is draining… then my career choice needs to change. Life is too short. If you have the luxury, spend time doing what makes you happy!

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

This is a tough one! If it includes any of the following, I’m good to go: food, bourbon, a good book, bicycling, snow cones, music… my list includes everything you can do in this fine city.

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

We have a tie: The crawfish bread from Jazz Fest, or sushi.

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

The one where I could see David Bowie as Aladdin Sane… 1973?

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

I am very excited to follow and support Alexander McConduit, a local children’s book author and social strategist, in his quest to create his first #NOLATech start-up. Alex wants to create a platform that is specific to New Orleans (or New Orleans-themed) projects. We are a “shop local, support local” town, and it would absolutely make my heart soar if I could browse through only NOLA-centric submissions to support with either my dollars or my social capital.

The standard superpower dichotomy:

Be able to eat lots of food without any health issues as a result.