Anthony is the owner of Smokecignals LLC, an electronic cigarette company started online in 2010 and opening its first brick and mortar store in 2012.
A New Orleans native, Anthony grew up just outside the city and attended LW Higgins High School. He then went on to complete an EMT course offered by Louisiana Tech, though he remained in the restaurant industry after completion of the course and began a career in management. He has over 16 years experience in hospitality, management, and sales.
In 2010, at the behest of his wife, Anthony decided to give electronic cigarettes a chance and was able to successfully quit smoking after 18 years and a two-pack-a-day habit.
Later in 2010 he began making e-liquid for himself as he was unhappy with the options available at the time. Then Anthony started making this juice for his friends that he had convinced to try an electronic cigarette. The idea for Smokecignals was born.
After a leap of faith, Anthony quit his management job at a popular French Quarter restaurant and dedicated all of his time to Smokecignals. The company has since grown to four locations, a thriving wholesale division, and employs 42 Louisianians.
Though his background with food and mixology played a part in the development of well over 50 flavors on Smokecignals' menu, Anthony has called upon all of his employees for their creativity in adding to the list. The company now boasts a menu of over 250 flavors.
Anthony is married with three sons. His spare time is spent fishing, watching or playing football, and having dinner with his family.
You can contact Anthony by email [email protected]
or by calling 504-267-0443.