Jordan is a 2004 graduate of Parkview Baptist along with his wife Jenna Champlin Burnham. He graduated from LSU in 2008 with a bachelor in biology and minor in chemistry. After college, he completed medical school at LSU followed by internship, residency and fellowship training at UMMC in Jackson, MS. He is a board certified ophthalmologist and specializes in retina surgery and returned home to Baton Rouge in 2018. In 2020, with support from his family and co-workers, he opened Louisiana Retina which has locations in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs as well as satellite locations in Hammond and Amite. Vision loss is a profound emotional, physical, and spiritual experience and the practice is built on the foundation of Matthew 6:22 that “the eye is the lamp of the body.”
Jordan knows that his life is held entirely together by his father in Heaven who loves him despite all his flaws. He is regularly encouraged and sharpened by his relationships at his church Living Hope Fellowship and weekly Band of Brothers Bible study. His wife and children are evidence of God’s grace and beauty in his life and he prays that his role in their lives will help them love God more than the things of this world.
Academics – Kenny Watts, 1994
Kenny Watts is a proud member of the Parkview Baptist class of 1994. While at PBS, Kenny lettered in basketball and track (receiving the Eagle Award in 1993) and was a decorated member of the PBS band as a percussionist (repeat member of the All-Parish Honor Band), in addition to several other clubs and extracurriculars. Upon graduating from PBS, Kenny was accepted into the Louisiana Scholars College at Northwestern State University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from NSU in 1999.
Upon graduating from NSU, Kenny embarked on a successful 20+ year career in information technology. He is a 15-year veteran of the credit union industry and currently works for Jack Henry, a large financial technology company serving credit unions and community banks nationwide. At Jack Henry, Kenny leads a software development team providing custom technology services for credit union clients.
Kenny is a firm believer in the benefits of lifelong learning and maintaining a growth mindset. In addition to staying current in his field, Kenny pursued graduate studies in theology that have served him well in numerous ministry opportunities over the years. He received a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary in 2008 and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2013. Kenny went on to minister in the Dallas area as Director of Biblical Counseling for Bent Tree Bible Fellowship and as a counselor with Operation 220 Ministries. Soon after moving back to Baton Rouge in the summer of 2022, Kenny enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Louisiana State University and will graduate in 2025.
Kenny and his wife Alesha (current PBS 6th grade Language Arts teacher) have been happily married for over 21 years. Alesha shares Kenny’s passion for lifelong learning and earned her Masters in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. Their daughter Avery is a sophomore at LSU, majoring in biology through the Ogden Honors College. Their son Andrew is a 9th grader at PBS and participates in cross country, track and field, band, and multiple clubs.
Kenny is extremely grateful for the strong educational and spiritual foundation he received at PBS, which has served him very well over the years. He would like to thank all the teachers, coaches, and administrators who helped make his tenure at PBS so valuable and enriching.
Arts – Shelley Regner, 2007
Shelley Regner is a Parkview Baptist Alumni from the Class of 2007 and was awarded the titles of the 2007 Homecoming Queen and 2007 Miss PBS by her classmates. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Performance from Louisiana State University, Class of 2011. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California where she has been using her artistic talents in the entertainment industry for the past decade. Shelley is most recognized for her on-screen role as Barden Bella, Ashley, from the Pitch Perfect franchise. She sang on the debut album and first national tour as the Mezzo of Disney DCappella and has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, American Idol, and New York’s 54 Below. She can currently be seen on Tubi in the new television sit-com, Underdeveloped, ranked one of the most anticipated sit-com television shows of 2023, and she will be making her debut this December at The Ahmanson Theatre, one of Los Angeles’ leading Broadway theatre houses, in A Christmas Story the Musical.
Shelley is an active member in the Los Angeles theater community and would like to take this opportunity to support her first theater home, Theatre Baton Rouge, which is in need of financial support to keep its doors open and continue bringing live theatre and experience to the next generation of performers. Theatre Baton Rouge hopes to raise $100,000 dollars by December 10th. Please visit light.theatrebr.org to offer a tax deductible donation.
Athletics– Erin Greenwich Boyette, 2006
Erin Boyette graduated from Parkview in 2006. She was an all-state selection in both volleyball and softball and helped the Eagles to two softball and one volleyball state championship title. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and held memberships and various leadership roles within the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. She ended her 13+ years at Parkview by being honored with the prestigious Eagle award from both sports she participated in and voted by her peers as Most School Spirit.
She went on to attend LSU, where she served two stints as the president of Alpha Tau Sigma, LSU’s athletic training organization, and was an athletic training student for the 2007 national champion football team and the men’s tennis team while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology. In addition, she worked as an athletic training student at University High School, while spending time as an assistant volleyball coach at Parkview, and assistant softball coach at Dutchtown High School.
A Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) certified official, Boyette also refereed volleyball matches and coached the Bayou Bandits 18-and-under club elite volleyball team. Boyette was repeatedly recognized for her hard work, dedication, and passion for the field of athletic training and was the recipient of an array of prestigious awards and scholarships, including the LSU Doc Broussard Athletic Training Student of the Year.
The honor student graduated in 2010, and she immediately began pursuit of a master’s of science degree in kinesiology with a concentration in pedagogy and psychological sciences at LSU. She remained on the LSU sports medicine staff as a graduate assistant certified athletic trainer for both the Tiger volleyball and 2011 SEC Champion football teams.
Boyette, who received her master’s degree in 2012 and also became a certified performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sport Medicine, is very passionate about constantly continuing her education as an athletic trainer and has since added additional certifications that include movement analysis and joint mobilization techniques, dry needling, and blood flow restriction therapies.
In July 2012, she joined the Texas A&M sports medicine staff in their inaugural SEC year. She served as the head athletic trainer for the Aggie volleyball team for seven years and also worked with the women’s golf and women’s tennis programs throughout her time there, adding a 2015 SEC Champion ring to her collection for both Women’s Golf and Volleyball.
Currently, Erin is in her fifth year in an administrative role within Baylor University athletics as the Director of Health and Wellness Operations. She oversees the business aspects of all healthcare of Baylor student-athletes, spanning across Athletic Medicine, Performance Nutrition, Athletic Mental Health Services, Athletic Performance, and Applied Performance, as well as several sport programs.
In June 2014, the former Erin Greenwich married fellow athletic trainer Dalis Boyette in St. Thomas. They have two children, Brody and Brynnley.
Achievement– Jay Taylor, 1997
Jay’s journey in the production industry began long before he graduated from PBS. At the young age of 13, he started running sound at church, followed by chapel sound at PBS during his high school years. After obtaining his degree from Louisiana State University in 2005, he continued his career in audio engineering at Healing Place Church, and later at other production companies where he helped produce events such as College Football Playoff, The NFL Draft, Lalapooza and Essence Festival.
In 2019, he ventured out to create his own production company, Katapult Events, which has successfully produced live events for up to 72,000 people worldwide and streaming events for up to 330,000 people including locations such as Los Angeles, Miami, Tulsa, San Diego, Orlando, and Dubai. His contributions, both professionally and through his generous donations to the PBS band’s halftime show, make him a deserving candidate for an achievement award. His journey from early involvement in sound at church to owning a successful production company exemplifies his passion and commitment to the field.
Isaiah 40:31 – John Hunter Miller, 2014
John Hunter Miller, a 2014 graduate of Parkview Baptist School was an outstanding student and an acclaimed swimmer. However, he is most fondly remembered by his PBS classmates, family and friends for his fun loving and outgoing personality and ability to be a great friend. John loved people and he was loved by all.
While at Parkview Baptist, John was a member of the band, Mu Alpha Theta, Beta, Latin Club, and the National Honor Society. He set swimming records for Parkview Baptist School in the 200 and 500 freestyle and repeatedly received all state honors as an athlete, and at Crawfish Aquatics he set the 1500 freestyle record. He then received a swimming scholarship to the University of Cincinnati in Ohio where he graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. John loved the outdoors and spent much of his time with friends and family hiking, rafting, swimming, and camping. There were yearly camping trips either here in the states or abroad that he loved.
He graduated with honors in both high school and college. He was a veracious reader and a great singer. He loved music of all kinds. On occasion John would surprise and delight others with his wonderful singing voice.
John and his adopted husky fur baby Murphy enjoyed countless hours at their favorite dog park. At John’s untimely passing, his family selected Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge to be the recipient of memorial donations and to bring awareness to shelter animals. If anyone would like to donate or have questions about adopting, please visit https://www.classy.org/give/418928/#!/donation/checkout.