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Our Historians

Nic Clark

Nic, founder of Blue, Gray, & Bayous, graduated with a degree in History from Centenary College of Louisiana. As an expert on Civil War history, he has been featured in many documentaries, movies, and television programs on the Civil War. Previously, Nic has worked as an Interpretive Park Ranger at Pea Ridge National Military Park, as well as for the State of Louisiana at the Mansfield State Historic Site.

Nic has over a decade of experience as a tour guide for corporations, state, and federal governments and worked as Assistant Director for two historical museums. Nic’s passion for Civil War history is always described as “infectious” and he has the ability to make history come alive.

David Martin

A native of Baton Rouge, David was raised on the very battlefield of the Battle of Baton Rouge. A graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, David worked over 30 years in the Human Services field. His final post was implementing federal developmental disabilities law in Louisiana with the Dept. of Health and Hospitals. David is a member the 10th Brigade Louisiana Militia reenactment group; the Baton Rouge Civil War Roundtable; Friends of Port Hudson; H.W. Allen Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans; East Gate Lodge 452, F&AM and is a long-time volunteer at the Port Hudson State Historic Site.

Keegan Waldrop

A Native of Pearl River, and the Honey Island Swamp, raised on the Bayous and wetlands of Cajun Country, St. Tammany and Lafourche Parishes. He is a graduate of Post University with emphasis on Military Science and History, as well as a Retired Active Army Veteran with over 20 years of service and five combat deployments Worldwide. A longtime historian, public speaker, singer and stage actor. His charming personality, enthusiasm and knowledge will keep you on the edge of your seat and give you an immersive experience like no other. Keegan is a member of the 10th Brigade Louisiana Militia reenactment group. H.W. Allen Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans, Disabled American Veterans Association, Interpretive Ranger and Volunteer at the Port Hudson State Historic Park.

Dallas Shipp

Dallas Shipp is a history and literature teacher with a love for travel and books. He is a Louisiana native with a special love for his unusual home. He has given tours in American and Europe, and he became a New Orleans guide in the Fall of 2023.

Dallas loves the South, old buildings, cooking, reading Homer aloud, and taking his two daughters “on adventures.” He looks forward to meeting you and enlivening your visit to New Orleans!”