Lawrence Henry Gobble holds a BA in theatre from New Mexico State University. He has a long history as a special events director, event host, and VIP coordinator, working with such celebrities as Richard Chamberlain, Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, Dame Julie Andrew, President George Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush, President and First Lady Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Tutu, among others. He has been events director at Tulane University, Benedictine University, and LSU. He has volunteered with the Festival for several years as event consultant and VIP coordinator. He also has a vast history in development and continues to volunteer with several organizations in fundraising and special events, including Love is Louder, True Colors Residence for homeless LBGT youth, and Project Lazarus. Lawrence is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Nola Healer.