About

 

Creole West Productions brings Louisiana history alive as edutainment (educational and entertainment) for all audiences.

   WHO WE ARE . . .

Julie E. Lee is Founder and Director of Creole West Productions and a historian specializing in Louisiana and Pointe Coupée Parish history. As historian - impassioned by the experiences of her ancestors who were founding families of both Louisiana and Pointe Coupée - she conducts rigorous well documented research to retrace the footprints of  Louisiana's past and its place in the larger spectrum of history.  As Director of Creole West Productions, Julie develops, authors, and produces projects that integrate innovative technology into edutainment  - bringing history alive for all audiences.

After authoring and directing historical presentations, and publishing her documented historical narratives about this little-known piece of American history, immediately the need to bring Louisiana history alive to a broader audience became apparent. Integrating innovative multimedia technology into documented historical content was the comprehensive solution. The end result enables further understanding of the footprints of the past.

Julie is historian, author, developer and project director for all Creole West's projects. In addition, she consults for other innovative educational and entertainment ventures relative to Louisiana history. She designed and developed a model interactive local history website to benefit both middle-school aged Louisiana history students as well as users of varied disciplines. This website is currently undergoing its third edition of redevelopment.

In addition to focusing on the documented historical aspect of Creole West's edutainment products, Julie and her brilliant web team developed innovative programming to liberate the history online; a customized user-friendly wiki-like content managemement system Puma CMS. This CMS is the foundation for Creole West's websites.

A graduate of Ohio University at Athens with a B.B.A., Julie blends two decades of invaluable business expertise, her lifelong passion of education and history, and expertise as an independent historian to make this vision a reality. Her membership in a cross-section of historical, cultural, academic and educational organizations offers an extraordinary network and resource for the various projects of Creole West Productions.

Active professional memberships include: 

  • American Historical Association
  • American Association for State and Local History
  • Oral History Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Society of Southwest Archivists 

Julie also maintains memberships in various academic, cultural, and historical associations for Pointe Coupée, Louisiana and the Gulf South.

 

Creole West Productions' vision becomes a reality through a very dynamic and talented team specializing in web programming and development, graphic art, French and Spanish translations, manuscript development and copy editing.