Andi Oustalet, of Gulfport, Mississippi is the owner of The Guided Endeavor, an event consultation company providing timelines and detail for any size event. She has lived in Gulfport for 25 years and previously has resided in Seattle, Washington and Destin, Florida. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Homewood High School and The University of Alabama-Birmingham majoring in marketing and minoring in English. She worked in the sports information offices with Coach Gene Bartow and in 1982/83 assisted in the production of Sunbelt Conference Basketball tournament.
She is married to AJM ‘Butch Oustalet’ III and is most proud of her 3 children: Kimberley Rushton Wilson, Kate Rushton and Cameron Rushton. She is well known for hosting many events including political fundraisers and festive parties.
Current Community involvement includes:
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center – numerous projects and fundraisers since initial opening ** Bam on the Beach with Emeril Lagasse – Gulfport MS ** American Heart Association – Heart Walk – 2017-18 ** The Red Cross of South Mississippi – Dancing with the Stars – 2015 ** Christmas at Beauvoir – organized a 3 year plan to light the property for 8 weeks during the holiday season with activities and entertainment for each weekend – 2012-14 ** United States Tennis Association Board Member, White Plains, NY – 2015-18 ** Emeril Lagasse Foundation – Advisory Board Member – current ** Mardi Gras Museum – Biloxi, Board President – current ** Habitat for Humanity, building team member – 2017 ** Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art – Board Member and organizer of The Witches Brunch, annual fundraiser for the museum – current ** Gulf Coast Carnival Association – Board Member, facilitating the organization for one King, two maids and two queens for Mardi Gras – current ** Chi Chi Miguel Fundraiser in Destin, Florida – lead the winning team for the BBQ competition, The Killer Bees – 2018 ** Twelfth Night Celebration on the Mississippi Gulf Coast – creator and director of the event – 2012- present ** Bayou View Garden Club – Associate Member ** Louisiana State University Board of Managers for the Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center, Baton Rouge – current