Role Model

Simone Crouere

Demo Diva

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

This bio was adapted from an article in St. Charles Magazine (view original article here)

When Hurricane Katrina left Simone Bruni Crouere picking up the pieces of her home, life, and career in hospitality, her resilience and grit led her into a business of literally picking up pieces as a demolition expert. Founder and Owner of Demo Diva Demolition, Simone built a million dollar business that serves as an inspiration to young women in the community just as they inspire her.

“God, women, children, nature and animals inspire me. The inner beauty of young girls, resilience of women, and the glory of a tree ignite my joy to be alive and make the world a better place,” says Simone.

These inspirations have led to her involvement with Girls on the Run, which fosters strength in girls’ minds, bodies, and spirits. Simone also serves on the boards of Ursuline Academy, Northshore Business council, Salvation Army, Louisiana Women in Government, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, and the advisory board of LA SPCA.

She was the Co-Chair of the 2018 American Heart Association’s Go Red Luncheon, and was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Dress for Success Luncheon. Apart from her community work, Simone is passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating baby squirrels.

Crouere bodyshot


Photo credit: Gigsy Photography