2017 - 2018

Shane Walker


Shane is an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.  He is married to Rachel Pell Walker and they have three children Victoria, Olivia and Shane Patrick.  Shane also has daughter, Morgan Walker Dedeaux and one grandchild, Avery.

Shane is an active member of the Carnival Association of Long Beach, The Knights of Columbus, the Irish American Society, and the Long Beach School Board as secretary.  

Shane organized the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival five years ago, and it has been growing every year.  Due to the growth of the parade and festival, he formed The Irish American Society of Long Beach, a non-profit organization, that helps to raise awareness and money for the community of Long Beach.

Shane currently works with St. Joseph Hospice as a patient care representative and with Memorial Hospital at Gulfport as an Emergency Room Technician.

Linda Nguyen Frost


Linda Nguyen Frost is an active member of the community and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. She is 41 years old. She married Mike Frost in October of 1998, and they have two teenagers, 17-year-old Vincent and 14-year-old Mia. Linda loves spending time with family and friends.

Linda moved to Mississippi in 1981. After graduating from Pass Christian High School in 1994, she attended American Beauty College from February to April of 1995 and became a licensed manicurist in May of that year. She formed a partnership with Jennifer Nguyen and opened J & L Salon in June, 2000. They operated their business until Hurricane Katrina destroyed it in 2005. She worked in various local salons until opening Michael Vincent Salon in 2009, where she currently works.

Linda is a wife, mother, businesswoman, daughter, and friend who never stops. She is friendly, outgoing, and hardworking. Also, she loves glitter. She believes that “Everyone Deserves to Sparkle!”