Social distancing? Get outdoors!

By: Paul Caronna, General Manager of Sequoia Outdoor Supply

At Sequoia, we’re taking it one DIY at a time! Since practicing social distancing leads to extra time at home, lots of people are tackling outdoor projects. While practicing social distancing, there are ways you can get outside to benefit your mental health:

• Tackle a DIY outdoor project your family has had on the back burner, like a fence, deck, pergola or pavilion.
• Working from home? Set up your office near a bright window.
• To break up the monotony of your day, go for a bike ride, run or walk.
• Take an online exercise class in the comfort of your own backyard.
• Fire up the grill and bring dinner outdoors.
• If you have fire pit, take a break from screen time and make some s’mores.
• Set up an outdoor movie night.
• Rent a kayak on Bayou St. John.
• If you’re able, walk or bike to the grocery store for essential needs.
• Start a garden or plant flowerbeds in your backyard.
• On your lunch break, take your pet for a walk around the block.
• Create a backyard slip and slide for the kids.
• Go on a family camping trip in the backyard.

Of course, we encourage everyone to stay safe when heading outdoors. When visiting public parks, avoid crowded paths. Those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should take recommended CDC precautions.

As a local small business, our top priority is joining together to support our customers, partners and community during this difficult time. We’re ready to help you complete your next outdoor project together — just give our team a call at (504) 837-3300 or email

Meet the Sequoia Outdoor Supply Team

By: Paul Caronna, General Manager of Sequoia Outdoor Supply

Get to know the Sequoia Outdoor Supply team! This week, we’re highlighting our Owner and General Manager Paul Caronna. Learn more about him below.


New Orleans, Louisiana


I am a graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School, and I have a degree in accounting from Louisiana State University. I’ve worked in public accounting and private finance as a controller and served as Chief Financial Officer for several companies. I also owned and ran a construction and remodeling business for eight years.

Favorite Quote:

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Favorite Part of Working at Sequoia:

Helping customers to realize a vision for their project.

Passion Projects:

Work keeps me pretty busy but my four-year-old daughter and my family are my passions outside of work. I also like to do home improvement projects on my own property.

Favorite Outdoor Activity:

I have two: fishing and snowboarding – neither of which I get to do much of!

Favorite Snowball Flavor:

Spearmint with condensed milk

Favorite Team to Cheer For:

The Saints, of course!

Favorite Type of Outdoor Party:

I love to throw a crawfish boil and since we also happen to have a pool, we do a combination boil and pool party.

Favorite Show on HGTV:

Buying the Beach – my family loves the beach!

Spending time outside has never felt so good! Give Paul and the team at Sequoia Outdoor Supply a call at (504) 837-3300 to get your next outdoor project started. There’s no better time to make your backyard dreams a reality.