Betsy Birdsong
Associate Broker/Team Leader


I founded The Birdsong Group to be a dynamic boutique Team based on expert information, integrity and innovation. We offer comprehensive real estate solutions for home buyers, investors and house sellers in the Greater New Orleans area. 

I have been active in the real estate arena for 15 years starting as an investor buying and renovating houses. Six years ago, I decided to become a Realtor full-time and to build a unique company based on the Team concept and bring a greater degree of professionalism to the Real Estate industry in our area.


I started The Birdsong Group because I believe that we are called to be Expert Advisors in our community and to provide customer satisfaction and service above the rest!

Michael Kaplan
REALTOR, Buyer's Specialist


Michael obtained his real estate license in 2015 and joined The Birdsong Group shortly thereafter in 2016 as a buyer’s specialist. His experience in real estate far predates his license. He has been active in the New Orleans real estate market since 2002 as an investor and landlord. His background as an electrical contractor, renovator, and builder makes him ideally suited for first-time and experienced home buyers looking for their perfect house or investors looking for their next deal. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Michael moved to New Orleans in 2000 and is intimately familiar with neighborhoods throughout New Orleans. He loves “kicking the tires” on a property and is not afraid to climb into attics and crawl under houses to make sure his customers are getting the right deal. His passion for real estate, commitment to the best interest of his clients, and love of making a deal come together to make him an excellent advocate for homebuyers; so let him help you find your next home!

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Brianna Nowlin
REALTOR, Buyer's Specialist


Brianna has been with The Birdsong Group since 2013. After enjoying two years of real estate marketing, Brianna decided to take her love of real estate to the next level and became a Buyer's Specialist. Originally from Dallas, she moved to New Orleans in 2007 to receive a BA and BS from Tulane University. Her favorite thing to do in New Orleans is to play tourist, which includes strolling through the Quarter, trying new restaurants, and taking part in festivals and parades.


"My number one priority is to help you find the home of your dreams. I am committed to providing you with the best possible service and will work hard to ensure you have a well-informed, rewarding, and enjoyable home buying experience."

Alana Morgan


Alana was born in Uptown New Orleans and resides in Metairie with her husband, daughter, son and two dogs. A graduate from UNO, she enjoys seeking out and collecting New Orleans nostalgia. She and her husband love traveling and trying out new local restaurants. A fun fact about Alana is that she has visited Bampton Village in England where Downton Abbey is filmed. Her favorite King Cake is from McKenzie's, and she swears that the best oyster po boy in town is at Paran's. Alana is delighted to be a part of The Birdsong Group!

John Cannoy
REALTOR, Listing Specialist


Arriving as a transplant to New Orleans in 2000, John is now a seasoned resident who has grown to love and appreciate NOLA and the abundance of lagniappe it offers to all. Armed with a BA degree in Philosophy from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama you can expect high standards of integrity and service, slightly peppered with attempted wit.


As a former business owner, John took great pride in and was pleased to assist hundreds of Southeastern Louisiana residents with the remodels of their kitchens and bathrooms.  The post-Katrina New Orleans area environment helped to cultivate a desire to “flip” houses, but the lack of knowledge and the daily demands of life simply got in the way. Eventually, after attending a weekend workshop related to real estate investing, John began pursuing his interest in investment activities at the beginning of 2015.  While quickly achieving a degree of success in the investment arena, it became obvious that becoming a licensed real estate agent would provide him with additional means to serve the New Orleans area community.  John became a Listing Specialist with the Birdsong Realty Group in June of 2016 and is eager to assist with the sale of your home!

Erica Toriello


Erica is a Licensed Realtor with The Birdsong Group and the Director of Sales at Home by Hand. A native New Yorker, she received her B.A. from Oberlin College in Ohio. In September 2009, Erica was presented with an opportunity to work with the non profit housing organization Project Home Again, eagerly moved to New Orleans, and began working with PHA to help people who had lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina. Erica quickly fell in love with the city, its people and traditions. She has spent over the last 5 years assisting people replant their roots and get back home! She recently became a licensed Realtor in Louisiana and now assists aspiring homeowners with fulfilling their dream of homeownership.

Lisa Aucoin
REALTOR, Buyer's Specialist



Biography coming soon!