Brian Henrys’ life has been a journey of push and pull, ebb and flow. Growing up in southern Louisiana’s Cajun country and later moving to bustling Atlanta, he now resides in the “Hammock Coast,” a place he helped nickname. Henrys journey started when he and his wife, Sassy, were lured to a tiny rustic inn on the ocean. What started as a leap of faith has turned into a lifelong legacy. They now own a thriving beachside bed and breakfast, one of the most famous pimento cheese companies in the U.S. (Palmetto Cheese), and hold a mayoral seat with political clout.
The story starts with Brian and Sassy, two people born with a little something extra that made them want to better the world around them. That sauce is more secret and steeped in mystery than whatever makes that famous cheese sing so well (my mouth waters thinking about it). Brian Henry is a man with a deep connection to the ocean, a connection that is not just metaphorical but is embedded in his lifestyle. From the day he was born in southern Louisiana, he was surrounded by the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, and the rhythms of the ocean became a part of his life. As he grew older, his love for the ocean intensified, and he spent more and more time fishing, surfing, and exploring the waters of the Gulf. Later, Henry relocated to Atlanta and spent several years living in a fast-paced city.