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Alumni Profiles

Since 1911, thousands of young men have been blessed to call Saint Paul’s School home. In association with our Centennial Celebration of the arrival of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1918, we have implemented a New Alumni Profile Feature.  Please take a look and check back monthly as we introduce  some of the many faces of  our brothers and members of the Pack which have been woven into the alumni fabric that has helped to make Saint Paul’s a good place to grow up for generations.

Class of 1991

Chris Pierson – April 2019

Family: Married to Shannon with two sons, Blake DiSalvo, class of 2021, and Brady, class of 2028

Occupation: Restaurant Development

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

I loved my time at St. Paul’s, and my recollection of those days are incredibly fond.  While I can’t recall a favorite memory, the funniest was Harris Greene’s (’90) monkey imitation at the start of a Brother Ray principal assembly.  Thank you, Harris!

What do you value most about your Saint Paul’s education and experience?

Lifelong friendships with classmates and members of the St. Paul’s community and the genesis of my faith are my greatest St. Paul’s possessions. 

Do you have any family members currently attending or who have attended Saint Paul’s?

Well, the list is somewhat lengthy…uncles Curley Marcotte’ 59 and Jerry Marcotte ’62,  brothers Clint ’88, Bradley ’94, and David ’00, and cousins Jerry Marcotte, Jr ‘85, Patrick Marcotte ‘91, and Kevin Marcotte ‘98 are all alumni  My son Blake will graduate in 2021, and, if all goes according to plan, my youngest son Brady will graduate in 2028.

Who was your favorite and most impactful teacher?

To name one over another would be an injustice. Numerous St. Paul’s teachers, coaches, and administrators left a significant and lasting impression on me, and I cherish their singular and collective influence on my life.  ”

Why do you continue to support the Saint Paul’s mission? 

According the Rules of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, “Lasallian educators attend with care and vigilance to the whole person, providing a rich and transformative educational experience that both teaches the minds and touches the hearts of their students.” As it did with most of the alumni I know, St. Paul’s taught my mind and, more profoundly, touched my heart.  It is my obligation to further the efforts of an institution that provides such a rich and transformative experience to so many young men.

In what ways do you continue to be involved with Saint Paul’s at this phase of your life?

I’m blessed to serve on the Alumni Board, to help orchestrate the Crawfish Cook-Off, and to be able to support the Annual Fund.

Why would encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

St. Paul’s passionately cares for its students and teaches so much more than a curriculum.  I would encourage any prospective student and his family to discover why St. Paul’s is such a wonderful place to grow up.

Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

Yes, beat Donaldsonville in the 1990 football playoffs! 

 

Class of 2001

Andrew Baier – March 2019

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science from LSU Baton Rouge, LA; M.D. from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA.

Family: Married to Lindsay Vinson Baier (SSA ’02) with four children, Stella, Nora, Audra, and Jonah.

Occupation: Internal Medicine doctor trained at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

It is very difficult to pick one memory of the many great memories I had at Saint Paul’s. I always enjoyed the bus rides for cross country and track meets, being part of four State Championship cross country teams, and winning the state relay for the 4×800 in track. However, my favorite memory is probably singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth” on graduation day. I had such a great class of guys to graduate with. It was quite the sendoff after five years with that group.

Do you have any family members currently attending or who have attended Saint Paul’s?

My two brothers are graduates: C.J. Baier ‘94, and Jonathan Baier ’00. Also, my two brothers in law are graduates: Ron Allen ’99 and Patrick Vinson ‘10.

Who was your favorite and most impactful teacher?

My favorite was Brother Ken. You could go into his class having a horrible day and in the worst mood and leave laughing and feeling you may had really learned something. He always had a smile on his face and was always ready with a quick response. I remember before football games, he would stand at the entrance heckling students as they went in. He had an FBI hat and would reference it whenever  questioned, “Don’t you know I’m with the FBI?”

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

Get involved and enjoy this time at Saint Paul’s. There are so many opportunities available. Join clubs, go to sporting events, go to plays, and support your classmates! You will always look back at those years as some of the best in your life. Appreciate the opportunity you have been given as a student at Saint Paul’s.

In what ways do you continue to be involved with Saint Paul’s at this phase of your life?

I attend alumni meetings, donate to the annual fund, and occasionally am the guest speaker at the cross country chapel. I also stay active with my classmates and other alumni.

Why would encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

Saint Paul’s is a comprehensive school experience with over 100 years of history. Whether it is in academics, athletics, faith, or character development, you will have the opportunity to excel. The tools you learn will help you to be successful for the rest of your life.

Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

I would thank my parents, coaches, friends, and my teachers a lot more frequently. I was so lucky to have such good role models at that time in my life.

 

Class of 1937

Frank L. Lombardo – February 2019

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, from Loyola University of the South, New Orleans, LA.

Family: Married to Anna Mae Cook Lombardo (deceased) with five children, Frank Jr., Constance, Philip, Debra and Linda, eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Occupation: Former Vice President and Controller of Orleans Manufacturing Company in New Orleans, Louisiana.

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

My favorite memory at Saint Paul’s was when I received the Best All-Around Student Athlete trophy at my high school graduation ceremony in 1937.  Also, going back in October 2015 with my family to be honored as the oldest living alumnus during Founders Week was very memorable.

What do you value most about your Saint Paul’s education and experience?

As a young man of 12, the brothers of Saint Paul’s instilled in me the principles of discipline, courage, obedience and hard work.  As a full-time boarder at such a young age, Saint Paul’s became my immediate family.

Who was your favorite and most impactful teacher?

Brother Ernest Cocagne was my most impactful teacher. He was not only a great teacher and principal of the school, but he also interviewed me to study for the De La Salle Christian Brotherhood.

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

The valuable education and instruction that I received at Saint Paul’s has guided me throughout my 99 years of life, thus far.  Saint Paul’s prepared me academically and emotionally for my years at Loyola University.  Saint Paul’s also provided me with the discipline needed in my tours of duty in the U.S. Army, having attained the rank of Captain during World War II and again in the Korean War.

Why do you continue to support the Saint Paul’s mission?

The Christian Brothers’ teachings have and continue to mold the minds and souls of so many young men for the past 100 years.  There is no better mission in life than to educate, instruct and keep Christ as the primary focus in life.

Why would encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

In my humble opinion, there is no better opportunity for parents to give to their sons than to attend Saint Paul’s High School.  From instilling Catholic principles to college preparatory, Saint Paul’s continues to mold the minds, hearts and souls of so many impressionable young men.

What would you describe as your greatest takeaway from Saint Paul’s?

In just about every aspect of my life and careers, Saint Paul’s provided me with the basic foundation to strive, excel, and accomplish life’s missions.  My college years, military service, professional career, 60 year marriage to Anna Mae Cook, raising 5 loving children and in my twilight years have been guided by my years at Saint Paul’s.

 

Class of 1965

George Boudreaux – January 2019

Education: B.S. in Bacteriology from LSU; B. S. in Pharmacy from Northeastern Louisiana University; Doctor of Pharmacy.

Family: Married to Deborah Preis Boudreaux for 45 years. Children: Daren (deceased), Brad, Rebecca, Jonathan, and Josh. Eleven grandchildren.

Occupation: Owner of Boudreaux’s Pharmacy from 1978-1994. Owner of Folsom Hills Realty Dba: G. L. Boudreaux Properties 1977-present. Creator and owner of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste from 1994-2006.

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

My favorite memory is that Saint Paul’s has given me lifelong friends and the camaraderie established with the younger and older students.

What do you value most about your Saint Paul’s education and experience?

I firmly believe that in addition to preparing me for college, Saint Paul’s prepared me for life.

Do you have any family members that have attended Saint Paul’s

My four sons are all graduates: Daren ‘87, Brad ‘91, Jonathan ’98, and Joshua ‘00. My son-in-law, Chad Delaune, is a graduate of 1992 and my grandson Daren Delaune is currently a pre-freshman.

Who was your favorite and most impactful teacher?

My favorite teacher was Brother Ray Lopez who was not only a great teacher in the classroom, but he was an even better mentor and friend.

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

I would tell them to take advantage of every opportunity they have and allow Saint Paul’s to help them reach their dreams.

In what way do you continue to be involved with Saint Paul’s at this phase of your life?

Our family continues to support the Daren Boudreaux Scholarship Fund in honor of our son that is deceased.  Further, as an active member of the Gray Wolves, I continue to attend events that not only provide fellowship with my former schoolmates but that also benefit the school, its campus and education.

What would you describe as your greatest takeaway from Saint Paul’s?

My greatest takeaways are threefold: A Love of God, A Love of Family and A Love of St. Paul’s School.

Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

I would not change a thing!

 

Class of 1995

Brad Navarre – December 2018

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. Licensed Professional Engineer.

Family: Married to Erica for 17 years with three children, Lily (14), Eli (11), and Ellis (9).

Occupation: Owner of Boos Navarre Consulting Engineers in Daphne, Alabama.

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

I don’t really have one standout memory of St. Paul’s. Whenever I think about St. Paul’s, my mind overflows with great experiences all across campus, from band practices behind the baseball fields, Christmas “break” morning wrestling practices, miles and miles run all over the streets of Covington (although somewhat oddly, none of the routes took us directly past SSA), “lining” the old cinder track, falling on said track, volunteering at many of those weekend cookouts, and last but not least, the dreaded “study hall” which all but ensured you would be late for the start of practice for double the trouble.

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

I would advise current students to take full advantage of the many opportunities at St. Paul’s. Get involved and diversify yourself in academics, athletics, social organizations, and the faith. Reach out to those who many be struggling. Develop yourself. Develop others. Finally, to steal a slogan from my children’s elementary school, “Be kind. Be a friend. Be a Saint.” For young alumni, I recommend you use your experience at St. Paul’s to pursue your interests and go do great things…and whenever possible, continue to support the St. Paul’s mission so they can continue to provide these experiences for years to come.

Why do you continue to support the Saint Paul’s mission?

The St. Paul’s mission is important to me because I live the success of the mission and know that many of my former classmates do as well. St. Paul’s continually develops boys into young men capable of being influential throughout the world. Through today’s social media connections, I see former classmates traveling the world, leading businesses, spreading their faith, and lovingly raising their own children.

In what ways do you continue to be involved with Saint Paul’s at this phase of your life?

Although I no longer live in the area, I continue to support St. Paul’s whenever possible  either through financial support or spreading the word of St. Paul’s to anyone I encounter who may have an opportunity to have the St. Paul’s experience.

Why would you encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

I would encourage anyone with the opportunity to take advantage of the St. Paul’s experience. I believe in the complete St. Paul’s experience: academics, athletics, social development, and faith development and feel that it is among the best available. Everyone who attends St. Paul’s is provided an incredible opportunity to excel in every area of life.

What would you describe as your greatest takeaway from Saint Paul’s?

Without a doubt, who I am today is a direct result of my St. Paul’s experience and the commitment of my parents to ensure I was provided the best education available even though it required many sacrifices on their part.

Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

Absolutely. I struggled with self-confidence and social interaction for several years. I think this held me back from realizing my full potential while in high school. Fortunately, I eventually overcame this struggle, and I think my high school experience could have been even more fulfilling if I had the confidence that I have today.

 

Class of 1978

Dwight Robertson – November 2018

Education: B.S. in Business from The University of Oregon.

Family: Married to Aileen Mootoo Robertson for 25 years. Children are Marc, SPS class of 2012 and currently an assistant basketball coach for the Wolves and Christophe, Class of 2015.

Occupation: General Manager with Sodexo.

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

My greatest memory was winning a state championship in the hurdles and setting the hurdles records in both hurdle events which still stand today.

Who was your favorite most impactful teacher?

I can’t pick just one. Mrs. Judy Lacour and Coach Gene Bennett both contributed greatly to my success in the classroom. They both always held me accountable and provided tremendous support, which helped me succeed in the classroom once I got to college.

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

I would advise every student to take full advantage of this awesome opportunity because this experience will play a big part in shaping who you become in multiple ways as well as in your success in life.

Why do you continue to support the Saint Paul’s mission?

I know firsthand how Saint Paul’s has played a key role in my success and helped shape me as a person. I have also seen how it has impacted my two sons, Marc ’12 and Christophe ’15. Saint Paul’s has prepared them both for college and they have done well.

Why would you encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

This experience has played the biggest part in who I have become as a Christian, and also it game me an advantage over many of the athletes I had to compete against in college.

What is your greatest takeaway from Saint Paul’s?

Saint Paul’s has given me and my two boys faith, confidence, and life long friendships.

What Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

I would not do anything differently. It was a wonderful experience. Go Wolves!

 

Class of 1989

Paul Davis – September 2018

Education: LSU from 1989-1991; SLU B.A. in Business Management

Family: Married to Nicole. Children are Zachary, 15, SPS class of 2021, Mackenzie, 14, and Andrew, 9, SOS class of 2027.

Occupation: President and COO of Parish Concrete, LLC.

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

It is hard to pick just one, but graduation day was the best memory because it was the culmination of all that was accomplished at Saint Paul’s over the past 5 years. Back then we still had it at the Abbey. It was a truly special experience.

What do you value most about your Saint Paul’s education & experience?

The education was great, but the bonds of friendships that were made are the most valuable, with not only my classmates but with the faculty and staff that are still friends today.

Do you have any other family members currently attending or who have attended Saint Paul’s?

I have a son that is starting his sophomore year. Coach Mick Nunez is my cousin, and his oldest son, Jack, just graduated while his son, Kier, is a freshmen.

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

Get involved. Saint Paul’s offers so many opportunities beyond just classroom education. I think the extracurricular activities that the school has today are just amazing, and the boys should do as much as possible.

Why do you continue to support the Saint Paul’s mission?

Saint Paul’s helped make me who I am today, and I am thankful for the opportunities my time at the school afforded me. I think it’s important to support the school’s mission so that it can continue. The Strength of the Wolf is in the Pack. Once a Wolf always a Wolf!

In what ways do you continue to be involved with Saint Paul’s at this phase in your life?

I participate in the annual fund phonathon, serve on the golf committee, play in the golf tournament, participate in the crawfish cook off, Jazz and Roll and as many activities as my schedule will allow–anything I can do to support the School.

Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

I would have been more involved. I started slow. I probably would have played more sports early on and joined more clubs.

 

Class of 2003

Mike Sciortino – August 2018

Family: Married to Amanda Villarrubia Sciortino (SSA ‘03). Children are Will (age 6, future Wolf Class of 2030), Anna (age 3), and baby #3 coming in September

Occupation: Owner of Sciortino Financial, LLC – Tax & Wealth Management

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

It’s tough to single out one memory over the years as the favorite, but I will say that Luminaries hold a special place in my heart. As a student, I helped prepare for the event on Student Council. Now, as a parent, I take my wife and kids to Luminaries each year to sing Christmas carols, connect with old friends and teachers, and reflect in the chapel about what Christmas is all about.

What do you value most about your Saint Paul’s education & experience?

I didn’t realize it while I was a student, but the Lasallian foundation that was laid for us over 5 years on campus truly is intentional. The teachings of St. John Baptiste De La Salle and their application in the classroom and on the field bond us with a worldwide network of other Lasallian schools. St. Paul’s is absolutely unique and special, but it is inspiring to see that our school is only a small piece of something so much bigger started by St. John Baptiste De La Salle.

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

Get involved. As a student, try as many new things as you can to broaden your horizons. As a young alum, stay connected with the school and participate in some of the activities presented to alumni. Life seems to move faster every day, so don’t let the speed of life allow you to lose touch with your brothers.

Why do you continue to support the Saint Paul’s mission?

St. Paul’s had such an impactful role in the formative years of my life that I want to pay it forward to allow others to experience the value of a St. Paul’s education. There truly is joy in giving back!

Why would you encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

St. Paul’s is more than just academics or athletics. It is the culture. It’s the brotherhood built over time with your classmates. It’s the teachers who go above and beyond to give you the best learning experience, academically and spiritually. It’s the comfort that you get each time you hear the words “I will continue…” before a class or practice or game begins.

Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

Probably take a moment now and again to sit back and appreciate the blessings in my life. I was a very driven student, always looking ahead to next goal. While this mindset served me well, I’ve since learned that you need to take life one day at a time. Today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present.

Who was your favorite or most impactful teacher?

I had so many great teachers in my five years at SPS, but the most impactful, without a doubt, was Brother Bill Parsons. Brother Bill taught me English and Writing my junior and senior years, and he pushed me outside my comfort zone. He was stern, but he genuinely cared about his students. He saw potential in me before I saw it in myself. His classes were certainly not the most fun, but I understood why he did what he did when I got to college and realized that his classes were more challenging than some of my college classes. Thank you, Brother Bill.

Class of 1960

Paul Cashio – April 2018

Family: Married to Susana Soto Cashio. Children are Albert, Arthur, and Amber

Occupation: Owner of Cashio Cycles

What is your favorite memory at Saint Paul’s?

Long ago, there was a Grotto behind the tennis court. It was inspirational as a gathering place for prayer and I have many fond memories there.

What do you value most about your Saint Paul’s education & experience?

I went to Saint Paul’s from 1952 to 1060 when it was a boarding school. Although I  was a day student, our teachers were mostly brothers with one coach. As a whole, there were all impressive and gave guidance and structure. 

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

Go to class with a clear mind and absorb all the knowledge you can. A wise man told me one day – there are one hundred pennies in a dollar. Translated – that means every detail is important. Think of other things like sports after class. 

Why do you continue to support the Saint Paul’s mission?

I have not met a finer group of people than those at St. Paul’s. My alumni brothers are all outstanding men and set an example to the younger students. I continue to organize the “Gray Wolves”; a group open to all! We have events and dinners for the camaraderie and social fun with spouses welcome.

Why would you encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

I consider St. Paul’s one of the finest schools for the education and experience. I know over 100 alumni from all class years and in my opinion, each one in his field of employment and family life are the best. The St. Paul’s experience will be with you all of your life. Amen! 

What would you describe as your greatest takeaway from Saint Paul’s?

I have to say respect for others, organization and patience to accomplish any task, the confidence to tackle life, and reverence for Jesus who is with us on a daily basis. 

Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

I would have studied harder and concentrated on my education. As a young man, I had many interests which distracted me. It’s a gift when you are young to know what will be important in later life. Learn as much as you can young men. You will find it useful as an adult.

Class of 1983

Mark Bitterwolf – March 2018

Education: Finance degree from LSU in 1987; MBA from Tulane University in 1987

Family: Married to Ann Ruiz in 2001. Children are Thomas, Class of 2021 and Daniel, Class of 2022

Occupation: Owner of Uniforms by Bayou

 

Do you have any other family members currently attending or who have attended Saint Paul’s?

My two sons are currently at St. Paul’s and are third generation students. Thomas is a freshman and Daniel is a pre-freshman. My nephew, Jack Grace, is in 10th grade, and my nephews Hunter ’11 and Grant Ward ’14 are alumni as well as my father, Gordon, who graduated in 1954.

Who was your favorite or most impactful teacher?

I had so many dedicated and devoted teachers that it’s difficult to name just one, but I still remember Mr. John Morvant’s Louisiana History class. Brother Tim Coldwell’s World History class and Brother Alfred’s Physics class. These three teachers really impressed me, and I still remember lessons learned from all of them.

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

Work hard, really hard. Give it your best and take advantage of the opportunity you are blessed with as a St. Paul’s student. Be aware and recognize the people in your life. Brothers, faculty, and parents that make sacrifices for you to be a student or alumnus of St. Paul’s.

Why do you continue to support the Saint Paul’s mission?

I believe in the Lasallian mission and the 5 core Principles, and it’s also a way for me to say “Thank You”.

Why would you encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

When asked this question, I always respond how truly blessed we are to have St. Paul’s here in St. Tammany Parish with dedicated Lasallian Brothers and faculty. I love the strong academics. Many people comment about how St. Paul’s is so competitive in athletics, but it’s equally competitive academically. The presence of the Lasallian Brothers on campus and learning about the Lasallian Five Core Principles, especially faith in the presence of God, would be reason enough for me to encourage young men to attend, but I must say the campus is very impressive too.

What would you describe as your greatest takeaway from Saint Paul’s?

The friends and having the common bond of all Lasallian school alumni.

Is there anything you would do differently with your Saint Paul’s experience if given the opportunity to go back in time?

I was heavily involved in our family business while a student at St. Paul’s, but I would’ve love being more involved with extracurricular activities if I would’ve had the time.

 

Class of 1993

Craig Paretti – February 2018

Education: BSBA in Marketing from Drake University in 1997  

Family: Married to Melissa Marth Paretti and celebrating 20 years in 2018. Mary SSA ’21, CJ SPS ’21 and Trent SPS ‘22

Occupation: President of The Paretti Family of Dealerships Jaguar – Land Rover – Mazda in Metairie and Baton Rouge

 

What do you value most about your Saint Paul’s education and experience?

Brotherhood. It is something that can’t be explained and must be experienced. I still have so many strong relationships with my fellow classmates as well as teachers.

Do you have any other family members currently attending or who have attended Saint Paul’s?

I have two sons presently attending Saint Paul’s. Trent ’22 is a pre-freshmen, and CJ ’21 is a freshmen. My nephew, Larry is a member of the Class of 2018

Who was your favorite or most impactful teacher?

This question is almost unfair to answer as I don’t have enough fingers to count. If I must pick, then Trevor Watkins. He pushed me to always excel and to enjoy successes. I truly enjoy seeing so many of my teachers dedicating themselves to Saint Paul’s. I hope they know how much I appreciate their guidance and friendship over the years. Let this be my moment to thank them all from the bottom of my heart. Our students are very lucky.

What advice would you give to current students or young alumni?

Make the most of your time at Saint Paul’s. Force yourself to try that new group or sport. Facing your fears is what makes you a better man. You will be surprised to meet so many more friends and brothers. 

Why do you continue to support the Saint the Saint Paul’s mission?

I look at my life path and owe so much to Saint Paul’s. Saint Paul’s helped me pursue an education quite far from home and definitely outside of my comfort zone. I’ll never forget beginning my 18 hour drive to college with sweaty palms and a huge knot in my stomach but then as I hit I-55 North, there was a strange sense of calm. The confidence and determination learned at Saint Paul’s to succeed guided me.  I thank God every day for that choice as I would have never met my wife and had 3 beautiful children.

In what ways do you continue to be involved with Saint Paul’s at this phase of your life?

Jazz & Roll has always been a favorite. We have sponsored the event for many years but 2017 was our last. We are moving our support to facility improvements and look forward to seeing an updated Benilde Hall.

Why would you encourage young men to consider attending Saint Paul’s?

A Saint Paul’s man walks and talks differently. You can see a sense of compassion and faith  in his eyes matched with knowledge and confidence.