The Real Men of St. Tammany campaign is the signature fundraising event for Safe Harbor. Each year, the Board of Directors selects several candidates from our community who, through their commitment to stopping domestic violence, exemplify what it is to be "real men".
Over the course of several months, the candidates work to increase awareness and financial support for the education and prevention of domestic abuse. On Saturday, September 22, 2018, friends, supporters, and the Real Men candidates will come together at the 8th annual gala to celebrate the culmination of the Real Men of St. Tammany campaigns. The candidate who raises the most money for Safe Harbor will be named the Real Man of the Year at the close of the event.
Meet the 2018 Candidates
Jay Adair graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal School in 1993, and went on to study at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA. He graduated in 1997 with a B.A. in Political Science and History. Immediately thereafter, Jay continued his education at LSU Law School.
Upon earning his Juris Doctor in 2000, Jay served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Guy Holdridge of the 23rd Judicial District Court. In March 2001, Jay accepted a position as Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson Parish. During that time, he served as a felony prosecutor of Domestic Violence crimes. After accruing over eight years of trial experience securing justice for abused women, Jay crossed the pond to St. Tammany/Washington Parish District Attorneys Office where he has specialized in child abuse prosecutions since November 2009. In 2016, he was recognized as the St. Tammany Parish Victim Advocate Award recipient.
In his over 17 years as a public servant of justice, Jay has prosecuted hundreds of crimes involving survivors of physical and sexual abuse. He continues to serve our community in this capacity, seeking justice for the most vulnerable in our community.
In 2007, Jay married the love of his life, Rachel Quartano Adair, and they have resided in the Mandeville area together for the last 11 years with their 3 beautiful children: Evie (9), Christian (7), and Wesley (4). Rachel serves as the director of the Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center in Covington, and they attend St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church.
When not moonlighting as a chauffeur for his children, he has served on various community boards, including Hope House/Children’s Advocacy Center, St. Timothy’s Board of Trustees, and St. Martin’s Alumni Board. He also is a forum speaker and panelist on Domestic Abuse, Child Abuse, and Trafficking issues.
Recently inducted into the Leadership St. Tammany Class of 2019, Jay is excited to be a Real Man candidate, bringing awareness and enthusiasm to our goal of eradicating domestic violence in our community.
ERNEST S. ANDERSON, is a partner in the law firm of Anderson & Anderson in Slidell, Louisiana, where his practice is focused on family law, tort and general litigation . He received his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1983, where he graduated in the top 15% of his class. He is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist (since its inception), having more than 30 years experience. For every year since 2006 he has been chosen as a Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law, received a Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys, and has been recognized as one of the ten best attorneys in the state of Louisiana for exceptional and outstanding client service. Mr. Anderson is a member of Slidell Bar Association (President 1990-1991), the American Bar Association Family Law Section, Louisiana State Bar Association Family Law Section, the Covington Bar Association Family Law Section, 22nd Judicial District Court Mentoring Program Committee (chair-2014), the Family Law Advisory Commission, where he served as a member of the CLE Committee and of the Examination Committee (1996-2000; chair- 1999-2000), and is a member of the Christian Legal Society. He has served as a qualified family law mediator and as a court appointed expert and special master in matters of family law. He has been a frequent lecturer at local bar associations and law school continuing legal education seminars on issues of family law. His community involvements include serving on the Board of Directors of the St. Tammany Parish Youth Service Bureau (1986-1996) and of Community Christian Concern (president 2008-2011), serving on the governing board of Ochsner Hospital Northshore, serving as a Deacon in his church, and volunteering as a little league and high school coach. Ernest S. Anderson is a lifelong resident of Slidell, LA graduating from Slidell High School in 1977. He has been married to Cecelia Lloyd Anderson for 36 years, a Kids in Transition (KIT) counselor for Slidell High and Salmen High , and has three adult children, Emily (30), Russell (28) and David (24).
Troy is a Retired Major of the Louisiana Army National Guard with 30 years of service. He is currently employed as an Information Technology Manager with the City of Slidell. Troy is a native of Yuma, Arizona, he moved to Slidell when he was in the fifth grade and is a graduate of Salmen High School in Slidell, LA. He holds a bachelors degree in Business from Upper Iowa University and numerous Information Technology Certifications. He is the son of Wayne and Patricia Brackett. He has a daughter, Victoria Brackett and she is a senior at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette. Troy enjoys playing softball, golf and serving our country through his military service and within the community he was raised and lives.
Bryant Estes, a life long resident of Slidell, LA is a proud officer with the Slidell Police Department. A law enforcement officer for over fourteen years, Bryant has dedicated his life to serving his community. Bryant has been recognized numerous times during his career for his outstanding work and dedication. Nominated four times and named twice as "Deputy of the Month" with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office, he has contiunued to grown in his profession. In 2013, Bryant was nominated for Deputy of the Year with the St. Tammany Parish Sherrifs Office. In 2014, Bryant was nominated for the "Rising Star Award,"as well as a "Life Saving Award." In addition to these honorable nominations
Bryant was awarded the 2014 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year. An amazing recognition that only few deputies are given in their lifetime.
Since his time with Slidell Police Departmnet, he has received a Unit Citation in 2017, along with many other acknowlegments. In 2017, Officer Estes was also the recipient of a "Life Saving Award" for his joint efforts in saving a young man's life, along with two Letters of Commendations from the Chief of Policee, Officer Estes additionally received (2) Exceptional Service Awards from his supervisors and Chief Randy Fandal. He was also featured on the Hit A&E Show LivePD which documented the daily routine of Slidell's Finest. Bryant quickly gained popularity amongst the fans due to his compassion and dedication to the job.
Bryant has been happily married to his wife Noel Estes for 9+ years. They have three beautiful children and play an active role in the community. They have been long time supporters and advocates of Safe Harbor.
Brian Henly is a disability advocate who earned NAEDP status with the Social Security Administration in 2015. Brian is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives. Brian is a native of Mandeville, LA who has always loved helping people to the best of his ability. He is proud to be able to continue helping people through his career as a disability advocate at the Law Office of James S. Conner. Brian is devoted to assisting clients with Social Security Disability and SSI applications and appeals. Brian is also a sales consultant for his family's business, Al Levin and Associates and a member of the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association. Brian loves spending time with his incredible son, Mason Henly.
Scott Lee is a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish and 1989 graduate of St. Paul’s School in Covington. After high school, Scott attended Loyola University in New Orleans where he studied Business Administration and Criminal Justice and worked full-time for his family’s business, Lee Moving & Storage, Inc./Atlas Van Lines.
Scott attained a nationally recognized certification as a Certified Moving Consultant through the American Moving & Storage Association and was directly involved with all aspects of company management.
In 1993, Scott married the love of his life, Leah, and they have three children (Christian, Zachary and Hayden) together.
Scott has always had a passion for community service and in 1997 joined the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division, where he volunteered his time for nearly 13 years and obtained his State of Louisiana POST Level 1 Certification.
In 2010, Scott chose to pursue his passion for law enforcement and community service with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, where he was assigned as a supervisor within the Operations Division. Scott was responsible for coordinating logistics as well as supervising all air, land and marine search and rescue operations.
Scott currently holds a State of Louisiana POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) Instructor certification having been trained by the FBI through Instructor Development as well as additional training in the Adult Learning Module format. Scott has previously served as a member of the STPSO Dive Team/Underwater Recovery Unit and Honor Guard. Scott currently serves the citizens of St. Tammany Parish as Captain and department head of the STPSO Public Affairs Division where he performs duties as the Public Information Officer.
Patrick McMath is a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish. Born in Slidell, raised in Mandeville, and a current resident of Covington. Graduating from Saint Paul’s School in 2003, Patrick went on to attend Louisiana State University earning a B.S. in Political Science in 2008. Upon graduation, he returned to Covington and began work as a job site manager for McMath Construction. After working for two years Patrick returned to school and in 2013 he received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law.
After law school, Patrick returned to St. Tammany Parish where he now serves as legal adviser and executive officer at McMath Construction, and McMath Properties with his primary role focusing on business development. In addition to his position at McMath, Patrick recently co-founded Big Sky Energy Services which leases equipment to oil and gas operations throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Oklahoma.
Patrick currently serves on the Boards of the Covington Boys and Girls Club, Upward Community Services, Kelly Gibson Foundation, United Way Leadership Council – St. Tammany, Tammany Tigers and he is a graduate and board of trustee member to Leadership St. Tammany.
In the spring of 2017 Patrick was elected to the At-Large seat on Covington’s city council where he serves the City of Covington as the council President.
Casey Revere is a lifelong resident of Madisonville, LA, where his family has resided for over 5 generations. Casey grew up playing sports at Coquille Park, attended Mandeville High School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University. After college, Casey worked for the St. Tammany Parish Government. He now works as a Financial Service Representative with New York Life. In an effort to give back to the community, Casey founded Casey Cares Community Charities, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that holds fundraising events for both local and national charities. During the holidays, Casey participates in Casey Clause where he delivers donated toys to underprivileged children on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa. Casey is the President of the Madisonville Youth Boosters board at Coquille Park, was a recipient of the 2017 YMCA Northshore Heroes Award, and is 2018 Northshore’s Finest Honoree by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. At the age of 24, Casey was elected to his first term as Justice of the Peace in Ward 1 of St. Tammany Parish. In 2018, he was re-elected to Justice of the Peace position after campaigning for State Representative.
Rykert O. Toledano, Jr. is an attorney with over 35 years of extensive litigation experience in the federal and state courts. Mr. Toledano litigates in many areas of the law including divorce, custody, criminal defense, personal injury, zoning, land use, and business. Mr. Toledano is currently serving as Parish Council District 5 Councilman.
Mr. Toledano formerly served as Covington City Attorney and City Judge for 17 years. He is also a certified mediator in civil matters with Mediation Arbitration Professional Services (MAPS) located at Two Lakeway Center in Metairie, Louisiana.
City Business recently honored Rykert O. Toledano, Jr. as recipient of the 2010 Leadership in Law award. He is an active community leader having served as an officer or president of numerous law, business, and civic organizations including The St. Tammany Bar Association, The Covington Bar Association, The Greater Covington Chamber of Commerce, and the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. Mr. Toledano is a member of the Class of 2008 of Leadership Louisiana and is one of the founding fathers of the annual Three Rivers Art Festival in Covington.
He is admitted to the Louisiana State Bar and numerous Federal District and Appellate Courts.
September 22, 2018, @ 7pm - 11pm
Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell
Premier Event on the Northshore
The Real Men of St. Tammany gala is one of the premier events on the Northshore. It is where the efforts of all of the Real Men candidates are celebrated and the Real Man of the Year is revealed. Admission includes live music by The New Orleans Mystics, a performance by the Pussyfooters marching group, dinner catered by Patton’s, an open bar, a silent auction, a live auction, and a chance to mingle with guests at a party (with a superhero theme). You can purchase your votes for your favorite Real Man candidate up to the last minute at the on-site voting booth! Cocktail attire is requested, and superhero costumes are always welcome.
- Recognition at Gala as Presenting Sponsor
- Print and Press Media for the Event
- Link to Company from Website
- Three Reserved Tables for 30 Guests
- 20 General Admission Tickets
- Unique Table Signage
- Name and Logo Prominently Listed in Gala Materials
- Specialty Drink Glasses
- Presenting Sponsor Listing and Logo on Subsequent Promotional Materials