2019-2020 OFFICERS

John Onufreiczuk

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John Onufreiczuk earned a B.A. degree in History from The University of Alabama.  He has been a member of Tide in Texas for over 15 years and previously served as Vice President and Chairman of the Tide in Texas Golf Tournament benefiting the Lee Roy Jordan Endowed Scholarship Fund.


Bryan Wright


Vice President

Bryan Wright earned a Master’s Degree in Science with an emphasis in Quality
Management from The University of Alabama. Bryan is the Director of Business
Development for Mohawk Field Services oil and gas construction services. Bryan has
been married for 27 years to his wife Colleen. His oldest daughter, Natalie,
graduated from The University of Alabama December 15, 2018 and his youngest
daughter, Helena, will attend Texas A&M Fall 2019.



Scott Calloway

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Scott Calloway graduated from The University of Alabama and has degrees in both English and History. Scott was previously the Watch Party Liaison for the Grapevine watch party.


Brennan LaPorte

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Brennan graduated with Honors from the University of Alabama  in 2015 with a BS in Finance and Economics. He served as the Young Alumni Chair and has worked as a personal Financial Planner since 2015. 


Maret Montanari

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Communications Director

Maret Montanari graduated with honors from The University of Alabama in 2019 

with a B.A. in Communications. She is a Communications Specialist at Jackson Spalding. At Alabama, Maret was recognized as PRWeek's PR Student of the Year 2018 and named a Female Trailblazer for the university as part of its 125 Years of Women celebration


Sophia Martin

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Board Member

More info coming soon.

Peggy Calloway

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Board Member

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Collin Burwinkel


Co-Young Alumni Chair

Collin is a Public Relations and Marketing Specialist for Transwestern’s North Texas operations, based in Dallas. He supports media relations efforts, social media management, internal communications and brand management for the firm. Collin is certified in Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation as an ADDY award recipient and serves as a career ambassador for the Collegiate Career Assistance Program (CCAP) at the Alabama Center for Real Estate. A Houston native and avid golfer, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.


Madison Montanari

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Co-Young Alumni Chair

Madison grew up in southeast Texas and attended UA’s Capstone College of Nursing. After graduating in 2013, she moved to Dallas to work at Baylor University Medical Center in the cardiothoracic and transplant ICU. She recently made the move to work in the heart and vascular recovery room at Baylor. During her free time she enjoy's baking, party planning, traveling and hanging out with her dog, Winston.


Position: Natalie Wright


Community Outreach Chair

Natalie was born and raised in the DFW area. She attended UA’s Culverhouse College of Business where she earned a B.S. in Marketing with a specialization in Sales. She is a Fiber Account Executive at AT&T’s Global Headquarters in Dallas. 

Natalie was employed by the Alabama Alumni Association while in school, and she was a recipient of the The Tide in Texas Rober E Witt Endowed Leadership Scholarship. She was a sorority sister to the late Ashley Therese Perrett Harrison and has participated in several fundraisers in her honor.


Grady Strachan

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Scholarship Chair

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Les Yates

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Past President

​​Les graduated from the University in 1980 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.  He was an F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force and served for 10 years.  Les was hired by Delta Air Lines in 1990 and has been a pilot there for 27 years.  He currently flies international routes on the Boeing 777.  He has served as Vice President and President of Tide in Texas.


Melanie Metz


Past President

Melanie Shannon Metz earned a B.S. degree in Human Environmental Sciences and a M.A. degree in Behavioral Studies from The University of Alabama.  Melanie worked with the Office of Admissions, C&BA, Alumni Affairs and the College of Engineering.