2019-2020 OFFICERS

John Onufreiczuk


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


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


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. 


Kaitlin Mitchell

Director of Communications

Kaitlin received her Bachelor of Science in financial planning and her Master of Science in sport management from the University of Alabama. She is New Client services Manager at Cain, Watters and Associates, as well as an investment advisor representative. She was a four year-letter winner on the BAMA Gymnastics Team and the '08 Team Captain. In addition, she was a two-time Scholastic All-American and All-SEC team member in her four year tenure. She is married to Ryan and they have three sons, Reid, Eli and Brock, and a daughter, Tatum.


Grady Strachan

Scholarship Chair

More info coming soon.

Maret Montanari

Young Alumni Chair

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


Position: Open

Community Outreach Chair

If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Kaitlin Mitchell.


Patricia Lang

Board Member

More info coming soon.

Peggy Calloway

Board Member

More info coming soon.

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. 


Les Yates

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.


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