Andrea Tirey is Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development for Texas Tech University Athletics, where she is responsible for the fundraising operation for the department.
Tirey began her career working for the Texas Legislature and late Rep. Buddy West. She served as legislative aide and district liaison working closely with the House Committee on Energy Resources and the Oilfield Cleanup Fund.
In 2007, she joined the Texas Tech University System as a development professional focusing on academic fundraising. Building on her experience, she led fundraising efforts for the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University before joining the athletics department as senior director of development. While there, Texas Tech University Athletics launched The Campaign for Fearless Champions, an ongoing, $160 million initiative to enhance athletic facilities, invest in scholarship endowments and grow the Fearless Champions Leadership Academy.
Currently, Tirey serves on the board of trustees of The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Texas, the longest-running and most successful women’s leadership development program in the United States.
Tirey received both her undergraduate degree in political science and her master’s in interdisciplinary studies from Texas Tech University. She and her husband, Christopher, have three children, Caroline, Margaret and Charlotte.
Assistant Director, Annual Fund
Assistant Director, Annual Fund
Audrey joined the Red Raider Club Staff in May of 2017 as the Post-Graduate Intern. In her current role, Audrey assists with all aspects of annual giving, donor based benefits, and donor communications. She is also responsible for the Student Red Raider Club and Young Alumni Program.
Audrey comes to Lubbock from Munster, Indiana. She earned her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Sport Administration from Ball State University. While earning her Master's Degree, Audrey was the graduate assistant for the Office of Engagement and Giving. Furthermore, during her undergraduate studies at BSU, Audrey was a four-year letter winner on the women's softball team.
Bryan Gates joined Texas Tech Athletics and the Red Raider Club as the Assistant Athletics Director-Annual Fund in May of 2018. Gates' role with the Red Raider Club includes leading the annual fund team to grow and retain annual membership participation with contributions tied specifically to the Excellence Fund, RRC game day seating, donor-based benefits, and communications.
Prior to Texas Tech and the Red Raider Club, Bryan served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Development at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) where he led the development efforts for the Miner Athletic Club. This included direction and oversight of all athletic development operations while also working as a frontline development officer for UTEP. Gates arrived in El Paso in November 2012, taking over the role of Director of Development, which he held for three years before being promoted to Assistant Athletics Director.
While at UTEP, Gates played a major part in the Circle of Champions Program fund seeing a near 25 percent increase, an 18 percent increase in member support for the Miner Athletic Club, and a 45 percent in UTEP's annual fundraising event the Orange Fever Fiesta.
Gates' was also a part of the Sun Bowl Modernization team while at UTEP assisting in UTEP's planning and fundraising for a 15 million dollar facility project at the Sun Bowl Stadium.
Before his time at UTEP, Gates previously worked at Eastern Illinois University and Texas State University. At both stops his duties were focused on athletics development.
The Houston, TX native holds both a Bachelor's of Business Administration and Master's of Education-Sport Administration from Texas State University. He and his wife Ximena now call Lubbock home.
Lauren Mazurek is the Director of Donor Relations and Events for Texas Tech University System Institutional Advancement and Texas Tech University Athletics development. She works extensively with both offices to design, plan and execute philanthropic events.
A former event coordinator for Texas Tech Athletics, Lauren organized events for major gift donors and Red Raider Club members.
Building on her donor relations and event planning experience, Lauren now serves dual roles to provide stream-lined and consistent experiences for both athletics and system donors.
Active in the Lubbock community, Lauren is a member of the board of directors for the Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers and serves on the advisory council for the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. She is also a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic organization that promotes educational opportunities for women.
Lauren holds a bachelor's degree in public relations from Texas Tech University.
Solomon joined the Red Raider Club staff in January 2020. In his current role, Solomon is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to secure major gifts from alumni, parents, and friends to aid Texas Tech Athletics. He comes to Texas Tech from Louisiana Tech University where he served in several different positions from 2015-2019, including Director of the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club. Under his leadership, Louisiana Tech’s annual fund set new records for number of donors and dollars raised during the 2018-19 campaign.
In 2018, Solomon was recognized by several national organizations for his early career success. He was one of fourteen selected to participate in the fifth annual Learfield Minority Academy, a one-of-a-kind event that is designed to foster minority growth and development in the collegiate multimedia and sponsorship sector. He was also one of thirty-five across the country selected for the 2018 NAADD Diversity Initiative Program. The National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) provides educational and networking opportunities for the profession of athletics development and fundraising.
The Mobile, AL native was a four-year letter winner (2009-2012) in football at Louisiana Tech University, where he received both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s in business administration. He and his wife Ashley now call Lubbock home.
Originally from Miami, FL, I attended Wayland Baptist and played baseball during my time there. Upon graduation I was hired as a Director of Development, primarily focused on closing major gifts for the Athletics Department and the School of Business. After two years at Wayland I was hired as an Assistant Director of Development at Texas Tech University in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and spent the last year and a half in that role. joined the Red Raider Club team in July 2019. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Development with a focus on premium seating.
I met my wife, Shayla Torres, at Wayland Baptist University and we live here locally in Lubbock.
Andrew Sorrells is a graduate of Texas Tech University and currently serves the Red Raider Club as an Associate Director. The Fort Worth, TX native, is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to secure major gifts to aid Texas Tech Athletics.Before joining the Red Raider Club staff, Sorrells was a four-year letterman on the Texas Tech men’s basketball team where he ended his collegiate basketball career as a 2019 NCAA National Championship Runner-up. Sorrells earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and recently worked for the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance as a Business Recruiter.Active in the Lubbock community, Andrew is the Vice-Chair for the Liberty Leadership Council and serves on the Lubbock Chamber’s Young Professionals committee.Andrew and his wife Kelsee now call Lubbock home.