Officially named Associate Athletics Director in 2011, Amy has been a part of the Red Raider Club since the summer of 2002, initially coming on board as the Student Red Raider Club coordinator and overseeing the student fundraising group. She has been involved with virtually every aspect of the Red Raider Club, and has implemented the priority point and donor based systems that are still utilized throughout the department today. She has been instrumental in the marketing, selling, and opening of the west (2003) and east (2010) premium areas of Jones AT&T Stadium.
Through her leadership, 86 football suites, 24 basketball suites, and 10 baseball suites remain sold out. Over 1,600 club seats for football also hold a sold out status, and new north end club seating has been added to offer increased premium seating opportunities. A proven winner, Amy has led the Red Raider Club to multiple record-setting years and growth to over 11,000 members in 2014. The 2014 membership year also surpassed all previous finanical marks and fully funded Texas Tech Athletic scholarship needs with annual funds.
Amy earned a Business Administration degree in Marketing in 2000 and a Master of Science in Sports Management in 2001 from Texas Tech. She has recently started the pursuit of a PhD in Higher Education. She is the proud wife of Kirk Heard.
Alex joined the Red Raider Club team in August 2013. Alex comes to Texas Tech from the United States Air Force Academy where he served as Development Coordinator from 2011-2013. During his time at the Academy, he was instrumental in increasing annual fund gifts to the Falcon Pride Club by 35%.
In his current position as Assistant Athletics Director, Alex plays a vital role in annual giving, donor based benefits, and donor communications. The Jacksonville, FL native holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a Master's of Science in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He is married to the former Jennifer Teichelman of Fort Worth.
Rickie Alvarez joined the Red Raider Club Staff in July 2016. In his current role, Rickie coordinates all donor and fan parking operations, and assists in all aspects of annual giving, donor based benefits, and donor communications.
Rickie comes to Texas Tech from Colorado State University where he served as the Athletics Development Intern for the Annual Fund from 2014-2016. During his time at CSU, Rickie was an integral part of a team that saw an increase of 68% in total number of donors to the Ram Club, leading to a record fundraising year in 2015-2016. Prior to his arrival at CSU, Rickie interned at the University of Louisiana at Monroe as the External Operations Assistant. During his tenure at ULM, Rickie assisted with game operations, annual fund solicitations, and was the primary contact for premium seating and tailgating. The Bellflower, CA native holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University.
Brooklyn joins the Red Raider Club as a Post-Graduate Intern for Events assisting with many aspects of planning, organizing, and marketing Red Raider Club events. After graduating with her Masters of Science in Sport Management from Texas Tech, she spent the last year working with the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo and the Pro Players Foundation where she was involved in creating and implementing marketing and social media strategies as well as planning events. The San Angelo native is a die-hard Red Raider Football fan and is excited to make Lubbock her home again!
Ryanne joined the Red Raider Club in July 2015 as Events Coordinator, overseeing the planning and organizing of Red Raider Club events and assisting with social media efforts. Prior to joining the Red Raider Club team, the Dallas, Texas native worked for New Caney Independent School District where she played an integral role in opening a state-of-the-art athletic facility, headed up all operations, and provided expertise in marketing and event planning. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech University in 2011 and brings experience as an intern for the Texas Tech Athletics Communications office, as well as her passion for Texas Tech Athletics. She and her husband, Brett, are proud Red Raiders!
Clark joined the Red Raider Club full-time in January 2016 as Membership Coordinator after interning for the RRC in the summer of 2015. Prior to joining the Red Raider Club staff, Clark was a four-year letterman on the Texas Tech Men's basketball team. Active on campus and in the community, Clark was named the 2015 Big 12 Conference Male Sportsperson of the year. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations in 2014 and his Masters Degree in Sport Management in 2015, both from Texas Tech University. In the fall of 2015, Clark interned for Senator John Cornyn TX (R) in Washington, D.C before returning to the Lone Star state. Clark is passionate about serving Texas Tech Athletics and the Lubbock Community.
For over 40 years, the name Corky Oglesby has been synonymous with service to Texas Tech Athletics. A track athlete himself, Corky earned his bachelor's of science degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1958 and later went on to earn his Master's degree in Education from Texas A&M University in 1965. He moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky to coach basketball and teach at Western Kentucky University in 1967 before moving to Lubbock, a place he has called home since 1969. He was an assistant for former basketball coach Bob Bass until 1976 when he took over as the head track and field coach for the Red Raiders. He coached 32 All-Americans in his 20 years as track & field coach before transitioning to a role with the Red Raider Club in 1998. For his years of service and dedication to Texas Tech Athletics, the weight lifting area for Olympic sports was renamed the Gerald "Corky" Oglesby Strength & Conditioning Center in 2008. In his 15th year with the Red Raider Club, Corky is responsible for the Car Coach program among various other duties.
Silvia Solis joined the Red Raider Club in November 2015 as Office Manager. In this role, she provides administrative support and assistance to the Associate Athletics Director and Red Raider Club staff. Prior to joining the Red Raider Club, Silvia worked for Akima Facilities Management at Laughlin Air Force Base where she served as a Counselor. She provided assitance to military members and families who were preparing for upcoming deployments and permanent change of station.
Vicki Taguba has been with Texas Tech Athletics for the past 15 years working in Accounts Receivable. She is the Lead Account Processor for the Red Raider Club and is primarily responsible for processing payments associated with new memberships and renewals. Originally from Post, Texas, you can find Vicki spending time with fans in the "Bubble" on game-days.