Freddy Daniell

class of '11

Freddy was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. Freddy graduated from Auburn in 2011 and is currently manages a portfolio of commercial loans for BB&T Bank. When Freddy is not working, he enjoys playing golf and playing drums in his band called “Liquid Caravan.” Freddy serves as President of the board and is responsible for the general planning and administration of the club’s events and operations. You can contact Freddy with any questions or thoughts on the club’s events, or about how you can get further involved with the club. Freddy’s favorite Auburn moment was the day that both of his younger sisters graduated from Auburn. It was on that day that Freddy, his father, and both of his sisters could all say that we were Auburn graduates.


KATRINE BALCH

class of '92 and '96

Katrine has been on the Board since 2011, graduating from Auburn with a BA in Sociology in 1992 and again in 1996 with a Masters in Education. She works for a NASA contractor and does education activities for NASA. She married an Ole Miss grad and has two elementary aged kids. Her favorite Auburn moments involve working with Camp War Eagle as a graduate student. Sharing the AU family traditions and spirit with new students and their parents was a lot of fun. She enjoys traveling to Auburn games both on the road and at home. Since she is now also tied to the Ole Miss family, the family knows how to tailgate and does it up big when the two schools play each other.


SONJA GREEN

class of '11

Sonja graduated from Auburn University in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has served on the board since 2011. She is the current owner of Greene Development Company Inc., a government contract company here in Huntsville, AL. Prior to entrepreneurship Sonja worked ten plus years in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

She is married to Eric Greene and have two beautiful daughters, Taylor and Sydney. Although born and raised in Meridian, MS she feels like a native Alabamian, having been here for over 20 years.  Her favorite AU moment was during an International Business Class in Dublin with the best classmates ever.  She loves spending time with family, friends and working in the community.


TIFFANY NOEL

class of '91 and '93

As a native of Huntsville and a graduate of Grissom High School, Tiffany graduated from Auburn in 1991 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and in 1993 with a Master’s in Business Administration.  After a few years working as an engineer at SCI in Huntsville, Tiffany moved to Washington, DC and spent over a decade working on Capitol Hill for Congressman Robert Aderholt.  Tiffany moved home to Huntsville in 2010, and is currently employed as the District Director for Congressman Mo Brooks. 

Tiffany had a lot of great Auburn experiences and is grateful for the life-long friendships from those years.  She remembers walking across the stage as a third generation Electrical Engineer from the Auburn College of Engineering.  But her favorite memory of her time at Auburn was the first ever Auburn-Alabama game played in Auburn.  Tiffany will never forget the orange and blue haze over the stadium from the paper shakers and the thrill of beating an undefeated Alabama team.


KAREN MILLER KIMBROUGH

class of '84

Karen is a native of Huntsville and a graduate of Huntsville High School.  She graduated from Auburn in 1984 with a degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations.  While at Auburn, she was involved in the Greek system, Intramural sports, and the School of Business.  She served as President of the Auburn Collegiate chapter of American Society of Personnel Administrators (ASPA), and was a member of the roundtable, The Auburn Business Council. Her years at Auburn were the years of Coach Dye, Charles Barkley, Bo and Frank Thomas and the friendships she made are the life-long kind. The Auburn family is truly a family.

Karen works part time for Brahmin Handbags as well as a Selling Specialist. She is happily married to Hal Kimbrough. We have 3 children, Ben, Thomas, Anna Katherine, and their beloved dog, Winnie. Thomas and Anna Katherine are graduates of Auburn.  Their house-divided family loves college football. She loves serving on the Board of the Huntsville-Madison County Auburn Club and volunteering in the community. Her favorite things are spending time with family at the lake, traveling with Hal, and playing bridge.


woody gillespie

class of '93

Woody is a 1993 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing.  He has established a 20 year career in pharmaceutical sales and is currently with Alkermes, Inc.

Woody arrived in the Fall of 1989, just in time to witness the first Iron Bowl played at Jordan Hare. It was one of his favorite memories of Auburn, in addition to meeting and marrying his late wife, Jayna May.  Jayna was a lifelong Auburn Tiger and her brother Jesse May set up an endowed scholarship in her honor in the College of Science and Mathematics. Woody has followed in Jayna’s footsteps as a member of the Huntsville Madison County Auburn Club Board, and he considers it an honor to serve in the role.  

Woody’s daughter May Merrill Gillespie attends Auburn and is majoring in Psychology.  Woody and his wife Jill, are passionate tiger fans and are blessed to share the game day experience with May Merrill.  Faith, family, and football are three of Woody’s biggest passions, and he enjoys living these out with Jill.


Doc Holladay

class of '85

John R. “Doc” Holladay serves as the Executive Director of the Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville.  Doc began his career in 1985 serving as a Civil Engineer with the City of Huntsville until 1993 when he was promoted to Administrative Assistant to the Mayor.  In 1997, Doc served as Office Manager for Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon, Inc.   Doc is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University and a MS from the University of Alabama Huntsville.  Doc is a past President of the Alabama Chapter of the APWA and continues to serve in numerous organizations including the Solid Waste Association of North America, Local Government Coalition for Renewable Energy (founding member), and the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the US Army.   Mr. Holladay is married to the former Ms. Kathleen Sullivan and is the proud father of two beautiful daughters, Margaret and Mary Kate.


Whitley Kelley

class of ‘12

Whitley is originally from Carbon Hill, Alabama, and graduated from Auburn in 2012 with a degree in cell and molecular biology. As a third generation Auburn student, she was a National Merit/Presidential scholar, served as a Camp War Eagle counselor and War Eagle Girl, and was a top 5 Miss Auburn candidate, in addition to her involvement in Greek Life and the Student Government Association. After a pit stop in Birmingham to earn a master’s degree in genetic counseling, Whitley moved to Huntsville in 2015 to join the Educational Outreach team at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, where she is currently a board-certified genetic counselor and a member of both the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the American College of Medical Genetics. She is incredibly grateful to have an opportunity to serve Auburn while in Huntsville. When she’s not discussing genetics, Alabama history, or Auburn football, Whitley loves traveling, trying new foods, working in her yard, and doting on her 11-year-old rescue cats, Liam and Neeson.


Stacy Hedden

class of '90

Stacy is native of Huntsville and graduate of Huntsville High School.  She is married to her high school sweetheart, Mark Hedden, who is also an Auburn alum class of 1996. They have three sons, Cade-20, Brock-18 and Hayes-16.  Cade is entering his junior year at Auburn and Brock will be entering as a freshman this fall of 2019.  This means she finds any reason she can to get to Auburn for a visit! Stacy spends her time selling residential real estate, helping her husband out at his business; Hedden Lawn & Garden as well as volunteering with community and civic events around Huntsville. She loves everything about Auburn and being part of the Auburn family!


Julie Martz

class of '93

Julie attended Auburn 1979-84 majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  Currently, Julie owns a defense contracting small business, 4M Research, Inc.  She along with her husband, Garrett Martz, have run the day to day operations of the company for 9 years.  As a third generation Auburn alum, you would expect that orange and blue runs deep in Julie’s family.  She met her husband at Auburn and has enjoyed experiencing 3 of her 4 children attending there as well. 

Julie’s favorite memories of Auburn are being an Auburn Majorette and the “game day” experiences.  Julie enjoys staying active in the Huntsville community while participating with Auburn opportunities including the Auburn Business Council and Huntsville Madison County Auburn Club.  More importantly, Julie enjoys spending time with her family (4 children and 2 grandchildren) and looks forward to making many future Auburn memories with them.


John Dingess

class of ‘14

John attended Auburn from 2010-2014, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Business-Engineering-Technology. John has since worked in the Aerospace industry for Lockheed Martin supporting future Space Exploration and Defense programs. This line of work has taken John all over the US from Huntsville to Philadelphia to Denver. John recently relocated back to Huntsville with his wife and lives in the historic Five Points.

As a senior in high school in Aurora Colorado, John had no idea where Auburn Alabama was but he quickly fell in love with everything Auburn had to offer within weeks of beginning school. His parents and siblings became diehard Auburn fans during his time in school and he was lucky enough to met and marry his college sweetheart, a third generation Auburn graduate. Orange and Blue now runs deep in his family and he looks forward to one day seeing his future children become Auburn graduates!


Nina Sani

class of ‘90 & ‘91

Nina (Anita Sani) Damian graduated from Auburn University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and in 1991 with a Master’s in Communication. While working as an electrical engineer at Chevron Corporation in Houston, Texas, she earned a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from South Texas College of Law in May 1998. She and her family moved to Huntsville, Alabama in October 2000. She has over 20 years of experience practicing law in both Alabama and Texas and is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is currently Associate General Counsel for Bristol Bay Shared Services, a subsidiary of Alaska native parent company, Bristol Bay Native Corporation. Her husband is also a graduate of Auburn University (BSEE 1991) and the University of Houston (MSEE 1993). They have 3 children: Luke, who graduated with a BSChE (Chemical Engineering) from Auburn in May 2018; Lexi, who will graduate with a BSN (Nursing) from Auburn in August 2019; and Sasha, who is currently a sophomore at Auburn.

Nina also has served in various capacities as a volunteer with the Junior League of Huntsville, at church, on the PTA boards of her children’s schools, various booster clubs, and in the legal community. She is excited to serve the local community on the Huntsville Madison County Auburn Club board!


Kelly May

class of ‘89

Kelly graduated from Auburn in 1989 with a B.S. degree in Accounting. Kelly is employed by Wilmer & Lee, P.A. in downtown Huntsville as the firm’s Business Manager.

Kelly and her husband Todd (class of ’90) met as freshmen at Auburn. Twenty-eight years and four children later, they still share a love for Auburn and like to think they have passed it on to their children.

Carson (class of ‘17) and Madison (class of ‘19) set the bar high for younger brother Harrison (a freshman at AU) and Sarah a high school junior.

You will find Kelly at most home games enjoying the rAUcket city Tailgate from Huntsville.


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