Texas Tech University

Red to Black Leadership Team

Meet our Staff


Tiffany Murray, Program Director

Tiffany Murray is a Ph.D. student in Personal Financial Planning. Originally from Auburn, Alabama, she received both her bachelor and master's degrees from The University of Alabama. After graduating, she and her husband moved to California. Prior to moving to Lubbock, Tiffany worked for Countrywide Financial Corporation for three years and then spent nine years at Western Asset Management Company.



Hunter Coday, Student Assistant

Hunter Coday is from Royse City, Texas, and is studying Personal Financial Planning. He truly enjoys financial planning, because it is the perfect combination of number crunching and developing meaningful relationships with others. This summer he will work at The Financial Advisory Group in Houston, Texas to gain experience in the financial planning industry. Set to graduate in May 2020, Hunter looks to use his drive and pursuit of excellence to make a difference in the financial lives of others.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to church, watching basketball, and simply enjoying life.



Tim Foster, Student Assistant 

Tim Foster is a graduate student in Personal Financial Planning. He is originally from Roswell, New Mexico and received his bachelor's degree in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech in 2009. Tim spent nine years on active duty as an U.S. Army officer and is currently a reserve officer working for the Selective Service System. He is expecting to graduate in May 2020 and pursue a career in financial planning.

When not working or going to class, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, and hiking.



DeAndre Geels, Student Assistant

DeAndre Geels is a junior in Personal Financial Planning, from Sioux Center, Iowa. He was introduced into financial planning by his dad, who is a Certified Financial Planner. He has spent time working with EFS Group Wealth Management and this summer he will be interning with Vanguard, in Scottsdale, Arizona. DeAndre is set to graduate with his bachelor's in December 2019 and plans on continuing his education in the master's program. 

He is an avid basketball fan; he also likes snowboarding, hiking, and staying active.



Cristal Gonzalez, Student Assistant

Cristal Gonzalez is from Dallas, Texas, studying Public Relations and Advertising. Before joining Red to Black as their marketing and social media student assistant, she was an intern in the marketing department for Texas Tech Athletics. Cristal will be graduating in December 2019 and will focus on working in sports marketing and communication. 

She spends a lot of her time watching the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Mavericks. She likes going to the ball park or the stadium to watch her favorite teams play. When she is not watching sports, she spends her time with her dogs, Watson and Bingo, playing fetch in the sun.