Alumni Election Bios
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Voting: April 11-18, 2018
- John Athon '01
- Jimmy Bailey '08
- Will Bertron '08
- Ashley Brown '12
- Carroll Cartwright '10
- Brenton Chandler '16
- William Goodwin '03
- Lauren Gray '13
- Preston Hall '00
- David Lodowski '94
- Matthew Mitchell '16
- Hilary Mundinger '09
- Naseeb Nuseibeh '11
- Mary Plumb Senkel '04
- Alex White '88
- Nathan Wynne '07
Born in Houston, Texas, John received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 2005. After graduating, he worked in Washington, DC at the White House as a Presidential appointee under the administration of President George W. Bush in the Office of Management and Budget and at the Department of Defense in the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.Returning home to Texas in 2008, John was involved in numerous aspects of the oil and gas industry including running title and organizing land acquisition in the Haynesville, the Permian Basin, and the Eagle Ford Shale to pipeline project development with aCarlyle Group/Riverstone Holdings company; 4Gas BV. Johnis currently involved in several entrepreneurial and private equity endeavors. John married former political fundraiser Margot Zanner Athon in 2012 and they are the parents of two young and energetic daughters under the age of 5.
Jimmy Bailey was born and raised in Houston, TX. He received a B.S. in Geology from Texas Christian University in 2012. Prior to TCU, he graduated from Episcopal High School in 2008. Jimmy currently works in a Land & Business Development role at Sable Permian Resources. He is married to Kathryn Reeves Bailey (EHS, class of 2008) and they have a one year old son, James Patrick Bailey IV. His younger brother and sister, Robert and Anna Bailey, graduated from EHS, as well as his wife's two older sisters, Courtney and Leanne.
Will Bertron attended Episcopal High School from 2004-2008. After graduation, Will attended the University of Alabama where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering. While attending the University of Alabama, Will worked as an intern for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. where he later accepted a full-time position and has worked as an engineer and project manager for the past six years in Hattiesburg, MS, San Antonio, TX, and most recently Houston, TX. While working, Will is also focused on earning a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Lamar University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as fishing, hunting, and being outdoors.
Ashley Brown graduated from Episcopal High School in 2012 before going on to attend the University of Texas at Austin. During her time at EHS she was involved in Track and Field, Basketball, Team Photo, and served as an acolyte for 4 years. At UT, Ashley majored in International Business and was COO of Kappa Alpha Theta. After graduation, Ashley was accepted to be a member of E&J Gallo Winery’s Management Development Program and now works in Sales representing the winery in Houston.
Carroll is currently an Assistant Vice President in the Energy Group at Wells Fargo. Over the past two years, she has managed various distressed companies and advised companies on restructuring solutions. Prior to that role, she has worked in various divisions of the Wells Fargo Energy Group, including: Upstream Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services, and the Investment Grade Group. Carroll is focused on business writing and evaluation around structural elements for several credit facilities.
Carroll graduated with a BBA in Economics Honors and a minor in Business from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014. During her time in college, she was involved in various organizations such as Economics Honors Society, Order of Omega Philanthropic Society, and Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Society.
She currently serves on the Silver Dollar Society committee for Episcopal and is a board member of Houston’s Young Professionals in Finance Organization. Carroll is also actively involved in volunteering in the Houston community with numerous organizations. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, snow skiing, and playing tennis.
Brenton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Episcopal High School in 2016 and is currently a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Finance. At Episcopal, he was a letterman on two SPC championship football teams, President of the World Affairs Club, and served on the Student Senate. In the past, he has interned at Powersite LLC, an innovative power generation startup in Houston, and will intern at Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, the second largest asset manager in Houston, this coming summer. Outside of school, he enjoys golfing, fishing, traveling with family and friends, and also plans to pursue a private pilot license over the summer.
William joined Millennial Energy Partners as Vice President of Exploration & Development in 2015 and led the team’s subsurface entry into the Anadarko Basin. Before joining Millennial, William served as the Managing Member of two Houston-based, privately-backed E&P funds. Under his guidance, these funds participated in a diversified portfolio of conventional exploration and resource development programs in the Gulf Coast and East Texas Basins.
Previously, William worked for Nexen Petroleum in Dallas, TX where he developed conventional Gulf of Mexico shelf and deep-water assets. William also worked with Nexen through its merger with CNOOC. Prior industry experience includes development of onshore and offshore fields with Anglo-Dutch Energy, Cobalt International Energy and Houston Energy L.P.
William earned a B.S. in Geology from Louisiana State University and has competed all coursework towards an M.S. in Geology at Southern Methodist University. He currently serves as a Board Advisor to Cantium LLC, a private offshore E&P company that operates in the Gulf of Mexico shelf. William sits on the Petroleum Club of Houston Membership Committee. He is a member of the LSU Science Dean’s Circle and is a former letterman and pitcher on the LSU baseball team.
Lauren Gray graduated from Episcopal High School in 2013 before going on to attend The University of Texas. She graduated from UT in 2017 where she received a degree in Rhetoric & Writing and a minor in Education. She is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She is currently employed with Drunk Elephant Skincare.
I graduated from Episcopal High School in 1994, and my brother (Matthew Lodowski '97) and two sisters (Elizabeth Lodowski '99 and Sarah Lodowski Kitchen '02) followed. After EHS, I attended Tulane University and received a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 1998, followed by a PhD in 2004 in Biochemistry/Structural Biology from the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. I met my wife, Kerrie, while in the process of getting my PhD. In 2005 we moved to Cleveland, Ohio to conduct post-doctoral research in vision at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. In 2013, I was hired as an assistant professor in the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics at CWRU. That same year, I had the second of my two children, who are now eight and four years old. In addition to conducting research in visual signaling and membrane protein structure, I teach students in the medical and graduate school and I am the director for the Systems Biology and Bioinformatics M.S. and PhD programs. My experience in instruction, admissions and administration in medical and graduate education, as well as my experience in balancing a career and family life, gives me excellent insight into what high school students contemplating medicine or research science as career paths should pursue.
Matthew graduated from Episcopal in 2016 and is currently a sophomore at the University of Houston. He is pursuing a major in finance with a focus in global energy management and a minor in oil and gas accounting. While at Episcopal, Matthew was a four-year letterman on the baseball team and served as President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After graduation, Matthew played a year of college baseball at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, before deciding to attend the University of Houston to pursue his interest in business. Currently, Matthew sits on the executive team of the Investment Banking Scholars Club at the University of Houston as Head of Corporate Relations, and plans to complete an internship with an energy private equity firm this summer. In his free time he enjoys skeet shooting, attending new exhibitions at the museum of fine arts, and creative writing.
Hilary Mundinger works on the fundraising / investments team for Moody National Companies, a commercial real estate investment company here in Houston. After graduating from EHS in 2009, Hilary attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a degree in Corporate Communications. Since moving back to Houston in 2013, Hilary has been involved with the Episcopal alumni community through serving on the Silver Dollar Society committee that aims to increase alumni annual fund giving as well as Alumni Leadership Day. She is excited to help give back to EHS through working with the Alumni Director's Council and hopes to get even more alumni involved this coming year.
My time at EHS was and always will be very valuable to me. The atmosphere, culture and lifelong relationships I made while attending helped shape me into the person I am today. Whether it was on the field or in the classroom, the morals and ethics I learned will never leave me.
After graduating in 2011, I continued my education in Political Science at Texas Christian University. I quickly learned just how much Episcopal prepared me for college and helped pave my road to success. The academics at EHS helped me excel in my classes at TCU. I got involved in community service and joined Campus Cans for Cancer, a charity whose proceeds are donated to multiple hospitals in the Fort Worth area in order to provide better care for cancer patients. I am still very involved in this charity, and I am an active member of the Board.
Along with community service, I joined the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon where I held positions as the Intramural Chair and New Member Coordinator. Being a highly involved member in my fraternity was very important to me. I graduated with a B.S in Political Science and currently work for Altitude Fuel as their International Business Development Manager.
While at Altitude Fuel, I have established a joint venture with the Nidal Group to conduct business with Aramco and Sabic. One of the most exciting things I have done in my career so far is having the opportunity to travel to Qatar this past fall in order to conduct business with Qatar Petroleum and Tadmar. That is an experience I will never forget. Currently, my domestic clients at Altitude Fuel are U.S. Oil, Kinder Morgan, Valero and Martin Mainstream. My education and experience at Episcopal has shaped me into the businessman I am today, and for that I am very grateful.
When I received the email concerning the nomination for EHS Alumni Directors Council, I could not have been happier. Episcopal, having made such an impact in my life, is an institution that I care deeply about. Being on the Council, I would finally have the opportunity to give back to a school that given me so much. It would be an honor to be elected into the Alumni Directors Council. If elected, I will do my best to make EHS an even better institution than it already is.
Mary Plumb Senkel graduated from Episcopal High School in 2004. She went on to receive a BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. After that, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. Mary moved back home to Houston where she worked as a staff nurse In the Memorial Herman emergency room department. She went back to school at the University of Texas at Houston and now has earned her masters of science in nursing. She currently works as a family nurse practitioner for the University of Texas at Houston in the department of pediatrics. Mary has two children: Susan (three months old) and Woodrow (two years old).
Alex White is a proud graduate of the EHS Class of 1988. Alex earned a B.A from University of Houston and later a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University and an MBA from The University of Houston. Alex is in Client Development at Mercer. Alex and his wife Danna have a three year old daughter, Edie, who will be attending the Southampton Montessori in June 2018.
Nathan Montgomery Wynne was born in December of 1988 in Houston, Texas. He went to Episcopal High School, followed by Texas Christian University where he was an SAE and graduated Cum Laude with a Communications and Spanish degree in 2011.In September 2011, he accepted a brokerage position at Transwestern and currently works at Cushman & Wakefield.
In October 2010, Nathan visited the University of Georgia where he was set up on a blind date with his future wife Caroline Reed Wynne.Caroline Reed Wynne was born in Atlanta, Georgia in October of 1988. She attended The Lovett School for high school and then the University of Georgia, where she was a Kappa Kappa Gamma and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA in Marketing in 2011. In 2012, she moved to Houston and accepted a job as an events specialist at Vinson & Elkins, where she continues to work today.
Caroline and Nathan were married July 30th, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.They bought a house in Briarmeadow in May 2016 here in Houston and live there currently.
The Wynnes actively attend Grace Bible Church and have served in a number of charities and organizations including but not limited to Reformed University Fellowship, Forge for Families, Union Gospel Mission, Star of Hope, Bo’s Place, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Nathan loves all kinds of sports including basketball, golf, football, baseball, and snow or water skiing.Caroline enjoys playing soccer, watching football, snow skiing, running and planning events for work and/or friends and family. Both Nathan and Caroline love to travel.