District 16 Tournament Directors
Mary Lou Collins
Mary Lou Collins is a native Texan who grew up in the Valley and lives in Denton. She graduated from Baylor, became a flight attendant, met a handsome pilot and will be celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary this year. She has two daughters and five grandchildren. Later came a master’s degree at UNT and a career as a CPA.
Mary Lou is a Silver Life Master and co-founded the bridge studio in Denton. She began tournament directing in 2012. Other loves—besides bridge and family—are travel and fun colorful tennis shoes.
Melody is a Texan (born and raised). She has been married to Bill for over 25 years and attended the University of Texas at Austin as an accounting major.
She has lived in Temple over 22 years where her husband is a Head Golf Professional. She has three children: daughters, Kate (23) and Rachel (21) and son, Weston (14).
She has served as the District 16 NAP coordinator for the past 4 years and was hired by ACBL as a part-time director in February of 2012.
- Temple, Texas
Wolf was born in Germany, grew up in SE Asia, and moved to Houston in 1963. He is a Gold LM who started directing in 2005.
Scott was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and his law degree is from the University of Houston. His entire 25-year practice of law was with the State of Texas, primarily working for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Scott began tournament directing on a part-time basis in April 2006. In 2013, coinciding with his retirement from government work, he became a full-time tournament director with the ACBL. Scott is the past President of Unit 207 (Austin) and District 16. In 2002, he was the recipient of both the Texas Star and the Oswald & James Jacoby Award, and he is a member of the National Goodwill Committee. Scott currently serves as the chairman of the District 16 Awards Committee, and he is the district’s tournament sanction coordinator. He also serves as a member of the Scorecard committee.
Scott’s other interests include tennis (he is a former NCAA official of Big 12 tennis) and bowling, having once bowled a 703 series in sanctioned league play. He has also been a contestant on Jeopardy!
- Pflugerville, Texas
Tom may be from Massachusetts but having been in San Antonio ten years now may be considered an "official" Texan. After 22 years in the US Army Tom retired in 1995.
He had been an instructor at the Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston teaching Radiation Protection.
A silver life master, Tom worked his first ACBL tournament in March 1995 and is a member of the Tournament Services crew at ACBL NABC's. They are the ones that do the set-up and make the NABC's run so smoothly.
Married to Denise, a Registered Nurse, Tom has two children. Aaron at 17 is a senior and Debra, 15, is a sophmore in high school.
Tom's hobbies are his children and he can be found at sporting events where Debra is a cheerleader and Aaron is a talented golfer. Tom works primarily in Texas and is the DIC at some of our sectionals. He also works in other districts when needed.
- San Antonio, Texas
Kevin graduated from high school in Denison, Texas, migrating to Austin and the University of Texas to finish up a degree in mathmatics.
He succeeded Al Findeisen as director at the Bridge Studio of Austin and continues to direct games in Austin.
- Austin, Texas
Guillermo is an Associate National Director. Born in Mexico City from Polish parents, he graduated a civil engineer from the National University of Mexico in 1962.
He has been an ACBL tournament director since 1978, a WBF director since 1984. As an Associate National Director he runs tournaments mostly in Mexico and Texas, but works all over. He claims to be the best director in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He is a proud grandparent.
- Mexico City, Mexico
John is a Wyoming native and graduate Chemical Engineer from the University of Wyoming. He is retired with 35 years from DuPont and lives in Beaumont, TX.
John is a silver life master and part-time ACBL director. During retirement he is spending more time with his 3 grown children and eight grandchildren, plus more traveling and bridge playing.
- Beaumont, Texas
- Richardson, Texas
Gary is the Field Supervisor for Districts 16 & 17.