The Cadets Staff


Select a staff member's name to read about their role with The Cadets, drum corps history and occupation.


George Hopkins: Director
Mike Pfeil: Assistant Director, Tour Director
Justin Andersen: Assistant Tour Director
Derrick Phillips: Merchandise Manager
Samantha Elliot: Administrative Assistant
Jay Lopez: Adiminstrative Assistant
Laura Tyson: Administrative Assistant
Kristen Brown: Athletic Trainer
Amelia Wang: Athletic Trainer
Elizabeth Ramirez: Athletic Trainer
Emily Mayerson: Merchandising Assistant
Viana Vasquez: Merchandising Assistant
Chris McAllister: Merchandising Assistant
Megan Aslanian: Merchandising Assistant
Makoto Yabusaki: Photojournalist
Kate Roy: Videographer
Christopher Castille: Leadership Consultant


George Hopkins: Program Coordinator
Bobby Jones: Drill Designer
Joe Heininger: Color Guard Designer
Sal Salas: Artisitic Director
Tom Aungst: Battery Designer
Omar Carmenates: Front Ensemble Designer
Dr. Drew Shanefield: Brass Designer



Dr. Drew Shanefield: Caption Head/Arranger
Michael Terry: Caption Manager
Aaron Vogel: Instructor
Scott-Lee Atchison: Instructor
Selena Maytum: Instructor
Kristen Richard: Instructor
Dan Berard: Instructor
Branden Hill: Instructor
Dr. Aaron Witek: Instructor
Nate Holland: Instructor
Scott Whitford: Instructor
Marc Whitlock: Consultant
Demetrius D. Walker: Vocal Instructor
Ryan Zettlemoyer: Vocal Instructor


Color Guard

Kristy Templin: Caption Head
Joe Heininger: Lead Designer
Philip Traini: Designer
John Lemire: Designer
Eric Babula: Designer
Sam Watson: Onsite Supervisor
Christy Hobby: Instructor
Abby Malloy: Instructor
Michael Zablocki: Instructor
Katie Hopkins: Movement
Tyler Smith: Instructor
Kristin Shatzer: Instructor
Shelby Klamert: Instructor
Christine Ghinder: Instructor


Craig Sellers: Caption Head
Chris Johnston: Assistant Caption Supervisor

Jeff Young: Education/Technique Consultant
Julian Johnson: Instructor 
Joshua Brenneis: Instructor 
Conrad Isenhour: Instructor 
Andrew Gaskill: Instructor
Casey Hallahan: Instructor
Peter Inglet: Instructor
Alex Cardona: Instructor
Jon Bilby: Instructor
Patrick McGehee: Instructor
Brendan George: Strength & Conditioning Coach



Tom Aungst: Caption Head
Paul Nalesnik: Instructor
Robert Marino: Instructor
Patrick McHale: Instructor
Jacob Gall: Instructor
Henry Williams
: Instructor
Andrew MacLeay: Instructor
Joe Ciancimino: Instructor


Front Ensemble

Omar Carmenates: Caption Head/Arranger
Luis Rivera-Carrero: Ensemble Supervisor
Chad Heiny: Ensemble Supervisor
Kevin Kenney: Co-Front Ensemble Coordinator
Claire Kenney: Co-Front Ensemble Coordinator

Andrew Monteiro: Instructor
Diana Loomer: Instructor



Matt Filosa: Sound Design
Evan Brown: Audio Systems Consultant
Reed Kimmel
: Audio Engineer
Mary Lindsey: Audio Intern