Veronica Ross

Veronica Ross, RN
Health Team

VERONICA ROSS was raised in Moorpark, California, and currently works as an EMT.

Her goal is to be a firefighter paramedic. Veronica recently completed the Ventura College Paramedic Program and is currently working towards a degree in fire technology. She has worked as a wild land firefighter for the U.S Forest Service on the Los Padres National Forest and now works at American Medical Response in Antelope Valley.

Kevin Salinas

Kevin Salinas
Color Guard Instructor

KEVIN SALINAS is from the westside of Indianapolis, Indiana. He recently graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. in Psychology, and plans to pursue a graduate program for school psychology. In fall 2018, he will be working at an elementary school with students in the Language Assistance Program, in which their primary language is not English.

Kevin started his color guard career in Indiana, at Ben Davis High School. He was only in the guard for three seasons before he went on to march with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (2014 and 2015). Kevin went on to perform two seasons with Onyx World (2017 and 2018), and will return to Onyx for 2019 as a captain for the color guard.

Kevin is currently the main choreographer and part of the design team at Ben Davis High School. He has had the opportunity to work with several guards in the Indianapolis area, including Greenwood Community, Zionsville, East Central, and Evansville Harrison.

Amanda Frausto

Amanda Frausto
Sound Intern

AMANDA FRAUSTO was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with a degree in Psychology. She will be pursuing a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with the intention of becoming a therapist.

The love of music was instilled in her from a young age, and has only continued to grow through the marching arts. She performed with Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2014), RCC marching band (2015), Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps (2016), and Pulse Percussion (2014-2018).

After continuous years of performing with world class ensembles playing synthesizer, she is humbled and excited to further her knowledge as the Pacific Crest sound intern for the 2018 season.

Kaitlyn Thompson

Kaitlyn Thompson, ATC
Health Team

KAITLYN THOMPSON is completing her degree at the University of La Verne. She has passed her Board of Certification and will receive her official certification upon Graduation June 2, 2018.

Throughout her four years at ULV, she have had the privilege to work with high school level and collegiate level sports teams. She has worked with high school and college football, high school and college softball, and high school baseball, soccer, water sports, wrestling, track & field, volleyball, and performing arts.

Katie has participated in many athletic events, including numerous football games, the Arcadia Invitational (the largest high school track meet in the US), and the Diamond Bar High School performing arts clinic.

In addition to her skills as an Athletic Trainer, Katie recently obtained her Mental Health First Aid training, as well.

Ericka Krefting

Ericka Krefting, RN
Health Team

ERICKA KREFTING hails from Crystal Lake, Illinois. She is a registered nurse in the state of Illinois, and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s in Nursing.

Krefting is currently a Patient Care Leader in the Emergency Department at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois. She has 10 years of experience in Cardiac and Medical/Surgical ICU and five years of Emergency Medicine. She also worked in administration as a Nursing Supervisor for the hospital.

Ericka holds national certifications in emergency medicine, trauma, and critical care. She also has multiple state licenses associated with the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins
Drum Major Camp Manager/Clinician

TOM JENKINS has been involved in the marching arts for over 10 years in both leadership and teaching roles. Born and raised in Riverside, California, Tom attended Riverside Poly High School and Riverside City College.

He has held Drum Major roles with some of Southern California‚Äôs elite marching units — Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps and the Riverside City College Marching Tigers. Tom has also taught with the Riverside Poly Proud Heritage Band and Color Guard as well as the Patriot Cardinal Regiment.