Jenifer Guldner-Tintari

Photo_GuldnerJenJenifer Guldner-Tintari
Color Guard Instructor

JENIFER GULDNER-TINTARI is a graduate of Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management from California State University, Fullerton.

Jenifer’s performance experience includes Esperanza Drum and Bugle Corps (2003-2004, 2006), Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (2007), Esperanza Winter Percussion (2004), Fantasia Winter Guard (2010), and Corona Winter Guard (2011).

As an active color guard educator, Jen has instructed high school color guards throughout Southern California, including California (Whittier), El Dorado (Placentia), Marina High School (Huntington Beach), Troy High School (Fullerton), Lakeside, Orange Lutheran, and Warren (Downey). She started teaching at Pacific Crest in 2012.

In addition to teaching color guard, Jenifer is a patient coordinator at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry in La Habra, California. She resides in Brea, California, with her husband, Tim.

Felicia Thorn

Photo_ThornFeliciaFelicia Thorn
Color Guard Instructor

FELICIA THORN was raised in Gilbert, Arizona, and is a graduate of Gilbert High School. She performed with The Academy from 2008-2011, and instructed their color guard during the 2012 season.

After relocating to California, Felicia became an active color guard instructor/choreographer for a number of programs, including Ramona High School (Riverside), Nogales High School, Chino Hills High School, and Townsend Junior High School (Chino Hills). She is an active performer and is an inaugural member of WGI’s newest Independent World Guard “Empire” out of the Inland Empire of Southern California.

Felicia holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science with an emphasis in Automotive Performance Technology from Mesa Community College.

Christina Grindle

Photo_GrindleChristinaChristina Grindle
Color Guard Instructor

CHRISTINA GRINDLE has performed in the color guards of Capital Regiment, the Glassmen, Spirit of Atlanta, where she spent her age-out year.

Her WGI experience includes three years as a cast member of Artistry in BLUE, winning “fan-favorite” at the Independent A World Championships. In 2013, She also served as an administrative intern with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.

Christina earned her B.M. in Music Education from Ashland, University, focusing on flute. She is currently a professional musician in the 249th United States Army Band, located in Morgantown, West Virginia, with her husband, Andy.





Rachelle Sellen

Photo_SellenRachelleRachelle Sellen
Physical Conditioning Coordinator

RACHELLE SELLEN performed with Pacific Crest in 2008 and 2009 and Santa Clara Vanguard in 2011.

She completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of La Verne, and is continuing her education at California Baptist University to complete a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology.

As a member of the Pacific Crest Member Health Team, her goal is to help along side with all of the medical professionals to develop a protocol of treatment and injury care for the members of the drum corps. Having many injuries herself she knows the importance of a health care team to insure safety of all members.




Betty Yoder

Betty Yoder
Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Treasurer of the Board of Directors

BETTY YODER has been with Pacific Crest since 1996, when her son DJ performed with the corps. As an active volunteer, she took over the management of Corps at the Crest, taking it from fledgling event and expanding it into a series of two of the largest drum corps shows in the West, drawing a total of 7,000 spectators.

She manages the office, coordinates income collection and disbursements, maintains the corporate books and banking relationships, and helps ensure compliance with local, state, and federal agencies.

A former clarinet player, Betty is a retired bookkeeper with decades of experience in office management and retail operations. She lives in Diamond Bar, California, and is a proud mother and grandmother.

Brian Crist

Photo_CristBrianBrian Crist
Front Ensemble Instructor

BRIAN CRIST hails from San Diego, California, and has been an active educator throughout the San Diego, Vista, and Poway Unified Districts since 2005.  In addition to Pacific Crest, he has taught for Orange County Independent, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.

Brian began his musical endeavors at the age of four when he began studying violin. He continued with strings throughout his early years, and began percussion and horn studies at the age of 13.  He performed with the San Diego Young Artists Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Louis Campiglia, and served as concert master of San Diego All County & State performing ensembles. Becoming a member of San Diego Alternative Percussion Ensemble in it’s premiere years of 2005 and 2006, he marched tenors the first and joined the front ensemble his last.  From 2007 – 2009, Brian was a member of The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps front ensemble, and he performed with RCC Winter Percussion from 2008 – 2010.

Brian has had the privilege in working with many influential musicians and educators, including Louis Campiglia, Analt Almani, Mary Gerard, Andrea Venet, Jack Mizutani, Chris Retschulte, Glen Crosby, Ralph Hardimon, Thom Hannum, Ike Jackson, Brian Dinkel, Jim Wunderlich, and Sean Vega.

In his youth, Brian attended camps with Interlochen Center of the Arts and Tanglewood Festival. After high school, he spent two years at Manhattan School of Music and studied violin under Ms. Anat  Malkin Almani. He is currently enrolled at UC San Diego with the ultimate goal of attending medical school.

Brian teaches at San Marcos High School, Riverside King High School, Orange County Independent, and Pacific Crest.