Dakota Chavez

Dakota Chavez
Drum Major Camp Manager/Clinician

DAKOTA CHAVEZ began his drum corps career with Pacific Crest as a baritone player in 2009 and 2010. He returned to Pacific Crest in 2014 as an assistant drum major and was head drum major during his age out season in 2015.

Dakota graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2015 with a degree in Business Economics and a minor in International Relations. Since graduation, he has taught visual at Etiwanda High School and previously worked on the administrative teams for Pacific Crest and Pulse Percussion.

Dakota currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and works in development with the Sigma Chi Foundation.

Marianna Barclay

Marianna Barclay
Color Guard Instructor

Marianna Barclay was born in Florida but like a true nomad, hasn’t lived in any state for too long. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but will be relocating this summer to the colorful state of Colorado.

She will finish her Master’s degree in Secondary Education in May 2018, and move into a classroom full-time in the fall. In her free time she loves hiking, hanging with her boys (two chocolate labs), exploring new cities, and being around loved ones.

Marianna began her color guard career in Alabama at Spain Park High School. After four seasons there, she marched with The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band and Alta Marea Winter Guard. In 2011 she performed with the Phantom Regiment, and in 2014 she took the floor with Paramount Winter Guard.

Marianna has had the opportunity to work with a range of color guard groups, including Hoover High School (Alabama), Amor Winterguard Independent A (Alabama), Kell High School (Georgia), Ola High School (Georgia), and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

Justin Carpenter

Justin Carpenter
Tenor Instructor

Justin Carpenter was born and raised in Altadena, California, where he began his marching percussion career at age 12 at Marshall Fundamental High school. Upon graduating high school, he performed with SoCal Dream 2011, Pacific Crest 2012, Riverside Community College 2014, and Orange County Independent and Broken City Percussion 2014-2017.

During his marching career Justin was influenced by Mike Jackson, Roger Carter, Kevin Shah, Veronica Wicks, Jonathan Wicks, Suvin Varghese, and Jared Andrews.

When he is not involved in the marching arts, Justin is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Administration of Justice to land a career in Law Enforcement. He also instructs, consults and composes for high schools across southern California. He currently works at Bonita High School, Chino High school and Etiwanda High School.

Juan Vazcones

Juan Vazcones
Snare Instructor

JUAN VAZCONES hails from San Diego, California, and a graduate from San Diego State University, where he studied psychology.

Juan’s performance experience includes Gold Drum and Bugle Corps (2013) and the Sacramento Mandarins (2014-2015). He was also a member of POW Percussion for two seasons (2015-2015). While at SDSU he performed for the San Diego State University’s Marching Aztecs.

He taught Gold Drum and Bugle corps in the summer of 2017, and is currently on staff with POW Percussion as a snare tech.

Juan lives in San Diego, California.

Alejandro Villasenor

Alejandro Villasenor, EMT/Paramedic
Health Team

ALEJANDRO VILLASENOR, performed with Pacific Crest in 2012 and 2013.

He graduated Valedictorian from the UCLA Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program, and works as a paramedic, serving the Ventura County area in Southern California.

Dr. F Clark Cantrell, Jr, MD FAAP

Dr. F. Clark Cantrell, Jr., MD FAAP
Health Team

DR. F. CLARK CANTRELL, JR. was born in Solano County, California, and then moved to middle Tennessee at age two. He grew up in Putnam and White County, Tennessee, and graduated with honors from White County High School in Sparta, Tennessee, where he was Captain of the Band and lead snare drummer.

Dr. Cantrell went on to attend the University of Tennessee, and graduated with honors with a degree in premedical biology. He then attended the Autonomous University of Guadalajara Medical School in Guadalajara, Mexico, and graduated with honors. Residency in Pediatrics was done at William Beaumont Hospital, affiliate of the University of Michigan, leading to Board Certification in pediatrics.

After training, Dr Cantrell and his wife, Amy, moved to Cobb County, Georgia, where he has practiced pediatrics for more than 25 years. He has spent the last 10 years affiliated with DCI and marching music medicine, while maintaining a full-time practice.

The Cantrells have four children and one foster child, all grown, but involved in music growing up. The youngest marched DCI with both the Colts and Phantom Regiment, as well as WGI with Atlanta Quest.