Matt Collins

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MATT COLLINS currently serves as a Band Director in Duxbury Public Schools in Duxbury, Massachusetts. His teaching duties range from beginning 5th grade brass lessons up through high school wind ensemble.

Matt attended Penn State University, where he received a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree. While at Penn State, Matt studied trumpet with Dr. Langston J. Fitzgerald III and wind conducting with Professor Dennis Glocke. He then continued his studies at the Berklee College of Music, where he earned a Professional Certificate and was the recipient of the Mark Mothersbaugh scholarship for his academic excellence.

Matt spent two summers performing with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, aging out in 2016 as a lead trumpet soloist and section leader. He was later hired as a member of the brass instructional team for the 2017 season. Matt looks forward to joining the Pacific Crest brass team this summer.

Joshua Diaz

Joshua Diaz
Cymbal Instructor

JOSHUA DIAZ first began playing cymbals as a freshman at Ayala High School. After graduating in 2015, he went on to start his independent marching career in 2013 with the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. As the cymbal section leader for the following 3 years (2014-2016), he watched the corps grow and reach their first finals appearance in 2016. Following that season, he spent the winter performing with RCC Indoor Percussion, then went on to march with the Santa Clara Vanguard for two years (2017-2018), where he aged out.

Joshua currently resides in the Los Angeles suburbs, where he is attending school for a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology.

Hunter Dorman

Hunter Dorman
Visual Instructor

HUNTER DORMAN was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is currently a student at the University of Houston pursuing a degree in music education. His teaching experience includes Langham Creek High School, Creekside Intermediate, Crosby High School, and The Woodlands High School.

Hunter marched the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013-2018. He served as the Horn Sergeant from 2016-2018 and was also awarded the honor of Cavalier of the Year in 2018.

Lisa Dorfman

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LISA DORFMAN is an award-winning nutritionist and health expert who has built a global practice consulting to Olympian, professional, collegiate and junior athletes. She served as US Sailing Olympic and Paralympics Team Nutritionist for the ’08 Beijing Olympics, and is also a nutrition expert for Zumba© Plate program and a consultant to multinational companies such as Sony Entertainment.

Lisa is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, especially the next generation. She spent a decade at The University of Miami as a professor in the department of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences and left as Director of Graduate Program, Nutrition for Health & Human Performance.

Lisa is a competitive runner and triathlete who has competed in more than 34 marathons, Ironman USA Lake Placid, and hundreds of running and multisport races. In 2004, she competed for the United States on Team USA at the World Long Distance Duathlon Championships. Lisa resides in Miami, Florida and is the mom of 3 children.

Andrew Fresquez

Andrew Fresquez
Drum Major Camp Staff

ANDREW FRESQUEZ is a recent age-out of Pacific Crest. He began his drum corps career at Pacific Crest, playing baritone from 2014-2016, and moving on to take the role of assistant drum major in 2017 and served as the Head Drum Major during his age-out season in 2018.

Andrew currently holds an A.A in Music and Social & Behavioral Studies from Riverside City College. He plans to pursue a Bachelor’s in Music Education at Cal State Fullerton in Fall 2019.

He currently works with Etiwanda High School as a music instructor, and Rancho Cucamonga High School as a visual instructor. This will be his first year on the Pacific Crest Drum Major Camp staff.

Andrew resides in Moreno Valley, California.

Emma Yonkers

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Athletic Training Intern

EMMA YONKERS comes to Pacific Crest from Glenview, Illinois, where she played trombone in high school marching band. By the summer of 2019, she will have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and will continue to pursue a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Saint Louis University.

Emma studied abroad for a semester in Madrid, Spain, which sparked a strong desire to travel. This eventually led her to New Zealand, where she spent the fall of 2017 working at a school for children with cerebral palsy. Emma’s knowledge of the physical demands of marching and her love for the arts have drawn her to this opportunity to care for the members of Pacific Crest.