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.

Lynsey Mikels

Lynsey Mikels
Color Guard Instructor

LYSNEY MIKELS grew up in Newbury Park, California, and now resides in Los Alamitos, California. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

As a drum corps performer, Lynsey performed with Pacific Crest (2007) and The Santa Clara Vanguard (2008-2011). She also performed in various winter guard ensembles, including Corona Light (2009), Corona (2011), and The Santa Clara Vanguard (2012-2014). She then went on to perform two summer tours in Japan with the Tony and Emmy award-winning production Blast! in 2015 and 2016.

Lynsey continues to spread her passion for the activity through teaching. She is currently an instructor at Millikan, Western, and Bellflower High Schools, as well as Ross Middle School. She has taught at Pacific Crest since 2015.

Nurah Holloway

Nurah Holloway
Color Guard Instructor

NURAH HOLLOWAY is from San Diego, California. In 2017, she earned her BS in Biology from California State University, San Marcos.

Nurah performed in two winter seasons with Prado Independent (2013-2014). She went on to perform with Pacific Crest (2015-2016) and performed in Pulse Percussion Visual Ensemble (2017).