Ezekiel Lanser

Ezekiel Lanser
Battery Percussion Arranger and Composer

Ezekiel Lanser was born and raised on the central coast of California, and spent his middle and high school years in Gilbert, Arizona. He went on to study percussion, arranging, and composition at the University of North Texas where he received his B.M. in Percussion Performance. He spent his drum corps marching career with the Seattle Cascades, Esperanza, and the Phantom Regiment (2006-2007). His indoor percussion marching career included Momentum Percussion Theater and Pulse Percussion.

Currently living in Southern California, Ezekiel is in demand as a show designer, music composer, and arranger within the marching arts. His music has been competitively and successfully represented nationwide in WBA, BOA, SCPA, WGI, and DCI. As an educator, Ezekiel is currently the percussion caption head at Pacifica High School and is on the design and music staff at Los Alamitos High School. He is also on music staff as a snare technician at Pulse Percussion.

Ezekiel has held a number of roles in the marching arts over the last 7 years. He served as a tech then ensemble coordinator for POW Percussion before moving to Pulse Percussion as a snare tech in 2016. Ezekiel has been on percussion staff with the Boston Crusaders, Phantom Regiment, and most recently completed his 3rd year as a snare tech for the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Ezekiel currently lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Jenifer Guldner

Jenifer Guldner
Business Manager

Jenifer received her B.A from CSUF in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, and is currently working on a dual M.A. at Webster University. She has been part of the color guard activity since middle school, and performed with Esperanza Drum & Bugle Corps, Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps, Corona and Fantasia.

In addition to her role at Pacific Crest, Jen is Human Resource Administrative Coordinator for Creative Costuming & Designs. She is married to Tim Tintari, an alumnus of Pacific Crest. They have a little boy, Nicholas, a daughter on the way, and two dogs, Noodles and Emma.

Drew Zellmer

photo_zellmerdrewDrew Zellmer
Choreographer and Color Guard Instructor

Originally from Chapel Hill North Carolina, DREW ZELLMER has had the opportunity to perform with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Wakefield Independent, and First Flight World.

Drew currently serves as the Director of Cape Fear High School (2016 WGI Scholastic Open Bronze Medalist), Legacy Presented by Carolina Gold (2016 WGI Independent A Bronze Medalist), and Corinth Holders High School (2016 WGI Norfolk Scholastic A Champion). Drew also serves as the Color Guard Caption Head for the Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps from Raleigh North Carolina.

Throughout his teaching career Drew has also worked with various programs around North Carolina including First Flight Winter Guard, Wakefield High School, Cary Senior High School, and Northwest Cabarrus High School.

Drew currently resides in Clayton North Carolina.

Bobby Frey

photo_freybobbyBobby Frey
Visual Instructor

BOBBY FREY is a music educator in the Long Beach Unified School district, located in south Los Angeles County. He received his Bachelor’s of Music degree in music education in 2014 from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. During his time at the Bob Cole Conservatory, he held the position of principal trombone and had the privilege of being invited to perform as a featured soloist with the Conservatory’s Symphonic Band. In addition to his trombone performance experience, Bobby was also the winner of the 2014 conducting fellowship, giving him the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the symphonic band as a guest conductor under the guidance of Dr. Jermie Arnold, Prof. John Carnahan, and Dr. Travis Cross.

Bobby’s drum corps experience began with the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2005 and continued through 2009, where he “aged out” as the baritone section leader, soloist, and recipient of a “golden foot” visual award. Following his career as a drum corps performer, Bobby immediately began teaching with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps brass staff from 2010 to 2013, the final two years he served as Brass Caption Supervisor. Following his time at the Colts, Bobby worked with Spirit of Atlanta as their ensemble specialist on the brass staff. This is where he had the privilege of meeting and working with some the current Pacific Crest visual team.

Elliott Duran

photo_duranelliottElliott Duran
Bass Drum Instructor

ELLIOTT DURAN lives in Azusa, California. Currently, he is teaching at Sierra Vista High School from Baldwin Park, California.

Elliott’s marching career began on bass drum at Azusa High School in 2008. He would then go on to perform with Pacific Crest for two years in 2011 and 2012.

After a brief break from the marching percussion world, Elliott returned to the activity by marching his 2015 indoor season with Elan Percussion and with POW Percussion in 2016. His last season in 2017 will be with Pulse Percussion.

He is currently attending Mt. San Antonio College while preparing to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management.

Richard Diaz

photo_diazrichardRichard Diaz

RICHARD DIAZ currently teaches at Great Oak High School, Pulse Percussion, and Vail Ranch Middle School. He started teaching at Ramona High School (Riverside) in 2005 and has worked with several other high schools throughout Southern California such as Chaparral, Patriot, La Quinta (La Quinta), Vista, and Carlsbad.

Richard’s performance experience includes RCC Fall Marching Band (2004-2005) and Black Knights Indoor Percussion (2005).

He is currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Colorado State University, and lives in San Diego, California.