Lindsey Schueller is a Grand Rapids native who is currently pursuing her Doctor of Audiology degree from Rush University in Chicago. She has been heavily involved in the marching arts activity, performing with ensembles such as Genesis Percussion, Rhythm X, Blue Stars, Bluecoats, and Carolina Crown. She was a founding member of Genesis in 2009, and has served as the visual designer ever since. Lindsey has taught and designed for many high schools in the West Michigan and Chicago areas. She also serves as a part time visual staff member for Cavaliers Indoor Percussion. Lindsey briefly joined as a visual staff intern at Carolina Crown in 2013, and has since assumed the role of visual caption supervisor and drill designer at Legends Drum and Bugle Corps, who recently finished their most competitively successful season to date. Lindsey will be serving as Director of Genesis and is extremely excited to take on the expansion of her role within the ensemble.
Kevin Levandoski is a Grand Rapids native who is currently pursuing a degree in music and computer science from Western Michigan University. He has been involved in the marching arts activity performing with such groups as Great Lakes Percussion, Northcoast Academy, Rhythm X, Colts, Crossmen, and Bluecoats. Kevin has taught at many West Michigan high schools including Northview, Byron Center, Lakeshore, Jenison, and Reeths Puffer. Currently Kevin is the Battery Caption Head at Reeths Puffer and is a Battery tech at Jenison. In addition to working with high schools in the West Michigan area, Kevin has spent two years working with the independent ensemble Twin Cities Rhythm from Otsego, Michigan. He began teaching at Genesis in 2014 as the snare tech, and in 2015 began working as the Battery Caption Head and took part in show design. Kevin will be returning to Genesis in 2016 as Battery Coordinator and Assistant Director. He is extremely excited to take the group to the next level for years to come.
Will has been teaching and arranging for marching bands and indoor drumlines in the west Michigan area for over two decades. This will be Will's 20th year involved in the indoor activity. Beginning with his membership at the phantom regiment indoor group called the wheaters, creating michigan's first independent world percussion line, and co creating Genesis and G2, Will has created a name for himself and for the groups he is involved with. Will is proudly sponsored by Evans drumheads, Promark drumsticks, Sabian cymbals, and Mapex and Majestic percussion products. He is also an Evans/Promark and Mapex educator. Will has his BA in history and political science degree from Western Michigan University and an associates degree in medical science from Davenport University.
Erik Taylor hails from Grosse Ile, Michigan. He has marched with Northcoast Academy, Farmington United Percussion, Grosse Ile Marching Band, and Central Michigan Marching Band (fire up chips!). He is currently pursuing a degree in child development and learning at CMU with a minor in family studies. When Erik is not drumming, he enjoys disc golf, reading, and swimming.
James Cortright is a music educator, performer and writer who currently lives in Traverse City, Michigan. He has performed in several WGI ensembles, such as Rhythm X, Northcoast Academy, and Madison Independent. With those ensembles he earned the 2011 PIA championship, 2012 Fan Favorite award, 2013 PIW World Championship and record setting score, and 2014 PIW Bronze medal and high music caption. James performed three seasons with the Madison Scouts. James has taught many excellent ensembles, including Northcoast Academy and Carmel High School. During his time at Carmel, the marching band was named BOA Grand National Champion. James also was part of the initiation of their competitive winter percussion ensemble. James is currently pursuing his degree in music technology from Northwestern Michigan City College after transferring from the music education program at Butler University. As an arranger, James has studied with many talented and influential musicians, and his works have been performed by ensembles of all sizes, instrumentation and styles.
Stephanie Pierson graduated from Northview High School, and then from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. She has been teaching the front ensemble at Northview since 2009 and has also taught many other band programs in the West Michigan area. Stephanie played marimba for Genesis from its foundation in 2009 through 2014 when she aged out. She is excited to continue to be a part of the organization that has become a family to her.
Cacia Castro has been involved in the competitive marching activity since 2004. She started with Northpointe Christian Drumline from 2004-2010. She also competed with Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007. Cacia marched in the cymbal line at GVSU in 2012. This will be her sixth year with Genesis Percussion -- as a member from 2011-2014 and a G2 instructor in 2015, returning in 2016 on staff for both Genesis and G2. She ended her marching career with Redline Percussion in 2015. She has been teaching locally since 2011, working with various high schools and the inaugural year of G2. Cacia graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Juvenile Justice. She hopes to work in a juvenile detention facility someday.
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