Stephanie caption headed the color guard of the Godwin Heights Marching Band from 2007-2016. She has also worked with Northview, Cedar Springs, and Exit 52 Winter guard. She marched with ensembles such as Interplay Winter Guard, The Blue Knights Drum Corps, and the Cadets Drum Corps. She currently holds a teaching certificate for Physical and health education as well as Bachelors in Psychology. Stephanie has been the director of Medley since inception.
Karen Mae Wesolek's marching notable marching experience includes the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Interplay World Winter Guard 2007 and 2010, and Onyx World from 2011-2014 (captain 2012-2014). Teaching experience includes 5 years of instructing fall and winter guard programs in Bay City (MI), Grand Rapids Northview High School Color Guard Caption Head from 07-present, Exit 52 Winter Guard 08-10, and several years helping at Godwin High School, Rockford High School, and Interplay Winter Guard. Most recently, she has instructed both Medley Winter Guard (IA, Michigan) and Cavaliers Indoor (IW, Illinois) in their inaugural seasons (2015). Has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from GVSU, and practices as a licensed Physical Therapist and Credentialed Clinical Instructor at Spectrum Health Pennock in Hastings, MI. Works heavily with the Parkinson's population in Barry County, and helped develop a support group in the area. Working toward getting a specialty certification in the field of Geriatrics.
Emily marched 4 years at comstock park high school, 3 years at interplay 2013-2015. She has taught color guard at Coopersville High School for 2 years and is in her 4th year caption heading the coloruguard at Cedar Springs High School. Emily joined the Medley staff in 2016 with the AA team. She attends Grand Valley State University pursuing a degree in clinical exercise science.
Mitchell Warners has eleven seasons of performance experience. Jenison High School Marching Band 2003-2007, Jenison Winter Drumline 2006-2007, Interplay A Winterguard 2009-2010, O2 Winterguard 2012, and Onyx Winterguard 2013-2014. His teaching experiences include Northview High School 2011-present, Zephyros Winterguard 2012, and Medley Winterguard 2015-present. Mitchell is employed at his family's art and drafting supply business Service Reproduction Company which has been located in downtown Grand Rapids for over 50 years. He would like to express his excitement in not only the first highly successful season of Medley Winterguard but the many more to come!
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Erin's colorguard career began in 2007 with L'Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Twp, MI. She marched in their fall and winter programs from 2007-2010. After high school, Erin went on to get her degree from Western Michigan University in Communication Studies with a double minor in Women And Gender Studies / Psychology. She spent 3 summers on tour; 2 with the Troopers drum and bugle corps and 1 with the Glassmen drum and bugle corps. Erin also has a variety of indoor marching experience ranging from Interplay Winterguard (2012 & 2013) to Medley in its inaugural season. Over the years, she has taught at several schools around west Michigan and is very excited to begin teaching at Medley!