We are very excited to introduce our medical team for the 2018 season, with many new faces returning to help the corps be the strongest and healthiest they can be.
Returning this year as our head athletic trainer is Emily Feck ATC, L. Emily focused on performing arts medicine during her undergraduate career at Northern Kentucky University. She focused specifically on dance medicine her senior year during an internship with the Cincinnati Ballet, and graduated with her bachelors in Athletic Training in 2014. After graduation, she worked as the Head Athletic Training for Blast! during the 2014 Japanese tour. Emily’s passion is providing medical coverage and education to performing artists and introducing as many athletic training students to this challenging and unique setting. This will be her fourth summer with the Oregon Crusaders.
Bill Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, WVTS, returns this year as a member of our health staff. He holds a master’s degree in nursing and board certification as an emergency nurse and healthcare violence prevention specialist. Bill has recently pivoted into a new role in patient safety. Since being exposed to drum and bugle corps at a young age, a love for the marching arts keeps him involved in the activity. He has had the opportunity to serve as adjunct percussion instructor for Century High School since 2007. Bill was member the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corp’s front ensemble from 1998 to 1999. While a young family and busy career keeps him from touring with the corps, Bill is honored to work with an excellent, experienced health team.
Also continuing her time on our health staff is Diobel Mendoza-Castner. Diobel earned both her B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She has since worked as a researcher and exercise physiologist for CSUF and is now works in research at the Portland VA. Diobel is also a founding member of the Health and Wellness program for the Concord Blue Devils. Diobel is no stranger to the performing arts. Aside from a long history in dance, Diobel was a member of the James Logan High School World Guard (2000-2002), the Concord Blue Devils A Corps Color Guard (2004-2005) and a performer with Blue Devils Entertainment.
Devon Nash, ATC returns for her second summer with OC as our athletic trainer. Devon went to Western Michigan University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Upon graduation in December 2016, Devon completed her Board of Certification Exam in March, and began her journey as an athletic trainer with The Oregon Crusaders in June. Devon currently works as an athletic training intern at Miami University with women’s field hockey and softball. Following her summer with The Oregon Crusader’s, Devon will be pursuing a Master’s in Athletic Training at the University of Florida, where she has been granted a graduate assistantship with UF’s Theatre and Dance Department. As an athletic trainer with a specialized focus in the performing arts, Devon is thrilled to continue her journey with DCI to provide compassionate care to keep athletes healthy, happy, pain-free, and marching to success.
Joining us this year as an athletic trainer is Emily Morgason, ATC. Emily graduated King University in April 2017 with a bachelors of science in athletic training. Currently, she is working with the indoor and beach volleyball teams at the University of North Florida as their ATC. She provides practice coverage and treatment for injured athletes. Emily worked as an athletic training intern for the Oregon Crusaders in the summer of 2016, and is excited to come back and work with DCI again.
Our corps is in good hands with this team. Learn more about the team on the staff page.
Do you want to take the field this summer? We still have spots open, especially in our color guard! Learn more on our auditions page.