Meet The Operations Team

/Meet The Operations Team
Meet The Operations Team2018-11-26T06:56:38+00:00

Oregon Crusaders has assembled an incredibly gifted staff of educators who bring the magic of its program to life.

Administration

Mike Quillen
Mike QuillenCEO & Executive Director
Mike combines his experience of than 30 years of high-tech engineering and management, with his life-long passion for music, teaching, and drum corps. As a member of drum corps as a kid, Mike attributes much of his success in his life to the lessons of playing instruments, being in an high-performing ensembles, and the teamwork that it takes to achieve something greater than yourself.

Health and Wellness

Emily Feck, ATC
Emily Feck, ATCHead Athletic Trainer
Emily is the Med Staff Director and one of the Athletic Trainers for the Oregon Crusaders. 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 fifth summer with the Oregon Crusaders.
Bill Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, WVTS
Bill Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, WVTSHealth Staff
Bill returns to his third year as a member of the Oregon Crusaders health staff. An emergency nurse since 2000, Bill has seen it all and nothing surprises him. Moving to Oregon in 2005 from the Midwest, he honed his skills in the Portland area. 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. Realizing these are some of the best years for the corps members, the health team’s passion is a healthy, competitive corps.
Devon Nash, ATC
Devon Nash, ATCAthletic Trainer
Devon Nash is excited to return to Oregon Crusaders as an athletic trainer for her third summer season. 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.
Emily Morgason, ATC
Emily Morgason, ATCAthletic Trainer
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 OC again.
Jen Swartz
Jen SwartzAthletic Trainer
Jen began her marching career as a trumpet player for the Oregon Crusaders from 2003-2006 and stayed on OC’s visual staff through 2012. During that time, she worked with marching bands as visual caption head for South Salem High School in OR (2008-2010) and Cupertino High School in CA (2012-2014). Recently, she’s been a part of Seattle Cascades’ visual team (2016-2018) and held the position of fitness coordinator.

Jen has a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and previously worked as a personal trainer and instructor for group exercise classes specific to cancer survivors, older adults, cardiac rehab, and people living with
Parkinson’s disease. Throughout her college career, she has remained active in music ensembles and continues to play trumpet with community bands in her spare time.
Jen is passionate about movement of the human body and is in her final year of the University of Puget Sound Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Diobel Mendoza-Castner
Diobel Mendoza-CastnerHealth Staff
Diobel is a Bay Area native (Union City, CA), who recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from Orange County, CA. 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 (2014 to present).
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
Darrek Mullins, NRP, CCP
Darrek Mullins, NRP, CCPFirst Aid and CPR Trainer
Darrek was born and raised in San Jose California, attended Abraham Lincoln HS, and played trombone throughout HS and college. He marched drum corps from 1983 through 1990, with the last 5 of them with the Blue Devils.

Darrek has worked at Western Lane Ambulance District since 1996, and is currently a Critical Care Paramedic and Supervisor.

Since 2001, Darrek has been teaching Paramedic practical skills at Lane Community College, and recently became the EMS Program Clinical Coordinator. He is a certified instructor in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Life Support.

For the last 4 years, Darrek has been honored to serve as a medical volunteer and flight leader for South Willamette Valley Honor Flight. This is a national non profit organization who’s mission is transporting local WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their war memorials. The hub has transported and honored over 400 local war time veterans in the last four years since he started its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SWVHF/

This will be Darrek’s third season in providing FIrst Aid and CPR training to Oregon Crusaders