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

The Admin Team

Mike Quillen
Mike QuillenExecutive Director
Ray Severns
Ray SevernsAssistant Director
Tom Strecker
Tom StreckerTour Manager

Tour Staff

Marketing and Communications

Ambar Arries
Ambar ArriesGraphic Design
Ambar Arries is a digital artist from Portland, Oregon. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Oregon, majoring in Digital Arts and Marketing with a minor in Japanese. Ambar marched with the Oregon Crusaders on trumpet starting in 2008, and aged out as horn captain in 2011. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, making art, and snuggling her pups.
Andrew Wallner
Andrew WallnerMarketing Manager
Andrew Wallner is a marketing and operations professional who moonlights a passion in storytelling through creative visual media and social outreach. He spent 8 years in the OC family, both in the drum corps, and the indoor percussion program. From OC’s rebirth in 2007 through their substantial growth and expansion into world class in 2013, Andrew was a leader in the organization. After aging out, he moved to the Bay Area to work the startup life for a couple years before returning to his hometown, Portland, OR. He is frequently sighted in the pearl district enjoying a tasty craft beer, hitting the gym, or somewhere in the columbia river gorge, all while carrying random camera gadgets to ‘capture the perplexities of his world at the release of a shutter”.
Michelle Stallings
Michelle StallingsMarketing and Web Management
Michelle is a social media marketer and freelance digital designer and brand strategist residing in Southern California. She performed with the Oregon Crusaders in 2011 and 2014 as a member of the color guard. Michelle graduated from California State University, Sacramento with her Bachelor’s in Digital Communications and Marketing and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Web Design and Online Communication from the University of Florida. She is excited to be joining OC on tour this summer to capture the season and share it on behalf of the corps.

Health and Wellness

Emily Feck ATC, L
Emily Feck ATC, LHead Athletic Trainer
Emily is the head Athletic Trainer for the Oregon Crusaders. Emily graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Athletic Training. She focused on performing art medicine her senior year during an internship with the Cincinnati Ballet. After graduation Emily toured as the Head Athletic Training for Blast! during the 2014 Japanese tour. Emily is currently living in Cincinnati. This will be her third summer with the Oregon Crusaders.
Bill Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, WVTS
Bill Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, WVTSHealth Staff
Bill returns to his second 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.
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
Devon Nash, ATC
Devon Nash, ATCAthletic Trainer
Devon is thrilled to join the DCI family as a certified athletic trainer working with the Oregon Crusaders. Graduating from Western Michigan University in December of 2017, Devon completed a bachelor of science degree in athletic training and a bachelor of arts degree in dance. Devon completed years of performance in the Western Michigan Dance Department, while also covering multiple concerts as their athletic trainer. In her free time, Devon works with the Dance Department to diagnose, manage, and treat the dancers. Devon spent 5 years teaching at a dance studio in western Michigan, and completed 3.5 years on Western Michigan’s Dance Team where she performed with the marching band at various Western events and sport games. Devon is excited to put her specialized focus of sports medicine in the performing arts to use with the Oregon Crusaders, to keep members marching, dancing, and playing for another healthy, successful season.