Matt Lackey, Executive Director
Matt Lackey is a media producer and performing arts educator with a passion for non-profits. He joined Pulse Percussion’s Board of Directors in 2012 and has served as Executive Director since 2013. Matt is currently a visual instructor for South Hills High School and Visual Caption Head at El Dorado High School.
Matt is the Digital Media & Video Production Manager for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino.
Matt lives with his wonderful wife, Angela, in San Dimas, CA.
Chris Henderson, Pulse Percussion Director
This is Chris' third year as a Pulse Percussion Director. Chris entered the marching arts as a young musician in high school before he joined Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps. Her performed on tuba from 2005-2008. After aging out, he then took up roles at Pacific Crest in instruction, tour management and administrative operations. Chris is also a music and visual performance educator at high schools in the Azusa and Torrance areas (Southern California), serving in roles such as visual technician, visual caption head and program coordinator.
For the last decade, Chris has worked full time for the Walt Disney Company as a confectioner and research product developer.
Chris lives in Downey, CA.
Eric Briggs, Pulse Percussion Assistant
This is Eric’s first year on the Pulse admin team. Eric was a member of the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps from 2011-2013 where he played bass drum. His indoor percussion experience includes Riverside Independent Percussion in 2010 and Orange County Independent Percussion in 2011. He has been a member of the admin staff for Pacific Crest since 2015 and teaches the drum line at Hoover High School in Glendale, CA.
Eric graduated from UCLA in 2014 with a degree in Political Science and now works as an emergency medical technician in the San Gabriel Valley.
Eric lives in Glendale, CA.
Melannie Stakely, POW Percussion Director
This is Melannie’s seventh year on staff with POW. She is currently working for Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, as Battery Manager and Bass Tech, and has previously worked with Mandarins, Gold and Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps. Her performance experience includes Black Knights, Mystikal Drum & Bugle Corps, Pulse Percussion, and Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps.
Melannie Graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in Child Development in 2013. She is currently working for Creative Brain Learning after school program, as Site Coordinator at Valley View Elementary, in Nuevo, Ca, and Co- Program Coordinator for the junior high and both elementary schools in the Nuview district.
Melannie lives in San Bernardino, CA.
Vanessa Gomez, POW Percussion Assistant
Vanessa, a native from Central California, attended Exeter Union High School. She was a member of Valley Independent Percussion from 2010-2012. From 2013-2015 she performed with POW Percussion. Vanessa started her DCI experience with the Mandarins in 2012 and aged out with them in 2014.
Vanessa is a visual and bass tech in Ventura County at Camarillo HS, Westlake HS and Buena HS. She has worked with the Mandarins since 2015. Vanessa currently resides in Camarillo CA where she graduated from CSU Channel Islands with a BA in Studio Arts.
Jessica DuBose, Marketing and Social Media Manager
This is Jessica's second year with the organization. Her performance experience includes Dark Sky Percussion (cymbals) 2014, Pulse Percussion (visual ensemble) 2015, and San Diego State University Marching Aztecs (cymbals) 2012-2015. She is also currently a cymbal and vis tech for several schools in San Diego since 2014.
Jessica is currently pursuing a degree in Marketing at San Diego State University.
Jessica lives in San Diego, CA.
Rebecca Pasillas, Marketing and Social Media Intern
Born and raised in Riverside, CA. Rebecca is currently the percussion caption head for Oak Hills high school in Hesperia, CA. She spent the 2016 drum corps season as a mallet technician with Watchmen Drum and Bugle corps.
Rebecca spent her age out with POW Percussion for the 2016 season. Her past marching experience includes Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps as a founding member('13, 14), RCC Marching Tiger section leader her final year('13, '14, '15) and Dark Sky Percussion('14, '15).
Rebecca lives in Riverside, CA.