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. Since 2003 he has been a staff member of Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps and a visual instructor for South Hills 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.
Mark Kveton, Pulse Percussion Director
Mark joined Pulse Percussion's admin team in 2014 and has been the director since 2015.
Currently, Mark holds multiple positions in the marching arts activity, spanning from instruction to administration. This includes his roles as the Leadership Instructor and Summer Camps Director for the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps’ organization. Mark is also on the faculty for the Drum Corps International Leadership Seminar, where he mentors and trains student leaders from across the country. Past groups he has taught include Rowland, Esperanza, Santa Monica and Gladstone High Schools.
Mark’s performance experience includes serving as the Drum Major for Pacific Crest from 2008-2011, and was a Jim Jones Leadership Award finalist in 2010. During that time, he also attended the University of California, Irvine and received his B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior. He presently holds a full time position with Phillips Graduate University as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment.
Mark lives with his wife Antoinette in Glendale, CA.
Chris Henderson, Pulse Percussion Director
This is Chris' second 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.
Justin Boordbalash, POW Percussion Director
Justin joined POW Percussion's staff in 2015. He has performed with Arizona State University, Paragon, Mosaic, and Pulse Percussion and has been a percussion educator for 10+ high school programs throughout Arizona since 2008.
Justin went to Arizona State University for Business Administration and Digital Media Design with an emphasis in Music.
Justin currently lives in Arizona.
Melannie Stakely, POW Percussion Director
This is Melannie’s sixth year on staff with POW. She has worked with the OCI Open, Gold, Impulse, Mandarins and currently Pacific Crest 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 and is currently working for Creative Brain Learning, teaching music for elementary schools in Riverside County.
Melannie lives in San Bernardino, CA.
Dakota Chavez, Assistant Director
Dakota joined the Pulse team in 2016 as Clinic Coordinator and is now taking on extra responsibilities as Assistant Director. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2015 with a degree in Economics and has been working with various nonprofits since then.
Dakota performed with Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, where he played baritone from 2009-10 and was drum major from 2014-2015. After aging out, he joined the administrative team at Pacific Crest. He is also heavily involved with the marching program at Etiwanda High School, where he is the assistant visual caption head, works with the student leadership, and is on the design staff for the winter percussion.
Dakota lives in Upland, CA.
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.
Natsumi Fujioka, Merchandise Manager
This is Natsumi Fujioka's first year with the Pulse Percussion organization. She is an alumni of the organization that marched two years of indoor with POW Percussion ('14-'15), as well as 3 seasons of drum corps with Oregon Crusaders ('12), Pacific Crest ('13), and aged out with Blue Stars ('14).
She is currently attending school at Irvine Valley College in Irvine, CA, and is working towards her B.A. in Recording Arts/Music Industry.
She currently lives in Garden Grove, CA.