Danielle Collins, President
Danielle co-founded Pulse Percussion, Inc. in 2009 and was a charter member of Pulse while the group was under the IYAO umbrella in 2005. She served as Executive Director for two years and Ensemble Director to Pulse in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Danielle works for the LA County Office of Education as a consultant, training new teachers, and teaches music full time at Rosemead High School in Pasadena. She has worked with the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps (administration and instruction) and over twenty high school programs throughout Southern California.
Danielle has a Bachelor of Music degree and a teaching credential from the Cole Conservatory at CSU Long Beach. She is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Music Education.
Danielle lives with her husband, Doug, in Long Beach, CA.
Chris Cowling, Vice President
Chris Cowling has been involved in the marching band community for over 10 years. As a student, Chris started performing with Jurupa Valley High School and other various performing ensembles. After high school, Chris went on to serve as the Drum Major for the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps in 2001 through 2005. Chris’ amazing experience in Pacific Crest is what propelled him into teaching at the high school level.
This is Chris’ fifth year on the board and has worked with various ensembles such as Rubidioux, Jurupa Valley, Diamond Bar, Los Altos, Vista Muerrieta and Chino Hills High School. He started working at Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle corps in 2007 and was the caption head from 2009 to 2012.
Chris lives in Mira Loma, CA
Pat Tousley, Treasurer
Rob Tousley, Board Member
Pat and Rob Tousley have been involved with the marching arts for nearly 20 years as volunteers, fundraisers, boosters, prop builders and consultants. They became active in the activity when their children, Angela and Derrick, performed with Rancho Cucamonga High School, Fantasia Winter Guard and Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.
Pat has raised thousands of dollars through fundraising efforts for individuals participating in dozens of ensembles and is currently a Budget Specialist for Chaffey Joint Unified School District. Rob has built props for dozens of groups in California including Pulse Percussion’s snare drum holders that made it possible to play upside down!
Pat and Rob live in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Darren Loney, Secretary
Darren Loney is the Director of Instrumental Music at Gahr High School in Cerritos, California. He was recently named the 2014-2015 “Teacher of the Year” at Gahr High School. Prior to teaching at Gahr, Darren spent four years as the Director of Instrumental Music at La Quinta High School in La Quinta, California.
Darren holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach and was a marching member of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as a marching member and instructor at Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps. In addition to teaching, he is an avid arranger, composer, and drill writer for ensembles throughout Southern California.
Darren holds membership in the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association, California Music Educators Association, the Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the International Thespian Society.
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 St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven 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.
Doug Steinmetz, Board Member
Doug Steinmetz is the District Manager for Yamaha Corporation of America in Southern California. He has been active as a music educator throughout Kentucky and Southern California, as well as the current Director of ClipPercussion, the Los Angeles Clippers Drumline.
Doug was a member of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and holds both a B.M. in Music Performance and a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Kentucky.
Doug lives with his wife, Danielle, in Long Beach, CA.
Angela Tousley, Board Member
Angela Tousley is currently the dance teacher at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamong, CA. She studied dance with an emphasis in choreography, earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She then completed her Masters of Education and teaching credential at the University of La Verne.
Angela’s teaching experience began in 2001 and includes Rancho Cucamonga High School (2004-2012) and Mystikal Drum and Bugle Corps (2007). Currently Angela is choreographing for Rhapsody Winterguard from Seattle, WA (2008-present), El Dorado High School (2012-present), and is excited to be returning to Pacific Crest in 2016.
Angela lives with her husband, Matt, in Ontario, CA.
Peter Lucero, Board Member
This is Pete’s 12th year on staff and is currently the POW Percussion Program Director. He is a full time percussion educator and designer involved in teaching many high school and independent percussion programs. He originally came on board as a tenor tech in 2006 and has had many roles such as Ensemble Director, Visual Designer, Staff Coordinator, Ensemble Coordinator and most recently Co-Director.
Pete is currently the Percussion Director at Chaparral HS and Carlsbad HS. In 2012 he joined Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps percussion staff and is the percussion director and battery arranger for the 2016 season.
He is a member of the Vic Firth educational team and lives with his wife, Koto, in Murrieta, CA.
Andy Walkdukat, Board Member
Andy Waldukat is Pulse Percussion's newest Board member. Since 2005, he has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Capistrano Valley High School and is currently the Fine and Practical Arts Department Chair and director of the Capistrano Valley, Black and Gold Brigade.
Mr. Waldukat received a Bachelor’s of Music from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. In 2013, he completed a Master’s program in Educational Leadership and Administration, and earning a “Promising Young Leader” scholarship through Brandman University; part of the Chapman University System.
Andy is a member of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, California Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education. He has been a music consultant and visual clinician throughout Southern California and the Chicago metropolitan area; serving on the visual staff of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005, 2006, 2013, 2016; and the Santa Clara Vanguard from 2007-2009. He is an alumnus of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, where he marched from 2000-2004. Mr. Waldukat served as the corps director for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from Boston, Massachusetts from September 2013 - August 2015, celebrating their 75th Anniversary with side-by-side performances with the Boston Pops for the 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular and Boston Symphony Brass at the Tanglewood Music Center.