We would like to welcome Jim Olea back to the Troopers for his third season as our Health Team Consultant.
Jim performed with the Pacific Crest bass drumline from 1994-1996, the Santa Clara Vanguard bass drumline in 1997 where he won a gold medal for bass drum at the individual & ensemble championships. He placed 3rd overall in DCI finals with Vanguard.
Jim has been involved in DCI health teams for the past twelve years. He was a massage therapist for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps Medical Group from 2009-2012. He has been the Health Team Coordinator for Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps from 2013 to present. Since 2019, he has been Drum Corps International's (DCI) Marching Music Health Wellness & Safety Project Administrator.
Jim graduated from the Banner Institute of Chicago for Massage Therapy in 2006. He also graduated from Mchenry County College in 2011 with his Fitness Instructor Training Certificate. He received his Associates of Science degree in Health & Fitness Education in 2012. He completed his certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician in 2012.
Jim has been an American Heart Association BLS instructor since 2013 and is ACLS certified!
Jim currently works at Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington, Illinois, as an ER Critical Care Tech. He resides in McHenry, Illinois.
Doctor Stephanie Elmore, MD is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and owns the Starcare Family and Preventive Medicine clinic, in Irving, Texas. She has been in solo practice with two Physician's Assistants for over 20 years now. She is also a Clinically Affiliated Physician/Associate Professor with UT Southwestern.
B.S. in Biology 1990 Texas Wesleyan University (summa cum laude)
M.D. 1994 U T Houston Medical School (Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society member)
Residency 1997 U T HCS San Antonio in Family Medicine
Elizabeth Gough is a masters level social worker based in Idaho. She received her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from College of Western Idaho, and her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Addiction Studies from Boise State University, as well as her Masters in Social Work. Elizabeth has been in the social work/counseling field for 7 years and in that time has worked with clients ages 5-75. She specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Solution Focused Therapy. She is client centered and is well versed in working with a variety of diagnoses and life situations.
Born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, Adam Guthrie is a proud graduate of Nitro High School in Nitro, West Virginia. Adam has been involved in music from a young age, starting with the clarinet when he was in fourth grade. Shortly after middle school Adam became interested in color guard and has been involved with it since the 9th grade.
During his high school career, Adam was involved in the marching band and concert band at Nitro High School in Nitro, WV for four years. Adam marched clarinet for two years, and was Drum Major his Junior and Senior years. He led the Nitro High School Marching Wildcats to numerous titles including Grand Champions at the Gazette-Mail Majorette and Band Festival in 2015. While involved in the marching arts, Adam was also involved in color guard. He taught himself how to spin throughout high school while attending spin clinics around the tri-state area. Adam attended Marshall University in 2015 and became involved in color guard in a group setting.
Shortly after attending Marshall University, Adam marched with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2018. During the winter seasons, Adam has taught with many winter guards around the tristate area. Adam is the current color guard instructor for Spring Valley High School and has assisted with numerous other marching bands throughout the state.
Beyond color guard, Adam obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Marshall University, his Masters in Nursing at Chamberlain University, and is currently pursuing his Family Nurse Practitioner. Adam will be an asset by bringing over two years of critical care experience to the Troopers, as well as his expertise in emergency medicine. Adam is currently a travel nurse and has worked across the country in different emergency departments. Adam attributes his success and lifelong friendships to music, color guard, and the medical profession as these are all focal points of Adam’s life.
David Brangaccio is pleased to be working alongside the Troopers for the 2021 summer tour. This will be his 2nd season with the corps. He was a percussionist from middle school through high school. In 2013, he joined WGI’s Bay Area Percussion based out of Tampa, Florida. He has been following DCI for more than 10 years over social media.
David attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and graduated with a Masters degree in Athletic Training. Some notable clinical rotations that he has worked with are the USF football team, Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team, and spring high school sports in the area.
If David isn’t wedding planning with his fiancé, he enjoys watching sports, going for walks with his two dogs, and planning for the future.
Arlington first joined the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2014 on euphonium. He later served as a section leader in 2016 and eventually was the Horn Sergeant his age-out year in 2017. He continued to stay involved with the Troopers whilst he served as Secretary for the Troopers Alumni Association Committee in 2019.
Arlington currently works on the ambulance as a Paramedic in his hometown in Vigo County, Indiana. He provides advanced life support care in both emergent and non-emergent pre-hospital settings. He graduated from Ivy Tech College with an Associate's of Applied Science in Paramedic Science. He has worked alongside various local police and fire departments, as well as regional flight EMS services involving high-acuity patients and scenes. He also has volunteered his time with local fire departments in the past, but today primarily focuses on providing EMS care to those in need.