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Troopers Add Health & Medical Team!

In keeping with our efforts to provide the most exceptional world class experience to our membership, the Troopers are pleased to announce that we have added an incredible team of health and medical professionals to our staff.

"Our focus, above all, is the positive experience the members will receive this summer. Their health and wellness is paramount if we are to build a thriving world class drum corps in today's times. Competitive success will be the byproduct of doing right by them. We are blessed and honored to have this team of health and medical professionals." -Kristy Jackson, Troopers Corps Director

Jim Olea

Health Team Consultant

JIM OLEA joined Pacific Crest Bass drum line in 1994 during their first year of competition. He continued to perform UNTIL 1996 and eventually went on to perform with Santa Clara Vanguard in 1997 where he won a gold medal for bass drum individual ensemble champion and placed 3rd overall in DCI finals.

After 17 years away from Pacific Crest, Jim came back as Health Team Coordinator in 2013 to develop a program to benefit the health and wellness of the membership. He has created medical documentation, protocols, and built a world class team of EMT’s, ATC’s, PT’s, RN’s, MD’s, PHD, DPT, OCS, and CSCS licensed specialist. Jim is an (AHA) American Heart Association CPR Instructor, and during Memorial Day camps he certifies Pacific Crest student leadership, staff, and volunteers.

Jim attended the Banner Institute of Chicago for Massage Therapy, where he graduated and became certified in December of 2006. He then completed his Fitness Instructor Training at McHenry County College in December of 2011, and went on to earn an ASS degree in Health & Fitness Education June of 2012, then later completed his certificate in Emergency Medical Technician in December of 2012.

Jim is a certified Massage Therapist as well as a Licensed EMT. He currently works at Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington, Illinois, as a Rapid Response Tech and ER Critical Care Tech. Jim also works for A-Tec Ambulance in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

In addition to running Pacific Crest’s Health Team, Jim is Drum Corps International's Marching Music Health & Wellness Project Administrative Coordinator, as well as Troopers Health Team Consultant. He resides in McHenry, Illinois.

Stephanie Elmore, MD

MD, Consultant

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

  • Private Practice for 21 years

Elizabeth Gough, LMSW

Wellness Coach

Elizabeth Gough is a Licensed Master Social Worker and has worked with all ages providing wellness support. Elizabeth received her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from College of Western Idaho and her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work from Boise State University. She believes in the unique potential of every person she encounters and coaches from a strengths based perspective.

David Brangaccio, ATC

Athletic Trainer

David Brangaccio is pleased to be working alongside the Troopers for the 2019 summer tour. 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 attends the University of South Florida in Tampa and is graduating 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.

David is a huge sports fan, enjoys going to concerts, and is excited to travel to the West coast for the first time.

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