Meet The 2019 Raiders Administrative and Tour Volunteers
The Raiders Drum Corps could not exist without the help of a number of volunteers. To learn more about any of our volunteers, read a short biography by scrolling down.
While we have been successful in expanding our administrative team for the 2019 season, we would like to continue this expansion. We are looking to increase our operational team, transportation team, health and safety team, and media team. In some cases, we can offer internships where volunteers can receive course credit for volunteering for a role related to the field of study. Contact us for info!
Assistant Corps Director
Medical Team, Staff Liaison
Medical Team, Member Liaison
Bio coming soon.
Laura Beasley resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children. She has been employed as a travel agent for the past eight years and previously worked at Merrill Lynch in Management Training.
Laura grew up involved in many music programs including her high school marching band. Her daughter continued that passion of music and is an alumna of Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps. This is Laura’s second year as the Finance Manager for the corps.
Don Morris has 50 years of experience in food service. He owned a catering business when he was young. Since that time, Chef Don has run kitchens in many restaurants, colleges, and summer camps throughout New England, California, and North Carolina.
Don was the chef for Boston Crusaders in 1997, 2010-12, and 2014-15, and he has been the chef for the Raiders beginning in 2017.
Andy Kelly is a nationally and internationally certified Flight Paramedic. He works for both his county EMS department in Florida and the U.S. Army Reserves. He is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in in public safety administration on top of my paramedic associates.
Andy traveled to the Raiders to march with the corps in 2011, and he continued his marching career with the Boston Crusaders the following year.
He is looking forward to bringing a practical preventative/sports medicine approach to the medical team and the corps as well as helping with the organization’s emergency management policies and procedures
Kathleen Ballard began her cymbal performing career with the Raiders in 2014 and is excited to return to the organization in an educational role this summer. She spent her indoor percussion years performing with East Coast Percussion (2015) and United Percussion (2016, 2018, 2019).
Kathleen currently works with the Avon Grove High School marching band and indoor percussion programs and has previously worked with other New Jersey and Pennsylvania scholastic programs.
Kathleen resides in southern New Jersey and works as a Food Service Director in a local school district. She received her Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Delaware where she was a member of the Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band. In the summers of 2017 and 2018, Kathleen combined her passions for nutrition and the marching arts and ran the food service program at the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. She is excited to join the Raiders educational team for the 2019 season!
Harlan Landes comes to the Raiders after four years with the Bushwackers Drum Corps from Princeton, New Jersey. He joined the Bushwackers to assist with a special needs percussion ensemble and continued with the drum corps as Operations Manager in 2015. Harlan undertook the role of corps director for the 2016 season and continued through 2018.
Previously, Harlan was a volunteer for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps and worked in administration for Youth Education in the Arts and USBands.
Harlan works in personal financial media and is the founder and executive director of a financial literacy foundation.
Camille Price is from Coldwater, Michigan. She began her cymbal career with Grand Valley State University’s drumline, marching there for three seasons. She has been competing in the WGI circuit since 2016, marching with Genesis Percussion and Eclipse Percussion, along with marching Connexus Independent for her ageout season
She began her DCI career marching Raiders in 2016, followed by Pioneer for her ageout in 2018. She has worked with various schools in the west Michigan area as both a cymbal and general battery technician, as well as working with the percussion ensemble Southwest Area Percussion
(SWAP) as a cymbal technician.
She is currently pursuing a degree in Linguistics at Oakland University in the hopes of teaching English as a Second Language abroad.
Austin Gomez has been part of the Raiders since 2011. He was a marching member from 2011 to 2013, and for the past five years he has held different support and administrative roles in the organization.
Austin is an EMT-B with certifications in the states of New Jersey, Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and nationally with the NREMT. He has worked for American Medical Response and Lifestar Response of Maryland.
He is currently working on obtaining his PA certification and is a senior member of the Elmwood Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Austin is a student at West Chester University of Pennsylvania studying Criminal Justice with a Psychology minor.
Bio coming soon.