Director & Choreographer
Stacy Andrews is the Instructional Design Manager at Benefits Data Trust in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from Bridgewater, NJ, she participated in the Bridgewater-Raritan High School marching band and indoor guard from 2003-2007. She attended West Chester University where she marched in the band from 2008-2011 and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Exercise Science. Independent marching experience includes Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps 2006-2009, Phantom Regiment 2010-2011 and Black Watch Indoor Guard 2009-2010 and 2012-2015. Stacy has taught at Radnor High School, Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps, Bridgewater-Raritan High School, and Haverford High School.
Director & Choreographer
Shannon is an Assistant Vice President of Operations and Account Manager at STP Investment Services in West Chester, PA. She went to school at Bridgewater Raritan High School in Bridgewater, NJ, where she marched the winter guard from 2006-2010 and the marching band from 2006-2009. She then went to West Chester University where she graduated in 2014 with a degree in Mathematical Finance and a minor in Finance. While there, she marched The West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band from 2010-2014. During this time she also marched the Jersey Surf Drum Corps in 2011, The Phantom Regiment Drum Corps in 2013, and the Black Watch Independent World winter guard from 2011-2014. She currently teaches the West Chester University color guard.
Eliza is a Technical Designer at Lilly Pulitzer in King of Prussia, PA. She went to school at Radnor High School in Radnor, PA. While there, she marched the winter guard from 2005-2009 and the marching band from 2005-2008. She then went to Drexel University where she graduated in 2013 with a degree in Fashion Design.
Michael started his color guard journey with the Pennsbury High School Marching Band from 2001-2005. He then attended Indiana University of PA where he received a degree in digital and visual graphics. While there he marched in the IUP Marching Band 2005-2009 and Top Hats Winterguard 2008-2010. After graduating, he marched Onyx 2011-2012, Pride of Cincinnati 2013 (IW Gold Medalists) and Black Watch 2014. Drum corps experience includes Jersey Surf 2007-2008 and Reading Buccaneers 2016-2017. He has many years of experience designing and instructing scholastic and independent indoor and outdoor programs throughout IN, OH, PA, WV and NJ. He has also been a part of the FJM summer clinics which run leadership and color guard clinics all over the country. Most recently he has worked with Neshaminy High School color guard 2014-2019 and Abington High School indoor since 2015.
Tyler is the Communications Coordinator at Benefits Data Trust Inc. in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Southern Regional High School in 2014; he participated in the marching band from 2010-2013 and joined winter guard in 2014. Following high school, he attended West Chester University and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and a minor in International Business. Through this time, he was a member of the The West Chester University Marching Band from 2014-2016 and joined the color guard staff in 2017. Tyler was also a member of the Black Watch Independent World winter guard in 2015, Field of View Independent World winter guard in 2016, The Cadets Drum Corps in 2016, The Cadets 2 in 2016, and Alter Ego Independent World winter guard in 2017. He currently teaches West Chester University color guard and Radnor High School color guard in Wayne, PA.
Joey currently works on the merchandising team at QVC in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Originally from Columbus, NJ, he attended Northern Burlington High School, where he participated in the marching band and indoor color guard from 2012-2016. After high school, he attended West Chester University and participated in the band from 2016-2019, and graduated in 2021. Independent indoor seasons include Main Line Independent 2017, Pennsauken Independent 2018, and Main Line Independent 2020. He has also directed West Chester East High School winter guard in 2018 and 2019, and currently serves as one of the directors/designers for the Radnor High School color guard.
Emily is the Clinical Dietitian at Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton, PA. She is from Downingtown, PA, where she was a member of the Downingtown East High School marching band from 2008-2012 and indoor guard from 2012-2013. Emily attended West Chester University where she was a member of the WCU color guard from 2014-2016 and graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She then continued her education at WCU and graduated in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Community Nutrition. Emily’s independent marching experience includes Field of View A 2014-2015, Hawthorne Caballeros 2015-2016, and Main Line Independent 2017. Emily taught at Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, PA from 2014-2020 and Main Line Independent in 2020.
Rob comes from Horsham, PA where he started his career in the marching arts world – not with a rifle – but with a trumpet. After graduating from Hatboro-Horsham High School ('08-'11) in 2012, Rob continued his marching career with the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band ('12-'14) before putting down the trumpet in 2015. Having spent four summers marching DCI (Jersey Surf ’12-’13; The Cavaliers ’14-’15), Rob was in need of a new challenge and outlet after aging out – enter, Main Line Independent (’16). Rob is excited to spend another year with Main Line Independent and bring his eye for detail to the floor to help make the program special!
Kimmy is a lead toddler teacher at Life Discovery School in Springfield, PA. She began her color guard career at Springfield High School, participating in both the marching band and winter guard programs. After high school Kimmy attended West Chester University where she graduated in 2013. While there she was a member of the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band for 5 years, two of which she served as captain. Her other marching experience includes Jersey Surf Drum Corps (2007-2008, 2010-2013), Field of View Winter Guard (2010-2014), and The Black Watch Winter Guard (2015-2019). She also teaches Penncrest High School, The Black Watch winter guard, and The Jersey Surf color guard.
Kate is an Outpatient Physical Therapist at Good Shepherd Penn Partners. She attended Drexel University and received her Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences in 2011 before becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016 through the University of the Sciences. Marching experience includes Archbishop Wood 2003-2007, Reading Buccaneers 2012 & 2017 and Black Watch Indoor Guard 2011-2012. Kate currently teaches the Abington High School Colorguard and has taught the Abington Drumline, Neshaminy High School Color Guard, and Archbishop Wood Junior Guard in the past.
Melissa is the Owner/President at Twisted Traditions in Manchester, PA. She went to school at C.D. East High School in Harrisburg, PA. She then went to Hood College where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration, minor in Finance. Through the years she has assisted with the 2011-2015 Camp Hill Winterguard and the 2011-2012 C.D. East Marching Band. She currently assists Main Line and the Radnor High School color guard.
Social Media Manager
Emily is the Digital Marketing & Website Coordinator for Matlack Florist in West Chester, PA. She graduated from Penncrest High School where she was a member of the marching band and indoor color guard from 2012-2016. She then went on to attend West Chester University and was a member of the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band for five years before graduating in 2020 with a degree in Communication Studies and Political Science. Emily spent six years as a member of Main Line Independent from 2017-2022 and has run the MLI social media pages since 2019. She currently teaches the Upper Merion High School color guard.