Thunder Staff

Dale Hallerberg - Thunder Director

Dale Hallerberg

Dale marched multi-tenor and marimba with the Cavaliers from 1977 to 1980. He also played snare in the University of Illinois drumline for 5 seasons - which including winning the first indoor drumline competition ever held. Dale taught the Cavaliers bassline for 5 seasons and was a DCI judge for 1 year, before taking a long break to raise two exceptional daughters with his wife Brenda. More recently he has played for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and the Crystal Lake Strikers. During the workday, Dale is a safety consultant for medical device manufacturers.

Joe Roach - Thunder Senior Advisor

Joe Roach

The Cavaliers -- front ensemble
The Cavaliers front ensemble instructor
Director of Green Thunder Percussion
Director of Cavaliers Indoor Percussion
Director of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps

Khadijah Kellogg - Assistant Director / Social Media Manager

Khadijah Kellogg

Khadijah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Public Relations from Carthage College. For many years Khadijah has volunteered with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and was a member of the corps media team in 2012 and 2015. She has also served as an instructor for the Warren Township High School Marching Blue Devils. Khadijah currently resides in the Chicagoland area and works for the American Bar Association.

Bryan Jameson - Education Coordinator

Bryan Jameson

Bryan studied Music Education at VanderCook College of Music. As a performer, Bryan was a marimba player with Cavaliers Indoor Percussion. He is currently studying Sports Broadcasting and Audio Engineering at Columbia College.

Jeff Jennings- Program Coordinator

Jeff Jennings

Jeff Jennings has been a performer and instructor in the Chicagoland area since 2011. Jeff began his marching percussion experience studying snare drum under Bret Kuhn, William Spicer, Brian Spicer, and Huei Pan while in high school. He performed in ensembles throughout high school and college including Green Thunder Percussion, Iowa State University Drumline, and Cavaliers Indoor Percussion. Jeff has also been a performer with the Chicago Bears Drumline for 3 years and the Chicago Bulls Stampede Drumline for 4 years.
Jeff has been an instructor for Prospect High School since 2011, working with both their battery and front ensemble. He was the snare technician for Crystal Lake Thunder’s inaugural WGI season in 2017. Jeff has also instructed at various high schools and clinics in the Chicago area.
In his spare time, Jeff composes and performs original music on drum set. He is currently finishing his degree in Parks and Recreation Leadership from George Williams College of Aurora University.

Bridget Fleming - Visual Caption Head/Visual Technician

Bridget Flemming

Bridget marched euphonium for Colts in 2012-2013 and aged out with the Phantom Regiment in 2014. She has served as an instructor, consultant, and adjudicator across the greater Chicagoland area for numerous ensembles. Currently, Bridget serves as visual caption head for the Plainfield North High School Marching Band. Additionally, she is a visual instructor for the PSA finalist, Minooka Indoor Percussion. Outside of teaching, Bridget will graduate with her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Midwestern University in May 2018.

Brenden Cabrera - Front Ensemble Technician

Taylor Ericson - Tenor Technician

Taylor Ericson

Taylor Ericson graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's in English Studies and a minor in Spanish. While attending ISU she played tenors for 3 years with BRMM. As a performer, she has been playing tenors for the last 11 years. More recently she has been teaching drumline/tenors at local high schools.

Danny Jack - Bass Technician

Danny Jack

Danny Jack is a student at Northern Illinois University studying music education. He regularly performs with the Chicago Bears Drumline and the Chicago Bulls Stampede Drumline. Danny has marched with Green Thunder Percussion and he teaches percussion at multiple schools and organizations in the northern Illinois area.

Bill Sherman - Cymbal Technician

Josh Vezina - Snare Technician

Josh Vezina

Josh has been playing the snare for 10 years. He was on the snare line at Victor J Andrew high school for three years, marching both in the marching band and on the indoor line. He then attended Northern Illinois University where he was on the snare line for five years, spending three as the drum captain. During his time at NIU, he spent one winter season with Evolution Indoor as a member of the the snareline. Josh is extremely excited to be a part of the 2017 Crystal Lake Thunder staff, and can't wait to help the program and its student grow as musicians and people!

Dr. Brenda Brak - Medical Advisor

Brenda Brak

Dr. Brak is a Board Certified Family Physician in private practice in Barrington, Illinois, where she is co-owner of a primary care medical practice. Dr. Brak graduated with a BS in biology from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, and received her MD from the College of Medicine at University of Illinois Chicago. She completed her family medicine residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. She is on the medical staff of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois. She currently serves on Good Shepherd Hospital's Governing Council, and has chaired the hospital's Family Medicine Department. She has also served on the Medical Executive Committee and on the Barrington High School Fine Arts Booster Board. She is a member of the Lake County Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Brak has been a member of the Cavaliers Medical Group since 2002. She has been lead physician for the Cavalier Medical group since 2013. She works closely with corps nurse Helen Turner and other volunteer medical professionals to provide medical care and advice for the marching members throughout their drum corps experience.