The 2017 SPW Front Ensemble Staff


Current Percussion Performance Major at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida

Marching Experience: Infinity Percussion 11-15, Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps 13

Teaching Experience: Stryke 2016 as Mallet tech, Current Front Ensemble coordinator at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Florida.

Influences: Matt Hernandez,  Aaron Spevak, Jonathan Zuniga, Ian Grom, Mandy Quinn, Kane Hurlock, and Dan Johnson.


Paul Yorke - Mallet Tech

Current Percussion Performance Major at University of Central Florida

Marching Experience: Infinity Percussion 13-14

Teaching Experience: Viera High School (Viera, Florida), Eu Gallie (Melbourne, Fl), and Lake Minneola (Minneola, Florida)

Influences: Jeff Moore, Thad Anderson, Kirk Gay, Mandy Quinn, Dan Johnson, and Marja Kerney


Nathan Skinner - (Mallet Tech)

Marching Experience: Carolina Crown 2009, STRYKE 2012

Currently Teaching: Park Vista HS

Influence: Milt Jackson, Gary Burton, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon and Charlie Parker.



Ryan Sanford - (Drumset Tech)

Marching Experience: Music City DBC 2013, Blue Stars DBC 2014-2015 Drumset, and Infinity Percussion 12-14

Influences: Matt Hernandez, Michael Bingham, Jonathan Zuniga, Ian Grom, Hector Prado, Mandy Quinn, and Dan Johnson.


Alex Moran (Audio/Electronics)

Education: New York University and Full Sail University

Marching Experience: Glassmen 2012’, Infinity World 2013-2014

Teaching Experience: Timber Creek High School, Winter Park High School

Over the last 9 years Alexander has worked in the audio and visual entertainment industry. Having seen the insides and outs of everything from studio sessions, live entertainment environments, corporate A/V events and concert tours. As a freelance Engineer and employee of Rhino Staging and Event Solutions Alexander has been called to work alongside some of the top artists, clients and events in the world. He has worked with everyone from local clients to Ross Lara, Paul Oakenfold, Walt Disney Creative/Entertainment, Eric Schilling and Tyfy Studios to name a few. More recent projects have been Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour, Invictus Games Orlando 2016, Daytona Country 500 2016, Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour, Brantly Gilbert Blackout Tour and Sapphire SAP.


David Karpinsk - Percussion Tech

Marching Experience: STRYKE Percussion 2003- 2005 and The Magic of Orlando DBC in 2003.

Teaching Experience STRYKE Percussion 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 and has taught and written for various high schools across south Florida since 2002


Drew Tucker - Consultant

Drew Tucker is a musician, educator and social entrepreneur—a unique combination of talents that place him at the intersection of the arts and activism. He rejoined STRYKE in 2016 as a Front Ensemble Consultant. This season he will be returning to STRYKE in big role. Announcement soon to come. 


Jack Mizutani - CONSULTANT

Currently: Director of Development, Special Events for the New World Symphony (Miami, FL)..

Teaching: Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, Director of Percussion for Woodbridge High School in Irvine, CA (2000-2012), Front Ensemble Caption Head for Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, Ca (2010-2012)