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Ryan Ahearn
Todd Clevenger, Clevenger Design. Serving as a designer, instructor, consultant and adjudicator, Todd Clevenger has been involved in the pageantry arts for more than thirty years. DCI, WGI, BOA and circuits across the country have seen finalist performances from groups with which Todd has worked. Well-versed in all facets of the activity, Todd is currently active in marching band, drum corps, winter guard, indoor percussion, and indoor winds.

A long list of respected programs have benefitted from the wealth of knowledge and student-centered approach that Todd brings to his teaching. Northmont High School in Ohio, Mililani H.S. (Hawaii), Las Vegas H.S. (Nevada), and Greenwood, Ben Davis, and Center Grove High Schools in Indiana are some of the programs Todd has enjoyed working with. For five years beginning in 2004, Todd was thrilled to be on the visual staff of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio. It was then his privilege to accept the position of visual caption head for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Denver, Colorado. Todd held this position in 2013 and 2014.

Todd also served three years as the visual caption head for Indianapolis Independent (I-Two) Percussion Ensemble from Indianapolis, Indiana, a program which was an Independent World Class finalist two of those years. In addition to teaching indoor percussion groups each winter, Todd is an active adjudicator and announcer, working for circuits nationally. His voice may be recognizable as WGI Percussion World Championships frequently find him behind the microphone serving as one of the voices of the Sport of the Arts.

Todd holds a baccalaureate degree in education (B.S.) from Indiana State University. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Greenwood, Indiana where they are the proud parents of two feline children, Waldo and Nymphadora. A proud Hoosier by birth, Todd passionately follows his beloved state teams: the Indiana Hoosiers, Indianapolis Colts, and the Indiana Pacers. He also enjoys reading, cooking, and participating in competitive team trivia. (Twitter, Facebook)

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public, and operating as a non-profit educational entity. Our team of professional editors work with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. Our aim is to promote better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. (Twitter, Facebook)


Ed Faunce has been an actor and performer since he was 5 years old and sang for his mother’s dinner guests, accompanied by her on piano. Starting with musical reviews in middle school, Ed progressed to theatre and radio in his teen years. Going into his sixth decade, Ed has continued to entertain and educate audiences in regional theatre, commercials, international film and television with his performance, writing and producing. Ed has been involved in educational media projects that have spanned the globe and in 2013 had one of his co-produced productions showcased by the prestigious Chicago Children’s International Film Festival.

A 2012 graduate of Ball State University’s Masters in Digital Storytelling Program, Ed is now working on feature film media projects, plus teaching performance analysis and public speaking at Indiana University. His projects include augmented reality entertainment media and creating unique stories for cinema adaptation.(Twitter)


Jean Foxe is the progeny of Belgian parents who emigrated to Canada. This enigmatic writer and cabaret performer has dazzled dozens with prose and song that can only be described as “incandescent.” Jean has toured with both Celine Dion and Canadian author/songwriter Leonard Cohen with a cabaret act called “Improvised Swimming” that might be coming to a venue near you at any time. Check the newspapers.


Aurora Frederick (Twitter, Instagram)

Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news service committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. And we report on how the health care system — hospitals, doctors, nurses, insurers, governments, consumers — works. KHN is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, Calif., that is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. Neither KHN nor the Kaiser Family Foundation is affiliated with the health insurance company Kaiser Permanente. (Twitter, Facebook)


Ojijaak is the pseudonym for a writer and photographer whose work can also be seen at Ojijaak.com.

Jessica Paullus is a photographer and writer who currently resides in Noblesville, Indiana. She has a passion for reading and traveling, loves to play tennis, drink margaritas and, of course, spend time with her family. She can be reached through her website contact page. (Twitter, Instagram)

Leonard Pigg is an actor and has been doing theater since he was a child. With a B.A. in Communications and Spanish Minor from Marian College, he put his quick wit to use as a member of Nietzsche’s Trailer Park sketch comedy group and performed at Theater on the Square. He has been in a few indie films including: The Chrome Lady, Iceberg Theory, Mental Scars and Hungry Eyes. For a time, he was on the poetry slam scene in Indianapolis and performed around the Midwest as a stand-up comedian. For four years, he hosted a podcast called “Pigg’s Pen” broadcast on Radio Free Kokomo from Indiana University. He is also a writer in his spare time and has written for WhatCulture.com and is the co-writer for “The Six Emperors” comic book for Sexy Beard Club Press.

ProPublica

Michelle Railey

Ryan Rankert, AdStellations

Kayla Vance

Nathan C. Vance is the author of The Killer and Boyd Burgess and The Utility Blog. (Twitter)

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