Jake is starting his fifth year on staff with the organziation and has been heavily involved in WGI since 2009, performing in several independent world class ensembles including: Palmetto Percussion, Odyssey Percussion Theatre, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, and Music City Mystique. He also was a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 & 2013, and was on the percussion staff for Spirit of Atlanta in 2015. Currently, Jake is also the Front Ensemble Coordinator at the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps.
Jake is an alumnus of the University of Georgia and and currently resides in Nashville, TN where he works full time as a non-profit Development Consultant. Currently working with dozens of large non-profit organizations across the country, Jake brings expertise to Equinox in the areas of development, volunteer management, and fundraising.
Jake Lyons | Executive Director
Chris Parker started his marching career in 2009, performing in notable groups such as Odysseey Percussion Theatre, Spirit of Atlanta, Phantom Regiment, and Music City Mystique. Afterwards, he started teaching at Music City Drum Corps, Spirit of Atlanta, and Palmetto as a front ensemble technician. Chris is starting his third year on staff with the organization. He also designs, writes, and teaches for high schools all over the southeast.
Chris Parker graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Tennessee Technological University and now resides in Sandy Springs, GA. He is currently a plan review consultant for FM Global, an engineering insurance company, and from it, will bring expertise in the fields of production, procurement, and relations
Chris Parker | Associate Director
Ernad Sisic is currently in his first year at Gwinnett Technical College pursuing a Marketing Management Degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Ernad is also the Production Designer for the Discovery High School Band in Lawrenceville, GA where he oversees the overall show design, visual design, and music design for the group. Ernad was a member of the front ensemble at Equinox in 2017 and 2018.
When Ernad is not arranging music, he is consulting for a local school based enterprise in Lawrenceville operating under the name Discovery Design. Ernad created Discovery Design in July of 2016 and served as the General Manager/Enterprise Coordinator for the business until August of 2018. Ernad stepped down from the position to focus on his education and to further expand his knowledge working in the field. He consults with Discovery Design frequently and does not plan to stop any time soon.
With his expertise in opening and running a business, he knows what it takes to start a small company and expand on it’s values. Ernad has recently started working with Marching Health as business manager. Being business manager, Ernad keeps the business active and runs the “behind the scenes” tasks needed to keep the organization on the rise.
He is excited to join the Equinox staff for the 2019 season.
Ernad Sisic | Operations & Marketing Manager