2019 Design Team 

 

Taylor Ransom | Program Coordinator/Batterie Arranger

   Taylor Ransom has spent over a decade in the marching arts as a performer, educator, arranger, and designer. After the successes of the 2018 season, he is eager to help further elevate Equinox in 2019. Taylor is returning to the Program Coordinator role this season, where he will take charge of the overall show design, as well as arrange the batterie music. Taylor also currently serves as Percussion Instructor and Program Coordinator for Flowery Branch High School in Hall County, GA, where he has taught since 2012. When he is not writing or teaching music, Taylor drums and records with various groups in Georgia.   Taylor's previous teaching experience includes Palmetto Percussion as a bass tech (2014-2015), and as Batterie Caption Head (2016). He also taught with the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, serving as a visual tech (2014) and bass tech (2015-2016). In the scholastic field, Taylor has taught at Flowery Branch High School, North Oconee High School, Franklin County High School, Lakeside High School, Mill Creek High School, and the University of Georgia drumline. As a marching member, he played timpani, snare drum, tenors, and bass drum at groups such as Odyssey Percussion Theatre (PIW, 2008-2010), The University of Georgia Drumline (2009-2013), Terminus Atlanta Percussion (PIW, 2011), Spirit of Atlanta (2011-2012), and Music City Mystique (PIW, 2013). Taylor is a member of the University of Georgia class of 2014, earning a bachelor's degree in music composition and a music business certificate. Taylor studied percussion under Mr. Timothy K. Adams, Jr., composition under Dr. Adrian Childs, and music business under Mr. David Barbe.

Taylor Ransom has spent over a decade in the marching arts as a performer, educator, arranger, and designer. After the successes of the 2018 season, he is eager to help further elevate Equinox in 2019. Taylor is returning to the Program Coordinator role this season, where he will take charge of the overall show design, as well as arrange the batterie music. Taylor also currently serves as Percussion Instructor and Program Coordinator for Flowery Branch High School in Hall County, GA, where he has taught since 2012. When he is not writing or teaching music, Taylor drums and records with various groups in Georgia.


Taylor's previous teaching experience includes Palmetto Percussion as a bass tech (2014-2015), and as Batterie Caption Head (2016). He also taught with the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, serving as a visual tech (2014) and bass tech (2015-2016). In the scholastic field, Taylor has taught at Flowery Branch High School, North Oconee High School, Franklin County High School, Lakeside High School, Mill Creek High School, and the University of Georgia drumline. As a marching member, he played timpani, snare drum, tenors, and bass drum at groups such as Odyssey Percussion Theatre (PIW, 2008-2010), The University of Georgia Drumline (2009-2013), Terminus Atlanta Percussion (PIW, 2011), Spirit of Atlanta (2011-2012), and Music City Mystique (PIW, 2013). Taylor is a member of the University of Georgia class of 2014, earning a bachelor's degree in music composition and a music business certificate. Taylor studied percussion under Mr. Timothy K. Adams, Jr., composition under Dr. Adrian Childs, and music business under Mr. David Barbe.

Jake Lyons | Music Arranger/Sound Designer

 Jake 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 currently the Front Ensemble Coordinator for the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. Jake has worked with numerous high school groups throughout his home state and currently resides in Athens, GA, where he is in his 4th year as the Front Ensemble Coordinator at the University of Georgia.  Jake has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Georgia and works for a consulting firm specializing in non-profit development. 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 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 currently the Front Ensemble Coordinator for the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. Jake has worked with numerous high school groups throughout his home state and currently resides in Athens, GA, where he is in his 4th year as the Front Ensemble Coordinator at the University of Georgia.

Jake has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Georgia and works for a consulting firm specializing in non-profit development. 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.

Lisa Ha | Visual Designer/ Choreographer

Steve Nelson | Visual/Drill Designer

 Steve Nelson is a cymbal instructor for Equinox Percussion. He is a Science Education graduate from The University of Georgia and is currently an Environmental Science and AP Biology teacher at North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, where he currently resides.  Steve served as a cymbal instructor for Palmetto Percussion for the 2014-2016 seasons, and Equinox Percussion during the 2017-2018 seasons. He is an endorsed artist of Sabian Cymbals. In addition to serving as the cymbal instructor, Steve also works on the visual design team.   His marching experience includes The University of Georgia Redcoat Band, as well as the Winter Guard Independent groups: Palmetto Percussion, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, and Pariah Marching Percussion Theatre.  He also has instructed for The University of Georgia Bands, North Forsyth High School, Flowery Branch High School, Oglethorpe County High School, Creekview High School, and Sequoyah High School.

Steve Nelson is a cymbal instructor for Equinox Percussion. He is a Science Education graduate from The University of Georgia and is currently an Environmental Science and AP Biology teacher at North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, where he currently resides.

Steve served as a cymbal instructor for Palmetto Percussion for the 2014-2016 seasons, and Equinox Percussion during the 2017-2018 seasons. He is an endorsed artist of Sabian Cymbals. In addition to serving as the cymbal instructor, Steve also works on the visual design team.


His marching experience includes The University of Georgia Redcoat Band, as well as the Winter Guard Independent groups: Palmetto Percussion, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, and Pariah Marching Percussion Theatre.

He also has instructed for The University of Georgia Bands, North Forsyth High School, Flowery Branch High School, Oglethorpe County High School, Creekview High School, and Sequoyah High School.

 As a recent undergraduate from Kennesaw State University in Exercise Science and minor in Dance, Lisa Ha started her Master’s program Fall of 2018 in Exercise Physiology with a Concentration in Aging-Based Research. She currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Management.  Cultivated in Georgia, Lisa Ha has developed as an educator in movement, and the marching arts for over 14 years. Teaching at various organizations, Lisa specializes in ensemble development, movement and preseason training protocols. Currently, Lisa works with Paramount Winterguard, Carolina Crown, and choreographs for neighboring organizations. It is her pleasure to return to Equinox, and aid in the development of the program

As a recent undergraduate from Kennesaw State University in Exercise Science and minor in Dance, Lisa Ha started her Master’s program Fall of 2018 in Exercise Physiology with a Concentration in Aging-Based Research. She currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Management.

Cultivated in Georgia, Lisa Ha has developed as an educator in movement, and the marching arts for over 14 years. Teaching at various organizations, Lisa specializes in ensemble development, movement and preseason training protocols. Currently, Lisa works with Paramount Winterguard, Carolina Crown, and choreographs for neighboring organizations. It is her pleasure to return to Equinox, and aid in the development of the program