zoetic staff

Creative TEAM

Robert Lowery

executive director

Robert has a long history of being involved with music programs over the years. Some of his past percussion instruction ensembles are Western Albemarle High School (Crozet, VA), Western Branch High School (Chesapeake, VA), Lakeland High School (Suffolk, VA), Tallwood High School (Virginia Beach, VA), Cox High School (Virginia Beach, VA) and Princess Anne High School (Virginia Beach, VA). Robert also did some judging for several marching band circuits and music festivals in Virginia. Robert was also a member of Southern Nights Drum & Bugle Corps that was based in Virginia Beach, VA. After moving to California, he took on the Percussion Instructor for Gahr High School (Cerritos, CA). Later he started an independent drumline for young teenagers in the LA Area. This then transformed into the Mystikal Youth Arts Organization (2004 – 2009). Robert also have experience in visual design as part of his duties with the various high school ensembles and worked closely with his mentors Tim Gauldin, Andy Harnsberger, and Kevin Mitchell arranging marching percussion music for the various high school programs in Virginia Beach, VA.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with a focus on Technical Operations from Old Dominion University and numerous certifications. He is also a member of National Association of Minority Architects (NOMA) and Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity as one of the Charter Members for the Upsilon Beta Chapter. Robert’s professional career is currently administering a contractor development and bonding program for Public Agencies in Downtown Los Angeles.

He currently lives in Long Beach, CA where he enjoys international traveling, off-roading, camping and hiking. He loves his family, the Washington Redskins, New York Yankees and Boston Celtics.

Don Gallagher

Drill Writer

Bio Coming Soon


randy badillo

Ensemble Director

Randy has been involved with the indoor and outdoor arts since 1993. For many years, Randy has served many roles as instructor, choreographer, director, program coordinator, program designer, and clinician for multiple high school, college, drum corps, and independent winter guards and percussion ensembles throughout Southern California. 

Randy also currently serving as the color guard and visual effect judge for the California State Band Championship Circuit. Randy is also happy to embark on the growth of Zoetic.

joey leon

ensemble manager

Joey began his career in the marching arts when he joined band in middle school. He quickly found his passion for color guard his sophomore year after joining and finding that his background in drama and orchestra aided him in musicality and performance. After High School he went on to march the inaugural year of Gold Drum & Bugle Corps, Pasadena City College Lancer Marching Band and Tournament of Roses Honor Band before aging out with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps in 2008. Between that time and beyond, Joey performed with Project "L" and Diamante Open and World from Los Angeles, CA.

He has taught and traveled with many programs across Southern California. Most recognizably with Diamante Open (2016) and ICON Winterguard (2019-2020). Joey is currently the Colorguard Program Director and Visual Program Coordinator at El Segundo High School, South Pasadena High School, San Marino High School and North Torrance High School. Over the years, Joey has learned and been mentored by many accomplished teachers and designers such as Frank De La Rosa, Carol Abohotab, Patty Stetson and Randy Nelson, whom have inspired patience, technique and creativity.  

Outside of color guard, Joey has a passion for physical therapy. Working in a privately owned office for more than half a decade, he uses his experience and knowledge to guide his programs in injury prevention and injury recovery. In his off time, Joey enjoys spending time with his family, 2 dogs and relaxing with arts and crafts.

Angel Ordaz


Ever since middle school Angel has been interested in movement and when his middle school offered a dance class as a P.E alternative his passion took off. Transitioning into high school he found color guard where he became captain and was able to fuse his love for movement with his leadership abilities. Angel marched with the Linda Marquez High School Marching Band and after the school lost its program he was able to continue marching with the Bell High School Marching Band. After high school, Angel went on to march a season with City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps and a season with Exodus Winterguard. 

Angel has also assisted with many programs such as Hawthorne High School, Bell High School, Anaheim High school and he is currently working with the Gabrielino High School Color guard.

Angel is very excited to take on working with an independent group to enrich his teaching skills.

tj jefferson


From the age of 7 years old, TJ has always been a performer. Dancing and singing on Broadway and Los Angeles in the Broadway production of Joseph staring Donny Osmond and then Michael Damien. He then moved on to dance on the Disney Channel hit shows kids Inc. and the Mickey Mouse club. TJ started his color guard performance career in high school at Cerritos High School and later became the captain of his color guard. After High School, he performed with a few private groups such as West Coast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, Helios Winter Guard, So. Cal Dream Drum and Bugle Corps, and Empier Winter Guard.  

TJ started his educational career teaching color guard at Tetzlaff Middle School. Along the way, he started teaching at other schools such as Artesia High School, Arroyo High School, Whittier High School, Santa Ana High School,and Bert Lynn Middle School. TJ is currently teaching at West High School in Torrance CA.
Performing has always been TJ’s life and will continue to be for years to come and he is excited to take on Zoetic and continue to grow the program.

Kyle s. Miller


Kyle has been active in the marching arts activities for over 25 years, as a marching member, instructor, designer, caption head, board member, and judge. He began his marching career in northern Ohio as a trumpet with his high school marching band as well as performing in the hornline of the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps (1996-1998) before transitioning into the winter guard activity and performing with multiple independent guards including Corona (IW), Exaltation (IO), and Mirage (IA).  

Kyle has been the director and caption head for color guard programs at Urbana High School (MD) and Santa Monica High School and has taught and designed for numerous groups in the West and Mid-Atlantic including Icon Winter Guard, El Segundo High School, San Marino High School, Gold Drum & Bugle Corps, Linganore High School, Aliso Niguel High School, Mesquite High School, Gilbert High School, and Corona del Sol High School.  He is currently serving as the color guard caption supervisor for CSBC and is an active judge, serving as an adjudicator in over ten marching band and indoor circuits.   

Kyle currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and works in the tech field as the VP of Engineering for a Social Commerce platform.

Steven estudillo


Steven Estudillo was born and raised in Southern California. He is a graduate of La Mirada High School, and studied at California State University, Fullerton. As a performer, Steven was a member of Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps and later performed with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, aging out in 2008.

Steven has been a Visual Designer, Educator, Creative Director, and Adjudicator since 2006. His designs have been represented by ensembles within Bands of America, Winter Guard International, and Drum Corps International circuits. Upon aging out in 2008, Steven began his work as an instructor and designer within the drum corps activity. He worked with Pacific Crest as a visual instructor in 2009, then later served as the Visual Designer from 2010 – 2012. After a two year hiatus from the ensemble, he returned as the Visual Designer and Creative Director from 2015 – 2021. Steven is currently on the Visual & Design Team for Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as the Visual Designer.

Simultaneously, Steven was a visual instructor for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2009-2015, serving as the Visual Caption Head starting in 2011. During the winter seasons, Steven has been serving as a Visual Designer and instructor for Pulse Percussion and Chino Hills High School since 2012, and designs for several other award winning indoor percussion ensembles throughout the country. In addition to his work in the United States, Steven has had the opportunity to branch out internationally and work with performing ensembles in South America, providing consultation and clinics to further spread the marching arts in different regions.

Steven Currently resides in Ontario, CA. with his loving wife Lexie, and his three children, Emily, Ezekiel and Elle.

Eddy Moreno

Movement instructor

Bio Coming Soon