J. Spenser Lotz
Executive Director
J. Spenser Lotz is an arts advocate, entrepreneur, and administrator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dedicated to the enrichment of arts education in his home state, Spenser was heavily involved with local non-profits and schools as a teacher and volunteer before assuming leadership of Arsenal Performing Arts. Currently attending the University of New Mexico in pursuit of a BFA in Music with an emphasis in Arts Management, Spenser plans to works towards an MS in Arts Administration upon completion of his undergraduate studies.
Stan Keith
President
Stan has been involved in music most of his life either as a performer or as a purveyor of sheet music at Music Mart, Inc. He has performed in both bands and choirs at the high school, college and community levels. While his children were in school he was always an involved volunteer as a coach in basketball and soccer or as a member of music and sport booster boards. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, cycling, listening to music of all types and has recently picked up the ukulele.
Jesse Amador
Vice President
Jesse Amador is a charter member of the Santa Clara Vanguard, marching from 1966 (Sparks) to 1972. He later served on the Santa Clara Vanguard Board of Directors from 2010-2013. Jesse worked for the Federal Government for over 40 years, retiring in January 2015. His lengthy career included serving with the Missile Defense Agency CIO Office Staff as the IT Lead for the US Western Region for New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, and California; Director of Information Technology Division (ALC), Airborne Laser Program, Aeronautical System Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He served as Deputy CIO for Navy Region Europe overseeing the IT Operations at the U. S. Naval Facilities throughout the European Theater (Italy [Naples, Sicily, Sardinia] UK, Greece, Iceland, and Spain). He was the CIO for the 704th Military Intelligence at Fort Meade, Maryland (NSA), and was the IT Director for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies/US Army Russian Institute in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Jesse has worked and lived 25 plus years overseas in Korea, Hawaii, Japan, Germany, and Italy and now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Rhonda, who marched with the Bleu Raeders out of New Orleans.
Dr. Linda Smith
Member

Board Advisors

Robert G. Taylor
Program Consultant for the Marching Arts
Mr.Taylor, "Bob" to most, started at a young age playing trumpet and accelerated into playing all brass and percussion instruments. He started his Drum Corps life in 1978 marching with the Cranford Patriots and winning the Garden State Circuit Championships in 1978. In 1979, he moved up to march in a DCI finalist corps The Bayonne Bridgemen where he marched in 1979 and 1980. In 1981, he marched both the Garfield Cadets as the mellophone soloist 1st tour and the Rosemont Cavaliers for 2nd tour. In 1982, he marched with the Crossmen. Mr. Taylor also marched several seasons in the Bushwackers in DCA. Mr. Taylor has been the Director of 2 Drum Corps 1 in New Jersey and 1 in Arizona. He has served in many teaching capacities as a Program Coordinator, Program Consultant, Visual Caption Head and numerous other teaching roles with both Drum Corps and High School marching bands.

Currently, Mr. Taylor is the CEO of MarchingApparel.com, the Leader in Custom Apparel to the Marching Arts based in Tempe, AZ. He is the Assistant Director of The Cerritos High School Regiment of Gold of Cerritos, CA where he has served 15 years and the band is currently the 4-time WBA Champion in both 2A and 3A. He serves as The Program Consultant to Cane Bay High School in Summerville, South Carolina and the Program Consultant to American Canyon High School in American Canyon, California.

Mr. Taylor has sat on numerous Boards of Directors including The Academy of Tempe, AZ. He is known for his extensive knowledge in fundraising for non-profit organizations and has consulted many groups, bands and Drum Corps on better ways to approach both aspects of business and fundraising. Bob is married to Melinda Taylor and resides in Tempe, AZ and has 4 children (including both natural and step children). He is a grandfather of 1. Bob also plays as often as possible as the percussionist for his Church.