Jim Olea Interim Director H&W (Health & Wellness) For the 2022 season we would like to welcome Jim to the Vanguard as Interim Director Health & Wellness! Jim has performed with Pacific Crest Bass Drumline 1994-1996. Santa Clara Vanguard Bass drum line 1997 where he won a gold medal for bass drum individual ensemble champion and placed 3rd overall in DCI finals.
Jim has been involved in DCI as both a performer and professional for the past 17 years! Jim has worked with many world class corps health team for the past 13 seasons! He first started in 2009 as a massage therapist for The Cavailers Drum & Bugle Corps Medical Group 2009-2012. Health Team Coordinator for Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps 2013-present.(DCI) Drum Corps International’s Marching Arts Safety & Health Project Administrative coordinator 2019-present. Health Team Coordinator for Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps 2019-present! Jim graduated from the Banner Institute of Chicago for Massage Therapy 2006. He also graduated from Mchenry County College 2011 with his Fitness Instructor Training Certificate. Associates of Science degree in Health & Fitness Education 2012. Emergency Medical Technician 2014.
Jim is a EMT-B, American Heart Association BLS instructor,PALS, and ACLS certified! Jim currently works at Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington, Illinois, as ER Critical Care Tech. and resides in McHenry, Illinois.