Travis Hattery was born and raised in Davenport, IA. He earned a B.S. degree from Iowa State University in Chemical Engineering (minor: Biomedical Engineering) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Iowa State University. Travis is also an endorsed Percussion Educator with Innovative Percussion
Outside of his formal schooling, Travis has always been deeply involved in the marching arts. Since his first summer of high school, he has been either marching or teaching drum corps in some capacity. His performance experience includes The Colt Cadets Open Class Drum and Bugle Corps (Tenors 2008-2009, Drum Major 2010), The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps (Tenors 2011), The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Tenors 2012, Tenor Section Leader 2013-2014), and Gateway Indoor Percussion (Tenors 2012-2013).
A relatively recent age-out of Drum Corps International, Travis spent the 2015 and 2016 pre-seasons as a battery music technician for The Govenaires (DCA), and the 2015 DCI season as a battery visual technician for The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2016 he was the tenor technician for Gateway Indoor Percussion, as well as battery visual technician for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. He also is one of several battery instructors for the Iowa State University drumline.
Ryan Renbarger, currently a resident of Pella, IA, graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University in May 2016, and now works at Ajinomoto North America as a Project and Process Control Engineer.
Ryan is originally from Superior, CO. He got involved in music at a very early age, playing instruments including piano, guitar, handbells, and saxophone. As a sophomore in high school, he joined his high school drumline, Monarch High School Indoor Percussion (MIP) as a Bass drummer for one year and a Tenor drummer for two years. MIP traveled to Dayton, OH in 2010 and 2012, marching in Scholastic Open Class. Ryan then moved on to march for Iowa State University on tenor drums, and participated in Cyclone Sound, a WGI Winds Independent Open program for two years.
Ryan helped as an instructor for Monarch High School, and currently instructs the drumline at Oskaloosa High School in Oskaloosa, IA. Ryan is very excited about the idea of indoor percussion in Iowa, and looks forward to making that happen with Crossroads Indoor!
Ethan Wiegle is an Iowa native hailing from Muscatine. He currently resides in Ames, Iowa where he is finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture System Technology with a focus in Food Processing Systems. He also works for Iowa State University in the Center for Crops Utilization Research as Assistant Pilot Plant Manager. During his time at ISU, he has marched bass drum for 2 seasons with the Iowa State University Drumline (2015, 2016). Ethan’s hobbies include wood working, metal fabrication, cooking, home brewing, and of course, drumming.
Tenea Fabray was born and raised in Des Moines, IA. She is a graduate of Iowa State University with her Bachelor of Arts in Music, where she studied under Dr. Matthew Coley and Dr. Jonathan Sharp. During her time at ISU, she was part of many ensembles, including the concert bands, Symphony Orchestra, ISUCF'V'MB Drumline, ISU Percussion Ensemble, and Cyclone Sound (WGI WIO). Currently, Tenea is attending Drake University where she is earning her Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Music Education.
Outside of school, Tenea spends most of her time teaching percussion in the Central Iowa area. She teaches private lessons, marching percussion, and percussion ensemble at local middle and high schools. She has worked with the Ankeny Marching Hawks Percussion, Valley High School Percussion Ensemble, and recently the Waukee Winter Drumline as both a front ensemble and cymbal technician, just to name a few.
Tenea is incredibly excited to serve as an integral member of the team for the passionate players and staff that make up Crossroads Indoor!
Grant Barton, originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration at Iowa State University.
When he isn’t looking through a camera, Grant plays clarinet with the ISUCF’V’MB, Symphonic Band, and Cyclone Women’s Basketball Pep Band and gives tours for the College of Engineering. He is thrilled to be making his WGI Photo debut with XRP!! #XRPerc
Elizabeth Van Mersbergen
Elizabeth Van Mersbergen graduated from Iowa State University with a BFA in graphic design in May 2018. While at Iowa State, she played alto saxophone for the ISUCF'V'MB alongside many of the Crossroads percussionists and staff members. She has always had an appreciation for music and an admiration for the percussionists.
Elizabeth is from Oskaloosa, Iowa, a town that greatly supports music and provides a well-rounded environment to shape young musicians. She began playing the alto saxophone at 9 years old and has continued to grow her love for music through Oskaloosa and Iowa State. It is through the Iowa State band that she was acquainted with the Crossroads staff and was able to begin working with them to develop their brand and identity. She is an avid follower of the group and is excited to see what the future holds.