The Rounders Creative Staff

Cheryl Stacks is a Pinellas County native who has over 20 years of performance experience as a dancer, musician, and with color guard units.  She’s been a member of the Rounders Flag Line for three years, having served as a Lead since 2019.  Cheryl currently works for the City of St. Petersburg as a professional engineer and transportation planner – a job she’s enjoyed for more than 15 years.

Kevin D. Clark is a music educator, clinician, & freelance trumpet player.  He received his education from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and the University of North Texas. His past experiences include working as music director for Carnival Cruise Lines.  Kevin currently serves as Director of Contemporary Music at First Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Petersburg.

Cathy Kersten
Visual Coordinator    Responsible for the Auxiliary organizations.  Music ‘n Motion Productions began serving Florida Visual Performing groups and their youth performers back in 1978 with the creation of Cathy’s Crew, a baton twirling ensemble with over 400 students in the Broward County area. Her husband, Jon, joined in and became involved as a marching band show designer and color guard choreographer with local high schools during 1980. Jon and Cathy were instrumental in the development of the SFCGA at this time and they both became active band and auxiliary adjudicators for FBA and the local circuit. In 1984, the Kersten family and business relocated to the Orlando area. A new twirling ensemble, The Florida Twirling Academy (FTA), was Cathy’s new endeavor and she began judging for DCI and WGI. After five straight State NBTA Twirling Team Titles with FTA and 2 placements at USTA Nationals with her team, Cathy said goodbye to the twirling end of the activity as Color Guard started to take over as a dominant force in the marching band world. In 1989, Music in Motion began their “Summer Tour” training camps. One Orlando camp at UCF with 49 kids then developed into 3-4 camps each summer with over 700 kids participating. We were also lucky to help produce college bowl half-time extravaganzas, and Cathy still works each year with the Outback Bowl Mass half-time event. Cathy is currently the Executive Director of the Florida Marching Band Championship, taking over her husband Jon’s position after he passed away in October of 2010 of colon cancer. The family is dedicated to carrying on his legacy, hosting almost 100 Florida high school marching bands in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area every November, with the State Championship being held in the Tropicana Field Dome.      It would be fair to say that Marching Band is my job, my life, my passion…. and after joining Second Time Arounders, it is now my social life!!!!

Frank Hay has had a musical performing background from when he first learned to play the trumpet in the 5th grade. He received a Music Scholarship to Jacksonville State University  (AL) where he was a member of the award winning JSU Marching Southerners. It is here that he became involved in color guard as both a performer and instructor.  Frank went on to become a certified judge for Winter Guard International and worked with color guard units across the US. He has been twice to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade with the Rounders and is also the founder and director of ROTC St Pete-The Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps. Frank currently works as the Director of Global Business Development for Ceridian.

Ruth Goodman is a graduate of the University of Alabama. After moving to St. Petersburg in 1995, she was a band director at Meadowlawn Middle School, Admiral Farragut Academy, and Boca Prep International School. Although she is not teaching anymore, her love of music is fulfilled in the Second Time Rounders Band where she enjoys being a part of the mellophone section. She currently owns two pet businesses, Gulf Beaches Grooming and The Paw Prince.

Rob Romeyn’s (b. 1961) music career has been multi-faceted and diverse. He has served as a performer, conductor, educator and as a composer and arranger. As a band director, he has directed bands from the elementary level to adult community groups. His first composition for band was published at age 19. His ability to write effective and educationally sound music for bands and string orchestras of all levels can be attributed to his vast teaching experiences.

Many elementary, middle school, high school, university, community bands and string orchestras worldwide have performed his arrangements and compositions. He has been commissioned to write for marching band, concert band, string orchestra and jazz ensemble. His concert band and orchestra music is on many state required music lists. Many of his works are featured as “Editor’s Choice” selections at all levels by major music distributors. His music has seen extensive airplay worldwide.  Many of his arrangements have been featured on national television, including portions of the Peach Bowl halftime shows for 2000-2001, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Mr. Romeyn is a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers. Much of his music has been recorded, and is available on CD and download through Walking Frog Records and other music outlets. He is in demand as a guest conductor for honor bands, and regularly accepts new commissions.  His conducting and rehearsal style has been described as inspiring and energetic.

Mr. Romeyn received a M.M. Ed. Degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He served as staff arranger for the University of Louisiana at Monroe “Sound of Today” band from 1983-1986. His graduate assistant duties at ULM in addition to arranging included conducting the university concert band and the basketball pep band. Mr. Romeyn also served as staff arranger at James Madison University. He was the director of the St. Petersburg Community Band in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1994-2013.

Christine Mattingly taught middle school band and assisted with high school marching bands for 20 years in Georgia. In addition, she was a mentor teacher and assisted on various school committees. Her bands received numerous superior and excellent ratings over the years and Christine was also asked to conduct various honor bands as a guest clinician.  In parallel with her teaching career, Staff Sergeant (SSG) Mattingly was a military brass musician for 20 years in the Georgia National Guard Bands.