Directors / Staff
Allison Field, Band Director / Winter Percussion Director
Meghan Carter, Assistant Director / Color Guard Instructor
Allison is in her 13th year of teaching, 4th year as the band director at Mater Dei High School. Allison is originally from Salem, Indiana but moved to Evansville to attend the University of Evansville. At the University of Evansville, Allison earned her Bachelors Degree in Secondary Music Education. Since graduating from the University of Evansville Allison has helped with several local high school bands as a percussion instructor/percussion caption head. She is currently working toward her Master's in Music Education from Kent State University.
Allison enjoys performing as a percussionist in local musical productions.
Meghan Carter has been the Choir director and Guard director at Mater Dei High School since 2016. She attended school in Cedar Hill, MO, but moved to Evansville to attend college. She graduated with high honors from the University of Evansville in 2015, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and studied clarinet with Dr. Thomas Josenhans. She was named the music department's "Presser Scholar" in 2014. Mrs. Carter also received a minor in Mathematics from UE and was inducted into the Mathematics Honor Society. At Mater Dei, she works with Marching Band, Choir, Winter Guard, Musical, and Stage Show students. Mrs. Carter has a passion for working with high-school Fine Arts students and hopes to encourage these students to pursue their creative aspirations.
Leslie Goth, Junior Band Director / Visual/Music Marching Staff
Justin Carter, Music Teacher St. Joe and CCS / Visual/Music Marching Band Staff
Malora Huggins, Music Teacher at Holy Redeemer /Jr. Band/Music Marching Band Staff
Doug Goodwin, Drill Writer / Show Design
Madison Dora, Percussion
David Wantland, Visual Marching Band Camp Staff
Leslie Goth has been teaching in the Diocese of Evansville for 16 years, 14 of which have been spent at Mater Dei High School. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. Leslie has helped lead the Marching Wildcats to 10 State Finals appearances and has served as Assistant Band Director and technician. She is currently the Director of Feeder School bands and teaches at Holy Redeemer, Resurrection, St. James, St. Wendel, and Westside Catholic School.
In her spare time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. She sings in her church choir and is a member of the Germania Damenchor and Ratskeller Polka Band.
Malora Huggins is the music teacher at Holy Redeemer Catholic Grade School. In 2008, she graduated with honors from the University of Evansville obtaining a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, where she studied piano with Anne Fiedler. She recently completed her Master’s of Music Education degree with an emphasis in music and technology from Boston University in May of 2016. Malora also works with Mater Dei’s Marching Band, Germania Maennerchor, teaches piano lessons, and accompanies several instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles in the tri-state area. She began playing piano at age five, some of her awards include: Presser Scholar and Who’s Who Among Music Educators. Most importantly she wants others to always remember, “Where words fail, music speaks”.
Mr. Doug Goodwin currently serves as the Director of Bands at the Helfrich Park STEM Academy in Evansville, IN. He has established a fine reputation as an educator, guest conductor, drill designer, clinician, and judge throughout the United States. He received his Music Education degree from Ball State University and his Masters from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University.
Having served as the drill designer at Mater Dei since 2005, Doug began his career as the Assistant Director of Bands at Gibson Southern High School. The "Marching Titans" were BOA Regional Class Champions and were crowned the ISSMA Class C State Champions. While teaching at Scottsburg High School, he founded the Concert Percussion Ensemble, which was named a 2014 WGI Open Class finalist at the World Percussion Championships and the WGI Mid-South Percussion Regional Class Champion.
Doug Goodwin feels blessed to have been recently appointed to serve as the drill designer of DCI's Open class Drum Corps The Battalion. He is very proud of many previous students who have earned music degrees, and those currently serving as music teachers or performers in many drum corps, bands and professional orchestras across the US. Mr. Goodwin currently resides in Evansville, IN with his wife Lydia and young daughter Magnolia Elise and son Anderson.
Justin Carter has been on staff with Mater Dei since 2010 under former marching director Alex Smith. Justin earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Evansville where he studied Music Education and Music Therapy. He is currently in his 10th year of teaching in the Diocese as the music teacher at Corpus Christi School and St. Joseph School where he directs the school plays and musicals as well as instructing ISSMA competition groups and soloists. In addition to Mater Dei marching band, Justin can be found on the marching field at Bosse High School or near the pool serving as the swim coach for Mater Dei.
In his free time, Justin enjoys camping and seeing the world with his wife.