Adam Hays is 28 and from Newport, North Carolina. He went to Croatan High School where he was a member of both the marching band and winterguard. He marched Croatan A, Croatan IO and Croatan IW. He is a 2006 IO gold medalist. He has spent his last three summers as a marching member of the Carolina Gold Colorguard. The past two winter seasons he has worked with Legacy Presented by Carolina Gold, accompanying them in 2016 where they were the IA bronze medalist and promoted into IO class for the 2017 season. A few of the various groups he has worked with along Eastern, NC include Corinth-Holders High School, Archer Lodge Middle School, Eastern Independent, Holly Springs and Greene Central High School. Adam is passionate about color guard because he enjoys making connections to the stories that each performer tells. His top three winterguard shows are Imbue 2015, Trumbull HS 2015 and Fantasia 2004. His favorite performing ensemble is Imbue.