BENJAMIN C. SMART
Benjamin Smart is a co-founder of Atlanta Quest Indoor Percussion. He has been the Executive Director for the past 15 years as well as serving as visual director in Quest’s inaugural season.
Benjamin has over 15 years experience in the marching/performing arts as both a performer and instructor with such ensembles as the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps, Georgia Southern Marching Pride, Sprayberry High School, North Cobb High School in Marietta, GA, and Drum Major for ALLIANCE Drum and Bugle Corps.
Benjamin Smart is a video production coordinator for Artisan Picture Works in Atlanta, GA, as well as, CEO for the non-profit organization – Georgia Alliance for Performing Arts Education.
Anthony Sears has been with Quest since 2002. First serving as a bass drum technician before becoming the CFO in 2005.
Anthony attended Georgia Southern University and received a degree in Criminal Justice. During his time there he was a performing member of the Southern Pride Marching and Indoor Drumlines. After college Anthony attended John Marshall Law School in Atlanta Ga and worked for Homeland Security.
He lives in Cobb County Ga. with his wife Reiko Sears and his three children, Jackson Sears, Annabelle Sears, and Emma Sears.
Andrew M. Rettig
Andrew M. Rettig is returning to Atlanta Quest for his ninth year, 4th on staff, aging out in 2011. He is the executive assistant/ logistics for the fourth year at Atlanta Quest.
He earned a dual BA from the U of West Ga in Marketing and Management in 2011.
When away from Quest, he lives and works in Woodstock with his wife Alyssa and son Cooper.