Our Trooper Spotlight for the month of March is Ralph Piotrowski. Ralph is a man of many talents and you can read all about that below.
When did you join the 501st and why?
“I joined about 2 years ago. I heard about a special troop from Patrick McClory (from the Rebel Legion) that the 501st did for a little sick Jedi named Jackson. To learn that it put a smile on his face for those few moments was amazing. I just had to join.”
What was your first costume you got approved in?
“TFA Kylo Ren”
How many costumes have you been approved in or do you own now?
“One. It took me 1 1/2 yrs for this one lol”
Do you have any stats off hand that you’d like to brag about? Number of troops done, number of different states/garrisons trooped with, etc.
“None that i can think of.”
If you have multiple costumes, what is your favorite costume to wear and why?
“I only have Kylo. I enjoy wearing it cause i know its our GML’s favorite costume ;-)”
Do you have a favorite event you’ve done or special memory you’d like to share?
“Last year i did the Mars Night to Remember. Its a red carpet gala for young adults with special needs. It’s such an amazing event.”
Do you have any advice for potential new members or our newest members?
“Yes don’t get discouraged. Keep working on your build, ask questions. We have plenty that have been through the same problems with their build. Stick with it it’s all worth it in the end.”
What do you do for a living?
What are some other things you like to do outside of the 501st?
“What don’t I do lol? I’m a Bassist for a 80’s cover band named Funhouse. I’m a Fantasy Football Pod Cast host for Sportsvival.com. And last but not least, I do part time acting. My latest acting part I play a vampire in the Chronicles of Deadlands.”
Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
“Max Rebo! jk. Who else? Darth Vader!!!!!”
Other than Star Wars, what other fandoms do you like?
“I’m a Lord of the Rings guy. I also enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Is there anything else you would like to add that we might not have asked?
“I am truly honored and want to thank all of our members for letting me be a part of this amazing organization. Thank you all for the time, effort and money you put in. You put a smile on so many faces. “Bad guys doing good””