This month our Trooper Spotlight is on Greg Geibel. Let’s learn all about Greg…
When did you join the 501st and why?
What was your first costume you got approved in?
“2…I also have an Imperial Death Trooper”
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.
“Not really…but I do know I’ve stolen a lot of hearts:)”
If you have multiple costumes, what is your favorite costume to wear and why?
“The Stormtrooper is very iconic…most people recognize that one. The Death Trooper has quite the formidable presence….but everybody thinks I’m Darth Vader.”
Do you have a favorite event you’ve done or special memory you’d like to share?
“Not a troop or event, but a story that speaks to the kid in all of us. When I was seven, my friend Brett and I would play with our figures all the time. We unfortunately lost most, if not all, the blasters through the cracks in my back deck. One day, with the help of his mom, we wrote a letter to Kenner asking for “replacements weapons.” A few weeks later, a mailing envelope the size of a football arrived at his house. When we opened it and dumped the contents onto his kitchen table, we saw a mountain of Star Wars weaponry. Taking turns, we each took what our figures needed. It was possibly the greatest day of my 7 year old life and the beginning of a life-long appreciation for the power of the Force.”
Do you have any advice for potential new members or our newest members?
“It’s about the kids and the parents who feel compelled to say ‘thank you.’”
What do you do for a living?
“10th grade English/Yearbook teacher”
What are some other things you like to do outside of the 501st?
“Portrait/Action photography, build guitars, work on old cars…”
Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
Is there anything else you would like to add that we might not have asked?
“You may not be able to tell by looking at me, but I can run pretty fast.”