Board of Directors

Meet Our Board

Captain Samuel “Von” Siegel

Founder & Executive Director

Josh Kasperowicz (1st Mate)

Assistant Executive Director

Samuel has an impressive background, having served in the USAF as a Crew Chief on KC-135 Stratotankers, stationed at the 319th ARW in Grand Forks AFB, ND. After his military service, he pursued his interest in Psychology, specializing in Forensic Psychology at the University of North Dakota (UND) in 1996. In 2004, he moved to Bucks County, PA, where he became involved in Revolutionary War Reenacting in 2014. He has a passion for historical interpretation, spanning many time periods, for over 25 years. He co-founded the AWIPM in 2016 and has been actively involved ever since. Additionally, Samuel holds a Doctorate of Divinity and has a civilian commission as a Captain.

Josh is an experienced historical interpreter who has been passionate about historical interpretation since he was young. He has worked at Washington’s Crossing and has experience with various periods of history. Since 2017, he has been a valuable member of the AWI Privateer Museum (previously known as the Schooner Pursuit Historical Society). In 2018, Josh was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the AWIPM as the Assistant Executive Director and First Mate of the Pursuit.

Amber “The Red” Kromer

Founder & Treasurer

Robert “Doc” Piazza

Founder & Ship’s Surgeon

Kim-Marie Koseck

Board Secretary

Amber has been a part of AWIPM from its inception and is considered to be the driving force behind our adventurous journey. With her expertise in the mental health field, she brings a sense of structure to the board. Amber serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors and prefers to work behind the scenes.

Robert began his career in the US Navy as a Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman. While serving in the Navy during the Gulf War, he attended medical school and eventually retired in 2018. He is currently a board-certified Emergency/Trauma Physician and has a passion for historical Medicine and Surgery as a hobby. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the AWIPM.

Kim joins our team with experience as a secretary for the New Jersey Community Center for the Deaf (NJCCD) for two years and the Arlington Lodge #62 of Vasa Park of America for four years. Although she is not a Historical Interpreter, she may provide ASL interpretation for those in need at events where she is involved. We warmly welcome Kim as the newest member of our team, starting in April 2020.