Meet the Global Council

Robb Yanagihara, Global Director

With a love of Star Wars and a martial arts background, Robb was recruited into Saber Guild due to his intricate spinning techniques for one event in October 2009. Upon getting a taste of the performance experience, he decided to devote the majority of his spare time to Saber Guild performances and events. As the sixth official member of the club, Robb has maintained a consistency of high standards in the group, which earned him a place on the Global Council as the Global Conduct Director, where he maintained the conduct and rules of the quickly growing club. He then ran unopposed for the Global Director position when the founder of the club retired.

Stephen Garber, Assistant Global Director

Stephen joined Saber Guild in October of 2009 as the eighth official member. He has over 20 years of experience performing in live stage shows and over 17 years of experience in martial arts. Soon after joining Saber Guild, Stephen was asked to become the Assistant Global Director, assisting with the club’s expansion following Celebration VI in 2011. In August 2014 Stephen, with the assistance of Kiyo Gomez, formed the Outer Rim Temple that services the Inland Empire of Southern California where Stephen is currently the Local Director.

Adrienne Procaccini, Global PR Director

Adrienne began training in lightsaber choreography in 2010, combining a decade of dance experience with a passion for Star Wars. She decided to join Saber Guild after seeing their performance at San Diego Comic Con. Adrienne and her husband, Matt, founded Saber Guild’s Empire Temple in New York City in November 2012, and she held the assistant local director position for two years. After moving to Seattle in September 2014, she and her husband founded Jet City Saber Guild, where she was the local director until October 2016. In December 2016, she and Matt founded Saber Guild’s Corellia Temple in New Jersey. She was elected to the Global Council as PR Director in November 2014.

Paul Trupia, Global Membership Director

Looking to join an organization that combined his passion for lightsaber choreography, costuming, and philanthropic work, Paul joined Saber Guild as a member of Jakku Temple in October 2014. He was appointed the Assistant Local Director shortly thereafter. In October 2015 Paul was elected Local Director and has worked hard to expand the temple’s membership and form many lasting relationships with local community organizations and charities, as well as other LFL groups. Under his leadership Jakku Temple’s membership has almost tripled in size, and has increased their involvement in charity work. As a Local Costume Consular he has been assisting new members in getting acclimated to Saber Guild’s high costume and performance standards. In February 2017, Paul was elected as the Global Membership Director. As a man of integrity and professionalism, Paul looks to use his experience to continue Saber Guild’s mission.

 

 

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