Featured Trooper: Kelsey Pearce
What is your background / what do you do for a living? What are your hobbies?
I am an office administrator for a Plumbing and HVAC company. Aside from work I am very into health and fitness. I spend 8-10 hours a week weight lifting and running. I love outdoor activities and try to hike a couple times a month when not trooping. I also have two wonderful house rabbits from the Vancouver Rabbit Rescue, another wonderful charity I support.
When did you see Star Wars for the first time and where?
My mom brought home Star Wars on VHS when I was a little kid. At the time I didn’t know there was more than one film. It was a full week of questions and rewatching before she let on that she also bought episode V and VI for Easter.
What is your favourite Star Wars movie?
There will always be a special place in my heart for A New Hope. It was the first one I saw, and no other film can replace that moment; that sense of awe.
What is your favourite costume and or prop (any franchise)?
My first film inspired costume was Obi Wan Kenobi from A New Hope. I loved it so much as a kid I tried to wear it two years in a row. Mom agreed when I claimed ghost Obi was different, so I painted my face white.
What costumes (SW related or otherwise) have you made before?
I currently wear my biker scout. I just finished my Rey, and have my TK all trimmed up.
How did you first find out about the 501st Legion?
My SO already had a TK, and when we saw the 501st table at Fan Expo I knew we had to join!
What drives you to stay trooping in the 501st Legion?
I love the charity aspect! The opportunity for my passion of costuming and Star Wars helping others brings a giant smile to my face. I couldn’t find a better way to express my love of the films.
If you were to get a job at LucasFilm, what would it be?
I would love to work in the costume department, however my skill set would be better utilized in the office. Most likely payroll/accounting or scheduling.