joseph francis kuzemka founder, creative director and descendents fanboy Joseph is the founder of the TPRFM and owner of the rockhopper creative, llc, an event management, graphic design and marketing firm located in NJ's capital city. He runs a slew of other events in the Capital City including the wildly-popular Art all night - trenton. When he's not busy collecting rare color pressings of sick of it all records on discogs, he's hanging out with his best friend, Bubbles the dog. One time the trentonian newspaper named him the person of the year... that was cool.

joseph francis kuzemka
founder, creative director and descendents fanboy

Joseph is the founder of the TPRFM and owner of the rockhopper creative, llc, an event management, graphic design and marketing firm located in NJ's capital city. He runs a slew of other events in the Capital City including the wildly-popular Art all night - trenton. When he's not busy collecting rare color pressings of sick of it all records on discogs, he's hanging out with his best friend, Bubbles the dog. One time the trentonian newspaper named him the person of the year... that was cool.

Adrienne "Addy" hart operations ninja, pickling aficianado and executive assistant Addy hart took the tprfm world by storm with her insanely popular pickling company, Addy's canned goods, back in 2014. Since then she's climbed out of the can and into the spotlight as joseph's executive assistant and all around staffing and operations ninja. When this pickle maven isn't busy stuffing her face with ellio's pizza and raw cookie dough, you can find her zipping around trenton in her easily identifiable smart car or watching the jerk while eating too much popcorn and grilled cheese.

Adrienne "Addy" hart
operations ninja, pickling aficianado and executive assistant

Addy hart took the tprfm world by storm with her insanely popular pickling company, Addy's canned goods, back in 2014. Since then she's climbed out of the can and into the spotlight as joseph's executive assistant and all around staffing and operations ninja. When this pickle maven isn't busy stuffing her face with ellio's pizza and raw cookie dough, you can find her zipping around trenton in her easily identifiable smart car or watching the jerk while eating too much popcorn and grilled cheese.

sara casey "makes" video guru,  game show night arm wrestling champion & vendor relations When sara casey makes isn't scouring local second hand stores for vintage busts to reimagine them into amazing works of art, you can find her watching really bad movies and drinking even worse beer. A native of the trenton punk, music and film scene, sara has been instrumental in the successes of D.I. Why? Films and currently has a film for sale on Amazon.com (Sodomanic)! This vendor relations dynamo is also our resident filmmaker who creates all of our amazing movie trailers & teasers!

sara casey "makes"
video guru,  game show night arm wrestling champion & vendor relations

When sara casey makes isn't scouring local second hand stores for vintage busts to reimagine them into amazing works of art, you can find her watching really bad movies and drinking even worse beer. A native of the trenton punk, music and film scene, sara has been instrumental in the successes of D.I. Why? Films and currently has a film for sale on Amazon.com (Sodomanic)! This vendor relations dynamo is also our resident filmmaker who creates all of our amazing movie trailers & teasers!

 
Lori Carpenter Merch Queen Bee Managing the TPRFM merch booth is no easy task and this punk scene veteran runs the show like the boss that she is. Armed with a quick wit, a friendly smile and an undying love for The Replacements, you can find this merch maven rocking out at any of the numerous Street Dogs shows in the tri-state area or hanging with her grandson and cooking amazing meals for her closest friends.

Lori Carpenter
Merch Queen Bee

Managing the TPRFM merch booth is no easy task and this punk scene veteran runs the show like the boss that she is. Armed with a quick wit, a friendly smile and an undying love for The Replacements, you can find this merch maven rocking out at any of the numerous Street Dogs shows in the tri-state area or hanging with her grandson and cooking amazing meals for her closest friends.

Brian Carpenter Event Staff, Handyman, All Knowing TPRFM Elder Our all-knowing elder statesmen, Brian Carpenter, can typically be found running around during event days handling just about anything that requires doing. A jack-of-all-trades, the patriarch of the Carpenter family and the other half to our merch maven, Lori, this modern day superhero is addicted to gravy fries and can typically be heard quoting Big Trouble in Little China on a daily basis as he firmly believes in the wisdom of Jack Burton. When this Dad, Husband and Grampa isn’t busy running around to punk shows in the greater New Jersey area, you can find him spending quiet nights at home while watching Sophie’s Choice and hanging with his grandson.

Brian Carpenter
Event Staff, Handyman, All Knowing TPRFM Elder

Our all-knowing elder statesmen, Brian Carpenter, can typically be found running around during event days handling just about anything that requires doing. A jack-of-all-trades, the patriarch of the Carpenter family and the other half to our merch maven, Lori, this modern day superhero is addicted to gravy fries and can typically be heard quoting Big Trouble in Little China on a daily basis as he firmly believes in the wisdom of Jack Burton. When this Dad, Husband and Grampa isn’t busy running around to punk shows in the greater New Jersey area, you can find him spending quiet nights at home while watching Sophie’s Choice and hanging with his grandson.

Anthony “Tony Goggles” Catanese TPRFM emcee, Voted #4 Game Show Host in Trenton, NJ If you happen to be at the TPRFM and you hear someone loud, slightly obnoxious and alarmingly funny, it’s probably Tony Goggles. Known throughout the Trenton scene as the drummer for the heralded Honah Lee and singer of PISSED!, he is also the main man behind D.I. WHY? Films. As the host of of our costume contest and more, this fella is also the director of the TPRFM film trailers and commercials. When he’s not busy galavanting around the United States with his band(s), he can also be found developing numerous show flyers for the Trenton scene and beyond with his unique graphic design skills! Catch him in action every Tuesday night at Game Show Night at Mill Hill Saloon!

Anthony “Tony Goggles” Catanese
TPRFM emcee, Voted #4 Game Show Host in Trenton, NJ

If you happen to be at the TPRFM and you hear someone loud, slightly obnoxious and alarmingly funny, it’s probably Tony Goggles. Known throughout the Trenton scene as the drummer for the heralded Honah Lee and singer of PISSED!, he is also the main man behind D.I. WHY? Films. As the host of of our costume contest and more, this fella is also the director of the TPRFM film trailers and commercials. When he’s not busy galavanting around the United States with his band(s), he can also be found developing numerous show flyers for the Trenton scene and beyond with his unique graphic design skills! Catch him in action every Tuesday night at Game Show Night at Mill Hill Saloon!

 
matt "Matty C" chrystal Founder, Garden State Beard & Mustache Society and social media master blaster Known throughout the great state of NJ as the founder and tyrant behind the beloved garden state beard and Mustache Society, this wordsmith is a staff writer for  Cooldadmusic.com and is also featured in a monthly column with our friends at Weird NJ! When this The Neverending Story fanboy isn't trying to escape The Nothing, you can find him eating slices of pineapple pizza by the box and going on random road trips to discover new flavors of mustard and day dreaming about dinosaurs.

matt "Matty C" chrystal
Founder, Garden State Beard & Mustache Society and social media master blaster

Known throughout the great state of NJ as the founder and tyrant behind the beloved garden state beard and Mustache Society, this wordsmith is a staff writer for  Cooldadmusic.com and is also featured in a monthly column with our friends at Weird NJ! When this The Neverending Story fanboy isn't trying to escape The Nothing, you can find him eating slices of pineapple pizza by the box and going on random road trips to discover new flavors of mustard and day dreaming about dinosaurs.

Holly “Sillysaurus” Feehan Event Staff, Hater of Elbows You can usually catch Holly greeting you at our door with a giant smile and a flyer to promote our next event but when this craft beer connoisseur isn’t supporting the local music scene or  enjoying a fine spread of pimento and goat cheese on grilled sourdough you can find her enjoying NKOTB’s Hangin’ Tough while enjoying the company of her cats. You can call her a crazy cat lady. We do.

Holly “Sillysaurus” Feehan
Event Staff, Hater of Elbows

You can usually catch Holly greeting you at our door with a giant smile and a flyer to promote our next event but when this craft beer connoisseur isn’t supporting the local music scene or  enjoying a fine spread of pimento and goat cheese on grilled sourdough you can find her enjoying NKOTB’s Hangin’ Tough while enjoying the company of her cats. You can call her a crazy cat lady. We do.

Frank “Frankls” Fischl Event Staff, Barista, Drinker of Beers When Frankls isn’t busy holding it down at the TPRFM, you can find him serving up coffee with a smile at the Princeton landmark, Small World Coffee or hanging out with his dogs while listening to NOFX’s Punk in Drublic on eternal repeat. This frisbee fanatic is also a Mexican food connoisseur and can sometimes be found dumpster diving behind Jose Tejas and before you ask… we already know what you’re thinking… his face just looks like that.

Frank “Frankls” Fischl
Event Staff, Barista, Drinker of Beers

When Frankls isn’t busy holding it down at the TPRFM, you can find him serving up coffee with a smile at the Princeton landmark, Small World Coffee or hanging out with his dogs while listening to NOFX’s Punk in Drublic on eternal repeat. This frisbee fanatic is also a Mexican food connoisseur and can sometimes be found dumpster diving behind Jose Tejas and before you ask… we already know what you’re thinking… his face just looks like that.

 
Mike “Fatter Mike” Holman Event Staff, Guitar Slinger, Trivia Night host Aside from event days when our big, lovable friend is working the door at our main entrance, this Appetite for Destruction super fan can be found watching Dream a Little Dream on repeat while playing his acoustic guitar and performing renditions of Hall & Oates hits. A regular host of Trivia Nights in Burlington County, this father of three has been with us since day one and has been known to charm the heck out of people with his vast knowledge of music trivia and delicate smile.

Mike “Fatter Mike” Holman
Event Staff, Guitar Slinger, Trivia Night host

Aside from event days when our big, lovable friend is working the door at our main entrance, this Appetite for Destruction super fan can be found watching Dream a Little Dream on repeat while playing his acoustic guitar and performing renditions of Hall & Oates hits. A regular host of Trivia Nights in Burlington County, this father of three has been with us since day one and has been known to charm the heck out of people with his vast knowledge of music trivia and delicate smile.

The Amazing Amy M. Event Staff, Zumba addict, Rad Ass Librarian The absolutely raddest librarian we know, Amazing Amy can typically be found listening to Paul Simon’s Graceland while sipping on a fine cup o’ Joe and yelling at random students about the wonders of the Dewey Decimal System. Both a musician and avid music supporter, this horror movie junkie can typically be found at Trenton Coffee House and Roaster enjoying the finest cup of coffee in town while quizzing folks on Blues Brothers movie trivia.

The Amazing Amy M.
Event Staff, Zumba addict, Rad Ass Librarian

The absolutely raddest librarian we know, Amazing Amy can typically be found listening to Paul Simon’s Graceland while sipping on a fine cup o’ Joe and yelling at random students about the wonders of the Dewey Decimal System. Both a musician and avid music supporter, this horror movie junkie can typically be found at Trenton Coffee House and Roaster enjoying the finest cup of coffee in town while quizzing folks on Blues Brothers movie trivia.

Jake McGlinchy Event Staff, pizza slinger The youngest of our bunch, Jake is also one of the newest additions to our crew! This Jimi Hendrix fan and avid photographer can be found frontside grinding at his local skate park or watching Reservoir Dogs for the 47th time when he’s not Listening to Bump N' Grind by R. Kelley on his own time.

Jake McGlinchy
Event Staff, pizza slinger

The youngest of our bunch, Jake is also one of the newest additions to our crew! This Jimi Hendrix fan and avid photographer can be found frontside grinding at his local skate park or watching Reservoir Dogs for the 47th time when he’s not Listening to Bump N' Grind by R. Kelley on his own time.

 
Steve R. Event Staff, Negative Prick, B.D.A. (Back Door Asshole) Steve is our resident asshole and he’s proud of it. Working the exit only door at the TPRFM, this fella keeps out the riff raff with his surly attitude, dominating physical appearance and his charming smile. An appreciator of all things 80’s Power Ballads, this drummer of local punk band, PISSED!, is a Trenton music scene veteran. When this Mexican food fanatic isn’t busy downing Lechon Burgers (from food truck el Lechon de Negron) by the metric ton, he can usually be found citing lines from Nightmare on Elm Street’s Dream Warriors.

Steve R.
Event Staff, Negative Prick, B.D.A. (Back Door Asshole)

Steve is our resident asshole and he’s proud of it. Working the exit only door at the TPRFM, this fella keeps out the riff raff with his surly attitude, dominating physical appearance and his charming smile. An appreciator of all things 80’s Power Ballads, this drummer of local punk band, PISSED!, is a Trenton music scene veteran. When this Mexican food fanatic isn’t busy downing Lechon Burgers (from food truck el Lechon de Negron) by the metric ton, he can usually be found citing lines from Nightmare on Elm Street’s Dream Warriors.

Meaghan “Megglesbee” Singletary Event Staff, Confectioner, Pop-Culture Expert This confectioner and owner of Vintage Sweets Candy is a regular TPRFM vendor who has been fulfilling the sweet teeth of our patrons with her unique and delicious caramels, chocolate truffles and honeycomb candy since 2014. When this sugar mama isn’t busy slingin’ sweet treats, you can find her perusing the used CD selection at Princeton record Exchange for Christmas CD’s or enjoying a charcuterie board while binging Chef’s Plate on Netflix.

Meaghan “Megglesbee” Singletary
Event Staff, Confectioner, Pop-Culture Expert

This confectioner and owner of Vintage Sweets Candy is a regular TPRFM vendor who has been fulfilling the sweet teeth of our patrons with her unique and delicious caramels, chocolate truffles and honeycomb candy since 2014. When this sugar mama isn’t busy slingin’ sweet treats, you can find her perusing the used CD selection at Princeton record Exchange for Christmas CD’s or enjoying a charcuterie board while binging Chef’s Plate on Netflix.

Jonathan “The Conqueror” Silva Event Staff, Scenester, Master of Wit One of our absolutley hardest working team members, this Trenton scene stalwart is as much known for his quick wit and humor as he is his love of knocking people off of their pedestals. A massive fan of both The Brian Jonestown Massacre as well as My Bloody Valentine, this t-shirt collector and music fan is all about that sushi life while reenacting fight scenes from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films.

Jonathan “The Conqueror” Silva
Event Staff, Scenester, Master of Wit

One of our absolutley hardest working team members, this Trenton scene stalwart is as much known for his quick wit and humor as he is his love of knocking people off of their pedestals. A massive fan of both The Brian Jonestown Massacre as well as My Bloody Valentine, this t-shirt collector and music fan is all about that sushi life while reenacting fight scenes from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films.

 
Griffin “Dream Crusher” Sullivan Event Staff, Manager of Molly Rhythm, Show Promoter Griffin is not only a local show promoter and manager of the highly-acclaimed Molly Rhythm but he is also the braun of the TPRFM operation and is our ace door person. Always ready to go Nazi-bashing, this red-haired devil can typically be found immersed in his comic book collection or eating Taco Bell after hours. You can also catch this single fella behind the bar at one of our favorite watering holes in town, Championship Bar.

Griffin “Dream Crusher” Sullivan
Event Staff, Manager of Molly Rhythm, Show Promoter

Griffin is not only a local show promoter and manager of the highly-acclaimed Molly Rhythm but he is also the braun of the TPRFM operation and is our ace door person. Always ready to go Nazi-bashing, this red-haired devil can typically be found immersed in his comic book collection or eating Taco Bell after hours. You can also catch this single fella behind the bar at one of our favorite watering holes in town, Championship Bar.

Robert “Bobby Stockings” Hart Event Staff, Jedi-in-Training Bobby is one of our newest additions to the TPRFM and he’s proven to be as hardworking as he is handsome! This Star Wars fanatic can be caught cooking up a storm in the kitchen when he’s not slaving away at perfecting his light saber techniques or playing ukulele covers of random Pixies songs.

Robert “Bobby Stockings” Hart
Event Staff, Jedi-in-Training

Bobby is one of our newest additions to the TPRFM and he’s proven to be as hardworking as he is handsome! This Star Wars fanatic can be caught cooking up a storm in the kitchen when he’s not slaving away at perfecting his light saber techniques or playing ukulele covers of random Pixies songs.

Jesse Vincent Event Staff, Artist, Print Studio Manager Jesse is not only one of our prized event staff but she is also a working artist as well as the Print Studio and Educational Coordinator for Artworks Trenton. Involved in many cultural events throughout the greater Trenton area, this owner of the finest female Russian spy accent we know and is a bon vivant of Brussel Sprouts. When this devotchka isn’t busy listening to Otis Redding or Antiquing, you can find her watching any of the numerous Muppet movies on repeat.

Jesse Vincent
Event Staff, Artist, Print Studio Manager

Jesse is not only one of our prized event staff but she is also a working artist as well as the Print Studio and Educational Coordinator for Artworks Trenton. Involved in many cultural events throughout the greater Trenton area, this owner of the finest female Russian spy accent we know and is a bon vivant of Brussel Sprouts. When this devotchka isn’t busy listening to Otis Redding or Antiquing, you can find her watching any of the numerous Muppet movies on repeat.