Karen Kucharski was elected to the Phantom Regiment Board of Directors in January 2018.
She is a licensed customs broker who started her own consulting firm in 2001 specializing in U.S. Customs issues. Prior to that, she was a vice president for J.M. Rodgers Co. Inc., developing duty drawback programs.
Karen was a member of the Colonels and Vaqueros Drum Corps in the late ’70s, when she first fell in love with Phantom Regiment. She has been an ardent fan since rediscovering drum corps in 2008. Her favorite Regiment shows are 1978, 2008 and 2012.
She is a member of the development committee, which helps create programs to raise funds for the organization. Karen will also be working with Rockford Rhythm to help them meet their fundraising goals.
Karen enjoys international travel, Hawaii and cheering for the Chicago Cubs.
She lives in Crystal Lake, Ill., with husband Matt and daughters Tori and Daisy. The family has three dogs, a Newfoundland puppy named Kona, and two Portuguese Water Dogs named Maui and Lola.