About Us


Zack Biro

Executive Director

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Zack comes to Historic Sugartown with more than a dozen years of experience in non-profit cultural and social service organizations. Before coming to Sugartown, he worked for the Moravian Historical Society, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, the Moravian Archives, Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC, the Science History Institute, and Mitzvah Circle Foundation.

Zack is originally from Bethlehem, PA and has a Master’s in History from Lehigh University.

VJ Kopacki

Program Director

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VJ is a museum educator and curator who loves to pursue untold stories at the margins of history. At Pearl S. Buck International, she focused on developing programs and exhibits that highlighted both historical and contemporary activism. She also secured museum accreditation through the American Alliance of Museums.

In her previous work at Peter Wentz Farmstead, her research and program development on the history of enslavement resulted in the museum’s placement on the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom register.

When she isn’t working, she can be found playing and writing professionally for historically inspired tabletop roleplaying games.

Scott Lessley

Facilities Manager

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Bindery Instructors

Ramon Townsend
Book Binder

Ramon trained as a bookbinder under the Master and Journeymen Bookbinders at Colonial Williamsburg in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After leaving Colonial Williamsburg, he continued making new books and repairing books for family and friends. In 2012, Ramon started Colonial Bindery where led workshops and repaired old books. In 2014, Ramon partnered with Historic Sugartown to do workshops in its traditional Bindery.

Elaine Powers
Bindery Associate

Historical Interpreters

Alicia Marziani
David Tidman
Peggy Greene
Judy Saunders
Megan Shipley
Debbie Winne-Markowitz

Board of Directors

Carol Amplo, Co-Chair
Laura Heemer, Co-Chair
Andrew Flaherty, Vice President
Jennifer Saverio, Treasurer
Anne Krulikowski, Secretary
John Buckley
Steph Eller
Carol Livingood
John Pappas
Keith Pension
Arthur Strawbridge
Ramon Townsend
Colby Van Alen