Ryan F. Wojtowicz is a longtime nazi, white nationalist organizer, and very active member of Keystone United. Wojtowitcz has attended most, if not all, Leif Erikson Day events.
Wojtowicz models himself after KSS co-founder Steve Smith, and has followed him into the Luzerne County GOP as a committeeman.
Wojtowicz attended Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School and Luzerne County Community College.
Wojtowicz attends almost every Keystone United event in the area and has written content for their blog. Wojtowicz is also active in the Pennsylvania Council of Conservative Citizens, the European American Action Coalition, and the American Freedom Party. All projects Steve Smith is involved in as well (Smith and Wojtowicz founded the EAAC). Despite being only 28, he has been involved in White Nationalist organizing for nearly 10 years. Wojtowiczs’ last known address is 418 E. Noble St., Nanticoke, PA.
We are asking our readers to help us ascertain where Wojtowicz is working and send that, and any other info about him, our way.
Name: Ryan Wojtowicz
Last Known Address: 418 E. Noble St., Nanticoke, PA
Affiliations: Keystone United, Council on Conservative Citizens, European American Action Coalition, American Freedom Party, Luzerne County GOP
Joseph Hoesch was a founding member of Keystone State Skinheads, who is no longer a member but is still a neo-nazi (though he lacks the courage to admit it in the street) and has been spotted around the city harassing leftist events, including demonstrations against the Trump Administration by larger, more liberal groups, and the #OccupyICEPHL encampment.
Joseph Hoesch was involved in forming KSS in 2001, and was present with them the following year in York, PA, when Nazis rallying with the National Alliance and Creativity Movement were routed and sent fleeing the city by locals and Anti-Fascists. Hoesch was injured at some point in the melee.
Hoesch was married to his future ex-wife by Creativity Movement “Pontifex Maximus” Matthew Hale on the Aryan Nations compound. Hale would be imprisoned for conspiring to murder a federal judge who had ruled against the group over a copyright issue.
Following his ex-wife’s departure from the white power movement, Hoesch wasn’t seen around for several years, but was alongside KSS in Tacony around 4 years ago when they countered our March Against Racists and Rapists.
Hoesch was all tough talk that day, but when he was seen again last November he denied still being a Nazi. This was proven false a few weeks later when he was hanging out with AC Skins’ members when they were at a Murphy’s Law show in Philly.
As we mentioned, Hoesch showed up at least twice at the #OccupyICEPHL encampment, once wearing a Neo-Nazi t-shirt and with another bonehead. Hoesch is no longer a member of KSS, but this is a result of him sleeping with KSS Co-Leader Bob Gaus’ fiancee, Valerie, and not a change of heart.
Hoesch works as a window cleaner, and has his own business, Hoesch Window Cleaning Service. He has it registered at his home address, 3255 Chatham Street, here in Philly.
We are asking our readers to go to the Angie’s List page for Hoesch Window Cleaning Service and leave reviews that make people aware that the business is run by a longtime neo-nazi who has a history of violence and harassing liberals and leftists, unprovoked.
Name: Joseph Hoesch
Last known address: 3255 Chatham Street, Philadelphia
Employment: Hoesch Window Cleaning Service
Associations: Keystone State Skinheads Co-Founder and Ex-Member, Atlantic City Skins associate.
Jason Honeywell is a longtime neo-nazi and Keystone State Skinheads member who was at one time, and may still be, the leader of the Wilkes Barre unit.
Honeywell was accused of stabbing two Anti-Racist skinheads outside of Cafe Metropolis in Wilkes-Barre after he and other members of KSS provoked a confrontation by giving seig-heil salutes at the singer of the band River Side Riot, who is black, during the band’s set.
Honeywell’s younger brother eventually pled guilty to the charges, but even if you believe him (and we have doubts), Jason Honeywell was indisputably involved in the racist provocation and fight that followed.
Honeywell has attended several past Leif Erikson Day events and was present when KSS crashed an NAACP organized meeting in response to Anti-Semetic graffiti being spray painted on a local synagogue by racist teenagers who were friends of KSS members. Honeywell has also been active with the Council of Conservative Citizens, a hate group with an innocuous sounding name with origins in the White Citizen’s Councils of the Jim Crow south.
In recent years, Honeywell hasn’t been spotted at many KSS events, but he may just be keeping a low profile. Honeywell maintains at least social connection to KSS, as does his fiance Sharyn Mann, and there’s no evidence he’s changed his ways.
Honeywell’s last known address is 129 Pine Street, Apt. 2, Pittston PA. We are asking our readers to help us identify what employment, if any, Honeywell has.
Name: Jason Honeywell
Last known address: 129 Pine Street, Apt. 2, Pittston PA
Affiliations: Keystone United, Keystone State Skinheads, Council of Conservative Citizens
UPDATE: According to a statement on the Bath City Roller Girls’ social media, both Marcel and Sharon Brettschnieders have been kicked off the team. We applaud BCRG for their quick and decisive action and for taking a stand against racism and nazism in Roller Derby. We have updated the article accordingly.
Marcel and Sharon Brettschneider are Keystone United members living in Ferndale, MI. They are both neo-nazis and Keystone State Skinheads supporters.
The Brettschneiders keep it very low profile about their white nationalist beliefs. They actually lived in Pennsylvania for several years, in Pheonixville and Philadelphia. At some point in their time in PA, Marcel joined KU, and then they moved to Michigan We later would learn of a “guy named Marcel” from KSS who had left town, but it wasn’t until doing research for KU Exposed that we discovered who Marcel was.
Marcel is/was besties with Philly KSS leader AJ Olsen. He included AJ in his wedding party, and they interact constantly on Facebook. When Tim Wylie from KSS was imprisoned for possessing an illegal firearm as a felon, Marcel Brettschneider donated 200 dollars and had this to say:
So Marcel not only knows Tim Wylie, and AJ Olsen, but KSS co-founder Bob Gaus, and is clearly referring to KU/KSS as “his brothers.”
Once we knew Marcel was KU, we were able to spot him in some pictures of the group, including a Keystone United/KSS picnic in 2015 (right next to Gaus) and Leif Erikson Day that same year. Sharon Brettschneider is also in the picture. Both of them are trying to hide their identities.
The reason for hiding his identity, as well as his beliefs, is likely linked to Marcel Brettschneider’s job as a Consultant for IT company Cenit North America, Inc.
We are asking our readers to both email and call Cenit North America’s support and lodge a complaint that they are employing a neo-nazi who is using his wages to help bail a fellow nazi out of jail for carrying an illegal gun as a felon.
Finally, anyone with additional info regarding these two should send it our way.
Names: Marcel and Sharon Brettschneider
Location: Ferndale, MI
Employment: Marcel works as a Consultant for Cenit North America
Affiliations: Keystone United, Keystone State Skinheads
Patrick Rogers and Heidi McCarthy are neo-nazis and members of Keystone United living in Williamsport, PA.
Rogers is heavily involved with Keystone United and Keystone State Skinheads. He attends many of their demonstrations and social events. Rogers has attended pretty much every Leif Erikson Day event since at least 2012. He also writes the bulk of the content for Keystone United’s blog under his real name.
Rogers has a long criminal history, including charges for “corruption of minors,” inducing minors to buy alcohol, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
Rogers posted a change.org petition in 2017 to overturn the conviction of Kayla Norton and Jose Torres, 2 anti-Black racists who terrorized a children’s birthday party with guns, confederate flags and racial slurs. Rogers was briefly involved with American Vikings, a group started by Vinlanders Social Club founder Brien James, in 2013.
Heidi McCarthy has also attended several Leif Erikson days in Philly, and helped campaign for Steve Smith’s re-election in Luzerne County. She is a proud racist.
Rogers and McCarthy’s last known address was 815 Wilson St., Williamsport. Pat drives a very understated Hyundai Elantra (PA HKD 6201).
We are asking our readers to send any additional verifiable info on these two to us.
Names: Patrick Rogers and Heidi McCarthy
Last known address: 815 Wilson St., Williamsport
Affiliations: Keystone United, Keystone State Skinheads, American Vikings
Jimmy E. Thorson is a neo-nazi, Keystone United member, and Keystone State Skinheads supporter living in Carlisle, PA.
Thorson has attended several Leif Erikson Day events, and also went to support an Aryan Nations rally of 12 in Gettysburg in 2010 but ended up leaving early muttering about how pathetic they were.
Unfortunately, Thorson did not wise up after that and started getting involved with KSS and Keystone United. Thorson attends many Keystone United events, and was also spotted with Bob Gaus at the Trump rally in Harrisburg.
Thorson attended an anti-refugee rally in Harrisburg with KU last year.
Thorson’s last know address is 120 W. Willow St., Carlisle PA. We know that Thorson had been working at a grocery store in Carlisle, but do not know if his employment status has changed in recent years. Thorson has also worked for an events company as a seasonal employee and also claims to have just enrolled in Southern New Hampshire University, likely doing online courses.
Name: Jimmy E. Thorson
Last known address: 120 W. Willow St. Apt C, Carlisle, PA.
Affiliations: Keystone United Member, Keystone State Skinheads Supporter
Nunzio Pellegrino is a 37 year old neo-nazi and Keystone State Skinheads member living in Philadelphia.
Pellegrino is the older brother of Vincent Pellegrino, a KSS supporter who sexually assaulted a woman in Tacony and then died fleeing the scene. Shortly after his brother’s death, Nunzio claimed to have left KSS and cut ties. That proved to be a lie, and Pellegrino has just been maintaining a low profile.
Pellegrino does White Nationalist graffiti in Philly and has attended non-public KSS events.
Pellegrino’s last known address is 6403 Ditman St., Philly. Pellegrino has a lot of family and friends in that part of Tacony, who are aware of his politics and support him. He, along with several members of his family, joined with KSS in countering our march in Tacony in response to his brother’s crimes. Several other Pellegrino family members maintain friendly relations with KSS on social media.
We are asking for verifiable tips regarding Pellegrino’s employment or any other information about him.
Name: Nunzio Pellegrino
Last known address: 6403 Ditman St., Philly
Affiliations: Keystone United, Keystone State Skinheads
Josh Martin is a neo-nazi member of Keystone State Skinheads who lives in or near Pittsburgh, PA.
Martin has recently tried to lock down his social media, probably due to the recent attention to Pittsburgh-area KSS members following their attack on a Black man in Avalon, PA. Martin was in attendance at KSS’ Yule Party in 2016 as well as other KU/KSS social events.
Josh Martin works as a Mechanic/Welder for Local 154 of the Boilermakers Union, where has worked for about 3 years. If anyone is a member or has contacts with members of that union, we would like to talk with them.
We are asking our readers to help us figure out more info about Josh Martin and send it our way.
Name: Josh Martin
Employment: Mechanic/Welder for Boilermakers Union Local 154
Ian McCorts is a 33 year old member of Keystone State Skinheads and Keystone United and a longtime neo-nazi. McCorts has attended several Leif Erikson day events, including this past fall.
McCorts is also a regular at KSS social events and participated in an Anti-Refugee protest in Harrisburg in late 2015 alongside other KSS members.
It is important to note how Keystone United operates, which is to socially exist in the traditional white power skinhead scene, but politically exist in the mainstream right. This allows them to both push more overtly racist views within the mainstream right, and to bring “respectable americans” into their world through the social functions, and radicalize them that way.
McCorts’s last known address is 111 Crestview Vlg., Middletown, PA. He lives with his wife, LIndsey McCorts. We are asking our readers to help us find more info on this nazi and send it our way.
Name: Ian McCorts
Location: 111 Crewtview Vlg., Middletown, PA
Associations: Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United
Michael and Elizabeth Marcink are longtime neo-nazis who live in Indiana. Michael is a member of Blood and Honour and they are both supporters of Keystone United who have attended several Leif Erikson Day events in Philly, along with their son Anthony.
Despite living in Indiana, the Marcinks visits PA frequently and is a common attendee at social and political events organized by KU/KSS.
Elizabeth and Michael Marcink’s last known address is 817 Union St., Lagrange, IN. Anthony Marcink claims on social media to be working third shift for Dometic in Lagrange, IN. We are asking out readers to help us find out more information on the Marcinks so we can forward it to Indiana comrades.
Names: Michael, Anthony and Elizabeth Marcink
Last Known Address: 817 Union St., Lagrange, IN
Affiliations: Blood and Honour, Keystone United, Keystone State Skinheads
Jason Tankersley is the 37 year-old (DOB 5/9/81) founder of Maryland Skinheads and a longtime neo-nazi who, in the past few years, has attempted to rehabilitate his image. Maryland Skinheads, or MDS, has always been a small crew with longstanding ties to Keystone State Skinheads.
Both crews appeared together in a National Geographic documentary in 2008 training and working together. Keystone United’s music festival, Uprise Fest, which ran for several years, was co-promoted with Label 56, a white power label run by MDS co-founder Clemie Haught. Uprise routinely featured Label 56 bands. Because of the discrepancy in size, MDS has largely functioned as a chapter of KSS for most of it’s existence.
Tankersley was a nazi long before MDS or KSS were founded, participating in rallies by the National Alliance, The Aryan Nations and the KKK, among others white power groups. Tankersley was present at the 2004 Aryan Nations and National Socialist Movement rally in Valley Forge, PA where Anti-Fascists turned away large portions of the crowd and a few nazis got smashed.
Tankersley was with Joe Phy and other KSS and MDS members when they harassed a Pride event in Philly with homophobic slurs and nazi salutes in 2006.
Tankersley is a former amateur boxer who now trains MMA out of his gym, Exile Fitness, in Rosedale, MD. In many pictures above, you can see Tankersley wearing Exile branded clothing.
As we mentioned, Tankersley has attempted to rehabilitate his image in recent years. He has covered up his more inflammatory tattoos, and trains a diverse group of students which includes POC and women. It also, however, sometimes includes fellow MDS members and other nazis.
However, Tankersley has not cut any ties with MDS, KSS, or the far right. Tankersley continues to attend KSS events and actions. He still promotes far right racists like Tommy Robinson, founder of the nazi-infested “English Defense League.” He just doesn’t seem to take issues with collecting money from POC while buddying up with the same group whose members allegedly threatened to “exterminate every black one by one” during their racist assault in Avalon, PA this summer.
Tankersley’s last known address is 1107 Steelton Ave, Baltimore, MD.
If someone wants to leave the nazi life behind, we support that. However, you cannot continue to materially and rhetorically support a neo-nazi organization like KSS/KU and expect hanging out with fellow far right fascists who happen to be POC like Jimi Yamamoto of the band Total Annihilation to insulate you from the label nazi. Jimi Yamamoto is known for hanging out with nazis. Nazis have a long history of excusing politically aligned individuals who validate their ideology by conforming to so-called “white” and “male” behaviors and sensibilities.
As for Tankersley’s business catering to people of all ethnicity, you can miss us on that shit. Taking someone’s money and turning around and donating it to a group that believes the United States belongs to white people (and control of it belongs to white men specifically) is a racist act, period.
It is unlikely that Tankersley’s students are all totally unaware of his history, and probable that he has spun them his own tale of redemption where he realized what matters is being a far right nationalist who supports “traditional” gender power dynamics and racial homogenization, regardless of WHICH race. However, we are still asking our readers to visit the Exile MMA Facebook page and remind them that by supporting Tankersley and his gym, they are supporting Maryland Skinheads, Keystone United and other far right racist groups and causes. There are already several unhappy reviews related to Tankerly fat-shaming and bullying a teenage girl as an internet troll.
Name: Jason Tankersley
Last Known Address: 1107 Steelton Ave., Baltimore MD
Affiliations: Maryland Skinheads, Keystone State Skinheads, other white power groups before that.
Employment: Owner and trainer, Exile Mixed Martial Arts, Rosedale, MD.
David Phillips and Peggy Caterino are longtime neo-nazis and Keystone United affiliates living in Philadelphia. Phillips is also a Keystone State Skinheads member. Phillips first hit our radar after one of his nazi “brothers” gouged his eyes out during a horrific assault in his home in 2012, stemming from jealousy related to Phillips offering to take “his girlfriend” out while the other nazi was in jail. See, that’s the shit our side just don’t do. Don’t believe false equivalencies, folks.
At the time, Phillips was a member of the notorious train-wreck of a nazi crew, Aryan Terror Brigade, led by Josh “I had racist tattooed on my forehead” Steever until Steever was kicked out under allegations of being an informant. Steever even posted on Stormfront at the time claiming that Antifa were responsible for the assault on Phillips in an attempt to get donations. However, Phillips was definitely also associating with KSS at that time.
Phillips has a long history of criminal charges for things such as ethnic intimidation, weapons and drug possession, robbery and assault.
Associations with Phillips and Aryan Terror Brigade is just another piece of proof that KSS’ media-friendly image of “non-violent white nationalist activists” is total bullshit. ATB members were involved in an attack on a South Asian family in East Brunswick,NJ on New Year’s Eve 2011, and a splinter group from ATB, Aryan Strike Force, which includes Steever, are currently being indicted for planning to send a suicide bomber into the Antifa protest of the National Socialist Movement rally in Harrisburg, PA in 2016. The very same rally that Keystone State Skinheads was helping run security for because it included their close ally Matthew Heimbach. Tell us again how Antifa are terrorists?
Despite being blinded for life, Phillips doubled down on White Supremacy and joined KSS. Phillips has entered a domestic partnership with Peggy Caterino, another neo-nazi and active supporter of Keystone United. Caterino was present at the nazi band The Blue Eyed Devil’s show that Keystone United just put on in in Central PA on Sept. 15th.
Caterino’s last known address was 7403 Rockwell Ave. (Apt. 1) in Philly. David Phillips’ was 5928 Shisler St., also in Philly. Presumably they are living together, but it is unknown where specifically. Our readers any info regarding these two should send it out way.
Names: David Phillips and Peggy Caterino
Last known addresses: See above.
Affiliations: Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United, Blood and Honour, Aryan Terror Brigade, American Freedom Party.
Brian Carlton Herb is a neo-nazi member of Blood and Honour USA and Keystone United supporter living in Pennsylvania. He is 45 years old.
Herb does not seem to be much of a presence at demonstrations but is a regular at the social events put on by Blood and Honour and Keystone United. It is important not to discount the value of these events. As we discussed in our intro article to this series, Keystone United and Blood and Honour use them as social lubricant when practicing entryism into more mainstream conservative circles as well as simultaneously recruiting from those circles.
Herb also was or is involved in New Nation Productions, which puts on neo-nazi shows in the area. Herb was described as the “founding father” of NNP by one of it’s principals, Justin Gloseck, in an interview for Keystone United’s website.
According to a post on social media about a year ago, Brian Herb was working as a Manufacturing Supervisor for Polar Tech Industries, Inc. It is unknown whether Herb is still working there.
Herb was convicted in 2000 for possession of materials to manufacture narcotics and sentenced to 7 days to 18 months. He was convicted of assault in 2006. Herb was accused of leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license in 2013. He was charged last year with driving under the influence, possession, and driving without a license, among other traffic charges.
Herb was sentenced just this month to 3 days to 6 months in Northumberland County jail. Herb’s last known address is 867 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, PA. We are asking our readers to send us any additional info they have on Herb.
Name: Brian Herb
Last Known Address: 867 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, PA
Affiliations: Blood and Honour USA, Keystone United, Keystone State Skinheads
UPDATE 10/5/18: We received a message from ownership at the Shamrock Cafe in Lancaster claiming that Croumbley’s description of his partner as “the owner” of Shamrock as false. Drennen is the daughter of the owner, but according to them she and Croumbley “have no association” with the bar. The ownership furthermore claims that Croumbley is “barred” from Shamrock. While these claims have not been confirmed, we have removed mention of Shamrock from the article while we investigate.
Christopher Croumbley is a 38 year old neo-nazi and associate of the Keystone State Skinheads and Keystone United. His partner, Corina Drennen, is a Keystone United supporter.
Croumbley appears to be something of a late-in-life nazi. He is from PA originally, and spent some time in Florida, but he had been living in Tennessee with his ex wife as of 3 years ago. In pics from that time, he does not exactly cut the image of a typical bonehead.
Croumbley has an extensive legal history in Lancaster County, including (but not limited to) felony burglary, assault, retail theft, and most recently, terroristic threats. We don’t bring this up to reinforce popular notions of morality around following laws or respecting the property of retail establishments, but because Keystone United has made many claims over the years that Antifa are “degenerates” who don’t do anything “to make their communities better,” whereas they present themselves as being virtuous community members working to improve said communities. When they aren’t breaking into your house or assaulting you or threatening to kill you. Right.
In late 2016 into 2017, Croumbley began posting nazi and racist images on Facebook, was spotted at Keystone United events, including in March of this year, when they were reduced to holding a flash demo at the state house in Harrisburg. Croumbley was also in attendance at Leif Erikson Day last year in Philly and was involved in the brutal attack on 2 Anti-Racists in FDR park.
Croumbley recently shoved and accosted someone for wearing an Anti-Fascist t-shirt and pins outside Chameleon Club in Lancaster. He is friendly with at least one of the bouncers at the club, Anti-Racists in the Lancaster area should be careful of these locations. We believe it is likely he is probating for KSS, but that is not confirmed.
Crounbley’s partner is Corina Drennen. Corina is fully aware and supportive of Croumbley’s association with KSS, and is a KSS supporter herself. Her last known address is 2209 Columbia Ave, Lancaster PA.
We are asking our readers to send us any more info they can find on these nazis.
Names: Christopher Croumbley and Corina Drennen
Last known address: 2209 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA (for Drennen).
Associations: Keystone State Skinheads, Keystone United
Terrence “Terry” Stockey is a neo-nazi associate of Keystone United. Stockey is one of the 6 KSS members, associates and supporters being charged for Ethnic Intimidation and Assault relating to a targeted attack against a Black man at a bar in Avalon, PA this summer.
Stockey’s last known address is 521 Roseland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, though he may have relocated to Beaver, PA. Stockey is 40 years old and claims to work as an electrician.
Stockey keeps his nazi affiliations relatively understated, but if you scratch the surface you can find evidence. He is Facebook friends with Shane Dilling, a Pittsburgh KSS member. He made a Google+ account that he quickly abandoned, but not before leaving this gem.
For the uninitiated, 1488 is a common numerical code for neo-nazis. 14 is a reference to “The 14 Words,” a slogan among Nazis coined by David Lane, who was a member of the nazi insurgent group The Order. The Order committed robberies, counterfeiting, murders and bombings in their quest to “bring total victory to the Aryan Race.” The 14 words are “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” 88 is a code for HH, or Heil Hitler.
Stockey has a history of DUI and possession charges including one case where he was involved in a crash where someone was killed while he intoxicated. Stockey has gone on to get several more DUI and possession charges and, in addition to the Avalon attack, has another pending case for several charges, including possession, weapons offenses, and resisting arrest.
We are asking our readers to help us ascertain where Terry Stockey is working, as well as confirm whether he has actually relocated to Beaver or if he is still in Pittsburgh.
Name: Terrence Raymond Stockey
Last Known Address: 521 Roseland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. May have relocated to Beaver, PA.
Associations: Keystone United, Keystone State Skinheads