RAILROAD STAFF

COMPENSATED STAFF

DAVID S. LUDLOW

Executive Director

David has been our Executive Director since 1993 and a volunteer for the Wilmington & Western since 1990. He is a licensed locomotive engineer and FRA-certified track inspector. David oversees, coordinates and develops all railroad operations, schedules, capital improvements and restoration projects. He is also responsible for volunteer recruiting, training and staffing. In the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd, David managed a $3 million flood-related reconstruction project and is the recipient of the Jake Jacobson Safety Award for Railroading Excellence. His hobbies include the collection of historical railroad artifacts. He holds a Bachelor of Science in agricultural engineering from the University of Delaware.

CAROLE R. WELLS

Executive Assistant

Carole has worked as office manager for HRCV and the Wilmington & Western since 1995. She assists the Executive Director and the Board of Directors with sales and marketing, fund development and recruiting. Carole is also our planning and events coordinator and facilitates all volunteer activities and all accounting for the organization. She finds time to volunteer on the railroad and is a member of The Friends of Brandywine Springs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Glassboro State College.

BILL HARDEN

Operations Manager

Bill comes to us with 30 years of experience in public safety, having worked in a host of operational, administrative, service and leadership positions. He has also worked with non-profit organizations in Delaware and New Jersey for over 15 years writing grants, developing educational programming, recruiting volunteers and running educational forums for leadership development. Bill has been a rail enthusiast since childhood, and as a lifelong resident of Delaware, he has been a regular patron of the Wilmington & Western. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration-management from Goldey Beacom College, a Master of Education in educational technology from Wilmington University, and is also a graduate of the West Point Command & Leadership Program.

STEVE JENSEN

Chief Mechanical Officer

ANDREW SCHIEBEL

General Maintenance

MEG ELDRED

Station Agent (Part-Time)

MARY SANGER

Station Agent (Part-Time)

CRISTIAN SANCHEZ

Station Agent (Part-Time)

CARRIE SCHIEBEL

Gift Shop Buyer (Part-Time)

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

KEITH ANZILOTTI Assistant Trainmaster

RICHARD CARTER Volunteer Coordinator

MARTY DRINAN Track Supervisor

TOMMY GEARS Track Inspector

ANDY GWIAZDA Webmaster

JIM MILHEIM Track Inspector

MIKE POTTER Assistant Road Foreman of Engines

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