2017 - 2018
President - Geoff Holman
Geoff is a past President of the CB&W who joined the club in 2011. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Coaction Group, his company helps businesses with assorted technology and web related activities related to their business. Geoff primarily models Western Maryland, C&O, and Pennsy. Graduating from MIT with a Chemical Engineering degree, Geoff continues to assist the club with electrical, track, scenery and many other areas. He began his love of trains at the age of 10 and continues to expand his knowledge with new developments in the hobby. Holman plans to continue building the club as a platform for collaboration, community sharing, and education.
Vice President - Roger Bir
Roger is a retired air force officer who joined the cb&w in November 2007 after a successful "part-time" career as a NCAA football and wrestling referee. Prior to becoming the club's vice-president, Roger served as the house committee chairman, as well as the editor of the club newsletter and co-chairman of the club's website. While he favors passenger trains, he displays a wide variety of freight consists as well. His number one railroad is Union Pacific while BNSF is a close second.
Treasurer - Paul Mirick
Paul begins his “second” tour as club treasurer. After two years in the Army, Paul graduated from Virginia Tech with an aerospace engineering degree. Paul’s degree took him to the NASA Langley Research Center where he worked in the Transonic Dynamic wind tunnel doing research on rotary wing aircraft. In 1995, his first wife needed an accountant to help with her small business. So when he retired from civil service, Paul joined his stepson to help his wife full-time until her death in 2005. They continued the business until cancer forced him to step down in 2013. Paul “dabbled” in model railroading as a boy and picked up the hobby after graduating from college. Paul first joined the CB&W in 1983 but left the club three years later to start a family. He rejoined the club in 2005. Paul models New Haven, N&W, Southern, and Pennsylvania railroads.
Secretary - Lowell Asher
This marks Lowell’s second term as club secretary. He is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and in his “second” career is a Project Leader for the MITRE Corporation. Lowell has been a model railroader most of his life, starting with Lionel and eventually moving to HO scale. Lowell prefers layout work of any kind but has a soft spot for scenery, especially anything requiring the construction of hills or mountains. Lowell primarily models diesel era trains with an emphasis on Conrail and BNSF.