Adam returns to the club after a 12-year hiatus to work in Germany. Prior to his departure, he was club vice president and webmaster. Adam is an Enterprise Systems Engineer for CACI International Inc. Adam’s educational background includes a BS and MS in Information Technology-Security and Cybersecurity & Information Assurance, respectively. He holds many IT-related certificates including Cisco Networking, MCSA, ComTIA Professional, and CIW Site Development Associate. In addition to model railroading, Adam enjoys the travels associated with driving a mini-Cooper. You can reach Adam at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gordon Rife begins his first term as a member of the Board after having served as House Chairman for the past year. Gordon is native to Virginia but has spent time in Kentucky. There he raised “Old Kentucky Saddlers,” a landrace breed in the foothills of Kentucky, where he was also a board member of that association. In addition to model railroading, Gordon’s hobbies include “reenactment” in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, where he is considered a sergeant in both conflicts. He is the 1st Sergeant with the First Battalion-Virginia Regulars in the Civil War. In the war for independence, Gordon musters with the 7th Virginia (Gloucester VA). Other pursuits include membership in the Rappahannock River Railroaders (Deltaville, VA). Other pursuits include the Middle Peninsula Jeep Club and serves as the vice, president of the VP&C modular railroad club (Ashland VA). His civilian occupation is senior maintenance mechanic for Gloucester County (VA) Public works. Gordon models the N&W railroad and several US and German WWII military trains. You can reach Gordon at: email@example.com.
Jim Paddleford is the club treasurer and has held this position since January 2018. Jim first joined the club in October 2015. Jim enjoys modeling the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, especially their passenger operations. In addition to being the club’s treasurer, Jim holds the same position with his condo association. You can reach Jim at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roger Bir is the club secretary, having previously served as president and vice-president. Roger has been a member since November 2007. His first foray into model railroading was after he retired as an NCAA football and wrestling referee. Looking for a new hobby, he visited a local train show where he met Kendall Rascoe and the late Jim Corbett. Both were present at the show representing the club and they invited him to stop by and visit. He attended the next club business meeting and was voted in as a probationary member, earning full status a couple of months later. An avid Union Pacific fan, he models multiple types of the western railroad to include steam legends the “Challenger” and “Big Boy.” Roger was awarded the club’s Golden Spike Award in 2016 for his contributions to the club. Currently, Roger is working on his NMRA “Master Modeler Railroad” rating. You can reach Roger at: email@example.com.
Kendall Rascoe assumes the duties of “Member at Large” in his capacity as past club president. Kendall is native to Virginia having been born and raised in Portsmouth. His boyhood home was just ten minutes walking distance from the Seaboard System and the Norfolk-Portsmouth Belt Line. He fell in love with trains at a young age and has been a model railroader since the 1980s. His main railroading interest is with Seaboard Coastline, Seaboard Systems, and CSX railroads. Kendall is considered a mainstay of the club, having joined in October 2001. He also assists with electrical across the layout and is the final phase of his Phoebus “rebuild.” You can reach Kendall at: SBD_SCL@yahoo.com.