Software Engineer

From 1999 to 2009, I did freelance web design and hosting as Technical Services of New York. From 2002 to 2010, Otto Vondrak and I operated RAILROAD.NET. In 2003, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, and in 2007, I received my Master’s Degree in Information Technology, both from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Railroad Historian


From 2001 to 2009, I volunteered at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum in Rochester, NY. After moving to California in 2009, I volunteered at Niles Canyon Railway in Fremont, CA from 2010-2016 and at Placerville  & Sacramento Valley Railroad in Folsom, CA from 2015-2019.


Canon-Rebel-XTiIn 2004, my photos began appearing in Railpace magazine, and I began participating in Trackside with TRAINS in 2010.

My first national feature article appeared in Railfan & Railroad Magazine in 2011.

Model Railroader

I served as President of the RIT Model Railroad Club in Rochester, NY from 2001-2004. I served as Superintendent of the Lakeshores Division NMRA from 2006-2008 and Webmaster for the Niagara-Frontier Region NMRA from 2007-2010.

Athearn Southern Pacific GP-9

Today, I’m a member of Sacramento Model Railroad Historical Society where I model Southern Pacific in California in the early 1990s. I enjoy operation, CTC/signaling, and prototype modeling/weathering, and I also own several Free-mo modules.

MusicianPearl-Export-Ruby Fade

I began playing the drums in 1990, graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a minor in Music in 2003, and began playing guitar in 2006. Today, I play Pearl drums with Zildjian and Wuhan cymbals and a Fender Stratocaster.