DIRECTOR TERM EXPIRES
Warren Smalley, Interim President and CEO Ex Officio
Bob Craine, Chairman of the Board 2008
Bob Ross, Vice Chairman 2008
Curt Bianchi, Secretary 2008
Dennis Sterosky, Treasurer 2007
Nan Clark 2007
Parker Fowler 2008
Jim Herron 2007
Bill Lock 2007
Edgar G. Lowrance II 2007
Art Nichols 2008
Dan Pyzel 2007
Jerry Sahnd 2007
Warren Smalley 2008
Richard Tower 2007
Bob Tully 2008
Spencer Wilson 2007
Frank Yockey 2008
Tim Tennant, Friends president and CEO, is currently on leave of absence serving as the general manager of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Management Company.


WARREN D. SMALLEY, INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO.  Warren lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is the retired President and CEO of a group of insurance companies, i,e., New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company and Foundation Reserve Insurance Company. Over the last four years he donated a week of vacation every year to work on the railroad. He helped to restore drop-side gondola cars, a gondola car to carry passengers, and the cosmetic restoration of rotary OY. He has supported various railroad museums around the country. He was re-elected to the board in June 2006 and is on leave of absence from the board, acting as interim President and CEO of the Friends while Tim Tennant is on leave of absence serving as general manager of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Management Company.

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BOB CRAINE, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD.  Originally from Great Bend, Kansas, Bob has lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1975. He is co-owner and managing director of TSF Capital, LLC, a private investment and management consulting firm, and has been engaged in the venture capital and consulting business since 1997. Prior to 1997 Mr. Craine served as an executive officer and director of TSF Communications Corp., a publicly held investment holding/operating company primarily engaged in publishing, information services, trade shows and trade show services. Prior to working 13 years at TSF Communications Corp., Mr. Craine practiced corporate and securities law for 11 years. Bob holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and MBA and JD degrees from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Craine is an active volunteer and leader in a number of local and statewide economic and technology development organizations in Oklahoma, including presently serving (since 2002) as Chairman of the Board of the Oklahoma Technology Development Corp.; past Chairman and President of the Oklahoma Investment Forum; and past Chairman of the Oklahoma Capital Investment Board. Bob is a director of several private companies, and was the Founder, Publisher and Editor of Future Value Magazine, an Oklahoma economic development, venture capital and entrepreneurship publication. Mr. Craine is a life-long railfan. He has been interested in and followed the progress of the C&TS RR since the late 1980's and has been a member of the Friends since 1999 and a director since 2000. He founded the As Chairman of the Development Committee of the Friends' Board of Directors, Bob leads the Another Century of Narrow Gauge Steam fundraising campaign, and he is also a member of the Finance and Executive Committees of the Friends' Board. Bob was elected Chairman of the Board in 2005.

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BOB ROSS, VICE CHAIRMAN.  Bob lives in Brentwood, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Commissioned Officer U. S. Navy, and retired from 31 years with Union Carbide Corporation where he held various responsibilities including Vice President of Marketing. He first rode the D&RGW while serving as a camp counselor out of Thoreau, New Mexico in the l950's and became fascinated with the history of slim rails in the mountains. Thirty-two years ago, he purchased a Conservation Bond from the Colorado Society for the Preservation of the Narrow Gauge, Inc. He is blessed with a tolerant wife who has spent many a "vacation" chasing steam trains and walking fabled grounds such as Rico, Red Mountain Town and pre-C&TS Chama. Four years ago, following his retirement, Bob and his wife began volunteering with the Friends. For the last four years he has served on the Advisory Board and acted as a volunteer tour guide for the Historic Carnton Plantation, a national historic site in Franklin, Tennessee, an important Civil War landmark. He believes much of our heritage and historic ground has disappeared due to development or neglect. And this is regrettable because it leads to the loss of the nation's cultural horizon. Our 64-mile window on 1880's narrow gauge railroading must be preserved. He is committed to continue assisting in this effort.

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CURT BIANCHI, SECRETARY.  Curt is a Software Engineering Manager for Apple Computer in Cupertino, California. He resides in Saratoga, California with his wife Susan and son Jake. He has a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. (Go Anteaters!) Curt joined the Friends in 1988, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2000, and assumed the office of secretary in 2001. He is a member of the Friends Fund Development Committee and produced the Another Century of Narrow Gauge Steam campaign booklet. He is also one of the Friends' webmasters, and is the webmaster of the official C&TS web site. He has written extensively about tourist railways and railroad museums, including an in-depth article about the Friends in the March-April 1996 issue of Locomotive & Railway Preservation magazine.

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DENNIS S. STEROSKY, TREASURER.  Dennis lives in Albuquerque, NM and is a member of the firm of Pulakos & Alongi, Ltd., CPAs as well as a part-time tax instructor for Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico. His education includes BBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1962; LLB from Notre Dame Law School in 1965; and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 1968. He has served on the board and as an officer of state and national professional groups and of Albuquerque non-profits. He has been a member of the Friends since 1991 and his firm has sponsored the printing of Moonlight Train brochures. He has been involved with trains for many years through his interest in history and collectible models. He is pleased to donate his time to preserving such an important historic site. He wants to help the next generation understand the railroad's role in the history of this area and how it affected the lives of those who relied upon it

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NAN CLARK.  Nan was elected to the board of directors in 2003. She holds an M.A. in Educational Psychology from California State University, Northridge. She is a retired counselor and currently resides in Floresville, Texas with her husband Les. In addition to serving on the Friends board, Nan chairs the Friends Membership Committee.

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F. PARKER FOWLER, JR.  Parker is a retired professor of computer science and lives in Longmont, Colorado. Parker holds a Ph.D. degree, University of California-Berkeley, in OR and Mathematical Statistics (before Computer Science was invented). He taught probability and statistics, math and computer science at Colorado State University, University of New Mexico, and Colorado University, for some 25 years. He owned and operated several systems-oriented businesses, notably an early HMO data processing system. Since retiring he has developed computer-related parts of business for academic charter schools. He has a deep interest in steam power including steam tractors and other machinery. His love affair with the D&RGW began in 1948. He and his brother Hugh founded the Colorado Society for Preservation of the Narrow Gauge in 1969. He and wife Charly are charter members of the Friends.

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JAMES N. ("JIM") HERRON.  Jim is an Illinois native who currently lives in Salt Lake City, where he is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah. His professional duties include teaching and research. He has several ancestral ties to railroading including a grandfather who worked for Westinghouse, a great grandfather who was an agent for the Adams Express Company on the Pennsylvania Railroad daily varnish from Pittsburgh to New York City, and a great uncle who was a steward at the PRR locomotive shops in Pittsburgh. As a youngster, his father took him on a number of Illini Railroad Club excursions behind CB&Q steamers 4960 and 5632. Jim joined the Friends at its inception in 1988 and has participated in work sessions annually since then. Initially, he participated in maintenance-of-way projects including the relocation of the dual-gauge display track from Alamosa to Antonito and stabilization of the Cumbres snow shed, but has been the team leader for structure painting since 1994. His team has painted historic buildings at Chama, Cumbres and Sublette, and also the display engines at Antonito. Jim is active in the Friends organization, serving on the board of directors since 1993 and the projects committee since 1997. He was elected chairman of the board in 2002. He has also served as secretary (1995-1998, 1999-2001) and vice president (2001-2002). His major interest in the Friends is to insure that the railroad is preserved for future generations.

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WILLIAM J. ("BILL") LOCK.  Bill is an attorney in solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bill is past president and founder of the Friends of the C&TSRR, Inc. and was a member of the board of directors of the Historical Society of New Mexico, Inc. Bill majored in history as an undergraduate at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and has a law degree from Indiana University. In 1981 he started a new volunteer program on the C&TS and the following year was elected to the Historical Society of New Mexico board. From that position he launched the volunteers, initially under the auspices of the Historical Society Railroad Committee. In 1988 Bill incorporated the Friends. He has been active on the board, during work sessions, and many related activities.

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EDGAR G. LOWRANCE II.  Ed lives in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, having retired as owner of Alphagraphics Printshops of the Future in Pagosa Springs. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Antioch College. Ed was elected to the Friends board in 2003.

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ARTHUR NICHOLS.  Art lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds a doctorate in Social Science Education from the University of Washington, Seattle. Art grew up in suburban Chicago and moved to Los Alamos in the late 1950s, where he resided until 1998 except for a ten-year period when he was on the faculty at California State University, Northridge. Art has had a lifelong interest in the history of western railways and the communities they helped establish. He has been editor of the C&TS Dispatch since 1988 and is chair of the Publications Committee.

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DAN PYZEL.  Dan was elected to the board of directors in June 2005.

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JERRY SAHND.  Jerry is employed by the United States Air Force Academy as a metrology engineer and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. He has been active in the Friends since 1996. He assisted Roger Briggs in establishing the ancillary restoration program in Colorado Springs and is now co-chair of the Projects Committee. He is a member of the Colorado Historical Society and the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS).

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RICHARD TOWER.  Richard was elected to the board of directors in June 2005. He is currently on leave of absence from the board in order to serve as treasurer and secretary of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Management Company.

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BOB TULLY.  Bob lives in Denver, Colorado. He worked for thirty-five years as a researcher, wildlife officer, biologist and state wildlife manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He has over forty years of experience with non-profit organizations, serving on numerous committees, as board member and in various offices. He is a member of the Zigzag Railway in Australia, the Colorado Railroad Museum, and the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, where he serves as Equipment Chairman and attends all membership and board meetings. He is a ten-year member of the Friends, participating in work sessions for the past eight years, in partnership with his wife of 47 years, Mona.

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SPENCER WILSON.  Spencer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a Professor Emeritus (History) from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico. His interests in history range from the Civil War to industrial history, especially as applied to railroads, and to the history of New Mexico. He grew up in Albuquerque in those years when the Santa Fe shops were the principal employers in town. Travel on the railroad in both east and west prompted a lifelong interest. Spencer's position on the Historical Preservation Committee of New Mexico led him to the C&TSRR and to co-author the historical preservation study. He has published numerous articles and made many presentations on the C&TSRR. He is the past-president of the Historical Society of New Mexico and a former member of the C&TSRR Commission, the bi-state agency (Colorado and New Mexico) which oversees the Railroad.

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FRANK YOCKEY.  Frank lives in Loveland, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a MSEE degree and retired from Hewlett-Packard with 34 tears of service. His experience includes R&D, marketing, customer service, and organizational planning. His love of railroading originated with his father working for the New York Central railroad. He started riding the rails at an early age. Frank has been a member of the Friends since 1993. As a charter member of the docent program, he spends four to eight weeks each summer talking to hundreds of the railroad's guests. He co-chairs the Interpretation Committee, leads the Docent Program and is the board's Assistant Secretary. Frank also chaired the Search Committee for the Executive Director in 2002. Other projects have included sound system wiring, training parlor car attendants, and conducting guest surveys.

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