I am a train fan and modeler by marriage. Basically, I married a model railroader! Dan taught me about trains early in our relationship by taking me rail fanning with him. When we would go for motorcycle rides, somehow we always wound up along the tracks so I learned a lot by watching trains. I was intrigued by his modeling in O Scale, and tried my hand at On3 for a while. Dan’s railroad, The Richmond, Danville & Southern has several wine cars because of me. I still help Dan with scenery from time to time on his layout and run occasionally, but my passion is in a different hobby, quilting. Vacations usually include both trains and quilt stores, keeping us both happy.
As publisher of The O Scale Resource and The S Scale Resource, I continue to learn about the model railroad hobby and have met a lot of interesting people at the shows we attend. Meeting people and making new friends over the years is what I enjoy the most about this hobby. With respect to shows, The Model Railroad Resource LLC also hosts The Indianapolis O Scale & S Scale Midwest Show in September. Taking over this show from the previous promoter was a natural for me as I spent several years in the convention planning and hotel industries.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, and handle all of the administrative details for The Model Railroad Resource LLC, while Dan maintains the website and lays out the magazine. In addition to proofing a monthly magazine, I operate a long arm quilting business with my sister, Sisters 2 Quilting, and work full time as an office assistant at Dibble Enterprises, Inc., a propane company located in Gardner, IL.