Club Officers

Thunderbird Model Railroad Club Leadership
September 23, 2015 - September 27, 2016


Don Stewart

           Vice President              Secretary/Treasurer


Jon Wolfe             Tom Draper


Director 1                      Director 2                     Director 3                  Director 4

               Stan Sachau             Alan Vincent      Lowell Spooner               Nick Terrell


Additional members of the Board of Directors:

                                       Past President                Layout Chairman             Social Chairman

                                       Mike Sanders                 Dave Greenberg            Alan Vincent/Mike Sanders



Officer Profiles

Mike Sanders: A member of the Thunderbird Model Railroad Club since May 1982, Mike is serving his first term as President of the Thunderbird Model Railroad Club after serving as Vice-president during the 2014-2015 term. A skilled painter and photographer, Mike has transformed much of the plain blue backdrops surrounding the layout into highly detailed picturesque murals. Mike has been involved in model railroading since an early age and brings over 20 years of experience working with the club layout.

Don Stewart: A member of the Thunderbird Model Railroad Club since January 1978. This marks Don's 4th term as Vice-President. Don is an active and dedicated member to the Thunderbird Model Railroad Club having served 8 times as President, 3 terms as Layout Chair, numerous appointments as a Director, and one term serving as Social Chairman. Don brings a strong understanding of the internal operations of the organization and a keen sense in the construction, wiring, and maintenance of the layout.

Tom Draper: A member of the Thunderbird Model Railroad Club since May 1976. Tom has served as the Secretary/Treasurer since 2003 marking this as his 13th year holding the position. In addition Tom served 2 years as Social Chairman of the Club 2 years as a Director and 1 term as Vice President.

Jon Wolfe: A member of the Thunderbird Model Railroad Club since September 2008, Jon is serving his second term as Director after serving as the Vice President and President between 2011 and 2013. Jon is an active member in the NMRA volunteering as a contest judge at the Division and Regional levels and working as a staff member of the National Train Show at NMRA national conventions.

A model railroader for over 50 years Jon’s first club experience was as a youth member in The Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee starting in 1969. Jon remained active in the club until 1988 when he moved to Arizona. In addition to model railroading Jon spent many hours restoring and operating streetcars and interurbans at the East Troy Electric railroad museum in Wisconsin. Jon enjoys researching and photographing remains from the golden age of railroading (1930-1960) and uses this information to replicate era correct scenes on the layout.

Nick Terrell: A member of the Thunderbird Model Railroad Club since November 2009. Nick is serving his first term as a Director; completing the term of Bill Hansen. An experienced and proficient modeler Nick has been involved in the hobby for over 27 years. His primary focus through the years has been the BNSF railroad.Nick is currently building a new home layout. His primary interest focuses on design, construction, and operation of industrial switching layouts. Nick maintains a very active schedule. When he is not working on his various model railroading interests; He is helping his wife Kelli raise their four daughters.

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