Over 20 years of railroad operating experience in both freight and passenger services. Successful manager of large scale on-corridor operation. Conscientious, principled leader using hands-on management style to get results and achieve high levels of operational efficiency.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Business ManagementEastern Washington UniversityCheney, Washington, USA3.6 EWU GPA
Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers over eight years
Road Foreman of Engines MARC
Experienced hands on leader/decision maker
Responsible for MARC on corridor operations
Train Service Engineer
New Diesel Locomotive Roll-out
Responsible for coordinating with Maryland State, internal Amtrak interest (including mechanical) as well as training on the new F59 locomotives purchased by the State for use in MARC service.
Locomotive Engineer07/2007 to CurrentAmtrakSeattle, WA
Serve as locomotive engineer, responsible for safely and efficiently operating passenger trains in Seattle, Jacksonville and Spokane. This includes qualifications on GCOR, CSX, NORAC and Canadian operating rules. Past territorial qualifications include all three routes out of Spokane and Seattle/Wenatchee. Maintain good working relationship with conductors and on-board service personnel as well as mechanical, BNSF crews and yardmasters, dispatchers, road foreman and trainmasters. Provide training as requested by Amtrak on routes and attendant territorial questions.
Road Foreman of Engines-MARC07/2008 to 09/2010AmtrakBaltimore, MDManage MARC operations, DC to Perryville on NE corridor. This includes 47 trains and over 20,000 people daily. As RFE, perform operational testing in keeping with Amtrak guidelines. Coordinate with Asst. Superintendent of Mechanical, repairs and maintenance on MARC equipment. Create and manage daily operating plan for crews and equipment. Participate in regular corridor conference calls representing MARC interests. Responsible for making regular operating decisions on crew and equipment turns. Coordinate with state operations, senior managers to ensure best possible level of service to our state customers. Conduct daily in-person crew briefings on rules and on any operational or related issues. Review employee payroll to ensure accuracy and approve or deny in keeping with operational standards and practices. Provide budgetary inputs and adhere guide lines provided by/to superintendent. Manage service disruptions ensuring best operational performance coordinating with all levels of State and Amtrak interests. Responsible for roll-out of new state-owned diesel locomotives and familiarizing engineers and mechanical personnel with their operation and maintenance needs. Perform review audits on revenue provided by conductors. Ensure accuracy and proper handling of revenue during my tenure. Maintained flawless safety record for MARC service. Fostered an environment of teamwork across all levels of the organization and especially with MARC and Amtrak operating stakeholders.