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President - Chief Mechanical Officer 

Gary Bensman

Gary has been a professional steam mechanic since 1978. He has had a hand in some of the most visible restorations and locomotive rebuilds in the last 30n years. His resume includes 0-6-0 #3, Jackson OH (now at Steam Town Baldwin #26), 1988-Reading 2100, 1989 CMO Grand Canyon Railway, and he is and has been the CMO/Crew Chief/and Manager of Standard Practices on multiple large Mainline operating Steam Locomotives


Vice President/Secretary – Rachel Schumann

Rachel has been around trains her entire life as her father was an engineer for the Chicago Northwestern railroad. In 2015 Rachel became the manager of STSllc, a trucking company out of rural Minnesota, that specializes in moving rail bound equipment. Rachel has helped many historical pieces of equipment get to their new homes to start restoration and to help preserve rail history. Rachel and STSllc were an integral part of moving the USATC 5002 from PA to her new home in Baraboo, WI.


Director of Marketing/Treasurer Protem– Aimee Stemig


Aimee is a brand and marketing strategist who has partnered alongside companies like Xerox, Allina Health, and Office Max for brand recognition. For almost a decade Aimy has had her own successful in home child care business. Aimee is also an accomplished artist. She has been awarded “Best In Show” within the last several years at local art shows. For the last few years she has worked alongside a local not for profit in Minnesota to help support local K-9 Handlers. Aimee holds a degree in Graphic Design. She has extensive experience with Java and HTML for web presence as well as other online platforms. In her free time she is passionate about cars and trains, and is very proud to be one of the 5002 “Ladies of Steam” training to be a fireman.

Secretary– Charlene Galvez

Volunteer Coordinator- Bill Willis

Director at Large- Bill Armstrong

Director of Operations- Brett Goertemoeller

Director of Strategic Planning- Dr. Robert Andrews, Jr.


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