Newsmakers: MD Hunt Cup names trophy recipient

November 15, 2011

Genesee Valley's new board includes Rob Belcher, president of Sealtite Roofing; Shannon Comer, chief architect at Shannon Comer Architects; Steve James, vice president of Keelty Real Estate; Marianne Maranto, educator; John Martindale, CEO of Brothers Service Co.; Scott Magill, principal at Ecotone Inc.; Wilmer Sauerbrey, real estate agent with Long & Foster; Larry Schmidt, attorney and president of the Baltimore County school board; Chris Siciliano, sales director at Stancills Inc.; Bill Williams, CPA and senior partner of Stegman and Co.; and Jane Wolfson, director of environmental science and studies at Towson University.

The Maryland Hunt Cup Association has named Julia Fisher Colhoun, of Upperco, recipient of the S. Bryce Wing trophy for her lifelong contributions to Maryland timber racing. Colhoun, the daughter of Janon Fisher Jr., grew up hunting with the Green Spring Valley hounds and exercising her father's horses before women were allowed to ride races. She; her husband, Dan; and her children own Private Attack, winner of this year's Maryland Hunt Cup. The award is named for Wing, a Hunt Cup Association member from 1939 to 1975. He also was president of the National Steeple Chase and Hunt Association and was a master of foxhounds at Elkridge-Harford.

Christopher Golden, of White Hall, has been promoted to director of business development, of Taylor Technologies, a water test kit manufacturer in Sparks. Golden will supervise sales initiatives in various niche markets for water-testing supplies, such as residential and commercial water conditioning, food processing and beverage production, and commercial laundries. A chemical engineer and certified water technologist, he sold and serviced industrial water-treatment programs for 16 years before joining Taylor in 2007. In his new position, Mr. Golden will retain primary responsibility for the firm's business with industrial water treaters. He is a graduate of Lehigh University, Pa.

Terry Weigel, of Phoenix, has been appointed the first executive director of the There Goes My Hero Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families by increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals and supporting blood cancer research. Weigel has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit field as an event planner, fundraiser and communications director. She served on the board of the There Goes My Hero Foundation for two years prior to her recent appointment.

"The Ma & Pa Remembered: A History of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad," by Henry Peden Jr. and Jack Shagena Jr. chronicles the history of narrow gauge lines that came together as the Ma & Pa Railroad in 1901 and follows the Ma & Pa until it stopped running in the 1950s. The line ran 77 miles from Baltimore to York, Pa., through Baltimore and Harford counties, in Maryland; and York County, in Pennsylvania.

It sells for $75, plus $6 shipping. To order, call Shagena at 410-569-0988 or email, or Peden at 410-879-8717 or email

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