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Docent Bios

not_pictured SARAH ANDES
Bio coming soon.
John Barrow JOHN BARROW
has lived in New York City for almost thirty years, and is still amazed at its variety and contradictions. Having grown up in a small town in the south, he is very, very happy to be here!  Leading tours with MAS is a way to share his love of the city and its great architecture, and he appreciates the vital role that MAS plays in maintaining and fostering New York’s special appeal.
Jerry Bruno JERRY BRUNO
Originally from Miramar, Florida, Jerry moved to New York City and fell in love with its built environment. His enthusiasm for architectural design, historical preservation and history of cities came full circle when he became a member of the Municipal Art Society. For Jerry, leading tours of Grand Central Terminal allows him to advocate and share his passion for what is one the world’s greatest buildings.
Claire Campbell CLAIRE CAMPBELL
Bio coming soon.
not_pictured CLIFF COHEN
Bio coming soon.
Marsha Cohen MARSHA COHEN is a native New Yorker who has always enjoyed showing off her city to out-of-town friends and family. Going through the docent training program and learning so much and then being able to give knowledgeable tours of Grand Central Terminal to hundreds of people over the past 2 years has been a fantastic experience.
Robert Depczenski ROBERT DEPCZENSKI
As a former college professor, leading Grand Central tours is a natural extension of Robert’s passion for teaching. While living in NYC, he has observed firsthand the accomplishments of MAS and its commitment to elevating the aesthetic quality of urban life. Volunteering his time as a docent for MAS allows him to repay the city that continues to deliver its abundant riches and pleasures.
not_pictured ALAN ENGLER
Bio coming soon.
Linda Fisher LINDA FISHER
is a native New Yorker and licensed NYC tour guide.  She has a degree in Urban Studies and never tires of telling the story of Grand Central and its connection to all that New York City embodies.
not_pictured KAREN FITCHETT
Bio coming soon.
John Forgach JOHN FORGACH
is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He is currently an attorney with W. R. Grace & Co.  He attended Georgetown University and its law school. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the architecture of Grand Central, as well as understanding its past, present and future role in the lives of New Yorkers and people everywhere.
Ross French ROSS FRENCH
Bio coming soon.
not_pictured CAREY GOLDEN
Bio coming soon.
Pennelope Goodfriend PENNELOPE GOODFRIEND
is the Director of the English School for the United Nations Delegations when she is not leading tours of Grand Central for MAS. She is also enjoys her work as docent at the New Museum. As a native New Yorker, she loves the way the building tells the story of the city and revels in sharing its secrets enthusiastically with others.
Robert Halpern ROBERT HALPERN
was born and raised in New York, educated at the City University and intended to teach. Following graduate study in philosophy, he received a law degree and joined a firm on Wall Street specializing in public finance (aka municipal bonds). Travel nurtured an interest in architectural history and architectural photography, leading him to serve as a Grand Central docent and to conduct a Jane’s Walk around Battery Park City in lower Manhattan.
Mark Herdter MARK HERDTER
is retired from the Metropolitan Museum of Art after 30 years in NYC commercial photography.  He is thrilled to be giving tours for MAS of the beautiful and historic Grand Central Terminal.  Mark’s father left from and returned to this terminal on his way to the South Pacific during WWII, and his wife remembers riding the 20th Century Limited many times during her school years. Also, both of his grandfathers were 50 year railroad men in the first half of the last century.
Ron Janoff RON JANOFF
Bio coming soon.
not_pictured SUSANNE KOSTER
Bio coming soon.
Karl Lauby KARL LAUBY
loves New York City’s vitality, diversity, architecture, culture, and history. They all come together in Grand Central Terminal.  For 23 years when he worked at The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, Karl had the delight of beginning and ending the workday with a walk through Grand Central, inspiring then, as it is today.  Karl’s tours highlight the people, events, and economic forces that made Grand Central grand.
not_pictured ADAM LUBITZ
Bio coming soon.
not_pictured CHRISTINE MCVAY
Bio coming soon.
Emily Nonko EMILY NONKO
is originally from Colorado and came to New York to study journalism. She is now a writer and editor specializing in New York City news, real estate and architecture. She loves sharing the stories of Grand Central, especially concerning the architecture and preservation of the terminal.
Hedy O'Hara HEDY O’HARA
loves New York’s Beaux-Arts treasures and Grand Central Terminal is a favorite. Volunteering as a docent allows her to share her enthusiasm for the contribution that architectural splendor provides in an urban environment. She is a native New Yorker and an attorney specializing in affordable housing development.
not_pictured JUDITH PUCCI is a native New Yorker who knows and loves this city as only a curious and observant insider can. A writer, educator, and licensed NYC guide, Judith has created lively, engaging experiences for literally thousands of people from around the world—including foreign dignitaries and a member of Congress. Judith also moderates “We Were There” at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a weekly program featuring the personal stories of people whose lives were directly affected by the attacks of September 11th. She also proudly supports the essential work of MAS as a long-time docent.
Bill Rosser BILL ROSSER
is a retired information technology analyst and consultant to corporate IT users around the world.  He has lived and worked in New York City for over 30 years and was a GCT reverse commuter for 25 years.  Bill has always loved architecture and enjoys taking architectural walking tours. He became tempted to lead his own tours after retirement and is inspired by the work of Jane Jacobs and MAS.
Frannie Ruch FRANNIE RUCH
Bio coming soon.
Joan Schechter JOAN SCHECHTER
is a native New Yorker and licensed NYC tour guide.  She has a passion for history and all things Vanderbilt, and loves exploring and showing others the city’s historical treasures.
Sara Sill SARA SILL
Bio coming soon.
Jason Stein JASON STEIN
Bio coming soon.
Alice Weiss ALICE WEISS 
loves being a Grand Central docent and it’s been a fabulous experience to share her knowledge, hosting wonderful visitors through this iconic building and its surrounding neighborhood.  Alice loves telling visitors about the history, architecture, secrets, and fascinating stories about the terminal.
not_pictured ELIZABETH WOLF
Bio coming soon.
Jordan Wouk JORDAN WOUK
was born and raised in Manhattan over the Park Avenue tunnel at 95th Street and has often commuted from Grand Central Terminal. He enjoys talking about the physical beauty of the terminal and the clever layout for the movement of people, trains, and cars.
Elisabeth Youngerman ELISABETH YOUNGERMAN
Bio coming soon.
Deborah Zelcer DEBORAH ZELCER
enjoys illuminating the social, political, technological and economic contexts which have shaped cities throughout history. She credits studies with esteemed architectural historian Reyner Banham for igniting her passion to interpret the built environment. After receiving a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, she worked for architectural/urban design specialists RTKL and Associates, Landscape Architects Innocenti and Webel, and residential design firms. A stint in the Moth Storytelling Workshop coupled with involvement in Janes Walk revealed to her the joy of entertaining audiences with tales of urban evolution.