Taylor Sharpe has been a Board Member at Texas Rail Advocates since 2001.  His duties at TRA include maintaining the membership database, conference registration, group email communications, and is on the web team. Professionally Mr. Sharpe is a certified database developer and owns Taylor Made Services, a Texas based database development business.  Mr. Sharpe has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin with an environmental emphasis.  Previously Mr. Sharpe was an environmental engineer for a US Government agency and a project engineer for a european based oil company at a polypropylene plant.  In addition to his work with TRA, Mr. Sharpe volunteers with a several of computer user groups where he is in leadership and a regular presenter.  For fun, Mr. Sharpe likes to snowboard, play ping pong, and air wheel.