The IMRRC Staff
The work of the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen could not be done without the dedication of our professional staff members. Volunteers sharing their expertise and passions also have an important role in carrying out our mission to preserve and share the history of motorsports.
Tom Weidemann joins the IMRRC team with more than 30 years’ experience as executive director of the Elmira, N.Y., Clemens Center performing arts center.
Director of Administration and Communications
Glenda Gephart has a background in journalism and has been involved with the Center almost since its opening in 1999, managing a variety of responsibilities.
Jenny Ambrose has more than 25 years of experience working with historical collections as a curator and archivist. For the majority of her career, she served as a graphics curator at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a rare book library founded by Benjamin Franklin, and most recently as a photo archivist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bill Green is internationally recognized for his exhaustive knowledge about racing at Watkins Glen and elsewhere and also for his personal collection of racing materials that was launched at the first Watkins Glen race in 1948.
Coordinator of Visitor Services and Outreach
Kip Zeiter worked more than 30 years in the travel industry as an agent and manager. He was among the first in the industry to package, promote and escort group tours to NASCAR races around the nation.
Josh Ashby first came to the Center as a high school intern. Always a race fan, Ashby brings skills learned as a museum studies major at Tusculum College in Tennessee. He’s also a professional photographer.
Samantha Baker comes to the Center with experience in the local wine and travel industry.
Judy Stropus is a longtime motorsports public relations consultant, writer, author, race car driver and well-known professional timer/scorer – before computers.