The Station at Shepherdstown - 1910-2010
Celebrate Shepherdstown 250th Anniversary


Sylvia Ellsworth
Sylvia Ellsworth moved to Shepherdstown in 1989. She is the mother of three lovely children. She and her husband own two music stores and catering business. Sylvia has seen the Station go from total disrepair to its current glorious state. She manages the Station reservations with grace and enthusiasm. In her spare time, Sylvia collects napkin rings and aspires to be a redhead.
Howard Mills
Every organization that has beans needs a bean counter. Howard Mills serves in capacity as Treasurer for the Station at Shepherdstown. He learned to count beans on a farm in Indiana (where there are lots of them). He retired from a career in the Food Processing Business and moved to Shepherdstown in 2000.
Rebecca Phipps
Becky moved to Shepherdstown in December of 2000 with her moving van almost getting caught up in the Christmas parade which she took as a good sign. After 30 years with the federal government, Becky retired in 2007 and enjoys life in Shepherdstown with great friends including large cat Fred and small dog Cookie. She can be spotted almost every day marching around town with Cookie in whose reflected glory she is happy to bask. In warm weather, Becky enjoys digging up her yard as well as observing what comes up from prior years. She also likes reading, music and telling jokes.
Tara Sanders Lowe Tara has been the Director of Advertising for the WV Observer since 2010 after attending college at Shepherd University and then working as a project manager in the Museum industry for 15 years. She lives in Kearneysville, W.Va. with her husband and two daughters. She is an active member of Jefferson County and loves networking. Wellness and fitness play a large role in Tara’s life. She and her husband started an exercise group in 2009 called the MUDDOGS that has gained popularity and the group hosts a run in Shepherdstown called the Dog Day 5k each year in August. Her other love is running events and fundraisers like the Identity Crisis held each August in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The fundraiser is held to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and was founded by Tara in 2010. Tara is the owner of Tara Sanders Lowe Event Planning and Promotion and the Founder of The Victory Project, 501c3 (dedicated to the encouragement of strategic philanthropy with a focus on social responsibility, domestic equality and community building).Most importantly, Tara loves LOCAL! Local food, local business and local people!
Michael Rankin Michael Rankin is 31 years old and lives in Shepherdstown, WV. He is the proud father of three beautiful children. His wife, Annie, is a small animal veterinarian at Martinsburg Animal Hospital.
He graduated from Shepherd University in 2009 with a degree in psychology and a minor in education. Currently, he is a stay at home father, and also works part time as a server/bartender at The Press Room in Shepherdstown. He is honored to have been asked to become a board member and is exited to provide his input and experience to the group.
Elizabeth Knott Cardis Born and raised in Jefferson County, Liz is a graduate of Shepherd and West Virginia Universities. She has worked as a special education teacher for the past 15 years in Jefferson County and lives and plays on the river with her husband Michael, daughter Drew and various pets. Her grandfather Ike Knott was a local plumber and served two terms as Shepherdstown's mayor.
Jeanne Muir Jeanne, with her husband Jim, moved to Shepherdstown in 2002 to own and operate the Thomas Shepherd Inn, that big yellow brick building at the 4-way stop sign, as a bed-and-breakfast. They did that successfully for 11 1/2 years, and sold the Inn in April of 2012. Now they work as innsitters (temporary innkeepers) and occupy the green clapboard house next to the Inn at the 4-way stop sign, with Shepherdstown the leading contender to be their forever home. Jeanne is also a member of the board of directors of the Contemporary American Theater Festival and is the marketing chair.
Dionte Johnson
Dionte Johnson, 32, known to many people around town as "Dee Dee" moved to Shepherdstown in May of 2010. She is wife to Robert Johnson Jr. and mother to five children ranging from ages 2-12. She has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Religion and a Masters degree in Old Testament Religion. Upon her first day in Shepherstown she knew she wanted to be considered a "local" and she has upheld that ever since!
Tenant Dr. Paul Davis, General Dentistry