Gene received his first camera in the fifth grade and has been a photographer ever since. He and his wife, Jane, live in Wilmington, Delaware.
Gene Castellano is an avid researcher of Delaware history and a former trustee of the Delaware Historical Society, where he chaired the Buildings and Grounds committee. Because of this position, he gained a special appreciation for some of Delaware’s most historically significant structures. Gene has authored a number of papers and given lectures on the early mineral springs resort at Brandywine Springs, the start of American tourism, and the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Wilmington: Preservation and Progress is his first book.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University. He also holds a Master of Arts degree and a Certification in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware. During his professional career, he has held positions in product development, finance and leadership with the DuPont Company and W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc. In 2008, when Gore turned fifty, Castellano led the creation of the company’s history archive.