Expert 500592 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Fire Investigation with expertise in the origin and cause of fires. I have experience with explosives, explosions, interviewing witnesses, the documentation, collection, and securing of evidence, and report writing. I have additional experience with fire patterns, arson, gas vapor, fireplaces, and explosive devices. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes testifying on the origin and cause of fires and explosions. 


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being a Fire Investigator and Company Owner, with prior experience as a Fire Investigator with another firm, a Detective investigating Arson/Explosive Detail, Detective in Homicide Department, and Vice/ License Department. 


Relevant Experiences

I am a certified fire investigator by the International Association of Fire Investigators, the California Conference of Arson Investigators, the California State Fire Marshal, and the International Association of Fire and Explosion Investigators. I have conducted over 2000 fire origin and cause investigations while employed as a fire investigator and bomb technician in the public sector and as a fire investigator in the private sector. I have qualified and testified in deposition and trial court as an expert in determining the origin and cause of both fires and explosions.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
BSPublic ManagementUniversity of Pepperdine
AAPolice ScienceMt. San Antonio Jr. College

Licenses Certifications

International Association of Arson Investigators and holds certificate
California Conference of Arson Investigators and holds certificate
National Associates of Fire Investigators and holds Certificate
National Board of Fire Service and holds certificate
California State Fire Marshallu2019s Office
Fire Investigator Level II

Awards & Affiliation

International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators
International Association of Arson Investigations
California Conference of Arson Investigators
International Police Association
National Association of Fire Investigators

Primary Affiliation

National Association of Fire Investigators


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