Expertise DescriptionI have over 40 years of management and design experience in Landscape Architecture. My expertise includes design and construction management; design and agency processing of master planned communities and other areas of real estate development. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Construction defect – Specified tree species not planted, inappropriate species used, resulting in potential damage to structures; Construction defect – Contractor did not use soil amendments as specified on the plans; Three (3) separate cases of claims resulting from the Northridge earthquake – Using the International Association of Arborists method, I set actual values on the destroyed landscapes, reducing the amount of the settlements by more than 50%; Drainage problems; Construction defects – drainage system, trees too close to buildings and chipped and cracked curbs – My report showed all charges to be false; A suit involving a serious auto accident – A planter had been contracted in a location where it blocked the drivers line of site – I plotted the line of site and proved this to be true.
My consulting services include: Supervised the design and construction of landscapes for 25,000 residential unties as well as a dozen commercial properties, including Terra Vista Town Center, a 55 acre outdoor mall. I investigated and uncovered fraudulent billing practices by the maintenance contractor at Terra Vista Town Center. I put in place management systems to prevent any future occurrences. I have completed over 100 projects, including: Public parks, trail systems, 4 master planned communities, public works projects, residential, commercial and industrial development
|BS||Landscape Architecture||University of Arizona|
|Nevada Landscape Architect|
|California Landscape Architect|
|Arizona Landscape Architect|
Awards & Affiliation
|American Society of Landscape Architects|
|Guest Lecturer Landscape Construction at Cal Poly Pomona|
|Guest panel member|
|seminar at Cal Poly Pomona graduate school of Landscape Architecture.|
American Society of Landscape Architects
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases