Expert 520334 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in Theater & Entertainment Safety with a focus in theater, lighting, scenery, production, stage management, stage technician safety, amusement parks, cruise ships, education, concerts, special events, hotels, and casinos. I have prior experience offering my services as a theater safety expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

As an expert witness since 1999, I research, interview, inspect, write reports, attend depositions, mediations, and testify in cases involving accidents in the live entertainment business.
Cases include:
• 2016 / Injury of an audience member who fell of a stage.
• 2016 / Injury of performer related to the theater design.
• 2016 / Injury of performer who fell during a rehearsal.
• 2015 / Injury of a stage technician who fell off of a stage.
• 2015 / Stage related injury of a cruise ship passenger.
• 2014 / Injury of a performer on a cruise ship.
• 2012 / Injury of performer during the 2009 Tony Awards.
• 1999 / Injury of an actor who fell off of a stage.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes contributions to the Event Safety Guide for the Event Safety Alliance.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes over 30 years of experience as a professor and production manager with positions held in three Orange County institutions of higher education, Saddleback Community College, University of California, Irvine, Vanguard University of Southern California – combined with simultaneous professional experience as a safety expert witness, producer and lighting designer.


Relevant Experiences

I have a career of experience with stage safety and design as an industry professional and a professor. As well, I have served as a safety expert witness on many cases involving accidents on stages.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.F.A.Theatre Design and Technology Temple University – Philadelphia Pennsylvania
B.A. Theatre Design and Technology California State University – Fullerton
A.A. Theatre Fullerton College – Fullerton California

Awards & Affiliation

National Association for Schools of Theatre
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
University / Regional Theatre Association
Theatre Communications Group
Stage Managers’ Association

Primary Affiliation

National Association for Schools of Theatre



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