Cemetery Operations Expert Witness ID 401819

Expertise Description

I have worked in the cemeteries industry for over 45 years. My areas of specialization include caskets; cemetery and crematory inspections; cosmetic applications; cremations; day-to-day cemetery operations; death certificate filing; disaster mortuary operations response; embalming; funeral arrangements; funeral direction; funeral ethics; medicolegal death investigations; place of death body removal; and state law funeral violations. I have been published in publications within the funeral service field. I have offered numerous consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as a cemetery expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Degree Subject Institution
A.A. Mortuary ScienceSan Francisco College of Mortuary Science – San FranciscoCalifornia

Licenses Certifications

Certified as a Crematory Operator (State of California)
Licensed as an embalmer and qualified as a funeral director/ manager in the state of California.
Certified as an eye enucleation technician at the Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California
Licensed as a mortician in the state of Idaho
Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP)

Awards & Affiliation

Association of Regulatory Investigators (CLEAR)
International Cemetery, Crematory and Funeral Association (ICCFA)
Funeral Ethics Association, Ombudsman
Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (CFSP)
Defense Research Institute (listed with DRI)

Primary Affiliation

Association of Regulatory Investigators (CLEAR)