Expertise DescriptionI have more than 40 years experience in the field of aquatic and recreation safety. My areas of expertise include aquatic accident investigations, site inspections and accident reconstruction, aquatic and beachfront hazard surveys, aquatic and lifesaving training programs, commercial tour boat equipment & operation standards, beach warning signs & design, and preparation of tour boat operations manuals. My other experience includes beach accidents, aquatic accidents and safety issues, such as those involving surfing. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Water safety / ocean safety; Small craft safety and seamanship; Risk management; Commercial and recreational kayaking standards of acre; Aquatic accident data research and evaluation; Navigation rules; Ocean recreation management; Warning signs and standards including beach, harbor and buoyage systems; Aquatic safety & lifesaving training; Aquatic risk assessment; Duty to warn / adequacy of warnings.
My consulting services include: successful development of safety programs for corporations, small businesses, state and county government, non-profit organizations, and individuals; conduct of risk management training; developed the first ocean lifesaving and small craft safety curriculum approved by the U.S. Coast Guard; professional lifeguard background in Hawaii and California; coordination of disaster relief efforts during Hurricane Iwa.
|Bachelor of Science||Business Management||San Diego State University|
|U.S. Coast Guard License|
|Marine Accident Investigator|
|American Sailing Association Instructor|
|American Red Cross Instructor Trainer Authorizations|
|Basic Life Support Instructor|
Awards & Affiliation
International Association of Marine Investigators
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases