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Expertise Description

I have over 25 years as an Environmental Scientist with consulting practice in corporate environmental compliance strategies, mitigation plans, facility siting, environmental assessments, environmental impact reports (EIRs) and statements (EISs), wildlife and wetland permitting and environmental mitigation, endangered and threatened species, permitting, forensic ecology, land use planning, regulatory and code analysis, real estate entitlements, recycling and waste management plans. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Federal Clean Water Act – permitting matters; California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – development impacts; Local environmental ordinance compliance matters; Environmental policy matters; Environmental impact mitigation matters; Eco-political resolutions and litigation avoidance.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Litigation support and research; Expert testimony; Strategic environmental analysis and issues resolution.

Relevant Experiences

Neither the U.S. (1969) nor California (1970) Endangered Species Act have regulatory authority over imported animal products — assuming the products in dispute were seized under one or both of these Acts in California.
Imported animal products are generally regulated by The U.S. Department of Agriculture, and subject to seizure and destruction in certain circumstances.
For example, The Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulates import/export of certain animal products such as elephant ivory and rhino horns, and will seize and destroy such products to discourage global commercial trade involving “endangered species” among member nations.


MSEnvironmental StudiesTulane University
BSBiologyLivingston University

Licenses Certifications

California Environmental Assessor (inactive)
California Community Lifetime Instructor's Credential in Ecology and Water Quality

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

West Los Angeles Homeowners Association

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