Fire Cause & Origin Expert 391490 CA(N)

Expertise Description

With over a decade of experience in fire cause & origin investigations, I have an expertise in the evaluation of appliances for ignition and fire spread capability, fire initiation and growth studies, fire and computational fluid dynamic modeling, and evaluation of active and passive fire protection and fire suppression systems. I am experienced in material, ignition, and combustion studies as well as light and heavy rail car material fire performance and evaluation of passive fire protection systems for steel structures. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 10 years as a fire cause and origin investigations expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

I have testified as an expert witness on various industrial/environmental health issues such as asbestos, mold, and industrial hygiene.

Consulting Experience

I have consulted on IH issues such as mold, indoor air quality, silica, lead, carbon monoxide and heat stress. My consultations have included evaluations, control recommendations, program development, auditing, business management and employee training and education.


Degree Subject Institution
M.Ag. Fisheries Science Texas A&M University – College Station Texas
B.S. Biological Sciences (Biology Major and Chemistry Minor) University of Texas at El Paso – El Paso Texas

Licenses Certifications

Certified Industrial Hygienist
Certified Hazardous Material Manager
Certified Asbestos/Lead Consultant

Awards & Affiliation

American Industrial Hygiene Association
Northern California American Industrial Hygiene Association

Primary Affiliation

American Industrial Hygiene Association