Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years experience in the field of Fire Investigation with expertise in the origin and cause of fires. I have experience with explosives, explosions, interviewing witnesses, the documentation, collection, and securing of evidence, and report writing. I have additional experience with fire patterns, arson, gas vapor, fireplaces, and explosive devices. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes testifying on the origin and cause of fires and explosions.
My professional experience includes being a Fire Investigator and Company Owner, with prior experience as a Fire Investigator with another firm, a Detective investigating Arson/Explosive Detail, Detective in Homicide Department, and Vice/ License Department.
I am a certified fire investigator by the International Association of Fire Investigators, the California Conference of Arson Investigators, the California State Fire Marshal, and the International Association of Fire and Explosion Investigators. I have conducted over 2000 fire origin and cause investigations while employed as a fire investigator and bomb technician in the public sector and as a fire investigator in the private sector. I have qualified and testified in deposition and trial court as an expert in determining the origin and cause of both fires and explosions.
|BS||Public Management||University of Pepperdine|
|AA||Police Science||Mt. San Antonio Jr. College|
|International Association of Arson Investigators and holds certificate|
|California Conference of Arson Investigators and holds certificate|
|National Associates of Fire Investigators and holds Certificate|
|National Board of Fire Service and holds certificate|
|California State Fire Marshallu2019s Office|
|Fire Investigator Level II|
Awards & Affiliation
|International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators|
|International Association of Arson Investigations|
|California Conference of Arson Investigators|
|International Police Association|
|National Association of Fire Investigators|
National Association of Fire Investigators
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases