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Expertise Description

I have over 20 years of experience investigating the origin and cause of fires. I conduct origin and cause determinations, case reviews, consulting and expert witness testimony. I have extensive experience in large commercial fire and explosion losses, residential explosions and fires, serial arsonists and complex arson for profit schemes. My experience is both from the public sector (federal) and the private sector. I have prior experience offering my services as a fire investigation expert witness with consultations and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

I have testified as an expert on multiple occasions in both State and Federal courts in the areas of origin and cause of fires and explosions, explosives and improvised explosive devices (IED’s).


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes a wide variety of clients including the insurance Industry, the Legal community for both the plaintiffs and defendants and as an expert witness in criminal court cases.


Professional Experiences

I have over 20 years of experience investigating the origin and cause of fires and explosions. I have conducted published research in the area of fire investigation and research in the area of improvised explosive devices regarding render safe techniques and any forensic evidence lost as a result of those techniques. I have extensive domestic and international teaching experience in the area of fire and explosion investigations.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Criminal Justice with minor in Accounting

Licenses Certifications

Certified Explosive Specialist (CES)
IASIU Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI)
IAAI Certified Fire Investigator
California Private Investigators License
HAZMAT Technician/Asbestos compliant

Awards & Affiliation

Department of Justice Foreign Service Medal
International Association of Arson Investigators – National and Arizona Chapters

Primary Affiliation

International Association of Arson Investigators – National and Arizona Chapters



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