Pest Control And Entomology Expert 38833 AL

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a biologist with entomology, insects and pest control issues. My areas of expertise include insect pest management, pest control operator, chemical and other insect control technology. I have additional experience in beekeeping and honeybee/bee sting cases. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Powderpost beetle infestation of wood panels, flooring; Structural damage of personal residence / condos by wood-boring beetles; Stored product infestation by Idianmeal Moth; Bee sting injury evaluation; Pesticide injury (methyl bromide fumigant).

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Structural insect damage by wood-boring beetles; Bee sting investigations; Insect infestation of residences, food, lumber, etc.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes decades of teaching Entomology, Pest Management, and Apiculture at the university level.

Relevant Experiences

I have many years of experience related to honey bees, beekeeping, bee removal from structures, and related activities. I taught Beekeeping at a State University and supervised enterprise projects with up to 100 colonies for honey production and crop pollination. I was active with the Western Apicultural Society, serving as the society Vice-President and President. In the last several years I have returned to teaching about honey bees on a part-time basis. I hold B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biology/entomology. Finally, I have successfully served as an expert witness on several bee sting cases.


PhDBiologyUtah State University
MSEntomologyPurdue University
BSEntomologyUniversity of Idaho

Licenses Certifications

California Agricultural Pest Control Advisor
California Qualified Applicator
Entomology Society of America (ESA) Board Certified Entomologist

Awards & Affiliation

Two-time recipient of the Monsanto Outstanding Faculty Award

Primary Affiliation

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases