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Expertise Description

I have more than 50 years of experience performing independent safety inspections, hazard identification, regulatory inspections, commission inspections, loss control surveys, safety and health program evaluations, and operational analysis. Over 40 of those years have been at amusement, recreational, and motor sports facilities to insure regulatory compliance and adherence to common industry practices. My involvement has included amusement ride inspections, due diligence surveys, amusement ride operation program audits, litigation support in defense of claims against the industry, amusement loss control surveys, and amusement risk management surveys. My experience includes amusement parks, carnivals, fairs, expositions, water parks, family entertainment centers, trampoline parks, bungee operations, zip lines, adventure parks, parasailing, water sports, amusement ride manufacturers, and others. I have over 30 years expert witness experience.

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Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes training and experience in all facets of safety inspection, instruction, loss control, reporting, and documentation. As an independent inspector, I have traveled the world reviewing the safety of rides and attractions. From local carnivals to large amusement parks, I have experience with clients of all types and sizes. My services include on-site audits, routine safety inspections, review of maintenance policies and procedures, staff training and risk management consultations.

Licenses Certifications

Lift Truck Operation Instruction Certification
Play Area Training Certification
Certified Pool/Spa Operator
State of California Permanent Amusement Ride Program – QSI Certified Inspector
State of California Portable Amusement Ride Program – CPI Certified Portable Inspector

Awards & Affiliation

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers, International (AIMS)
American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association (IALDA)
National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)

Primary Affiliation

National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)