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Expertise: 
Marine Casualty Investigator...Marine Engineering...Safety...
Discipline: 
Marine . . .

A marine surveyor, specializing in maritime and boating accident investigations and safety consulting.  He is also a forensic engineer in marine and waterfront investigations and holds a license as Master of Inland Marine and near coastal vessels of 100 Gross Tons.

He has provided expert testimony as to his findings in courts of law.

 

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Science in Research and Engineering Management, Southeastern Institute of Technology, Huntsville, AL, 1986
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1976
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, 1971

 

 

Professional Experience

  • RTI, Forensics, LLC, Marine Accident and Safety Investigation, Hayward, CA, 2011 to present
  • Marine Surveyor and Investigator, Private company, Portland, OR, 1996 to present
  • Adjunct Technical Instructor American Boat and Yacht Council, Portland, OR, 2008 to 2011
  • Adjunct instructor, California Maritime Academy (CMA), Vallejo, CA, 1996-2000
  • Project Manager/Senior Engineer, Moffatt & Nichol Engineers, Walnut Creek, CA,   1995-1996
  • Officer, US Army/US Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Engineer Officer and Deck Watch Officer, Retired from USCG as LCDR, Various US and Overseas locations, 1971-1995

 

Other Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Boating Safety
  • USCG Auxiliary, 2001 to present
  • AZ Game and Fish, 2001-2008
  • Oregon State Marine Board, 2008 to present
  • Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 2008 to present
  • Instructor, Marine Fire and Accident Investigation
  • Instructor, International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI), 2007 to present
  • Instructor, International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), 2008 to present
  • Instructor, California Department of Boating and Waterways, 2012 – present.

 

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)
  • National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS)
  • International Association of Marine Investigators
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • American Boat and Yacht Council
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • California Boating Safety Officers Association
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Boat Owners Association of the United States
  • Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators
  • North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners Association Vessel Safety Program
  • National Marine Electronics Association
  • Alaska Marine Safety Education Association

 

Awards

  • Military awards for lifesaving and outstanding performance of duty

 

Licenses and Professional Affiliations

  • Master, Inland and Near Coastal Steam and Motor Vessels, 100 Gross Tons, with Assistance Towing Endorsement
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) (Civil): California #C55477, Arizona #37620, Florida #40098
  • Title 46 Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner, USCG
  • Marine Radio Operator, Federal Communications Commission
  • Private Investigator, OR, #43685
  • Certified Marine Investigator, International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI)
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator,
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • Underwater Investigator, Dive Rescue International
  • Certified Marine Surveyor, National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS)
  • Accredited Marine Surveyor, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)
  • Marine Surveyor – Cargo Damage, State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College
  • Cargo Container Inspector, Institute of International Container Lessors
  • Master Marine Technician, American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), including:
  • Marine Electrical Technician
  • Marine Corrosion Technician
  • Marine Gas Engines and Support Systems Technician
  • Marine Diesel Engines and Support Systems Technician
  • Marine Systems Technician
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician
  • Composite Boat Builder
  • ABYC Standards
  • Certified Plant Engineer, Association for Facilities Engineering
  • Basic Marine Electronics Installer, National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)
  • Advanced Marine Electronics Installer, NMEA
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