Credentials and Experience

Experience

  • 38 years as an investigator of the origin and cause of more than 1000 fires and explosions.
  • 38 years experience interviewing witnesses and others with interests in fire and explosion scenes.
  • 34 years providing expert opinion testimony in and out of federal, state, and local court systems. To request list of discovery depositions and court appearances, contact the Fire P.I.
  • 26 years as licensed Private Investigator (TN) and licensed Private Investigation Company.
  • Certified as a Fire and Explosion Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators.
  • Certified as a Fire Investigation Instructor by the National Association of Fire Investigators.
  • Certified as a Fire Science Instructor by the State of Tennessee Fire Fighting Commission (1980-1988).
  • Certified as a Vehicle Fire Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators.
  • Certified by Personality Insights, Inc. as a Human Behavior Consultant.
  • P.I. Certified Trainer by the Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission.
  • Member, State of Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission.

Education

  • B.S., Criminal Justice, Fire, Safety, and Security Administration, Jersey City State College, 1978
  • M.A., Human Development, Fairleigh Dickenson University, 1977
  • B.A., Psychology, Lehigh University, 1973

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • International Association of Emergency Managers
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Tennessee Association of Licensed Professional Investigators
  • Tennessee Professional Investigators Association
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