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Entomology Pest Management Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Pest Management, Entomology, Pesticides, Termite Infestations, Bed Bugs, Chemical Spills, Fire Ant Bites, Spider Bites,

 

 

Expert Witness No. 3782
 

Expert 3782

                                                                                                                       
Summary of Qualifications

Ten years investigation experience, enforcing pest control laws and regulations
Thirty-four years of knowledge in urban pest management and pesticides
Expert witness in administrative and civil law testimony
Highly qualified in air, soil, and water test sampling
Skilled trouble shooter & problem solver
Extensive experience handling the public and difficult situations

Accomplishments

Training

Trained thousands of people at all levels on urban pest management for IPMC, CTN Educational Services and High Sierra Educational Services.
Developed several versions of the technician and certified applicators exam for the Texas Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB).
Established 4-hour classes at IPMC, CTN and High Sierra Educational Services on correct completion of the Texas Wood Destroying Insect Report for real estate transactions and termite pre-construction treatments.
Produced IPMC hands-on training programs for pest management and safety.

Investigations

Worked over 600 complaints during a ten year period at the Texas SPCB.
Launched a Texas SPCB investigation of a pest control company taking advantage of the elderly, ensuing a $1,000,000.00 judgment against the company.
Found 40 violations against an unlicensed out-of-state pest control operator, which the SPCB had unsuccessfully tried to prosecute for criminal actions in the prior 2 decades. 

Consulting/Representation Legal Issues

Saved an estimated $219,000.00 in reduced, negated or probated fines representing clients in Texas SPCB hearings as their consultant.
Consulted 2 nursing home facilities, resulting in a dismissal of $14,000 in fines and the establishment of an Integrated Pest Management program for the facilities.
  Cases/clients      50% Defense/ 50% Plaintiff 

Environmental Testing

Collected hundreds of air, soil, surface and water samples for Texas SPCB.
Trained in EPA test procedures.

Employment History

Independent Pest Management Consulting (IPMC)

Consultant, Owner, Trainer, Expert Witness

1999-present

High Sierra Educational Services

Trainer

       
Texas Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB)

Investigator, Staff Entomologist

1989-1999

Callahan’s General Store

Technical Sales Representative

1986-1989

Specialty Pest Control

Entomologist, Owner

1984-1986

Burton Pest Control

Technical Director

1984-1984

B & G Chemical Company

Manager/Sales Representative

1982-1984

 

Education, Training & Credentials

Texas A&M University – Bachelor of Science, Entomology
National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training (including proper sampling)
Licensed Certified Applicator – Pest, Termite, Lawn & Ornamental, Weeds, license # 0564020

 

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