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Fine Art Appraiser Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Fine Art Appraisal, Wine Appraisal, Collectibles Appraisal, Art Theft, Art Fraud Investigation, Collectibles Fraud, Fine Art Appraisal Review, Wine Appraisal Review, Collectibles Appraisal Review, Fine Art Insurance Loss, Insurance Loss Damage Cause, Insurance Loss Damage Origin, Fine Art Loss of Value, Collectibles Loss of Value, Fine Art Salvage, Collectibles Salvage

Expert No. 3186

Education

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Ohio Peace Officer Certification, Tallmadge Police Academy, Tallmadge, Ohio

Basic Peace Officer Training

Numerous specialized law enforcement course work, including;
1. Providing Protective Services, Dr. Richard Kobetz, Winchester, VA
2. Bodyguard Operations, Police International, Washington, D.C.
3. Protective Operations Briefing, U.S. Secret Service, Federal Training Center, GA
4. Dignitary Protection, U.S. Secret Service, Kent State University (on site class)
5. Hostage Negotiations, Dr. Richard Kobetz, Berryville, VA
6. Basic Financial Investigative Techniques, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kent State University (on site class)

Currently pursuing MA in Art History, Kent State University Currently taking FEMA IS courses on Emergency Management Disaster Planning and Response, Upper Midwest Conservation Society Graduate of International Society of Appraisers CORE COURSES:

-Course 101: Appraisal Theory, Process and Functions
-Course 102: Ethics & Standards, USPAP, Report Writing, Research and Analysis, Legal Aspects
-Course 103: Professionalism, Business Practices

Re-accredited International Society of Appraisers, 2008
Certified Institution Protection Manager Certification, International Foundation for Cultural Property
Protection, Dayton, OH
Fine Arts Restoration Seminar, The Chicago Conservation Center & PLRB Field Training Program, Chicago, IL
-Documenting: before, during and after restoration, using photographs
-New technologies, treatment methods and terminology
-Emergency response procedures
-Assessing damage, salvage, loss of value and fraud

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal
Practice Certification, Victor Wiener – Appraisers
Association of America, Cleveland, OH
-15-hour certification in USPAP standards on developing and reporting appraisals within the USPAP
guidelines.
-7-hour update completed November 2007

Cultural Protection Seminars presented by the Smithsonian Institution

“Practiced Ethics for the Insurance Professional”, Cleveland CPCU Society, 2008 “The Art of Securing the Priceless”, 8 hours, 2009, Dayton Art Institute & IFCPP “Condition Reporting”, Online, 2009, Northern States Conservation
“Insurance Fraud”, January 2010, Insurance Board of Northern Ohio
Subscribes to numerous Art, Security, Wine, Antique and Collectable publications in print and online

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