Fire Services Administration Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Fire Services Administration Public Protection Evaluation, department polices practices, Planning, Fire Services Administration, Codes, Ordinances, Standards, Analysis, Development, Life Safety, Risk Analysis, Evaluation, Training Instruction, Fire Arson Investigation, Legislation, Regulation, Statutes, Fire Department Liability, Fire Department Operations, Fire Department Management, Fire Department Negligence, Fire Department Gross Negligence, Fire Department Impropriety,Christmas trees,rescues, hazardous materials, medical aids, vehicle accidents, structure fires and wildland emergencies, Roofing Material Fires, 911 Dispatch, Emergency Dispatch, Central Station,



Healdsburg Fire Department,  Battalion Chief, November 2008 to present
Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services, Chief / Department Director, June 1999 to November 2008
Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District,    Fire Chief, June 2000 to December 2005
Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services, Acting Department Director, February 1998 to June 2000
Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services, Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal, March 1995 to February 1998
City of Lincoln, Assistant Director of Public Safety/Fire Chief, April 1992 to December 1993
South Placer Fire District:
Battalion Chief – 1987 to 1992
Personnel Chief – 1987 to 1992
Fire Marshal – 1977 to 1990
Company Officer – 1977 to 1987


Redwood Empire Dispatch Joint Powers Authority, Committee Member/Joint Powers Authority (JPA), 2002-2008
Santa Rosa Junior College, Member/Chair of the Fire Service Technology Board, 1995 to 2010
Santa Rosa Junior College, Adjunct Instructor, 1995 to present
National Fire Academy, Adjunct Instructor, 1995 to present
Lifetime Community College Fire Service Instructor Credential, Since 1985


  • Chief Fire Officer-Commission on Chief Fire Officer Designation
  • California State Certified Fire Chief
  • California State Certified Chief Officer
  • Executive Fire Officer-National Fire Academy


Tribal Member of the Smith River Rancheria of Del Norte County
American Red Cross-Sonoma/Mendocino Chapters-Past Board Chair
Sonoma County Fire Chiefs Association-Past President
Sonoma County Department Heads Association-Past President
California State Firefighters Association-Northern Director
Past Chair-Volunteer Committee for the California State Firefighters Association
International Association of Fire Chiefs - Volunteer/Combination Officer’s Section
Northern California Firefighters Association-Past President
Fire Safe Sonoma-Founder and Past Chair
California Fire Muster Association
National Fire Protection Association
North Bay Football Officials Association
Fitch Mountain Homeowners Association
Healdsburg Kiwanis Club


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