Handwriting Analysis Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Handwriting Analysis, questioned documents examiner, forensic document examiner, handwriting analysis, signature analysis, handwriting analysis, identification


Kodiak High School, Kodiak, Alaska
(100 university credits)

Law Enforcement Career

1969 – 1973
Kodiak Police Department – Police Officer

1973 – 1999
Anchorage Police Department – Police Officer

1974, Detective – (maintained rank until retirement)

1975, Officer of the Month (January)

1983, Forensic Document Examiner

1983, Certified Police Instructor

1986, Certified Police Officer (Advanced Certificate)

1997, Detective of the Quarter

1999, Retired – Anchorage Police Department

1999 – Present Oregon State Police – (Civilian position) Forensic Document Examiner, Questioned Document Technical Leader, and Questioned Document Trainer

Questioned Document Training

Began the study of questioned documents

United States Secret Service Questioned Document Course1984
Federal Bureau of Investigations Fundamentals of Document Examination for Laboratory Personal

Completed Questioned Document Apprenticeship under Mr. John Orr.  Mr. Orr had spent over 50 years examining questioned documents with the Postal Service, Veterans Administration, and U.S. Army intelligence.  He was also a questioned document consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veteran Affairs, and was in private practice.

United States Postal Service Crime Laboratory, Western Region

Northern Arizona Forensic Laboratory (private lab)

Internal Revenue Service, National Forensic Laboratory

1983 –Present
Workshops and seminars relating to questioned documents (two a year – minimum)

Forensic Associations

1988 – Present
Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (Board of Directors 1993 – 1998)

Lifetime Member
International Association for Identification
(Currently serving on the IAI Questioned Document Subcommittee – first served in 1983)

2005 – Present
ASTM International
E30.02 Questioned Documents Subcommittee

Court Experience

Testified numerous times on criminal matters as well as over 100 times regarding questioned document problems in state and federal courts in Alaska and Oregon

Law Enforcement Training

Alaska State Trooper Academy

Anchorage Police Department Academy

1969 –present
Ongoing law enforcement training and seminars

Police Associations

1977 – Present
Northwest Check Investigators Association

1970 – Present
Alaska Peace Officers Association