Locksmith Electronic Access Doors & Hardware Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Licensed Texas Locksmith, Licensed Texas Electronic Access Contractor Licensed California Locksmith, Contractor Doors, Door Hardware, Security, Safety Consulting Expert Witness, Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Certified School Risk Manager (Facility Williams Inspections) Maintenance and Operations Staff and Facility Management Consulting Union Negotiations,

  • Licensed Texas Locksmith
  • Licensed Texas Electronic Access Contractor Licensed California Locksmith / Contractor Doors / Door Hardware
  • Security / Safety Consulting Expert Witness
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector
  • Certified School Risk Manager (Facility / Williams Inspections) Maintenance and Operations Staff and Facility Management Consulting Union Negotiations

Work History & Qualifications:

5/18 – Present Expert Witness Services – Consultant / Expert Witness
Consulted and Retained on an excess of 15 cases over the past four years in the following areas: Door Hardware; Proprietary Door Hardware; Security; Facilities; Playgrounds; and Schools. Cases have included Commercial and Industrial Settings. Currently Registered Locksmith and Currently Licensed Contractor in Texas and California in the following fields: Lock and Security Equipment; Hardware, Locks, and Safes; Doors, Gates, and Activating Devices. Holds National Designations in the following fields: Certified Registered Locksmith; Certified School Risk Manager; and, Certified Playground Safety Inspector.

While employed with Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Testified in Numerous Depositions, on behalf of the School District, involving: Wrongful Termination suits against the School District; Safety Cases, involving Cal OSHA Guidelines; Injury Cases involving Employees and Proper Safety Procedures/Guidelines; and, Injury Cases involving Students at School Sites.

4/93 – Present Superior Lock and Safe – Owner / Locksmith
Over 29 years of providing outstanding Locksmith and Security Services in Texas, Northern California, and Nevada. Specializing in commercial, industrial, and home security solutions. Serving new commercial and residential clients. Lock and Security consultant, installer, and maintenance for several long-term clients. Designed, implemented, installed, and currently maintain facility wide masterkey and card access systems for several large apartment complexes, in addition to several very large industrial facilities. Considerable expertise and licensing in the following fields: Lock and Security Equipment Contractor; Hardware, Locks, and Safe Contractor; Door, Gates, and Activating Devices Contractor.

30 years of experience in K-12 education, public works, commercial, and industrial project management and compliance. Considerable expertise and licensing in the following fields: Certified Playground Safety Inspections; Certified School Risk Management (FIT/Williams Inspections).

8/17 – 4/18 St. Helena Unified School District – Director, Maintenance and Operations Managing the Maintenance and Operations Department of a small School District in a desirable and highly affluent community; Supervision of Custodial, Grounds, and Maintenance employees; Performing Staff Evaluations, Conducting Interviews, and Progressive Discipline Procedures; Creation and Implementation of a new District Custodial Handbook; Creation and updating of the Districtwide Custodial Routes; Managing a variety of Construction Projects; Managing Districtwide CUPA, HazMat Programs and Inspections; Oversight of School Facilities for Safety; Playground Safety Inspections; School Site Facilities Inspections and Reporting; Attending Board and Facilities Meetings.

5/15 – 7/17 Mt. Diablo Unified School District – Director, Maintenance and Operations Complete oversight of the Maintenance, Operations, & Transportation Facilities; Supervision of 400+ Management and Union Contracted employees for a School District with 50 School Sites and 8 Administrative, Alternative Education, and Operations/Service Center Sites. The District serves 32,000 Students in 6 cities covering 150 square miles and over 500 acres of landscape; $25M Budget oversight and development; Conducting Managerial and Union Staff evaluations; Testifying on behalf of District in Safety/Injury/Termination Depositions; Oversight of School Facilities for Safety, including Buildings, Fields, Play Structures, and Pools; Managing a variety of Construction Projects; Managing the Districtwide CUPA, SHWCCAF, and SPCC HazMat Programs and Inspections. Participated in Union Negotiations, Disciplinary Hearings, and Contract Preparation for multiple Unions.

7/14 – 1/17 Mt. Diablo Unified School District – Building / Grounds Manager
Direct oversight of the Custodial, Facilities, Landscape, and Security Departments including Supervision of 200+ Management and Union Contracted employees including job interviews, annual/biannual job performance reviews, work scheduling and disciplinary action; Oversight of School Facilities for Safety; Managing the Districtwide CUPA, SHWCCAF, and SPCC HazMat Programs and Inspections; Conducting Williams/FIT Inspections; Conducting Quarterly Playground Safety Inspections; Overseeing the Elevator and Wheelchair Lift State Inspections and Service Program; Site Administrator for an online CMMS Work Order system; Overseeing the Districts ADA Compliance Program.

9/11 – 7/14 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency – Facilities Manager
Managing Day to Day Operations of a 60,000 sq. ft. facility including: Tenants, Vendors and Contractors; Creating and Maintaining Contracts, Leases and RFPs; Management of Automotive and Marine Fleets; Rekeying and Masterkeying of Locks; Installation and Repair of Doors and Door Hardware; Programming of Schlage CM Electronic Locks; Performing routine Building Maintenance including: Painting, Plumbing and Electrical; Installation and reconfiguring of Office Partition Walls and Furniture; Tear Down and Set Up of Meeting Rooms including IT and AV Equipment; Ordering and Inventory of all Building Supplies.

11/10 – 8/11 Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation – Building Manager
Managing Contractors and Vendors; Painting, Electrical, Plumbing; Tear Down and Set Up of Meeting Rooms; Installation and Re-configuring of Office Partition Walls and Furniture; Installation, repair and programming of Saflok Card Access Locks and keys. Installation, repair, and monitoring of a CCTV System; Managing budget, inventory and parts ordering.

4/06 – 11/10 Mt. Diablo Unified School District – Facilities / Grounds Manager Overseeing the District Landscape Department, Acting as Site Administrator for on online CMMS Work Order system, Overseeing the Districts ADA Compliance Program, Conducting Quarterly Playground Safety Inspections, Consent Decree Reporting, Fixed Assets, Hazardous Materials Removal, Asbestos Abatements, Wheelchair Lift and Elevator Maintenance, Managing various construction projects including: Door and Hardware Retrofits, HVAC Renovations, Paving/Flatwork, Flooring and Landscape Renovations. Implementation of an online MSDS information database. Door Hardware Consultant. Supervision of over 30 various employees, including job interviews, reviews and discipline.

1/99 – 4/06 Mt. Diablo Unified School District – Locksmith / Carpenter

9/93 – 1/99 Rex Lock and Safe – Lead Locksmith

5/89 – 9/93 Accurate Locksmith – Lead Locksmith

Education:

1985 – La Paloma High School – General Education
1986 – Lake Tahoe Community College
2007 – Loma Vista Adult Center – Excel & PowerPoint for Windows
2011 – OSHA Workshop Certification 2011 – ADA Workshop
2017 – Blood Borne Pathogen / Hazard Communications Training Workshop 2017 – Mandated Reporting
2017 – Sexual Harassment Training Workshop (2 hour)
2017 – American Red Cross – CPR; AED; First Aid Certification
2017 – National Recreation & Parks Association – Certified Playground Safety Inspector
2018 – National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research – Certified School Risk Manager

Licenses, Certificates & Affiliations:
Texas State Licensed Locksmith
Texas State Licensed Electronic Access Contractor
Texas State Licensed Safety Contractor
California State Licensed C28 Lock & Security Contractor
California State Licensed C61 Limited Specialty Classification
California State Licensed D16 Hardware, Locks, & Safes Contractor
California State Licensed D28 Doors, Gates, & Activating Devices Contractor
California State Licensed Locksmith
ALOA – Certified Registered Locksmith
SAVTA – Active Member
Door Hardware Institute – Active Member
Clearstar Security Network – Life Member
Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Certified School Risk Manager
TL-Rated, Gun, and Residential Safe Openings
Campus Security and Life Safety – Active Shooter Response Protocol
Life Safety Codes and ADA Certification
Schlage Primus High Security Cylinder System Certification
Ingersoll-Rand Certified LCN Closers Installer
Ingersoll-Rand Certified LCN Products Maintenance
ASSA Twin V-10 and Twin 6000 High Security Locks Certification
Medeco High Security Locks Service Certification
Alarm Lock Systems Trilogy Series Electronic Digital Lock Certification
OSI Security Devices Omnilock Access Control Systems Certification
Monarch Operation, Installation, and Troubleshooting Certification
Clark Security Products Electronic Access 101 Certification
Clark Security Products Bypass Techniques Certification
Amsec Factory Certified Safe Service Technician
Securam Certified Safe Lock Service Technician
LA Gard Smartgard and Combogard Safe Lock Certification
Meilink Safe Sales and Service Training
HILTI Powder Actuated Tools Qualified Operator

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