Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Recreational Hazards, Alpine Skiing, Boot fitting, Ski Binding Technician, Nordic Sports Specialist, Arena Layout, Playground Safety Inspector, Playgrounds, Aquatics, Aquatic Facilities Operator, Pool Operator, Pool, Water Park Lifeguard, Water Safety, CPR, First Aid Instructor, Swimming, Open Water Scuba Diver, Scuba Diving, Go Karts, Go Karts, Go Carts, Go Carts, Skiing, Boating, Bicycles, Bicycling, NAARSO, National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials Certified, Amusement Ride Safety Inspector, Operations Technician, Slides, Water Slides, Amusement Rides, Hockey, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Tennis Clinician, Personal Trainer, Roller Skating, Ice Skating, Figure Skating, Bowling, Motorcycles, Horsemanship, Animal Bites, Climbing, Emergency Rescue, First Aid, Security Control, Slip, Falls, Former Construction Superintendent supervising the Design, Construction, Maintenance of, Ski Lodges, Park Sites, Specialized Zoo Facilities, Playgrounds, Athletic Fields, Baseball Fields, Amusement Park Rides, Ice Roller Skating Rinks, Bicycle Racing Tracks, Running Tracks, Swimming Pools, Golf Courses
Expert Witness No.574
West Orange HS, Bloomfield Technical School, Rutgers University Ext.,
Engineering Studies: Newark College of Engineering & Worthington Corporation
Killington Ski School for Alpine Skiing Instructors
Amusement Facility Management School
Professional Titles And Certificates Held
- Essex County Recreation Department Maintenance Supervisor, Ret.
- NJ Licensed First Class Refrigeration Engineer, Ret., NJ Licensed Investigator, FAA Licensed Pilot
- NJ Emergency Medical Technician – Member New Vernon, NJ Rescue Squad
- Licensed National Pool & Water Park Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid Instructor
- National Safety Council & American Red Cross, Water Safety & First Aid Instructor
- Aquatic Facilities Operator, Pool Operator & Open Water Scuba Diver
- Alpine Ski and Ski Binding Technician & Nordic Sports Specialist
- Playground Safety Inspector, USTA Tennis Clinician & Personal Trainer
- United States Professional Tennis Registry – Certified Instructor
- Member NRPA, USTA, USCF, PPOA, ASTM, NFPT, IAAPA and NAARSO
- Amusement Ride Safety Inspector and Operations Technician
- Certified Basic Inflatable Safety Operator
Refrigeration Engineer, 1960 Winter Olympic Games, Squaw Valley
Chairman, Essex County Personnel Safety Committee
Member: Essex County Traffic Safety Committee
Construction Superintendent supervising the Design, Construction and Maintenance of:
Ski Lodges, Park Sites, Specialized Zoo Facilities, Playgrounds, Athletic Fields, Baseball Fields,
Amusement Park Rides, Ice & Roller Skating Rinks, Bicycle Racing Tracks, Running Tracks, Swimming Pools and Golf Courses
Owner and Operator Sugarhut Ski Lodge, Mount Snow, Vermont, Owner and Promoter Semi-Pro Ice Hockey Team, Owner, Designer and Promoter 6-Day Bicycle Racing Velodrome
USFSA Trial Judge - Ice Skating Book Editor – Consumer Product Tester and Evaluator
Partner, Engineer Conrec Recreation Center including Spa, Pool & Ice-Rink
Owner and Operator Pleasant Valley Shoppe, Chatham, NJ, Retail & Mail Order Specialty Sporting goods dealer of: Bicycles, Fitness, Skiing, Skating, Tennis, and Mountaineering & Climbing Equipment
Madison Square Garden 6-Day Bicycle Race Sports Announcer –
Television Interviewee & Speaker on Recreational Safety & Environmental Ergonomics in Sports
2002 Litigation Seminar Speaker - Subject: â€˜Ethics & Truthâ€
2004 Professional Engineers Meeting Speaker
Violent Incident Reconstructionist – Completed study on skier knee injuries
Member of Award Winning Accident Reconstruction Team NAARSO Forum 2001
National Risk Management and Safety School – 1995
Promoter of Sporting Competitions including Ice Shows, Bicycle Races and Biathlons
1993 US Natâ€™l. Cycling Silver Medallist, World Cycling Obstacle Course Champion in Russia,
Hang Glider Pilot, Scuba Diver, Water Skier, Mt. Climber, Tennis Pro, Alpine & Nordic Skier, Ski Patrolman, Speed Skater, Ice & Roller Skater, Member Board of Directors
United States Bicycling Hall of Fame
Expert Witness Experience
Qualified as an Expert for Government Defense: 1959-1979
Testified in courts CT, MA, MD, MI, MO, NJ, NY, and PA.
Court qualified expert: Alpine Skiing, Arena Layout, Aquatics, Baseball, Bicycling, Boot-fitting, Figure Skating, Go-carts, Hockey, Motorcycles, Roller & Ice Skating, Security Control, Slip & Fall, Softball, Tennis, Water Slides – Investigated and rendered expert opinions in excess of 1,000 litigationâ€™s
Carnival And Amusement Ride RÃ©sumÃ©
Started recreation supervision experience as scouting supervisor in the late 1940â€™s.
Worked as a skating rink recreation employee while attending high school.
Employed by the Willowbrook Sports Center, an ice-skating and recreational facility.
Employed by the Essex County Park Commission Recreation Department in 1957 and participated in all recreational staff meetings.
Supervised the maintenance and operational programs for the Turtle Back Zoo that included recreation and play facilities and amusement rides.
Supervised the design, construction and layout of the pony rides at the Turtle Back Zoo
Supervised the amusement ride facility for the Essex County Park Commission.
Trained Amusement ride operators for the Turtle Back Zoo.
Designed and supervised the operation of live animal rides in the Turtle Back Zoo
Redesigned the railroad train amusement ride at the Turtle Back Zoo
Assisted in the care of stabled horses for twenty years.
Acted as liaison between the Chance Amusement Ride Manufacturing Company and Essex County for the updating of the amusement ride facilities.
Construction job supervisor for the reconstruction of West Side Park that included modern play
facilities and playgrounds.
Supervised the Essex County Park Commission recreation department maintenance facilities that included multiple parks, facilities and playgrounds.
Supervised the installation of multiple park exercise play facilities throughout the Essex County Park Commission.
Investigated evaluated and determined the causation of injury in dozens of incidents involving children and adults in a carnival/amusement ride venue.
1995 Graduate of the National Recreation and Parks Association Playground Safety School.
Member of the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.
Member of the International Association of Amusement Park & Attractions.
Certified Playground Inspector by the National Recreation and Park Association and National Playground Safety Institute.
Certified Amusement Ride Safety Inspector.
Certified Amusement Ride Operating Technician.