Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Wood Based Product Technology, Lumber Manufacturing, Wood Lumber Grading, Flooring, Marina Decking, Wood Wood Based Planning, Wood Wood Based Grading, Window Manufacturing, Caskets, Decking, Steam Bending, Stadium Seating, Casegood Production, Molding, Millwork, Ladders
Expert Witness No.830
Ph.D. in Forest Products. Miss. State U. Starkville. 1998.
M.S. in Forest Products. Miss. State U. Starkville. 1996.
B.S. in Building Materials & Wood Tech. Forestry minor. UMass. Amherst. Cum Laude. 1995.
New England Kiln Drying Assoc. (NEKDA) workshop on seasoning hardwood lumber. 1994.
8/2000 – Present: President and Chair of private organization involved in the timber industry.
6/94 – 8/2000: Professional consultant and expert witness for wood products performance and light frame construction (sole proprietor)
7/94 – 5/95: Forest Products Associates, custom dry kiln. Breakdown and packaging of lumber, kiln operation and maintenance, quality retention, drying improvement.
3/94 – 7/94: Architectural Timber and Millwork. Antique timber evaluation and reconditioning for use as flooring (stripping, planing, grading, and tally) and general wood shop and yard work.
1/88 – 1/94: Shmulsky Construction and Home Inspection Service, subcontractor. Planning, drafting, estimating, carpentry, masonry, drywall, painting, roofing, and inspecting construction.
Recent Legal and Professional Work:
Available Upon Request
6/2000 – Present: Local University, Wood and Paper Science Department, Assistant Professor.
Research and development in the field of wood products production, performance, applications, and materials science.
Wood-Based Panel Technology
Statics & Engineering Mechanics
Advanced Topics in Wood Drying
Mechanics of Wood and Wood Composites
Mechanics and Structural Design w/Wood
Advanced Topics in Panel Products Tech
7/98 – 6/2000: Mississippi State U. Forest Products Lab. Instructor.
Furniture Production I
Furniture Production II
Introduction to Forest Industries: Sawmilling
Research and Technical Assistance: wood/water relations, composites, deterioration and preservation, drying, softwood and hardwood timber conversion, automated lumber grading, furniture production, machining, environmental issues, mechanical properties, performance, applications
7/95 – 7/98: Miss. State U. Forest Products Lab. Research and Teaching Assistant.
Available Upon Request
Available upon Request
Member Xi Sigma Pi, forestry honor society
Member Golden Key national honor society
Member Forest Products Society
Member Society of Wood Science and Technology
Chair, Forest Products Society, Softwood Lumber Technical Interest Group. 2002-2004
Vice-Chair, Forest Products Society, Wood Physics Technical Interest Group 2000-2003
Society of Wood Science and Technology Education Committee: 2001-present
Society of Wood Science and Technology Accreditation Committee: 2001-present