Expert Qualifications

This expert has 26 years of experience with the Oregon State Police and ample experience in teaching, human resources investigation, and public safety training. He received a BS in the administration of justice from Portland State University and a master's in education focusing on adult education from Oregon State University. This expert formerly served as a sergeant first class in the Oregon Army National Guard and as a captain in the United States Army Reserves. Following those roles, he spent 26 years with the Oregon State Police, serving as a trooper, a senior trooper, and then a patrol sergeant. He then took on a communications supervision role at the Portland Regional Dispatch Center and a part-time training position for the Salem Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Outside of these jobs, he worked as a human resources investigator for the Local Government Personnel Institute and as an adjunct professor at Concordia University and Pacific University. He has extensive experience teaching about multiculturalism and cultural diversity and even designed the first cultural diversity courses and curricula for multiple academic programs. This expert is currently an adjunct professor in fire service administration at a university and in criminal justice at a community college, as well as the owner of a training and human resources consulting firm, all in Oregon.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: OR
  • BS, Administration of Justice, Portland State University
  • MS, Adult Education, Oregon State University
  • Former, Sergeant First Class, Oregon Army National Guard
  • Former, Captain, United States Army Reserves
  • Former, Trooper, Oregon State Police
  • Former, Senior Trooper, Oregon State Police
  • Former, Patrol Sergeant, Oregon State Police
  • Former, Communications Supervisor, Portland Regional Dispatch Center
  • Former, Part-Time Trainer, Salem Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
  • Former, Adjunct Professor, Homeland Security, Concordia University
  • Former, Human Resources Investigator, Local Government Personnel Institute
  • Former, Adjunct Professor, Pacific University
  • Current, Adjunct Professor, Fire Service Administration, a university in OR
  • Current, Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, a community college in OR
  • Current, Owner, a training and human resources consulting firm in OR

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