March 1994-Present State of Kansas - Kansas Highway Patrol, Pleasanton, KS. Sergeant. Member of Patrol’s Critical Highway Accident Response Team as a collision reconstructionist. Work as a full time law enforcement officer enforcing statutes, collision investigation, traffic enforcement, DUI enforcement, seat belt and child restraint education and enforcement, forensic mapping of collision and crime scenes, collision reconstruction. (80 hours each two weeks).
July 1986-Present Linn County Rural Fire Department - Station 920, Pleasanton, KS. Asst. Chief. Respond to various types of emergency situations including fire suppression and investigation, vehicle extrication, hazardous material incidents, water and miscellaneous rescue operations, storm spotting and other duties as assigned. Firefighter I certified through the University of Kansas.
November 1991-Jan 1993 City of Pleasanton - Pleasanton Police Department, Pleasanton, KS. Police Officer. Work as a part-time Police Officer performing routine patrol operations. Duties include traffic patrol and radar operation, night patrol, building security checks, accident and crime scene investigations, responding to crimes in progress and assisting other law enforcement agencies as needed. On duty two to three weekends per month (50-80 hours per month).
May 1985-May 1986 U. S. Bureau of Mines, Minneapolis MN. Mining Engineer. Worked at UMR Experimental Mine in Rolla, MO supervising blasting research. The work included handling, use and detonation of explosives and employee supervision (540 hours per week).
Fall 1984-May 1986 University of Missouri-Rolla, School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, MO. Graduate Teaching Assistant. Instruction of surface and underground mine surveying and drilling and blasting laboratories. (20-30 hours per week).
A C A D E M I C A C H I E V E M E N T S
Thesis: A Determination of Optimum Delay Between Boreholes in Single-Row Bench Blasting.
E D U C A T I O N / T R A I N I N G
M.S. Mining Engineering, (May, 1986), University of Missouri-Rolla, School of Mines and Metallurgy. GPA: 4.0; B.S. Mining Engineering, December, 1983, University of Missouri-Rolla, School of Mines and Metallurgy. GPA: Overall-3.46 of 4.0; Major-3.68 of 4.0.
C E R T I F I C A T E S & T R A I N I N G
Kansas Professional Engineer, License No. 12051 Accredited Reconstructionist – ACTAR # 1139 Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission Certified Full-Time Law Enforcement Officer (1700+ hours training) Kansas Firefighter I certified; numerous training courses in firefighting and hazardous materials response (250+ hours) Accident investigation/reconstruction (379 hours) Instructor forensic mapping (120 hours) Instructor of accident investigation (300+hours), general engineering (numerous hours).
P E R S O N A L D A T A
Date of Birth: January 17, 1960; Marital Status: Married; Two Children.
A C T I V I T I E S & H O N O R S
Member Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (1998) Past Council Member - Pleasanton, Kansas City Council Society of Mining Engineers of AIME (Secretary, Vice President and President-Rolla Student Chapter) The Tau Beta Pi Association - National Engineering Honor Society (Outstanding Pledge-Fall 1982) Captain & Trainer UMR Mine Rescue Team Valedictorian of Pleasanton High School-1978, Pleasanton KS UMR Dean's List (Fall 1981, Spring 1982, and Spring 1983) Recipient of UMR Mining Department Scholarship: (Fall 1981, Spring & Fall 1982, and Spring & Fall 1983) Recipient of Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship 1985-86.
C O L L I S I O N I N V E S T I G A T I O N H I S T O R Y
I have investigated over 175 motor vehicle collisions to date:
48 Fatality (50 Deaths)
110 Technical Support
R E F E R E N C E S
References furnished upon request.