This expert has thirty-four years of experience and is a Licensed Fire Protection Engineer in 49 states and Guam. His expertise includes fire suppression and detection system design, fire hazards analyses, fire risk assessments, construction management, fire protection water distribution system evaluations, and project management. He has also provided legal testimony for fire cause and origin investigations; building and fire code analyses; life safety; slip, trip and falls; and fire protection system design, inspection, testing and maintenance.


He has experience performing fire and egress modeling to analyze the growth rates, smoke movement and travel, effects and characteristics of the fire, to evaluate the safe exit capacity of large assembly, business and educational occupancies and analyze post-fire events.


He has served as project manager, project engineer, and lead fire protection engineer on dozens of projects for public and private sector clients. His responsibilities have included serving as a primary contact between clients, planning design schedules, scheduling manpower and staffing, meeting the confines of the budget, and coordinating the fire protection engineering tasks to ensure a complete and correct fire protection design.


He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Member Grade, National Fire Protection Association, NFPA Standards Council, NFPA Technical Committee on Airport Facilities, NFPA Technical Committee, Detention and Correctional Occupancies, NFPA Technical Committee on Electronic Computer Systems, NFPA Technical Committee on Health Care Emergency Management and Security, NFPA Technical Committee on Helicopter Facilities, NFPA Technical Committee on Marians and Boatyards, NFPA Technical Committee Chairman on National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (SIG-PRO) and Alternate on SIG-NAC, and NFPA Technical Committee on Subterranean Spaces.


He is a Past President of the American Backflow Prevention Association, a Past President of MO-KAN Chapter of SFPE and an ICC Certified Special Inspector for spray-applied fire resistive materials.

Academic Background

  • University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science, Fire Protection Engineering, 1986


Professional Associations and Activities

  • Glenn L. Martin Medal from the University of Maryland
  • Distinguished Alumni Award of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland
  • John L. Bryan Mentor Award from the SFPE
  • Salamander National Fire Protection Engineering Honor Society - Honorary Member
  • National Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Fellow
  • National Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Board of Directors
  • National Society of Fire Protection Engineers Education Committee (SFPE), Member
  • Past President of MO-KAN Chapter of SFPE
  • International Code Council (ICC), Member
  • International Code Council Certified Special Inspector for SFRM
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Member
  • Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE), Member
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Member
  • University of Maryland FPE Board of Visitors, Chair
  • University of Maryland FPE Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC), Member
  • Oklahoma State University FPST Advisory Board, Past Chair
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council
  • NFPA National Instructor on Training Courses
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Airport Facilities (AIS-AAA), NFPA 409, 415 & 423 - Principal
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Detention and Correctional Occupancies (SAF-DET), NFPA 101 - Principal
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Detention and Correctional Occupancies (BLD-DET), NFPA 5000 - Principal
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Electronic Computer Systems (ETL-AAA), NFPA 75 - Principal
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Health Care Emergency Management and Security (HEA-HES), NFPA 99 - Principal
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Helicopter Facilities (HHH-AAA), NFPA 418 - Principal
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Marinas and Boatyards (MAR-AAA), NFPA 303 - Principal
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Notification Appliances for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems (SIG-NAS) - Alternate
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Protected Premises Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems (SIG-PRO), NFPA 72 - Chair
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property (SIG-AAC), NFPA 72 & 720 - Nonvoting Member
  • NFPA Technical Committee, Subterranean Spaces (SUB-AAA), NFPA 520 - Chair
  • Design-Build Institute of America Mid-America Chapter (DBIA MAC), Member
  • Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), Member
  • National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), Member
  • American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), Member
  • American Backflow Prevention Associations (ABPA), Past President
  • The Risk Management Society Greater Kansas City Chapter (KC RIMS), Member
  • ASTM E06 Committee - Performance of Building, Member


Registrations and Licenses

Alabama, PE – 2011

Alaska, PE - 2013

Arizona, PE - 1999

Arkansas, PE - 2006

California, PE - 2007

Colorado, PE - 2003

Connecticut, PE - 2008

Delaware, PE - 2011

District of Columbia - 2019

Florida, PE - 1998

Georgia, PE - 2004

Guam, PE - 2010

Idaho, PE - 2011

Illinois, PE - 2003

Indiana, PE - 2012

Iowa, PE - 2004

Kansas, PE - 1991

Kentucky, PE - 2007

Louisiana, PE - 2002

Maine, PE - 2011

Maryland, PE - 2004

Massachusetts, PE - 2011

Michigan, PE - 1999

Minnesota, PE - 2002

Mississippi, PE - 2011

Missouri, PE - 1992

Montana, PE - 2010

Nebraska, PE - 2002

Nevada, PE - 2010

New Hampshire, PE - 2011

New Jersey, PE - 2003

New York, PE - 2005

New Mexico, PE - 2006

North Carolina, PE - 2003

North Dakota, PE - 2010

Ohio, PE - 2002

Oklahoma, PE - 1995

Oregon, PE - 2011

Pennsylvania, PE - 2002

Rhode Island, PE - 2011

South Carolina, PE - 2002

South Dakota, PE - 2007

Tennessee, PE - 2010

Texas, PE - 2003

Utah, PE - 2007

Vermont, PE - 2011

Virginia, PE - 1999

Washington, PE - 1998

West Virginia, PE - 2011

Wisconsin, PE - 2004

Wyoming, PE - 2009