Certified Forensic Arborist
Certified Forensic Consultant
Board Certified Master Arborist
Certified Pesticide Applicator
Registered Consulting Arborist #222




  • Professional concurrent arboricultural experience: 49 years of hands-on field experience in the art and science of the care, management, and forensic investigation of trees, 43years of specialized continuing education in arboriculture and its related domains, 40years as an (ISA) tree and plant appraiser, 35 years as a certified pesticide applicator and consultant, and 30 years as a Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA #222)
  • ASCA - American Society of Consulting Arborists - Senior Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA #222), 30 years ; mandatory annual continuing education
  • FACFEI - Life Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute since 1995; member since 1994
  • DABFE - Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners since 1996, mandatory core examinations in forensics, law, evidence, and ethics ; mandatory annual continuing education
  • CFC - Certified Forensic Consultant, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute since 2004 ; extensive mandatory certification examination and annual continuing education
  • BCMA - Board Certified Master Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), since 2005, and ISA Certified Arborist since 1992 ; mandatory certification examinations and annual continuing education in both certifications
  • Consulting Forensic Arborist since 1970, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC
  • Maryland Arborist Association - Member since 1971, President (two terms), Vice President, Board of Directors 1974-1986; Maryland Tree Expert License #112 and #365, 1971-2000
  • Certified Pesticide Applicator and Consultant- Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. #1061,48021C, since 1974; mandatory certification examinations and annual continuing education; Pesticide Business License #6471 (Virginia) since 2001
  • Senior founding member, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture (MAC-ISA) - Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. since 1978
  • Co-author, Mid-Atlantic Tree Species Rating Guide (MAC-ISA) 1994, revision and research committees 1994 and 1997 and 2006/2007--- The Guide enables qualified tree and plant appraisers to reasonably appraise damaged or destroyed trees and plants in the urban, suburban, and rural landscapes and forests.
  • Consulting Forensic Arborist, City of Rockville, Maryland, 1993-1997
  • Consulting Forensic Arborist, The National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., 1990-1997
  • Consulting Forensic Arborist, Virginia Zoo, Norfolk, Virginia, April 1998-April 1999
  • Executive Board Member & Officer - Hampton Roads Tree Care Association since 2002
  • ISA-PAV Committee- The ISA Plant Appraisal and Valuation Committee (PAVC) addresses appraisal and valuation issues for the ISA membership, and acts in a technical advisory capacity to the ISA's Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CTLA) representative since 2007.







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