St. Edward's University, Austin, TX 1961 - 1963;1968
BA Degree in History, Minors in English & Business
USAF Officers Candidate School, Gunther AFB, Alabama - 1965
First Western Bank, Accounting Course, 1964.
Orange Coast College, CA English Courses, 1984-1985
Dozens of seminars on various aspects of plaintiff personal injury and criminal defense investigations.
Backtrack Unlimited, Co., Oceanside, CA. 1973 - Current
A personal injury investigation specialist, automobile accident reconstructionist, criminal defense specialist and an asset search specialist since 1975.
Mitchum, Jones, Templeton, Los Angeles, CA (Brokerage House)
Number three man in Syndication Department, managed 17 million dollar stock portfolio at age 28. 1972
Walston & Co., Los Angeles, CA (Brokerage House)
Director of Personnel, Southwest Division 1969-1971
Director of Operations, Los Angeles Branch -1972
First Western Bank, Los Angeles, CA 1963-1968
Youngest officer in bank's history, became officer on 23rd birthday.
Raised on a ranch and rodeo blue ribbon winner.
Commanded USAF/CAP squadron; rank of captain.
Prior swimming instructor:
St. Edward's University, Austin, TX 1961-1963
University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1963
One of only three in Texas authorized to certify Water Safety Instructors for American Red Cross.
Prior Registered Representative 1969-1973:
York Stock Exchange
Court Citation, Awards and Honors:
Awarded the rank of "Colonel" in The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. This is the highest honor that can be awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and was so bestowed on January 13, 2004, by the Honorable Ernie Fletcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
CA, Municipal Court case 90-C6526, testified as expert Auto Accident Reconstructionist
- March 17, 1995.
Certified International Investigator (CII) status - 1996.
Biographee in California Historical Society's Who's Who in California (1985 & 1988)
Prior Speaking Engagements
Fresno, CA May 23, 2002
North Hollywood, CA April 25, 2002
San Francisco, CA March 28, 2002
Ventura, CA February 13, 2002
Riverside, CA February 28, 2002
Santa Rosa, CA January 10, 2002
Santa Ana, CA December 12, 2001
Sacramento, CA November 15, 2001
Association of Professional Private Investigators Annual Conference, Atlanta,
GA, November, 2002,
Florida Annual Licensed Investigators Conference, Miami, FL, October, 2002, "Murder or Mishap?"
Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ October, 2002, "Murder or Mayhem?"
Southeast Superconference, New Orleans, LA, August 2002, "Crossover Accidents"
Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators Annual Convention, Hood River, OR, June 2002 “Wolves In Sheep's Clothing”
Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts 2002 Superconference, Braintree, MA March, 2002 "Homicide or Accident? Accident or Homicide?"
National Association of Legal Investigators 1997 National Convention, Chicago, IL - "Organized Crime"
National Association of Legal Investigators 1996 Mid-Winter Seminar, Las Vegas, NV - "Asset Searches"
University of California, Irvine, CA - "Asset Searches" October 1995; May and October 1996; November 1997; October 1998
Orange County Bar Association (Probate Division) luncheon for attorney continuing education - 1991 - "Asset Searches"
Rotary Club luncheon, Huntington Beach, CA - "What is a Private Investigator?" - 1983.
City of Hope, Newport Beach Chapter, CA, "Terrorism" - March 1982
City of Hope, Long Beach Chapter, CA, "Terrorism" - May 1982
The Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators publication, The Informant, Winter 2002 Edition, "The Importance Of Understanding Accident Dynamics."
Successful Personal Injury Investigation (Path to Prosperity, a Division of Diverse Publications) 2001
"Construction Site Accidents" chapter in the book Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations (Judges & Lawyers Publishing) 1997
National Association of Legal Investigators' national magazine:
The Legal Investigator, May 2001, "Chains That Bind."
The Legal Investigator, August 1998, "Anatomy of a Security Guard Shooting."
The Legal Investigator, May 1997, "Assets .... Hiding in Plain Sight."
The Legal Investigator, February 1994, "The Final Frontier .... The Report!"
The Legal Investigator, February 1992, "The Art of Hearing Between the Lines."