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Full time investigator since 1979, Licensed since 1983
Elected Chair of the BOD of CALI, (California Association of Licensed
Investigators), August 9, 2003, and Re-elected unanimously, August 2004, August 2005, July 2006, August 25, 2007, July 27, 2008 and July 20, 2009 (Longest serving Chair of the BOD in CALI history). Served as Board of Directors Parliamentarian/Annual Business Meeting Elections Officer of CALI; Unanimously Elected San Fernando Valley District Director – California Association of Licensed Investigators, May 2001, Re-elected May 2002; Elected Director at Large, June 2003 by 66.6% of the vote; Re-elected May 2005 with 75.4% of the vote. Re-elected May 2007 unanimously. Re-elected with 57% of the vote May 2009.
1977 B.A. Cum Laude California State University at Northridge
Double Major: Political Science & Chicano (Mexican American) Studies
1978 completed 22 units towards M.A. Special Major with 4.0 Grade Point Average, CSUN
L.A. Unified School District – Law Enforcement Occupational Training taught by LAPD, 180 hour course, 1972
Red-Cross Basic First Aid, 1977
California Security Training School, 40 hour course, 1978-79
CPR Hospital Training and LAFD Fire Training for Hospital Employees, 1981
California Association of Licensed Investigators, Continuing Education Certificates: April 1999, February 2000, June 2000, October 2000, March 19, 2001, March 26, 2001, April 8, 2002, June 2002, October 2002, January 2003, April 2003, June 2003, October 17, 2003, February 6, 2004; April 26, 2004, October 2004, February 2005, April 2005; June 2005, February 2006, June 21-23, 2006, October 2006 February 2, 2007, February 7, 2007 (SFV District), May 2007, February 7, 2008, April 3, 2008, April 21, 2008, May 29, 2008, June 29, 2008, May 2009, November 6, 2009, March 22, 2010, September 23-25, 2010, June 24-26, 2011, June 29-30, 2012, 4-29-13 (SFV District)
Southern California Employers Round Table continuing education seminars March 2003, February 2004, September 2004, February 2005, September 2007
Suffolk University Law School, Center for Advanced Legal Studies, CLE Seminar on “Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism,” September 2004.
Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC): Real Estate Fraud Seminar 8/25/11; Internal Affairs 8/30/11; Homeland Security/Anti-Terrorism Symposium 3/29/12; 6/26/12 Cargo Theft Prevention and Investigations
Riverside County Public Defenders Office, Computer Forensics training seminar taught by Neil Broom (2011); Legal Update & Laws of Arrest, taught by Captain Richard Kowaltschuk, South Pasadena P.D. 3/23/12
California Defense Investigation Association, May 10-11, 2012, 13.5 hours of training in Criminal Defense Investigation
National Council of Jewish Women, panel discussion by Judge Donna Q. Groman, Judge Jan Levine, Attorney Carissa L. Phelps, Fadwa Assad (Program Analyst, Children of the Night), Debbie Deem (FBI Victim Specialist), on sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking
Business Controls Inc., December 13, 2012, Title VII and NLRB: 2012 in Review
Alzheimer's Association So Cal Chapter (in conjunction with Keck-USC Medical School & other universities), professional continuing eduation conference on “The Many Faces of Dementia: New Developments in Diagnosis & Their Implications for Care,” March 15, 2013, Davidson Conference Center USC; Certificate of Completion
Infraguard/Aegis Security & Investigations, instructor Jim Biesterfield (Ret. S.A., U.S. Army Intelligence; PI-Sovereign Executive Services), Advanced Workplace Violence Prevention, October 22, 2013
Taught CALI Seminars: June 2002: Ethics, Epistemology, and Formal Logic for the Private Investigator; June 2003: Information and Privacy Acts at the State and Federal Level; June 2005, with Dr. Robert W. Shomer, Eyewitness Identification Procedures; October 2006, Eyewitness Identification Procedures.
Taught Seminar on Eyewitness Identification Procedures and Police Misconduct at 2005 California State Conference, NAACP, with Dr. Robert W. Shomer.
Formerly 7 term Chairman of the Board, Former Ethics Committee Member, and Legislative Committee Member, P.R. Chair, California Association of Licensed Investigators; Los Angeles County Criminal Defense Investigators Association; formerly Chairperson and Chief Investigator, California League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Civil Rights Commission; National Commissioner for Civil Rights, LULAC.
Member, Community Advisory Board, California Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, USC Keck School of Medicine; State Director, California League of Latin American Citizens; Co-President, SFV Chapter, National Organization for Women; formerly President, Save the Animals Fund; former Second Vice President, Inglewood South Bay Branch NAACP; Board of Directors & Board Parliamentarian, Alameda Corridor Jobs Coalition
Principal drafter of AB 1617 on investigations of workplace
harassment/discrimination (Cindy Montanez, D-39th AD, 2003-2004 Legislative sessions); one of three key proponents of AB 1926 (Scott Wildman, D-41st AD, 1998 Legislative session) on admissibility of rape evidence. Testified before Assembly/Senate Judiciary, Business & Professions Committees on various legislative issues concerning investigation. First non-incumbent legislator to receive CALI Legislative Excellence Award.
Testified in People v Jose Carmen Murillo-Garcia, L.A. Superior Court East District, Case No. A521156 (33 year old murder case) as defense expert on methods of locating & prosecuting in Mexico or de facto extradition methods, Mexican-American culture, history & immigration issues, construction of surnames, and interpretation documentation to demonstrate that defendant was not “hiding” from
authorities. Jury hung for acquittal, 9-3, 2009.
Deposition taken as expert witness in sexual harassment investigation and remediation and in private investigator ethics issues.