Candidates for the 2010
CAC Board of Directors


I have been involved with the profession since the spring of 1996 when I presented undergraduate research at a CAC seminar. In the fall of that year I was employed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department crime lab. In 1999 I moved to the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner crime lab. I have worked in controlled substances, DNA, clandestine laboratory, crime scene investigation, and most recently toxicology. For the last few years I have also been involved in teaching aspects of criminalistics to homicide investigators and field evidence technicians. Membership in the CAC has provided me with numerous training opportunities, as well as the invaluable experience of interacting with members from all areas of the profession. I have tried to return something to the organization by serving as Recording Secretary from 1998 to 2000, Awards Committee co-chair from 2000 to 2005, and Bylaws Committee chair since 2007. I have also participated in organizing study groups and a seminar workshop. With this experience behind me, I feel I am in a position to help with the challenges and changes we can expect over the next few years. The CAC has historically been a leader in research, training, certification, and ethics. I wish to help continue this leadership by offering my services as President-Elect. Thank you for your consideration.


I am a Senior Criminalist with the California DOJís Missing Persons DNA Program. I have been with DOJ since I entered this field in 2001 working in the offender Data Bank program. I joined the CAC in 2003 and, since that time, I have attended several seminars and many Study Group meetings. In 2007, I served as the General Session Program Coordinator when our laboratory hosted the fall seminar in Berkeley. For the past several years, I have been the Chairperson of the Merchandise Committee. Being involved with the CAC has been very rewarding and a lot of fun. I hope to continue my involvement as Membership Secretary and would be extremely honored to serve on the Board of Directors. Thank you for your consideration!


I first joined the CAC as a student member in 2001 while working as a student assistant at the California DOJ laboratory in Berkeley. In 2002 I began working full time in the offender databank program and three years later I transitioned to the DNA casework section. I have always made an effort to attend study group meetings and seminars when possible and I have given presentations at both. I wanted to become more involved in the organization, so in 2005 I volunteered to serve on the Nominating Committee. I have served as the chair of that committee since 2008. I was also the co-chair for the Fall 2007 seminar held in Berkeley. I look forward to continuing my service to the organization as a board member. I am excited about coordinating the study group meetings and getting a chance to meet more of the membership. Thank you for your consideration.


I have been a Forensic Scientist with the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department for 7 Ĺ years and have been a member of CAC since 2002. I want to continue to give back to the organization that has provided me with countless benefits and can think of no better way than continuing for another term as Recording Secretary. As the current Recording Secretary, I have worked hard to ensure that membership is kept current and involved in all the issues affecting our profession. The information and professional contacts I have gained by serving as Recording Secretary and participating in CAC activities, such as study groups, section meetings, and seminars, have been extremely valuable to my career. I would appreciate another opportunity to serve the CAC as Recording Secretary.