Candidates for the 2011
CAC Board of Directors


I have been a criminalist at the Oakland Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory for over eleven years. I have performed casework in the Drug Analysis, Crime Scene, Forensic Biology units and currently work in the Firearms and Tool Mark Identification unit. I have been an active member of the CAC since 1999. My involvement includes presenting at and attending numerous seminars, workshops and study groups, as well as serving for three years on the Endowment Committee. I also hold memberships in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and the Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE). Additionally I am certified by the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC). I am honored by the nomination and look forward to serving and representing the membership.


I have been a Criminalist for the Oakland Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory and a member of the CAC since 2007. I am actively involved in CAC events, attending as many CAC seminars and study groups as I can. I served on the CAC Financial Review Committee in 2008 and 2009 and was the CAC Assistant Treasurer in 2010. Through my involvement in the CAC, I have met many fantastic people in the field and truly believe it has made me a better Criminalist. I have previous work experience managing budgets and I am familiar with typical investment strategies. I enjoy giving my time to the CAC to ensure it maintains fiscal health and would be honored to serve as CAC Treasurer.


I would appreciate your vote and support for an additional two years as your Editorial Secretary.

I am currently the director of the Los Angeles Police Department Crime Laboratory. I have been in supervision and management with the LAPD for over 20 years, but the majority of my professional involvement and commitment has always been with the California Association of Criminalists and I hold the CAC in high esteem. I have had the opportunity to hold several committee and leadership positions in the CAC and have thoroughly enjoyed becoming re-involved as the Editorial Secretary. If you feel I have done a good job as the Editorial Secretary for the last two years I would appreciate being re-elected.


I have been a Criminalist with the DOJ Riverside Crime Laboratory for approximately the past 12 years, and have been a member of the CAC since 1997. I have previously served on the Awards Committee as the Co-Chair (2005-2009) and as the Regional Director, South (appointed by the Board of Directors in 2010). And now, I would appreciate the opportunity to continue as your Regional Director, South. Professor Longhetti encouraged us from the very beginning to participate in CAC activities whether this participation was in the form of serving on a committee, Board or attending study group meetings or seminars. I am glad I took his advice as I feel I am a better Criminalist today having had the pleasure of meeting a myriad of individuals and being able to draw upon their vault of knowledge. I would appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve as the CAC Regional Director, South and would like to encourage member participation of CAC activities.