Golf Course Design Management Expert
Albanese has more than 15 years experience involving golf course design,
construction, management, operations, and maintenance; resort master plans;
clubhouse planning; residential planning; public park planning; practice
facilities; ski mountainside design; maintenance crew management; mowing
operations; permitting and financing; turfgrass science; landscape
architecture; golf course grading and draining; and brownfield design.
Paul is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects; the Publinx Golf Association; the Donald Ross Society; the Special Olympics Habitat for Humanity; and the Harvard University Alumni Association.
B. Baumgarten, CHFD, CMES, CPES
Exercise and Fitness Expert
Mr. Baumgarten has more than 30 years
experience in exercise and fitness, including recreational facilities,
design, operation, and maintenance; exercise equipment; codes and standards;
sports risk management; incident reconstruction; warnings liability;
supervision liability; standard of care liability; personal
coaching/training; fitness testing; and instructor
Doug is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the International Association of Fitness Professionals. He is also a Certified Health/Fitness Director, a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, and a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist. Doug serves as Editorial Columnist for Boardroom Magazine and as an Advisory Board Member for Fitness Management Magazine. He is a four time winner of Boardroom Awards' Excellence in Achievement Award as top Fitness Company/ Consultant. Doug enjoys weight training, competitive baseball, golf, skiing, cycling/racing, running, and hiking.
Steve Bernheim, BCFE, ACFE, CPCM
Sports and Recreation Expert
Bernheim has more than 25 years experience as a sports and recreation
consultant and has testified in more than 300 litigation cases in both state
and federal courts throughout the United States. Steve has served as
an expert in a variety of sports injury negligence suits against schools,
recreational facilities and amusement parks involving faulty equipment,
improper supervision, poor facilities, non-adhearance to codes and
standards, and human error.
Steve is a member of the Academy of Certified Consultants and Experts; the American College of Forensic Examiners; the American Board of Forensic Examiners; the ASTM Playground Surface Committee; the ASTM Playground Equipment Committee; the ASTM Hockey Equipment Certification Council; the National Recreation and Parks Association; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness; the National Association for Sport and Physical Education; the International Recreational Go Kart Association; the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officers; the New England Ice Skating Managers Association; the Recreation Safety Institute; the National Safety Council; the National Safety Management Society; the ASTM Mini Playground Committee; and the ASTM F8 Sports Facility and Equipment Committee.
Steve has also given several dozen sports and recreation related presentations to various bar associations, and has published a book dealing with games for the disabled entitled "The Road to Glory."
SCUBA Diving Expert
Mr. Davis has trained more than 6000
students and 30 instructors in SCUBA. His experience includes
certified SCUBA diver; SCUBA services including operations, repairs,
training and rescue operations; CO, CO2 and O2
poisoning; air embolism; nitrogen narcosis; equipment techniques;
search and recovery; public sector training; navigation; dive control
Jeff has conducted rescue operations resulting in the location and retrieval of two diver fatalities, as well as emergency operations to rescue divers suffering from the bends. He operates one of the top repair facilities in the country with state of the art testing and tools. Jeff holds certificates as an Open Water and PADI Master Instructor as well as an SSI (SCUBA Schools International) Instructor Certifier.
|Lisa Ferrara, D. Eng, Biomedical Engineer||
Mrs. Ferrara has
nearly 20 years experience in biomedical engineering, including
several years in the Department of Neurosurgery with the Cleveland
Clinic Foundation. Her expertise includes musculoskeletal
injuries, brain injuries, soft tissue injuries, trauma induced
injuries, spinal disorders and the biomechanics of spinal trauma.
Biomechanical behavior of the brain, head injuries, defective
helmets and associated brain injuries, spinal injuries, etiologies
that affect the central nervous system, sensory loss, child abuse,
shaken baby syndrome, and the effects of substance abuse on the
Lisa is a member of the American Society for Testing Materials; the North American Spine Society; the International Biomechanics Society; and the Biomedical Engineering Society. She has nearly 20 years' experience in presenting lectures or articles regarding Biomedical Engineering, especially spinal issues. Lisa has authored more than 60 book chapters.
John Frackelton, ASE, MVIC, SSC;
Motorcycle, ATV, and Snowmobile Expert
Mr. Frackelton has over 35 years
experience as a
Motorcycle, ATV, and Snowmobile
Technician, Sales/Service Manager, and Litigation Investigator.
His expertise includes motorcycle, ATV, and snowmobile
operations and functions; crash
reconstruction; steering, suspension, tires, wheels, and
brakes; operator performance evaluations; mechanical,
structural, materials, and electrical system malfunctions and
defects; speed determinations; skid/scrape analysis;
deformation/penetration patterns; racetrack liability; service
training; product investigations and testing; fire
investigations; simulator training; quality control; insurance
investigations; air bag testing; and motor vehicle inspector.
John’s Certifications include ASE (Automotive Service Excellence);
MVIC (Motor Vehicles Inspector Certification); and SSC
(Snowmobile Safety Certification). John is also a Member of The
American Motorcycle Association; The Society of Automotive
Engineers; The Vintage Snowmobile Club of America; and The New
York Statewide Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society.
Sports and Recreation Expert
Hanst has more than 35 years experience as a government and court qualified
expert in more than 800 litigations involving sports and recreational
activities. John's professional licenses and certificates include:
licensed investigator, licensed pilot, emergency medical technician,
licensed pool and water lifeguard, water safety instructor, CPR and first
aid instructor, scuba diver, alpine ski and ski binding specialist,
playground safety inspector, USTA tennis trainer, and amusement ride safety
inspector and operations technician.
John is a member of NRPA, USTA, USCF, PPOA, ASTM, NFPT, IAAPA, and NAARSO.
Richard Hermance, FE, ACE;
Vehicle Crash Reconstruction and Snowmobile Expert
Mr. Hermance has over 30 years experience investigating
motor vehicle crashes. Specific expertise includes
snowmobile operations and
functions, including safety; operator performance
evaluations; speed determinations; skid/scrape analysis;
deformation/penetration analysis; vehicle and component
research and testing; seat belts, including child
restraints; pedestrian and bicycle incidents; crash computer
simulations; trail design and safety, including signage;
human factors, including daytime/nighttime visibility and
reaction times; occupant trajectory; motorcycles, ATVs,
racing cars, and watercraft; buses, motor homes, and
trailers, including campers; dynamic traction analysis;
injury and crash biomechanics; Crash Data Recorder (CDC)
analysis; acceleration and braking tests; and farm
Richard's certifications include a certificate as an Accident Reconstruction Expert (ACE) by the National Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (1992); a certificate of Training, Commercial Vehicle Reconstruction: NATARI, NAPARS, NYSTARS (1999); a certificate of Training, Advanced Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Crash Testing and Speed from Crush: NATARI, NAPARS, MATAI, NJAAR (1996); a certified Snowmobile Safety Instructor, State of New York; and a Board Certified Forensic Examiner (FE), The American Board of Forensic Examiners.
Richard is a member of The International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists; The National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators; The Research/Testing and Evaluation Committee, National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators; The Ethics Committee, National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators; The American Board of Forensic Examiners; The National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction; and the New York Statewide Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society Inc.
H. Sawyer, Ed.D, NAS, AAHPERD
Recreation, Exercise, and Sport Safety Expert
Dr. Sawyer has more than 25 years experience in Recreation, Exercise
and Sport Safety. His
expertise includes sports, exercise, recreation, physical education,
amusement, and fitness activities and equipment; facilities
operation; sport finance; sport governance; sport law; sport
management; sport marketing; sport sociology; facility design
including skate parks, aquatics parks, swimming pools, hot
tubs/saunas/steam rooms, campus recreational sport facilities,
parks/recreational areas; golf courses; and coaching and training.
Tom is a member of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, the Sport Management Council, the Indiana AHPERD, the Midwest District AAHPERD, the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation, the Council on Facilities and Equipment, the Sport and Recreation Law Association, the Sport Lawyers Association, the International Sport Law Journal, the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Malton A. Schexneider, PT, MMSc;
Mr. Schexneider has almost 30 years experience as a Physical
Therapist. His expertise includes physical therapy products and
procedures; acute back and neck pain syndromes; orthopaedics;
acupuncture; sports medicine; Cybex Isokinetics; sports physical
therapy; podiatric physical therapy; craniofacial and vertebral
therapeutics; exercise training; spinal stabilization; lumbar
spine; lumbopelvic integration; functional orthopedics; cervical
thoracic integration; soft tissue mobilization; strength and
conditioning; knee injuries; whiplash injury biomechanics and
traumatology; rotator cuff pathology; back braces; spinal
bracing; tennis elbow; shin splints; IT band syndrome;
suprascapular nerve entrapment; herniated discs; neural tension
testing and treatment; pitching mechanics; and therapeutic
Malton's Certifications and
Licensed Physical Therapist: Kentucky State Board of Physical
Therapy Examiners; Licensed Physical Therapist: Louisiana State
Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; Board Certified Clinical
Specialist Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Board of
Physical Therapy Specialty Counsel of the American Physical
Therapy Association, 1992; and Certified Productivity Coach,
National Association of Productivity Coaches, 2010.
His Professional Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); The Kentucky
Chapter APTA; The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical
Therapists; and The National Association of Productivity
Maritime/Aquatic Safety Expert; Commander, USCG (retired)
Mr. Smith has more
than 30 years in maritime and aquatic safety, including more than 20
years in the US Coast Guard. His experience includes marine and
water recreation including personal injury; vessel and equipment
design, construction, operation, and maintenance; search and rescue;
boat collisions and groundings; rules-of-the-road; diving; personnel
safety training, including life guarding and supervision; drowning
progressions - signs of drowning; cervical spine injuries due to
diving; pool/beach design and construction; water skiing and tubing;
jet skis/wave runners; white water rafting; incidents at, in, or
below hydro electric plants and low head dams; alcohol and
environmental stressors/factors including hypothermia; signs and
warnings; reconstruction of water and boating incidents; PFD's
(personal flotation devices); towing incidents; and fire fighter water
Dave has authored numerous publications and articles, and given multiple media presentations and lectures, including the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the Boy Scouts of America; the National Association for Search and Rescue; the National Safety Council-Congress; and the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has been named Emergency Services Instructor of the Year by the Illinois EMT Association, and received the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Honor Recognition, and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators National Award, as well as several US Coast Guard Medals. He is a member of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, the National Safety Council Safety Training Institute, and various State Nursing Boards.
Dennis A. Toaspern, MAR, MCI
Motorcycle, ATV, and Snowmobile Expert
Mr. Toaspern has over 30 years of experience in
motorcycle, ATV, and
snowmobile accident reconstruction and injury mechanisms;
operator performance evaluations; assembly, inspection,
trouble-shooting, and performance evaluations; racing
facilities; mechanics instructor; operator training; mechanical
and electrical system malfunctions; speed determinations;
skid/scrape analysis; and deformation/penetration patterns.
Dennis is a member of the
National Association of Traffic Accident
Reconstructionists and Investigators;
the National Associations of
Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists;
the International Association of
Accident Reconstruction Specialists;
the New York Statewide Traffic
Accident Reconstruction Society, Inc.;
the American Motorcyclist
Association, Competition Member;
and the Square Deal Riders
Motorcycle Club (past Vice President). He is a
Instructor (MCI) and certified in
Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction (MAR). He also holds his
Motorcycle Inspectors License; Road Racing License; and Airframe
& Powerplant Mechanics license.
Trent R. Waldron;
|Mr. Waldron has over 20 years experience as an owner and operator of billiard's halls. His expertise includes billiard hall layout and design; standards of operation including safety; pool table refurbishment and service; and billiard hall equipment, accessories and supplies.|
|James S. Wickersham, PE
Licensed Engineer in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah
Mr. Wickersham has more than 20 years experience in construction,
maintenance, and mechanical engineering. His experience
activities/ facilities/ equipment, including amusement parks,
playgrounds, and winter sports; fire/ explosion investigations; gas turbine
and combined cycle power plants; ski resort maintenance and
operations, including security, grooming, training and supervision of
all personnel; boiling water reactors; nuclear energy plants,
including maintenance, supervision, and mechanical tooling.
Jim is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Level I Amusement Ride Inspector, and Certified Playground Safety Inspector. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; the American Society for Testing and Materials, F24 and F27 Committees; National Society of Professional Engineers; Professional Ski Instructors of America; and National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.