Experience

 

PRESENTER – INSTRUCTOR

  • MAGIC 2016 Symposium – 8 hour Short Course:  GIS Legal Issues (April 24, 2016)
  • MAGIC Data Clearinghouse Summit – State GIS Data Laws (August 29, 2013)
  • Missouri Primary Care Association – Medical Geographic Information Systems (July 15, 2015)
  • Missouri Rural Health Association – GIS Mapping
  • Missouri Rural Health Conference – GIS & Health Transportation (November 20, 2014)
  • Kansas Association of County Planning & Zoning Officials (KACPZO) Constitutional Land Use Mistakes in Zoning (April 22, 2015)
  • Kansas Association of Counties (1996- 2000) Multiple Land Use Topics
  • Kansas League of Municipalities (1999-2000) Multiple Land Use Topics
  • Kansas University – School of Urban Planning – Urban Land Redevelopment (2007)
  • University of Missouri School of Law
    • Geographic Information Systems and Surveying (2012)
    • Geospatial Medical Law (2013)
  • MARC – Leavenworth County Trail System – Developing a Rural Trail Plan with GIS

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2014)
  • Master of Arts, Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (1994)
  • Bachelor of Science, Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (1993)

SIGNIFICANT URBAN PLANNING PROJECTS:

  • Comprehensive Development Regulations, Project Manager & Author (2011)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Project Manager (2011)
  • City-Wide Trail Master Plan, Steering Committee Member (2010)
  • Code Enforcement Procedures Manual, Author (2010)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Citizen Board Member (2010)
  • Arterial Appearance Overlay District (AAOD) Regulations, Author (2010)
  • County Port Authority Trails Group, Team Leader (2006 – 2011)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Project Manager (2007)
  • Plum Creek, PL 566 Public Water Reservoir Project, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Horton, Kansas (2004 – 2005)
  • Plum Creek: Water is Life, Movie Producer & Tribal Webmaster, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Horton, Kansas (2004)
  • (2) All Hazards Mitigation Plan, (Stafford Act Complaint Plans) (2002)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Staff Member (1999)
  • Ingram’s Magazine, City-County Coordinator for 2 editions (2007 & 2009)

POSITIONS HELD:

  • City Department Head
  • County Department Head
  • Tribal Government Urban Planner
  • Development Review Committee Chair
  • Planning Commission Secretary
  • Zoning Board Secretary
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Secretary
  • Historic Preservation Commission Secretary
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Commission Secretary

CITIZEN-VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HELD:

  • City Planning Commission Chair

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING:

  • Member Missouri Bar Association, (2014-Current)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Planning Association, Chicago, IL. (2003-2015)
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, WI. (2008-2011) Retired this certification because I changed positions.
  • Systematic Development of Informed Consent, Institute for Participatory Management and Planning (MODOT) (2003)
  • Transportation Corridor Access Management (2000)
  • Certified Water Well Driller, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (1998)
  • Equal Opportunity Counselor, U.S. Army (1990)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Regional Bomb Technicians Seminar (1989)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician (1989)
  • Radiation Protection Officer (1987)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist (1986)

AWARDS:

  • The Dean’s Pro Bono Service Certificate, University of Missouri School of Law (2014)
  • Pioneer Award, Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association, The Urban planning project team award for the Downtown/North Leavenworth City of Leavenworth Redevelopment Master Plan (2010)
  • Service Award, Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association (2008)
  • Best Industrial (Documentary) Movie, Plum Creek – Water is Life, American Indian Film Institute, Film Producer (2004) – Yes, I am an award winning film producer.  Even I can’t believe that one.
  • Honorary Deputy Marshal, Dodge City, Kansas (2002)
  • Graduate, Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School, (NAVSCOLEOD) Indian Head, MD. (1989)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1981)

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member Missouri Bar Association, (2014-Current)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners, (AICP) Chicago, Ill (2003 – 2015)
  • American Planning Association, (APA): Chicago, Ill – National, Missouri, and Kansas Chapters (2000-2015 Kansas Chapter Secretary; (2007-2009)
  • Kansas Association of Planning & Zoning Officials (KACPZO); (1998-2007), President (2000), Webmaster (2000-2007)
  • The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy, Richmond, Virginia (2013 – Current)
  • Black Law Student’s Association, University of Missouri, Member (2012-2014)
  • Federalist Society, University of Missouri Chapter, Chapter Vice President (2011)

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • MU School of Law Class of 2014 Pledge Drive, Co-Chair, Nominated by the Faculty (2014)
  • Ambassadors, University of Missouri School of Law (2012-2014)
  • Welcome Home, Inc., Board Member, Columbia, MO, Member (2013)
  • Planning Commissioner, City of St. Joseph, MO, Commission, Member (2004-2009), Chair (2008-2009)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster (2003-2006), Scoutmaster (2006-2007) Troop Committee Chair (2007-2008)
  • BSA Merit Badge Counselor: Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Emergency Preparedness, Automotive Maintenance, Disability Awareness, & Cycling (2003-2010)
  • Kansas State University Child Care Center, Board Member (1992-1994), Chair (1993-1994)

EXPERT WITNESS: CRIME SCENE MODELING

  • Digital 3-D Crime Scene Reconstruction, Expert Witness, Habeas Corpus, Actual Innocence, Appeal, (2014)

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Cole County Bar Association