Informal education from family farming business, crops and cows; Formal education shifts with each degree – Animal Science A.S. Agronomy B.S. Plant Pathology Ph.D.
25 years of experience in development of Bio-Pesticides for use in a variety of agricultural crops, post-harvest storage, food sanitation.
Served as Study Director on many projects in the USA and at many International locations for successful accumulation of data in support of product efficacy validation and residue analysis for regulatory submissions.
Other objectives or research studies include support of market valuation and competitive product positioning.
Successfully established and operated laboratory facilities for sample processing and for fermentation of microbial products.
Assembled technical teams, provided training, mentored interns, and worked shoulder-to-shoulder with personnel when needed.
Due to the technical nature of such facilities, he has considerable experience in development of Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance compliance protocols that have been validated many times by independent audits.
Experience in regulatory policies of agencies such as EPA and FDA in the US, and similar International agencies.
Worked closely with state agencies in order to remain in compliance with building and utility codes as well as registrations with agricultural, wildlife, and water conservation agencies.
Ability to present new technology to audiences such as grower and commodity groups with varying levels of comprehension of about biological and scientific technologies.
Given presentations at scientific symposia in the USA and at International meetings along with talks given at industry, government, and grower meetings.
Managed franchise operations and legal affairs in the RE/MAX CA & HI real estate brand, with over 400 offices
Ran a large franchisee company with multiple brokerage offices, including mortgage, escrow, marketing and insurance divisions
Gained experience in the airline industry with Continental Airlines
Established a self-publishing company and authored/edited Real Estate Agents’ Reference Manual
Became a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law in the U.S. and in France (Courses: Contracts I and II, Modern Real Estate Transactions, International Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, and Sports Law)