Floor Surfaces Specialist and Slip, Trip, & Fall Investigator 

Since 1987, this expert has provided independent professional inspections and consulting of:

1.Hard Surfaces: ceramics, marble, stone, resilient flooring, concrete solid wood flooring, engineered wood, laminates

2.Carpet and Substrate: both tufted and woven carpeting, area rugs, upholstery, VCT, and other substrates.


Regarding Slip, Trip & Fall, this expert has assisted attorneys through all phases of legal action. Investigations are conducted with analytical skills developed from many years of forensic consultation, litigation support, and expert witness testimony. Practical solutions are provided for the resolution of contract disputes, claims, delays, personal injury, site safety issues, OSHA compliance, ASTM standards and building code interpretations. With in-depth experience in residential, light commercial, and heavy commercial construction, home/building inspections, and litigation support, this expert offers unique perspectives on problem resolution within the construction industry.



Certifications, Associations, and Committees


  • NWFA- National Wood Flooring Association current positions
    • NWFA Hardwood Floor Inspector’s Certification Committee 2011-
    • NWFA CP Floor Inspector’s Complaint/Violation Committee 2014-


  • Technical Advanced Techniques for Inspections / Corrections
    • ISSA The Experts on Cleaning and Janitorial Maintenance
      • ISSA Course  


Hardwood Certifications:

  • NOFMA-National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association
    • Certified Wood Floor Inspector
  • NWFA-National Wood Flooring Association
    • Certified Wood Floor Inspector
    • Inspector/Installation/Sand & Finish School
    • Certificate of Achievement Installation School
    • Instructor / Monitor for Installation School
  • NFSI National Floor Safety Institute training


University Credits:

  • North Carolina State University-Wood Science Technology & Field Investigation for the Inspector.
  • North Carolina State University-Certified Engineered Wood Manufacturing Seminar                                                  -Engineered Wood Flooring and Wood Floor Finishing
  • North Carolina State University-Fundamentals of Concrete Floors
  • North Carolina State University-Wood Product Extension & the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club
  • North Carolina State University-Engineered & Laminate Floor Update for the Inspector



Additional Industry Certifications

    • Certified Water Restoration Technician
  • IICRC- Water Damage Restoration
  • NALFA North American Laminate Floor Association
    • Certified Laminate Inspector
    • The International Association of Wood Flooring Professionals
  • FCITS Certification 1018                                                                                     
    • Hard Surface Inspector – laminate, ceramic, marble, resilient
    • Hardwood Inspector
    • Commercial Inspector                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Mannington’s Advanced Vinyl & Laminate
    • Inspection Training
    • Authorized Claim Adjuster
    • Wood and Laminate Flooring Installation Course
    • Wood Floor Certification
  • L&N
    • Pergo Inspection School
    • Award Training/Installation
    • Formica Training/Installation
    • Universal Training/Installation
    • Alloc Training/Installation
    • Hard surface/Tile training – stone, marble, ceramic and resilient
  • Tarkett
    • Hard Surface Training
  • Toli
    • Installation School
  • LD Brinkman / Hollytex
    • Technical Advanced Techniques for Inspections / Corrections                                                                                                      
  • IICRC Certification 004209 certified in:
    • Senior Practicing Carpet Inspector
    • Substrate Subfloor Inspector
    • Regional Supervisor
  • CFI
    • Installation for the Inspector
  • AFS - Advanced Flooring Specialist
    • Advance Flooring Specialist Inspector



Professional Experience

  • RTI Group, LLC, Stevensville, MD, Floor Surface and Slip, Trip & Fall Expert 2022-Present
  • NWFA
    • NWFA Hardwood Floor Inspector’s Certification Committee 2011- Present
    • NWFA CP Floor Inspector’s Complaint/Violation Committee 2014- Present
  • IICRC S600
    • Consensus Committee Member Carpet Industry Standards 2009- Present
  • IICRC R800
    • Consensus Committee Member Inspection Industry Standards 2009- Present
  • NYRCI Board Member 1999-2004
    • Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration CUCI, President, 1999-2002
    • ASCR- CUCI Committee 1994 – 2002
    • Vice-President New York Rug Cleaners Institute 1996-1999
    • IICRC Regional Supervisor 1998 -2005



Professional Associations and Activities

  • NFSI-National Floor Safety Institute
  • NWFA- National Wood Flooring Association
  • CWFI of NOFMA National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association
  • IICRC- Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification
  • AATCC- American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists
  • ACI- American Concrete Institute
  • ASTM- American Society for Testing and Materials
  • WFCA- World Floor Covering Association
  • NICFI- National Institute of Certified Floor Coverings Inspectors
  • AFS- Advanced Flooring Specialist
  • FCITS- Floor Covering Inspection & Technical Services
  • ICR- International Certified Registry
  • NYRCI- New York Rug Cleaners Institute