Assistant chief of the Kirkwood (MO) Fire Department. He serves on the executive board for the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and is a former board member for the Company Officer’s Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He is an instructor at the St. Louis County Fire Academy as well as an instructor for the North County Training Association and Engine House Training, LLC. He has several degrees including an M.S. in human resource development. He is a credentialed chief training officer and a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer program at the National Fire Academy.