This expert is nationally recognized as a school bus expert who has been working in the industry since 1978. He has successfully taught Fire, Law Enforcement, and EMTs for 25 years about the characteristics of the school bus so they can respond to a crash and rescue scene with more confidence in their response. He established a school bus training consultancy in 2000 to specialize in training the school bus industry, the fire and rescue industry, and law enforcement on the construction and design of the school bus. He has trained over 14,000 fire and rescue and EMT workers, and scores of law enforcement have learned about the school bus, what they need to know to be successful in a rescue effort, and how to enter or breach a school bus more effectively for 25 years. He is recognized by the industries as an expert on school buses.
In 1985 was the Supervisor of Transportation Equipment (Fleet Manager) for Minneapolis Public Schools. He has worked with Minnesota legislation concerning school buses for many years, served on two governor's task forces, 1994 and 2006. He has served five National Congress on School Transportation conferences, as a delegate from Minnesota, served on the Body Committee, the Chassis Committee, Chaired the Chassis Committee, Vice-Chaired the Special Education Committee, and the Safety and Security Committee. He also has presented annually at the School Transportation News (STN) EXPO conference and at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) every year since 1999. He currently presents at state and regional conferences on a regular basis.
AS, Farm Mechanics, Staples Technical College
AS, Dakota County Technical College
AS, Supervisory Management, Inver Hills Community College
Member, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation (MAPT)
Member, Metro School Bus Maintenance Association (MSBMA)
Member, National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)
Former, Mechanic, John Deere
Former, Mechanic and Shop Foreman, U-Haul Service Center
Former, Outside Sales, Motor Parts Service
Former, Driveline Expert and Sales, North American Engineering
Former, Mechanic, Minneapolis Public Schools
Former, Fleet Manager, Minneapolis Public Schools
Former, Technical Tutor and Licensed Instructor, Dakota County Technical College