EXPERT WITNESSI am now available for expert witness work related to crime prevention, crime prevention through environmental design, schools, social services, and homelessness.

CPTED/ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN/SAFE SCHOOL DESIGN — I’ve inspected schools throughout the U.S. and helped them figure out how to make things safer, better, healthier and more fun. I’ve also consulted regarding a wide variety of other environments, ranging from parks and bike paths to homeless camps, businesses, private non-profits, public housing and nursing homes. My work draws on SAFE, HEALTHY AND POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (SHAPED) and CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CPTED). (more…) 

PERSONAL SAFETY/CONFRONTATION MANAGEMENT — I teach practical seminars on confrontation management, dealing with difficult customers, or surviving encounters with annoying people. These workshops are customized to meet your needs. I spent 10 years working with a street outreach clinic and 30 years with the Eugene Police Department, primarily as a crime prevention specialist. (more…)

HOMELESSNESS — I have served in various roles at Community Supported Shelters since 2016, including board member, grant writer and Executive Director. CSS is an effective, innovative agency that builds Conestoga huts and intentional communities for the homeless, based in Eugene, Oregon. (more…)


STORYTELLING/POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT – If you’d like to try something a little offbeat that painlessly promotes and interweaves safe, positive, respectful behavior, leadership and cooperation with highly participatory storytelling, invite me to visit your elementary classes. My approach builds on trust, kindness, validation and children’s wild imaginations. I served for years as the resident interactive storyteller, poet and positive behavior coach at the Family School in Eugene, Oregon. (more…)


INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH / REFUGEE SUPPORT  In league with currently London-based international partners, I have conducted qualitative research in communities suffering from economic inequities, health disparities, social injustice and related challenges in Haiti and Greece.  In the U.S. I  am currently focused on working with Central American refugees seeking asylum. (more…)