Worked nationwide as an independent adjuster and handled: business interruption & loss of earnings claims for Deep Water Horizon oil spill; property cat claims for State Farm & Liberty Mutual; commercial property day claims for Global Indemnity Group, auto liability claims for State Farm; auto cat claims for Allstate Auto.
Inspected and estimated flood losses for the Restore LA Program.
Baton Rouge, LA
01/2005 to 01/2010RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
Owned and operated Maine-ly Carpentry.
Specialized in trim, finish carpentry, renovations, and new construction.
Worked throughout the Greater New Orleans Area.
01/2000 to 01/2005AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE
Owned & operated Penobscot Bay Growers, a wholesale and retail greenhouse operation.
Produced annuals and perennials for down east Maine nursery and garden centers, landscapers, and retail customers. Penobscot, ME
01/1995 to 01/1999
Managed Green Meadows Farm, a thirty acre diversified farm.
Produced: vegetables & small fruits; annual bedding plants; perennials; and seasoned/fitted firewood for wholesale and retail markets in the Greater Boston Area.
South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
01/1991 to 01/1993MANANGEMENT
Directed Facilities Management and Dining Services for the American University of Bulgaria (AUBG).
Following the collapse of communism in Bulgaria, tasked with converting former party administrative buildings into university facilities.
Established dormitory and classroom facilities, computer lab, library, dining services, faculty and administrative offices.
Directed two departments totaling 90 employees.
01/1975 to 01/1985CARPENTRY
Worked as a general carpenter on the Blue Hill Peninsula in down east Maine.
Experienced in all aspects of construction from the ground up.
Blue Hill, Maine.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Plant & Soil Science, Orono, ME1990University of Maine
Associate in claims2014The Institutes
Honors and Licenses
Outstanding Senior Student Award. 1990
American Society of Agronomy, Outstanding Senior Student in the North East Award. 1990
LICENSES: AL, AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, NV, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, TX, UT, WV, WY, NFIP Flood. Appraiser licenses: SC & PA
CERTIFICATIONS: State Farm (property & auto), Liberty Mutual (property), Allstate (property & auto), USAA (property), Rope & Harness/two story steep, TWIA.