Professional Educator and former Regulator, Investigator, Trainer and Litigator with the Commonwealth with an extensive background in Food Safety, teaching Food Safety, FDA Food Code and the completion of Regulatory Contract work. for FDA. Expert in multiple disciplines: using innovative techniques, Life-time examples in Food Safety and laboratory safety, old and new pertinent skills and proven competency.
FDA Certification Courses: Seafood HACCP, Reduced Oxygen Packaging HACCP, Food Core III Food Processing and Technology FD152), Food Good Manufacturing Practices Application and Evidence Development (FD180), Foodborne Illness Investigations (ER325), FEMA -Retail Security Awareness.
FDA Contract Inspector since 2009.
Microsoft Office 365, Power Point, MS Word, & Excel.
Architect and construction drawings reviewer.
Medical and First-Aid.
certificates: Custom Meat Processing, Shellfish, Pasteurization, Labeling and Allergen Control Measures
Biology, EKG, environmental science, Epidemiology, experiments, Food Safety instruction, plumbing, HACCP controls, validation and verification. Competent in 3A plumbing standards, hood specifications. Proficient in the Legal application of the Law for hearings in: Trials, Administrative Hearings, Civil Penalty and Appeals. Litigated for the Commonwealth for non-traffic citations for business owners who violated the Food Law. Wrote 690 non-traffic citations for 320 food business owners, within a 9 county area. Established a 98 percent guilty plea rate with local Magistrates and the State, bringing in $115,410.23 in fines and court costs in a thirteen year period.
Food Inspector, 02/2004 － 01/2018Commonwealth of PA, Bureau of Food Safety － Harrisburg, PA
Accredited Food Safety Regulator with PDA and FDA contracts, HACCP certified, Field Inspector for restaurants and food facilities with the State of PA, Provided notice of Violations and Enforcement to operators, Attended and presented case points for non-traffic citation cases for the Commonwealth, in Magistrate & Appellate courts, against Operators, Reviewed construction plans for completeness and compliance with the FDA Food Code, Taught Food Safety for non-profit organizations, Proficient on computer writing and power point and have a PA drivers license.
I retired from State Service on 1/27/2018.
Microbiologist 2, 09/1996 － 02/2004Commonwealth of PA, Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services － Harrisburg, PA
State and Federally certified Microbiologist: plated and analyzed milk and water samples for bacteriological and chemical analyses using various medias, ran and trouble-shoot Market Forge autoclaves.
Certified Laboratory Evaluation Officer for FDA: Inspected milk and commercial laboratories for compliances with Federal 2400 series forms, evaluated laboratory analysts for compliance with Standard Methods, using the current NCIMS-PMO, Designed tests for the annual Laboratory Milk Director's program for the State, Provided drug residue databases of Bovine milkings and weekly updates to the Bureau Director, Certified State officials for milk sampling, provided re-training for laboratory analysts during the annual Regional milk and Lab Seminars. Maintained equipment inside the laboratory in compliance with Standard Methods and AOPC. Maintained daily logs and charts, for review.
Adjunct Prodessor, Chemistry Laboratory, 02/1996 － 05/1996Gettysburg College － Gettysburg, PA
Provided procedures and laboratory experiments,, demonstrations, lecture and practical exercises to students on a bi-weekly basis during the Spring Semester of 1996. Administered quizzes and test to students, based on current lectures, graded tests and gave results to professor for review.
Adjunct Professor, Science, 09/1995 － 08/1996Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg Campus － Harrisburg, PA
Taught on Environmental biology, science of the Ecosystem, atmospheric strata, pollution of streams, Wetlands, among other topics, Provided lecture, quizzes and test to students to determine competency, graded tests and forwarded grades to the Administrator of Biology during the Spring and summer of 1995. This same class was taught at the Harrisburg campus during the Summer of 1996.
Adjunct Professor, Biology , 07/1995 － 08/1995Wilson College － Chambersburg, PA
Planned curriculum, lectured, provided quizzes and tests for Basic Biology to students during the Summer 1995. Proctored tests to determine grade of each student, based on individual performance, attendance and grades; and submitted to the Dean of Students.
Cardiac Monitor Technician, 12/1994 － 09/1996Pennicale Health － Harrisburg, PA
Monitored 40 heart patients in various degrees of heart failure, using 4 lead EKG telemetry units, as part of the Heart Unit, Reported any anomalies to the Nursing and Medical staff, Provided metered analysis of heart patients to the Doctors and staff, for further evaluation.
Research Associate, 01/1994 － 09/1994University of MD, College Park － College Park, MD
Prepared male and female praying mantises for tissue preparation using differential staining methods. Preserved and presented histology of both male and female auditory organs for review by professor. Used microscopy to verify organ structure.
Was part of a multi-stage collaborative study to determine all aspects of flight patterns in male and female Praying mantises to determine efficacy of auditory nerve impulses in predatory capture masking and escape. Auditory structures were found different in size and function in both sexes of insects.
Results of these studies were published in the Journal of Morphology, 1996, 2005.
Graduate Assistant, 01/1992 － 12/1993Pathology Laboratory Shippenburg Univesity of PA － Shippensburg, PA
Prepared different selective growth media and broths for the Pathogenic Laboratory. Prepared the laboratory for student practical exercises and maintained equipment, microscopes, slides and autoclave equipment for daily use. Maintained records for the autoclave, showing sterility has been met.
All media and contaminated materials was disposed of in accordance with EPA standards. Provided temporary instruction to students when the Professor was detained or away. Laboratory manuals were used as the standard guidance.
Medical Specialist: Train-the Trainer Instructor, Expert Field Medical Badge Instructor, 02/1986 － 05/1989US Army － Schweinfurt, Germany, Leesville, LA
Medical Specialist: First Aid, IV therapy insertion and maintenance, CPR certification, Participant in the first annual Soldier blood drive 1986-1987, Commander of Ambulance during field exercises, Managed Battalion Aid Station in Kohlberg, in Communist-held East Germany, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician, 1986, Train-the Trainer Instructor, Expert Field Medical Badge Instructor, 1987. Rank: Specialist 4 [Promotable].
Commendations: Expert Field Medical Badge 1986, Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal-3-oak leaf clusters, Army Service Medal, Expert Marksman badge.
Education and Training
December 1993Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania － Shippensburg, PA, USAMaster of ScienceBiology ResearchBiology Research Thesis: Independently reviewed historical publications, prepared specimens for both Histology and surface Scanning Electron Microscopy to determine if stress on all life cycles of the salamander affected feeding structure and function. Prepared slides and surface structures for analysis, photography and final review. Thesis was proven and presented to Faculty reviewers for approval and final dissertation. Research finding and procedures were used in future publications.
May 1992Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania － Shippensburg, PA, USABachelor of ScienceBiology, Pre- MedicineBiology degree, researched the affects of anesthetic on heart function, heart rate and mortality of salamanders during testing. Presented finding at State Conferences for Science and Technology.
1984Ft Sam Houston － San Antonio, TX, USAMedical, blood and IV TherapyGained experience in basic first-aid, pressure dressings, phlebotomy, IV therapy, patient transport during field exercises and simulated combat situations.
May 1981Yuma Union High School － Yuma, AZHigh School DiplomaVarious Fields
Novice fisherman and hunter. Teach children on proper Firearm Safety.
Volunteer for the American Legion and the Waynesboro Fish and Game Commission, during fund-raisers
Donate annually to local Volunteer Fire Companies.
Cell Phone: 717-372-4747. Authorized to work in the US for any employer.
Activities and Honors
Tri-beta Biological Honor Society, Lifetime member since 1993.
Association of Food & Drug Officials, since 2005.
Publication: Journal of Morphology, "Nymphal Development of the auditory system in praying mantis Hierodulamembranacea Burmeister, 1996. Ref. 265:120-139 (2005)