A little bit about myself

 

I'm a Forensic Artist & Sculptor and I specialize in reconstructing faces from the skull and sketching composites. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice which is how I got started in the field of Forensics. For 19 years I worked in the Forensic Investigation Unit for the Sacramento Police Department in California and became the Police Department's first Forensic Artist. 


My expertise also includes crime scene investigation, anthropology, photography, and in my spare time I enjoy fine art projects.  As a Medical Investigator and Forensic Photographer with the Federal Government, I am part of a team of specialists who deploy out to disaster scenes and assist in the identification of victims of mass fatalities. 

Achievements & Certifications

Distinguished Member Award: DMORT Region-9

Distinguished Service Award: Sacramento Police Department

Jay Reynolds Award for "Exceptional Professional Commitment"

Certificate of Excellence in Law Enforcement - Ben Ali Peace Officer's Association

Certified Forensic Artist, International Association for Identification

Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, International Association for Identification

Training background in forensic art

Forensic Facial Imaging
FBI Academy
Quantico, Virginia


Advanced Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma


Advanced 2-Dimensional Identification Techniques & Portrait Sculpting in Clay
Scottsdale Artists' School
Scottsdale, Arizona


Mastering Composite Drawing
Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety
Evanston, Illinois


Professional Facial Reconstruction
University of Manchester, Unit of Art in Medicine
Manchester, England


Age Progression Techniques
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Forensic Imaging Unit
Alexandria, Virginia


Human Identification in Anthropology
University of Tennessee, Anthropology Department
Knoxville, Tennessee


Human Osteology
California State University, Sacramento
Anthropology Department