I have 28 years of experience, and specialize in the field of real estate appraisal and consulting with specific knowledge in the areas of litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, estate, income, and gift taxes, and ad valorem tax valuation. I have testified 26 times on topics such as partial takings in eminent domain, hazardous substance contamination, and construction defects. I entered college pre-med, but ended up majoring in philosophy. After leaving college, I worked in the building trades for 15 years, becoming a masonry contractor. My friends said I went from the abstract to concrete.