I have 25 years of experience, and specialize in the field of disability policy with specific knowledge in the areas of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), inclusive emergency management and employment discrimination. I have published on such topics as disability culture, history and diversity, ADA compliance in the law enforcement and corrections settings and the legal impact of the ADA on local zoning laws and ordinances. I have testified on structural access and ADA Title III compliance, ADA implementation and compliance and submitted numerous expert opinion reports resulting in settlements prior to trial. As a person with a disability myself, I am honored to play some small role in assisting clients become more accessible. Everything is meaningful when it affects you personally. It could be helping a local mom and pop store or a multi-million dollar commuter rail project. It could be mediating with a property owner and a customer with a disability or giving testimony before the United States Congress. All of these events were remarkable.