I have 17 years of experience, and specialize in the field of construction with specific knowledge in the areas of roofing and siding, moisture management and building inspection. I have published on such topics as exterior insulation and finishing system and stucco, and professional ethics and building performance. I have testified on exterior insulation and finishing system and stucco, concrete and masonry and construction costs. I entered private practice directly from defense contracting 17 years ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of subjects that I have been called on to research and investigate, and also the opportunity to be an educator on the subjects that are so interesting to me.