I have always looked at the world around me—the buildings, the vehicles, even my pencil at school, and wondered, "How exactly did they build that?" And now in my career, I am using what I have learned to "deconstruct" those things and find the truth behind architectural and structural damage.
I've been in the Sacramento construction industry for more than 30 years. I started doing forensic engineering investigations after joining Barrish Pelham in 2003. My first investigations involved settlement damage, cause & origin reports, and burned truss repairs. Since then, the types of investigations have broadened to include moisture intrusion and building envelope issues, equipment failures, foundation salvageability studies, and ADA/Accessibility condition assessments. Since Barrish Pelham became part of Degenkolb, I've been excited to broaden that expertise and service a much larger client base along the entire West Coast.
I am an avid rugby fan and played for about 14 years! I also enjoy throwing darts. I may have been English in a former life!