Expert Witness Biography

Barbara Bogner is an expert in the operations of athletic fields and facilities with specific expertise in ice rinks and swimming pools. She applies her expertise to forensic casework involving the maintenance, inspection, staffing, and day to day operations of the facilities, associated equipment, their grounds, and surrounding infrastructure.

Barbara has more than 20 years of experience managing athletic fields, facilities, and the surrounding infrastructure with the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since 2002 she has overseen operations of the aquatics and ice rink facilities; in this role she is responsible for facilities maintenance, equipment, capital improvements, staffing, and programming. In earlier roles, Barbara had broader oversight for the maintenance and operations of recreational fields, including soccer, rugby, and lacrosse fields, and basketball and tennis courts. Her expertise extends to lighting, fencing, sports goals, snow removal, parking lot operations, and landscaping.

Barbara worked as a Deputy ice Technician for Figure and Short Track Skating at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Her responsibilities included the on-site management and operations in ice making and ice resurfacing for the main Gangneung Figure Skating/Short Track venue and Yeongdong short track training facility.

Barbara is a Certified Ice Rink Manager, Certified Rink Administrator, Certified Ice Technician, and Safe Ice Resurface Operator. She holds additional credentials as a Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, CPR/AED/FA Instructor Trainer, Professional Rescuer Instructor, and Certified Pool Operator. Barbara earned Master’s Degrees in both Landscape Architecture and Urban Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver. Her undergraduate degree is in Outdoor Recreation Management from Colorado State University.