Expert Witness Biography

Mike is a forestry expert with extensive experience in controlled burning. He provides investigations, reports, and testimony in personal injury and loss claims relating to pre-burn planning and site assessments, fire applications, and post-burn mop-up and assessments. He also has experience in fire damage and smoke liability.

Mike has been conducting forestry prescribed burns in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions of South Carolina for more than 18 years. As a practicing professional forester and fire manager he has accumulated extensive knowledge of the use, application, and effects of controlled forest (woodland/natural areas) fires.

Mike is a South Carolina certified prescribed fire manager, a Georgia certified prescribed burn manager, a South Carolina Registered Forester, and a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester. He is also a graduate of Colorado State University’s fire management program. Mike is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters and the Society of American Foresters.