CURRICULUM VITAEPosted: January 26, 2008
November 1985 – Present:
Private practice specializing in business law and litigation: Represented clients in business law, contracts, business formation, real estate, landlord/tenant, and estate planning. Experienced trial attorney, from traffic to complex commercial litigation. Clients range from individuals to large corporations, located throughout Colorado and the United States. Worked with start-up companies and represented several high-risk recreational businesses, providing them with advice and research to prevent litigation. Worked for and have developed legal defense programs for several insurance companies.
Specialization in outdoor recreation law: Represented a wide variety of outdoor industry trade associations, organizations and companies including manufacturers and universities. Developed a national reputation for outdoor recreation litigation, contracts and defense programs. Trial assets are ability to communicate and relate to the jury and to cross-examine witness.
Small Business Risk Management Seminars: Conducted two- and three-day risk management seminars for outdoor recreation businesses. Seminars provide the participant with hands-on training in how to detect risks and handle problems when they occur to prevent litigation.
February 2008 – Present
Author – http://www.Rec-Law.Blogspot.com: Author of a weekly blog on the issues in the outdoor recreation community.
May 2004 – Present
Editor the Outdoor Recreation & Fitness Law Review. The Law Review is an online publication informing lawyers and business of changes in the law of outdoor recreation, fitness and outdoor education. (www.snewsnet.com/lawreview)
August 2002 – Present
Instructor Ski Area Operations, Risk Management. Colorado Mountain College, Leadville, CO. Author SAO Risk Management on line curriculum. Colorado Mountain College, Leadville, CO. Author Ski Area Operations, Risk Management on line course (http://www.coloradomtn.edu/programs/sao/field.shtml)
February 2001 – Present
Consultant Risk Management and Disaster Planning. Work with business to identify source of lawsuits and eliminate those sources. Consult on all forms of litigation, risk management, disaster planning.
August 2006 – December 2006
Developer the Parks Recreation and Tourism Program, University of Utah, PRT Risk Management Insurance & Law
January 2005 – August 2006
Park’s College (Everest) Adjunct Instructor in the paralegal program, teaching Contracts, Real Property, Estates, Administrative and Probate law.
February 2001 – August 2002
Risk Manager, Copper Mountain Resort Claims Management, Worker’s Compensation, and Training program. Reduced General Liability Claims costs from the three-year average Ninety (90%) percent. Received thank you notes from injured guests and family members of fatalities. Eliminated all lawsuits by injured guests. Converted Risk Management into a customer service department. Empowered Ski Patrol and Guest Service employees to solve problems to reduce claims. Reduced Worker’s Compensation costs by 67% and reduced claims by 20%. Wrote the weekly newsletter for Intrawest (Parent Corporation) for risk management personnel.
1999 – 2001
Publisher, Outdoor Recreation Newsletter: Created and publish a monthly electronic newsletter exploring various aspects of risk management, liability, and legal issues affecting the outdoor recreation, travel and hospitality industry.
1984 — 1985: Attorney, Nationwide Financial Services, Mutual Fund Co. Developed and managed the training 3,000 agents in securities, tax law, and sales. Developed a multi-media training program explaining IRS and SEC regulations on the sale of securities. This three day seminar was culminated a two-year series of training programs tying the entire program together. Developed marketing and advertising plans for agent promotions. Coordinated sales, marketing, and legal functions with other departments within the company. Also coordinated mutual fund programs with other companies within Nationwide.
1983-1984: Attorney, Nationwide Life Insurance Co. Wrote pension plans and trained agents and stockbrokers in pension law. Provided in-house and on-site sales support for mutual funds, tax-sheltered annuities, life insurance products, and other financial instruments. Assisted in the development of “BEST of AMERICA,” the first tax sheltered annuity to wrap public mutual funds. Trained the brokerage community in the sales of tax-sheltered annuities of Nationwide Life Insurance Company.
1983-1985: Rock climbing instructor and Money Management Instructor, Ohio State University Creative Arts Program. Taught 2,000 students rock climbing skills. Courses ranged from a 10-week experience, to a one-day program for youth groups. Developed a new teaching technique for rock climbing teaching 25 students to climb at one time.
The Money Management program was directed at professional students entering the work force for the first time. The class concentrated on investments, but started with checking accounts and ended with retirement.
1980- 1982: Law Clerk, Sebastian and Marsh, commercial litigation firm.
Mediator, Columbus City Attorneys office, night prosecutor’s program. Mediated disputes between citizens of Columbus, OH. The program was instituted to relieve the courts and police of handling domestic and non-arrest incidents and to provide a forum of civilian disputes.
1978 – 1980: Nationwide Insurance – Self employed multi line insurance agent. Held SEC series 6, life/health and property/casualty insurance license
1977 — 1978: Boy Scouts of America District Executive. Responsible for year-round program, adult and youth leader training, fund raising, and recruitment of youth and adults. Developed youth programs in character building, leadership and outdoor recreation. Provided training to adults working with youth and outdoor skills to youth.
August 1980 — December 1982: J.D., Capital University Law
1972 — 1977: B.S., Ohio State University
POST COLLEGE EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
National Executive Institute (BSA)
National Camping School (BSA)
National Exploring Law Enforcement Conference (BSA)
Exploring Leader Training (BSA)
Scoutmaster Leader Training
Emergency Medical Technician
Mandatory Colorado Continuing Legal Education Classes
Developed a national expertise as a consultant and trial attorney specializing in recreational risk issues, encompassing several areas with primary emphases on litigation prevention. Litigated and consulted on a broad scope of issues including risk management as it relates to recreation and outdoor education, risk management and program exposure evaluation, equipment and product liability and insurance issues.
Currently represent a large segment of the whitewater rafting insurance industry, scuba insurance industry, canoe livery and outdoor recreation industry. Consulted on or successfully litigated rafting, backpacking, kayaking, snowmobiling, ropes course and rock climbing cases.
OUTDOOR RECREATION LAW
Currently or previously represented the following non-profit organizations:
American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)
Arkansas River Outfitters Association (AROA)
Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE)
Backpacking Industry Council
Climbing Gym Association (CGA)
Climbing Wall Manufacture’s Association (CWMA)
Colorado River Outfitters Association (CROA)
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
International Mountain Guides
National Association of Canoe Liveries and Outfitters (NACLO)
National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC)
Outdoor Industry Women’s Council (OIWC)
Outdoor Recreation Coalition of America (ORCA)
Professional Paddlesports Association (PPA)
Western River Guides Association (WRGA)
Wilderness Education Association (WEA)
Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)
Currently or previously represented the following organizations:
Albany Insurance Company
Colorado Whitewater Expeditions
International Mountain Guides
Jack’s Plastic Welding
National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds
Noah’s Ark Adventure Company
St. Elias Alpine Guides
US Navy, Morale, Welfare & Recreation Div.
Wildwasser Sports (Prijon)
World Wide Outfitters & Guides Association (Risk Retention Group)
Expert witness in outdoor recreation, commercial guiding, and recreation education cases
PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS and NEWSLETTERS
Risk Management and Law for Outdoor Recreation Professionals: Compiled November 1995. 400-page compendium of articles issues and reference material for individuals and businesses.
The Lawyer’s Advisor: Published September 1996. 160-page book written to provide consumers and lawyers with maxims for dealing with each other. Published by ICS Books, Merrillville, IN.
Outdoor Recreation Forms, Published September 1999, 200 page book published by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, to provide members with risk management forms for their businesses.
Legal Liability and Risk Management in Adventure Tourism: Ross Cloutier with Daniel Garvey, Will Leverette, James Moss & Gilles Valade. I was responsible for Chapter Seven Canadian Businesses Carrying on Operations in the United States.
Outdoor Recreation, Travel and Hospitality Law Newsletter, monthly electronic newsletter detailing changes, actions, lawsuits and results for the Outdoor Recreation, Travel and Hospitality Community.
Liability Corner, Paddle Dealer Magazine. Quarterly magazine for the paddlesport’s industry, Paddlesport Publishing, Inc., Steamboat, Colorado.
Outdoor Recreation Risk Management and Law: Scheduled release date 2010, Jones and Bartlett Publishing. College textbook for Outdoor Recreation, Ski and business law classes.
Boy Scout Fieldbook: Contributing Author for the Risk Management chapter, Boy Scouts of America
Outdoor Programmers Resource Guide, Risk Management, Association of Outdoor Recreation & Education, 2004
Outside Business, October 1989, Taking Cover – In the Who’s-To-Blame Game, Be Trained In Self-Defense.
The Outdoor Network, fall 1990, Vol. 1 No. 7, Lawsuits: The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Education Cases (Reprinted, January 1991 in Christian Wilderness Leaders Coalition; 1991 Newsletter National Association of Canoe Liveries and Outfitters.)
The Outdoor Network, winter 1990, Vol. 1 No. 8, Medical Release Forms
The Outdoor Network, spring 1991, Vol. 1 No. 9, Liability and Outdoor Equipment
The Outdoor Network, spring 1991, Vol. 1 No. 9, Avoiding a Lawsuit
The Outdoor Network, fall 1991, Vol. 3 No. 3, Using Industry Knowledge to Your best Advantage.
Outdoor Recreation Coalition of America, 1991, Outdoor Programmer’s Resource Guide, Liability Section
Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Liability in the Future and How to Prepare for that Threat Today.
Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Paperwork: It Destroys Trees, Takes up Space and Maybe Necessary to Prevent Lawsuits.
Pathways to Outdoor Communication, a publication of the New York State Outdoor Education Association, Inc., spring 1992, Avoiding a Lawsuit
The Outdoor Network, spring 19921, Vol. 4 No. 1, Liabilities of Endorsers, Trade Associations, or Similar Parties Who Approve a Product in the Outdoor Recreation Industry.
The Outdoor Network, spring 1992, Vol. 4 No. 2, Whitewater Rafting Liability.
The Outdoor Network, fall 1992, Vol. 4 No. 4, Current Trends in the Use of Waivers and Releases.
Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Liability for Sexual Contact between Guides and Guests.
Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Current Trends in Outdoor Recreation Liability.
Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Certification and Accreditation; the Legal Perspective for the Outdoor Recreation Community.
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Sports Law, Product Liability of Outdoor Recreation Equipment, May 5, 1995.
Outdoor Retailer, Troubled Waters, April 2000.
Paddle Dealer, Liability Corner, Outfitter Release Forms: How to Keep Them Meaningful, spring 2000
Paddle Dealer, Liability Corner, A Few Words on “Standards” spring 2000
Paddle Dealer, Liability Corner, Pay Special Attention to Children, summer 2000
Paddle Dealer Liability Corner, Running a Retail Operation: Should you Rent Equipment, fall 2000
Scouter Magazine, Special Attention Required When it comes to Children, Lawsuits, Releases and Assumption of Risk, Vol 2, Issue 1
Paddle Dealer, Liability Corner, The Basics of Negligence, winter 2001
Inside/Outside Magazine: Renting Equipment, spring 2003
CLE International, Recreation and Adventure Program law and Liability Conference, It’s Not Money
GearTrends Magazine, summer 2004, What you need in a perfect independent representative contract; and why you need a good contract with your reps!
Lorman Education Services, CLE Program, Worker’s Compensation: How to Reduce Injuries on the job; Put down the pencil, get off your chair, and get out of your office
Mountain Bulletin, a Publication of the American Mountain Guide Association, Assumption of the Risk, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Summer 2004
Wilderness Medicine, the Journal of the Wilderness Medical Society, Legal Watch: Prescriptions and the Law, Fall 2007 (http://www.wms.org/pubs/WMSFall2007_MagazineFINAL_lowres.pdf)
Frontline High-Altitude Ethics Roundtable, Storm Over Everest, May, 2008, http://www.frontline.org/everest/etc/roundtable.html
VIDEOS AND FILMS
Consulted on or written the scripts and provided legal advice for the following Videos and Films.
National Livery Safety System, “Accepting the Responsibility… A Guide to Safe Paddling.” 1993. American Canoe Association
National Livery Safety System, “You’re in Control…A Guide to Safe Paddling.” 1993. American Canoe Association
National Livery Safety System, “So Take the Time…A Guide to Risk Management Training for Outfitters.” 1993. American Canoe Association
Scuba Schools International, Basic Scuba Training, 1993.
Jack’s Plastic Welding, “Operation of the Paddle Cat.” 1993.
National Livery Safety System, “Whitewater Rafting.” 2000. American Canoe Association
National Livery Safety System, “Whitewater Kayaking.” 2000. American Canoe Association
CONSULTATIONS FOR PUBLICATIONS:
Quoted in or consulted by the following newspapers and magazines concerning risk management or outdoor recreation.
Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska
Meetings & Conventions, Letters to the Editor
Outdoor Network, Boulder, Colorado
Outdoor Retailer, California
Outside Business, Chicago, Illinois
Rock & Ice, Letters to the Editor
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado
Wall Street Journal, New York, New York
Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts
Outdoor Hospitality Magazine
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
Camp Business, Letters to the Editor
Western River Guides Association, Annual Meeting December 1988: Reducing Your Exposure to Lawsuits, Reno, Nevada.
Colorado River Outfitters Association Annual Meeting, February 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993: various recreational risk topics.
Western River Guides Association, Annual Meeting December 1988: Paperwork Necessary To Prevent Lawsuits.
Boy Scouts of America, National Search and Rescue Conference, July 1989, Reducing Your Risk of Being Sued, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Boy Scouts of America, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, July 1990, Reducing Your Risk of Being Sued, Boulder, Colorado.
Boy Scouts of America, National Exploring Conference 1990, Working with Parents to Avoid Litigation, Boulder, Colorado.
Boy Scouts of America, North Central Region Exploring Law Enforcement Conference 1991: BSA Programs and Their Effect in Reducing Your Lawsuit Risk, Denver, Colorado.
Coalition of Exclusive Agents, First Annual Conference, July 1991, Reducing Your Errors and Omission’s Exposure, Las Vegas, Nevada.
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Liability in the Future and How to Prepare for that Threat Today, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Paperwork: It Destroys Trees, Takes up Space and Maybe Necessary to Prevent Lawsuits, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
America Outdoors, Confluence 91, Reducing Your Liability, Orlando, Florida.
America Outdoors, Confluence 91, Understanding Your Insurance, Orlando, Florida.
Wilderness Education Association, Post Incident Emergency Legal Response, February 1992, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Colorado.
Sixth International Conference on Outdoor Recreation, Liability for Sexual Contact between Guests and Guides, November 1992, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
Sixth International Conference on Outdoor Recreation, Panel Discussion on: Liability for Certification, Accreditation and Endorsements in the Outdoor Recreation Industry, November 1992, Calgary, Canada.
Sixth International Conference on Outdoor Recreation, Panel Discussion of: Current trends in Outdoor Recreation Liability, November 1992, Calgary, Canada.
First Annual Challenge Course Symposium: Lawsuits: How to Handle them and How to Avoid Them, April, Boulder Colorado.
Exploring Search and Rescue Conference, Liability of Explorer Post Leaders. August 1993, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Seventh International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Emerging Trends in Outdoor Recreation, November 1993, Corvallis, Oregon
Seventh International Conference on Outdoor Recreation: Legalese, understanding the language, November 1993, Corvallis, Oregon
Confluence 1993, National Association of Canoe Liveries and Outfitters: National Livery System Video used as a Trial Defense Exhibit, December, Florida.
Second Annual Challenge Course Symposium: Setting up Your Course and Your Business to Avoid Litigation Threats, April, Boulder, Colorado
Fifth International Symposium on Human and Resource Management: Legal liability in Resource Management, June 1994, Fort Collins, Colorado
Building Partnerships, Building Trails: Risk Management for Trail Maintenance and Design. June 23, 1994, Park City, Utah.
Alpha Phi Omega Regional Conference: Alcohol Liability, a New Risk Plan for APO, October 29, 1994, Boulder, Colorado.
The Challenge Course Manager, Rick Management, March 28, 1995, Golden, Colorado
The Challenge Course Manager, Paperwork, Liability Defense, March 29, 1995, Golden, Colorado
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Sports Law, Product Liability of Outdoor Recreation Equipment, May 5, 1995.
Colorado Bar Association 1995 Convention, Sports Law, Outdoor Recreation in Colorado, September 8, 1995.
Seminar, Cornell University, Risk Management and Liability, Protecting you and your program from assault, October 24, 1995
Seminar, Cornell University, Paperwork, the Documents you need for Liability Protection, October 25, 1995.
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation, Risk Management in Outdoor Recreation Programs, October 24-25, 1995, Cornell University, New York.
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation, Risk Liability in University Outdoor Recreation Programs, October 24-25, 1995, Cornell University, New York.
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation, Update in Outdoor Recreation Law, October 24-25, 1995, Cornell University, New York.
National Association of Canoe Liveries and Outfitters, 1995 Convention, Risk Management in Outdoor Recreation Operations, November 26 – 27, 1995.
Wilderness Medicine Society, Liability Issues in Outdoor Recreation Law, February, 1996, Big Sky, Montana
Wilderness Education Association, Outdoor Recreation Liability Issues in College and University Outdoor Programs, February 23, 1996, Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee.
Wilderness Education Association, What’s New in University and College Outdoor Recreation, February 24, 1996, Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee
Outdoor Recreation Coalition of America Rendezvous and Conference, Liability Issues of College and University Programs, June 1, 1996, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Seventh International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Land Management Issues for Colleges and Universities, November 7, 1996, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Seventh International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Update in Risk Management and the Law for Colleges and Universities, November 7, 1996, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Professional Paddlesports Association National Waterways Conference, Asset Protection and Estate Planning for the Canoe Livery Owner, December 5, 1996, Destin Florida.
Challenge Course Mangers Symposium, Legal and Risk Management Issues for the Challenge Course Manager, December 15, 1996, Boulder, Colorado.
Non-Profits in Travel Conference, Risk Management for Adventure Travel Industry, March 3, 1997, Arlington, Virginia
American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Directors, Recreation Programs: Are You What You Think You Are, March 21, 1997, St. Louis, Missouri.
International Boating and Water Safety Summit, Signs, Signs Everywhere a Sign, April 22, 1997, San Diego, California
International Boating and Water Safety Summit, Is Your Insurance Adjuster Prospecting You for a Lawsuit? April 22, 1997, San Diego, California
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, How to Protect Your Mexican Assets from US Attorneys, November 7, 1997, Merida, Mexico.
Professional Paddlesports Association Conference, Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign, December 4, 1997, Clearwater, Florida.
Professional Paddlesports Association Conference, Update in Outdoor Recreation Law, December 4, 1997, Clearwater, Florida.
First World Conference on the Cold and 7th European Cold Conference, How to Protect Your Assets from US Lawsuits, January 15, 1998, Kiruna, Sweden
American Mountain Guides Annual Conference, Your Client Is Not Breathing, Not Bleeding And Maybe Dead, What Do You Do Next. October 17, 1997, Golden, Colorado.
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation & Education, The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education in the Year 2000. October 22, 1998, Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Wilderness Medicine Society, Liability Issues for Physicians and Wilderness Medicine, August 1999, Whistler, Canada
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Update in Outdoor Recreation Law, Dealing with the Federal Land Managers and Access, November, 1999, Jackson, Wyoming
National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds, Asset Protection Planning, Training Your Employees to Prevent Lawsuits, Employee/Employer Law, November 1999, San Antonio TX
Challenge Course Manager, Running your Program without attracting lawsuits, December 1999, Golden, CO
Maine Campground Owners Association 2000 Spring meeting and Trade Show, Asset Protection Planning and Risk Management, April 14, 2000, Portland, Maine.
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Stump the Lawyer, November 11, 2000, Miami University, Oxford Ohio.
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Update in OR Law, November5-6, 2001, University of Idaho, Pocatello, ID
CLE International, Recreation and Adventure Program law and Liability Conference, April 10 & 11, 2003, Vail Colorado
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, How to Teach Risk Management, November 7, 2003, Utah Valley State College, Orem Utah
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Pre-Trip Risk management Planning, November 8, 2003, Utah Valley State College, Orem Utah
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Pre-Trip Risk management Planning, November 9, 2003, Utah Valley State College, Orem Utah
American Mountain Guides Association Annual Conference, Insurance, October 23, 2004, Moab Utah
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Product Liability, October 29, 2004, Nashville, TN
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Legal Terminology, October 29, 2004, Nashville, TN
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Legal Update, October 29, 2004, Nashville, TN
Lorman Education Services, CLE Program, Worker’s Compensation: How to Reduce Injuries on the job, October 17, 2004, Grand Junction, CO
CLE International, Recreation and Adventure Law CLE: Update in Outdoor Recreation Law, April 28 & 29, 2005, Denver, Colorado,
Wilderness Medical Society, Annual Conference, Legal issues for Physicians dealing with Outdoor Recreation Programs, July 23, 2005, Snowmass, Colorado
International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Risk Management Update, October 2006, Buffalo, NY
International Technical Rescue Symposium, Standards, November 3, 2007, Golden Colorado. (Was voted “Most Thought Provoking Presentation” by the attendees.)
Lorman CLE Workers’ Compensation Update, November 27, 2007, Colorado Springs Colorado, “Keeping Your Worker’s Compensation Costs Low”
Mountain Rescue Association Winter Meeting, January 12, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT, Standards
Sports and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference March 4, 2009, San Antonio, TX, Releases and Minors: an Update
Sports and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference March 4, 2009, San Antonio, TX, Releases and the Common Law
Rocky Mountain Lift Association Annual Conference, May 4, 2009, Grand Junction, CO, Risk Management: An Update
TEACHING AND EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona, Risk Management for Recreation Programs. Case Studies of Outdoor Recreation Accidents and Responses, April 1992,
Community College of Aurora, Business Law, April — May 1992, Substitute Instructor
Oregon State University, Outdoor Recreation Liability, 1993
Cornell University, Outdoor Recreation Liability, 1994
University of Utah, Outdoor Recreation Liability, 1996
Colorado State University, Adjunct Professor, Human Resources, Ph.D. program 1993-97
Pike’s Peak Community College, Adjunct Professor, Risk Management and Insurance Law, 1998
University of Idaho, Outdoor Recreation Liability, 2001
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Sports Law, Product Liability of Outdoor Recreation Equipment, May 5, 1995.
Colorado Mountain College, Leadville, CO Risk Management, Ski Area Operations. Live Class (Fall 2002 to Present) and Online Class (2004 to Present)
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Outdoor Recreation, Risk Management, Insurance and Law, Spring 2006 (online)
PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council, Exploring Officers Association Advisor, Council Exploring Program Chair, Council Exploring Committee, Council Activities Committee and the Exploring Ski Day Chair.
Trade Associations of Paddlesports: Member of the Board of Directors
Safety Committee Union Internationale des Association d’Alpinisme (International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation)
Member American Society of Testing & Materials (http://www.astm.org/)
National Outdoor Book Awards, Co-Founder and Judge (http://www.noba-web.org/)
Moab Confluence: Chief Judge Writing Contest (http://www.moabconfluence.org/)
Falcon Guides (Globe Pequot Press) Advisory Panel (http://www.falcon.com/)
ICS Books (Globe Pequot Press) Editorial Review Board
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed to practice law in Ohio (inactive), Colorado, Colorado Federal District Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Certified alpine ski binding technician for several binding manufactures
MEMBERSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Adventure Sports Lawyer’s Group
Venturing District Committee of the Boy Scouts of America
Trade Association of Paddlesports (Board Member)
American Alpine Club
National Recreation & Parks Association
Sports & Recreation Law Association
Ambassador, National Summit on Outdoor Recreation, 1994, Washington, D.C.
Lifetime Vigil Honor Member, Muskingum Valley Council, BSA
Certificates of Appreciation, Denver Area Council, BSA
District Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council, Exploring Division
Editorial Board, ICS Books
Advisory Board, Recreation and Guide Program, Pike’s Peak Community College
Co-Founder and Judge, National Outdoor Book Awards (http://www.noba-web.org/)
Judge: Moab Confluence Writing Festival
Editorial Review Board, Globe Pequot Press, Falcon Publishing
Board of Directors, Trade Association of Paddlesports
I’ve held a Class I Utah Guide License and River Guide Instructor certificate in Colorado, working an average of thirty days a year as a whitewater guide.
Climbing, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Paragliding, Whitewater sports, Ornithology, Environmental Studies.