Jeff brings a unique blend of forensic, training and information technology experience to Visionations. For more than 16 years, he has been entrenched in the forensic and law enforcement community by providing forensic analyses in the fields of latent print comparisons and bloodstain pattern analysis. He has also served as a project manager for over a decade with the leading laboratory information management systems company, Porter Lee, implementing the BEAST in scores of forensic laboratories and police departments across the US and tailoring the product for each lab’s specific needs.
A recognized veteran in the forensic community, Jeff has played a variety of roles and has garnered recognition within the law enforcement community including being a founding member of Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN). SWGSTAIN was originally formed in conjunction with the FBI and comprises analysts from all over the world. Currently, Jeff is the Chair of the Legal Subcommittee of SWGSTAIN, which is tasked with aiding analysts with issues on admissibility and validation. Jeff also serves on the Bloodstain Pattern Certification Board at the International Association for Identification (IAI) as well as on the Advisory Board for the Law Enforcement Innovation Center at the University of Tennessee. In addition, Jeff has an extensive forensic background, having trained hundreds of forensic scientists, crime scene personnel, and criminal investigators. He taught for the FBI for over six years and at the University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy for over 10 years. Other organizations where Jeff has been an instructor include the Illinois State Police, Baltimore Police Department, IAI, and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.