I have held positions (volunteer, paid, and combination) in Law Enforcement (sworn and non-sworn), Emergency Medical Services, Search and Rescue, Medico-Legal Death Investigation (Coroner), Emergency Communications, Emergency Management, U.S. Public Health Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. I have written several articles on a number of Public Safety subjects which have appeared in such publications as Emergency Medical Services, Firehouse, Fire Chief, and the Journal of Emergency Medical Services. I am an advocate for the reformation of our failing justice system which has been responsible for the wrongful conviction of thousands of innocent people and an advocate for the awareness and resolution of homelessness; I am currently working on two books to address both of these issues. Having been diagnosed with it myself, I am an advocate for the awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), especially among First Responders. In 2005, I was honored to receive a commission by Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher as a Kentucky Colonel. I am a Secular Humanist and a legally ordained minister; in 2017 I was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree (h.c.) and in 2018 a Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c.).