Started in law enforcement as a part-time Deputy Sheriff while attending the University of Wisconsin and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In 1980 was hired a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation working in the Narcotics Bureau. In 1982 transferred to the Arson Bureau of the same Department with the responsibility to investigate fires and explosions in the State of Wisconsin. In 1982 joined the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and the Wisconsin Chapter of IAAI. In 2010 began investigating fires and explosions in the private sector with Kubitz and Associates working mainly in Wisconsin and portions of Michigan. Severed the IAAI as Director and President of the Wisconsin Chapter and then as Director and President of the International in 2011 & 2012. Presently serving as Chair of the IAAI Certified Fire Investigator Committee.