Agricultural / Animals


Our Agricultural and Animals Group includes professional with hands-on experience in the fields, in the feed mills, in the food processing plants, and in the animal clinics. Expertise includes agricultural equipment and machinery, materials, processes, operations, and management; grain explosions; soil management; food production and processing; OSHA, USDA, and FDA regulations; biology; forestry; landscaping; aquatics; environmental surveys; horse handling; dog behavior and temperament; and animal welfare, including diseases and reproduction.

First NameLast NameTitleCV Abstract
Arthur M.Brate, PEAgricultural EngineerWater drainage; hydrology; site development; environmental planning; flood control; dams; channels; levees; surface and subsurface water flows; agricultural and urban drainage problems; field topographic surveys; erosion control structures; construction inspection; land improvement; soil and water conservation; soil bio-engineering; damaged streams; hypoxia; grassed waterways; automated control structures.
Cheryl AnnCarlsonDog ExpertDog behavior, standard-of-care, and temperament; attacks and bites; police K-9, including drugs and explosives detection training; breeding, training, and boarding; protection and security; certification and judging; emergency medical services.
Malcolm K.Lim, PECivil EngineerMr. Lim has over 25 years’ experience involving Civil/Structural Engineering analysis, design, fabrication, and testing. His experience and expertise includes power plants, pipes and tunnels; field investigations; nondestructive testing; high rise buildings; balconies; bridges; piers; decks; structural distress; excessive displacement; excessive vibration; partial or total collapse; roofing systems; roadway pavements and runways; parking structures; materials testing; concrete products; document control; record creation and maintenance; international standards; corrosion; welding; quality control; certified SCUBA underwater inspections; impulse radar; ultrasonic testing; tunnel linings; garage barrier safety; post-tensioned beams; and concrete degradation.

Malcolm is a Registered Professional Engineer in several states, holds two patents, and has authored or co-authored dozens of books and publications.
Timothy R.McGreal, PEMechanical EngineerMr. McGreal has almost 20 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer, with over 25 years experience as an Automotive Mechanic. His expertise includes consumer products; automobile/trucks/other vehicles; fuel-fired appliances; explosions; fire suppression systems; fire alarm systems; plumbing systems; gas supply systems; code compliance; moisture intrusion; roof damage assessments; HVAC equipment; construction, agricultural, commercial, and industrial equipment and machinery; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); power tools; medical equipment; product design and packaging; human factors and warnings; and patent infringement.

Tim is a Registered Professional Engineer and has been awarded two patents. His Professional Affiliations include The Society of Fire Protection Engineers; The National Fire Protection Association; and The Society of Automotive Engineers.
Thomas A.Parker, PhDEntomologistEntomology, including pest control, wood-destroying organisms, pesticides, and bedbug infestations; termite control; lawn spraying; commercial sanitation; fumigation; smoke odor; fungi and mold; vegetation control; aerial spraying; mosquito and malaria spraying; infectious disease control; water quality monitoring; disease surveys; field and forage crops; control of spiders; insecticide formulations; ultra-violet radiation; mosquito ecology.
Richard W.RauSenior Mechanical ExpertOSHA inspector for cranes and hoists; automotive assembly plant equipment; material handling equipment; safety training and ergonomic requirements; handling, training, showing, and judging of horses, including thoroughbred racehorses; horse competitions; judges license (6 breeds).
Donald E.Sanders, DVM, Dip ACT, PASVeterinarian ExpertAnimal reproduction; animal welfare; animal biotechnology; animal embryo transfer; livestock water supply; bovine mastitis; animal production; milk production; artificial insemination; farm management; animal parasitism; euthanasia; malpractice; animal environment; dairy management; animal nutrition; animal diseases; stray voltage; toxicology.
Ewen C.Todd, PhDFood Safety & Public Health ExpertFood safety, including processing, handling, transporting, storing, and serving; food poisoning; hand hygiene; outbreak investigation; food science; hazards analysis and critical control points; restaurants and foodservice; disease transmission; toxicology; risk assessments; US and Canadian food regulations; E.Coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, Botulism, Ciguatera, Yeast, and other agents.