Robert is a consultant and forensic fire investigator with Gulf Coast Fire Investigation, Research, and Education and is certified as a fire investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators. He retired as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after a 27 year career and was certified as a Special Agent/Certified Fire Investigator. He has attended numerous fire investigation training and education seminars, and he has coordinated and participated as an instructor for numerous fire investigation training programs both inside the United States and internationally. He has been recognized as an expert witness in fire investigation and explosion investigation in both state and federal courts. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
Lisa is the Director of Administration and Operations for Gulf Coast Fire Investigation, Research, and Education. She retired as a teacher after a 20 year teaching career in Louisiana and Virginia. She has extensive experience in the design, development, and implementation of training and education programs. She has served as the project officer and grant manager for two federal grants awarded to the Louisiana Association of Arson investigators as part of the FEMA, Assistance to Firefighters, Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program. As part of her grant management duties she scheduled and coordinated a number of fire investigation training seminars delivered throughout the state of Louisiana.