Dave Kert - President
Dave retired from the Rocklin Police But started LE with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. He is Professor emeritus, Aministration of Justice and Certified Academy Instructor. With over 50 years in Law Enforcement he has been the Police Association President for several years as well as Training Manager for The California Lottery Law enforcement Division, California Board of Prison Terms and course instructor for training of law enforcement, Fusion Center and government personnel.. He oversees various projects and develops specialized training programs for government entities and is a CT Anaylyst. .His NN is 'Ghost".and has been a member with HTCC for over 20 years. Dave started dealing with computers when Tandy released the TRS-80 series and then IBM created the PC. Dave is fluent in German and can survive in other EU languages.
Toby M. Finnie
Toby M. Finnie's background in law enforcement and criminal justice includes nearly 30 years of service to public safety agencies. She is a participating member of the Futures Working Group collaboration between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Society of Police Futurists International. She was a planning panel member and technical working groups participant, co-authoring Investigating Crime on the Internet & Networked Computers and Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement. Ms. Finnie served on the advisory boards of two nonprofit organizations: National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse with the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) and Web Wise Kids, an organization that promotes safe use of the Internet. She was a member of the National Cybercrime Training Partnership editorial board and is a past member of Computer Technology Investigators Northwest board of directors.
Jerry is an experienced and well-regarded computer forensics expert and has been active in the field since 1995. One federal judge described him as “. . . a careful, precise, credible, and knowledgeable expert witness.” RKI, Inc. v. Grimes, 177 F.Supp.2d 859 (N.D.Ill., 2001). He has testified in numerous federal and state civil court cases throughout the United States. He has written articles on various aspects of computer forensics and been an invited speaker at numerous CLEs.
Prof. Timothy A. Carver
Tim is a university professor and responsible for the design, development and implementation of Digital Forensic Science courses at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. Over the last 10 years he has created and taught direct and support courses for the Digital Forensic Science curriculum. He has four decades of professional experience with computers in hardware design, programming and working with diverse operating systems over multiple types of devices from mainframe computers, minicomputers, microcomputers (PCs) and now the handheld devices.
Dr. Bud Levin
Dr. Levin serves as the chairman of the HTCC ethics advisory panel and is a partner at Levin Group LLC, director of administration of the Waynesboro VA (US) police department auxiliary and professor emeritus at Blue Ridge Community College. He is a member of the Blue Ridge Criminal Justice Board which coordinates criminal justice strategy in 4 counties and 4 cities in Virginia and is a member of the Futures Working Group of the Society of Police Futurists International. His papers have appeared in The Police Chief and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, among others.
Larry is a retired chief of police at the Erie County Detectives Bureau, Office of Erie County District Attorney. Currently an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Mercyhurst and Gannon Universities in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has been involved in the field of computer forensics since 1988 when assigned to recover deleted data for a murder that is believed to be the first use of a computer to plan a kidnapping and murder. Since then he has spent many years developing, perfecting, and utilizing digital investigation skills. As part of his efforts he participated in training of law enforcement to become efficient at recognizing and obtaining digital evidence.
Bob Zahreddine is a Lieutenant for the Glendale Police Department, the 3rd largest city in Los Angeles County. Bob has been a Law Enforcement officer for 29 years during which he worked as an officer, detective, supervisor and a commander in patrol, investigations, Organized Crime, Intelligence, and on several federal task forces. For the last 7 years, Bob has served as the Assistant Director of the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory, a regional lab serving local, state and federal law enforcements agencies. Lab services include DNA, Digital Forensics, Crime Scene, Latent Prints and NIBIN. Bob has been a digital examiner for well over 20 years where he worked on several thousand cases and testified as an expert in both state and Federal courts. Bob also serves as A Digital Forensics Assessor for both ANAB ( ASCLD) and A2LA international accreditation bodies. Bob made presentations on Digital Crime, Money Laundering and Organized Crime at numerous Law Enforcement conferences in California and internationally on behalf of the State and the Treasury Departments.