The ACS Hands-on Forensic Chromatography Class

The ACS Hands-on Forensic Chromatography Class

There was a dream and the dream could best be stated thusly:

Develop an expertise in that which interests you. learn, lean, learn, then do something totally counter-intuitive…. give away your knowledge for free to everyone and anyone who will listen. Become the proverbial Johnny Appleseed. People will love you for it and justice will result. This is a life well lived and legacy made.

In part of fulfilling that thought and dream, Josh D. Lee and I had a dream to develop a class that focused on the theory and practice of Gas Chromatography in DUI ethanol-based cases. We wanted to develop a scientific course and then teach trial advocacy skills to help lawyers explain this to judges and juries to empower them to reject bad science and only accept valid science.

That vision lead to us to Axion Labs, Inc. in Chicago, IL and Dr. Harold McNair, Dr. Lee Polite and Lew Fox. Together the five of us developed the American Chemical Society Hands-on Forensic Chromatography class. According to the website for the class at

In this class you will not only be instructed in the classroom theory that underlies chromatography (both liquid and gas chromatography) in general and the specific theories that allow for headspace analysis and how Flame Ionization Detector, UV-DAD and Mass Spectrometry (EI and EC based) works, and get to see the instruments, but you will do the following with your own two hands and more.

Today was a great day. We graduated our 180th person from the course. The graduates come from 39 different states. Here are the list of graduates. Won’t you join us at the next course?

All Graduates (180 graduates in 39 states)

State Last name First name
Alaska Slone Fred
Arizona Carey Kathleen
Arizona Green Benjamin
Arizona St. Louis Joe
Arkansas Bennett Tommy
Arkansas Collins John
Arkansas Williams Brad J
California Acevedo Valarie
California Barba Manny
California Bartell Jared
California Brehmer Jeremy
California Campanella John
California Ganci Eric
California Gorelick Lynn
California Johnson Peter
California Landry Virginia
California Mark Rosenfeld
California Middlebrook Richard
California Moore Ron – 3 times
California Rooker Jonathon
California Sturm Craig
California Tiemann Roland
California Wapner Terry
California Wasson James
California Woolsey Jon
Colorado Bussey Tim
Colorado Cessna Christopher
Colorado Guidry Wanda
Colorado Herringer William
Colorado Lancaster Barry
Colorado Orr Rhidian
Colorado Savela Jason
Colorado Tiftickjian Jay
Connecticut Ruane Jay
Florida Kessler Mike – 2 times
Florida McIntosh Brett
Florida Skolly Susan
Florida Snure Michael
Florida Wayt Aaron
Georgia Adams Clark – 2 times
Georgia Babson Rocky
Georgia Caron Brian
Georgia Citron Joseph
Georgia Frye Kim
Georgia Parman Ann
Georgia Stein George
Idaho Elkins Brad
Illinois Franks David
Illinois Ramsell Donald
Illinois Toney Sarah
Indiana Arata Patrick
Kansas Erker J. Ryan
Kansas Hulnick Les
Kansas Thurston John
Louisiana Bates, Jr. James
Louisiana Delatte Glynn – 2 times
Maine Foote Wayne
Maine Nichols Matthew
Maine Webb John
Maryland Alpert Andrew – 2 times
Maryland Bruckheim Michael
Maryland Maher Patrick
Maryland Stamm Lenny
Massachusetts Oberhauser Gregory
Massachusetts/New Hampshire Bowser Michael
Michigan Boyle Michael
Michigan Morris, Jr. Barton W.
Michigan Nichols Mike
Minnesota Ramsay Charles
Missouri Eastman Jeffrey
Missouri Hollingshead Jeremy
Missouri Ward Carl
Nebraska Dowding Steve
Nebraska Island Bell-2 times
Nevada Hayes Dale
New Hampshire Russman Ryan – 2 times
New Hampshire Tenn John
New Jersey Gooberman, MD Lance
New Jersey Hernandez Steven
New Jersey Levow Evan
New Mexico Frechette Roderick
New York/Texas Neyland Dustan
North Carolina Williams N. Cole
Ohio Bucher Andrew
Ohio Evans Dennis
Ohio Huey Timothy
Ohio Quinn Patrick D
Oklahoma Edge Bruce – 2 times
Oklahoma Fabian, Jr. Stephen – 2 times
Oklahoma Hosty Tom
Oklahoma Hunsucker John
Oklahoma Lee Josh D. – 10 times
Oklahoma Patterson Clint
Oklahoma Sifers Jeff
Oregon Carini, Jr. Peter
Pennsylvania Auriemma Joshua
Pennsylvania Barrouk Tim
Pennsylvania DePowell Bryan
Pennsylvania Dorward Shawn
Pennsylvania Fliszar Jenna
Pennsylvania Kennedy Katherine – 2 times
Pennsylvania Leckerman Kevin
Pennsylvania Manchester Brian-2 times
Pennsylvania McShane Justin – 11 times
Pennsylvania Potell Valarie
Pennsylvania Sherman Mike
South Carolina Joye R. Scott
Tennessee Garza Marcos – 2 times
Tennessee May Roger
Tennessee McKinney Rob
Tennessee Ryan Edward
Texas Balagia Jaime
Texas Beiderman Hunter
Texas Boatwright Nicky
Texas Butler Jim
Texas Case Kelly
Texas Coffey Mimi
Texas Cohen Jay
Texas Cox Lee
Texas Curtis Sharon
Texas de la Paz Brent – 2 times
Texas del Cueto Andrew
Texas DeLuca Matt
Texas Eastland John
Texas Espiritu Mary Ann
Texas Flood Tyler
Texas Grant Deandra
Texas Hamilton Stephen
Texas Hernandez Jesse
Texas Hunter David
Texas Kelly Mark J
Texas La Hood Nico
Texas LaBella Joseph J
Texas LeGrand Leslie
Texas McKinney Troy
Texas McNabb Billy – 2 times
Texas Medley Jim
Texas Murphy Doug
Texas Nelson Tad
Texas Pastrano Eusebio Chevo
Texas Prisner Drew
Texas Ray Bennie
Texas Sanchez Daniel
Texas Scharmen George
Texas Segura Anthony
Texas Silverman Jed
Texas Spurlock Amber – 2 times
Texas Stauffer Phil
Texas Stephenson Jonathon
Texas Steve Gonzalez
Texas Stevens Buddy
Texas Stevens Perry
Texas Thiessen Mark
Texas Trichter Gary – 3 times
Texas Vu Tran Son
Texas Wilder Douglas
Utah Law Greg
Utah Neeley Glen
Utah Schatz Jason
Virginia Keefer Bob
Virginia McGlone Paul
Virginia Solak Michael – 2 times
Washington Callahan Linda
Washington DeBray Ted
Washington Garka Mark
Washington Rands Jonathon
Washington Wonder Scott
West Virginia La Neve Todd
West Virginia Wagner Harley
West Virginia Wooton John (Jodi)
Wisconsin Cohen Michael
Wisconsin Dineen Nathan
Wisconsin Mishlove Andrew
Wisconsin Missimer Karyn
Wisconsin Nelson Aaron
Wisconsin Schiro John
Wisconsin Schroeder Todd E.
Wisconsin Stuckert Lauren
Wisconsin Tjader Michele
Wyoming Vang R. Michael

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