Education

Ant. 2018 Master of Arts in Counseling; Specialization: Expressive Arts Therapy

OTTAWA UNIVERSITY 

Phoenix, Arizona

Ant. 2017 Doctor of Philosophy; Clinical Pastoral Counseling

COLORADO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Longmont, Colorado

2013           Doctor of Philosophy; Re-specialization: Sport Psychology

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Gainesville, Florida (Kinesiology) &

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sport Psychology)

2008          Doctor of Philosophy; Specialization: Psychology

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dissertation: The Psychometric Profile of Adolescent Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

2003         Master of Science; Specialization: Clinical Psychology

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thesis: Neurofeedback Applications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorder

2000          Bachelor of Arts; Psychology

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Professional Certifications

Certified Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Certificate # 461

Board Certified in Neurofeedback Associate Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (formerly the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America). Certificate # E4673

Board Certified in Biofeedback Associate Fellow by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (formerly the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America). Certificate #B4673

Quantified Electroencephalography Diplomate by the Quantitative Electroencephalograph Certification Board, 2004. Certificate # 25

Professional Appointments

- Jul 16 to Present               

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Science Officer

Neuro Therapeutics, Inc., Mesa, AZ

To implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. With the chair, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function. To give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.

-Aug 17 to Present

Assistant Professor of Psychology

OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, Surprise, AZ

Course Instruction in undergraduate psychology curriculum. Course and curriculum development, scholarly preparation, committee work, projects, and assignments such as community service, program development, academic mentoring, advising, and scholarship.

-Aug 17 to Present

Doctoral Adjunct Dissertation Chair

College of Doctoral Studies

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY, Phoenix, AZ

Course instruction and facilitation of doctoral studies students serving as dissertation chair.

- Apr 10 to Jul 16               

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer

SenseLabs (Neurotopia, Inc.) Atascadero, CA

Lead the scientific efforts of the company, manage the scientific, research or technological operations of a company. Set the company's research and scientific priorities so that they line up with the overall mission and goals. Manage developments as well as scientific partnerships for research and discovery. Responsible for: planning and directing R&D activities; seeking industry/academia partners; managing the company’s patent estate; coordinating scientific activity between sites; and developing R&D.

- Nov 00 to Present              

Chief Executive Officer

NOVA TECH EEG, INC., Mesa, AZ

To implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. With the chair, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function. To give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.

-Nov 09 to Present               

Founder & Managing Partner

SHERLIN CONSULTING, LLC, Mesa, AZ

Provides sport and performance psychology consultation and training. Quantitative EEG, Neurofeedback and Biofeedback provider. Professional mentoring services include statistical analysis and consultation, research design, didactic and practical education in psychophysiology and self regulation techniques.

-Mar 16 to Present

Adjunct Faculty: Master of Arts in Counseling 

OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, Phoenix, AZ

Course Instruction in Research Methodology, Research Design, Statistics, Psychological Testing and Counseling.

-May 08 to Present

Psychology Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Patricia L. Kerstner, Ph.D. – Campus College Chair

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Phoenix, AZ

Ground campus instruction in Phoenix, Arizona undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. Current course approval includes General Psychology, History and Systems in Psychology, Statistical Reasoning in Psychology, Biological Foundations of Psychology, Motivational Processes in Human Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Cognition, Theories of Personality, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Tests and Measurements, Elements of Clinical Psychology and Capstone Course in Psychology.

- May 07 to Present

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Psychology

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Flagstaff, AZ

Adjunct faculty appointment to perform research functions as funded by external grants.  The position requires the supervision and provision for research assistant. Teaching coursework may be offered in the department of psychology as needed.

-June 05 to Present

Clinical Faculty                

Neurofeedback/Biofeedback Provider

SOUTHWEST NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL CENTER, Tempe, AZ

The primary responsibilities are to provide a teaching rotation of biofeedback services to clients.  The students on the rotation are 3rd and 4th   year naturopathic medical students.  The teaching shift provides quality care to the client with the intention of student education in the modality.

-May 05 to Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Mind-Body Medicine

SOUTHWEST COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE, Tempe, AZ

Instructor of “Foundations of Neurofeedback” and “Medical Applications of Biofeedback”.  Additional coursework including research methods and independent research may also be requested as needed.  Courses require adequate objectives, syllabi, testing and weekly course room instruction.

-Nov 12 to May 13              

Co-Founder & Consultant

Arizona Brain Performance Center, Mesa, AZ

Offer sport and performance psychology consulting services to non-clinical populations for performance enhancement with a specialization in psychophysiological self-regulation techniques primarily through brain training modalities. His goal is to help clients find opportunities to excel and develop strategies to tap into their full potential for optimal performance.                               

-Nov 00 to Apr 10

President & Chief Executive Officer

NOVA TECH EEG, INC., Mesa, AZ

Manage day-to-day operations and oversee other departments of the company. The president shall provide direction and administrative goals and accountability to the board of directors on all matters of the business.

-Dec 05 to Dec 09

QEEG Instructor

Stens Corporation, San Rafael, CA

Contract instructor to the professional workshop on quantitative electroencephalography. This 5 day course is an advanced professional training which carries CEU and CME.

-June 05 to December 09                 

Director of QEEG Rapid Reporting Services

Q-METRX, INC., Burbank, CA

Manage all customers and analysis through the rapid reporting service. The primary responsibility is to complete quantitative EEG analysis and write summary and interpretive reports and return to professionals.

-Mar 02 to June 05                          

QEEG Technician & Neurofeedback Practitioner

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER CLINIC AND SCOTTSDALE NEUROFEEDBACK INSTITUTE, Scottsdale, AZ

Provide EEG analysis service and client services.  The clinical population is diverse and includes ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, and OCD.

-Apr 00 to Mar 02  

Resident Counselor

REFLECTIONS TREATMENT AGENCY, Knoxville, TN

Provide direct supervision and individual milieu services to the incarcerated adolescent males who have committed sex offenses. 

 

Field Training Appointments

-May 2012 to May 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sport Psychology
1500 Hours - The postdoctoral fellowship is a one year, half-time appointment with emphasis on scholarship and research in sport psychology with specific aims to utilize psychophysiology as a tool of measurement and theory development. The appointment has a minimum of 400 hours in direct services to athlete populations alongside research and scholarship. Completion of the postdoctoral fellowship will result in qualification for board certification as a consultant from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and publication(s) of the research findings.
Michael Gervais, Ph.D. Psychologist - Supervisor   
PINNACLE PERFORMANCE at D.I.S.C. Sport & Spine Center, Marina Del Rey, CA

-June 05 to December 05                  
Doctoral Clinical Psychology Practicum
500 Hours - The primary emphasis of the practicum training is Psychological Screening, Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and Fitness for Duty Evaluations for contracted Police Departments and Public Safety organizations.
Stephen L. Carson, Ph.D. Psychologist - Supervisor  
STEPHEN L. CARSON & ASSOCIATES, Tempe, AZ

-Apr 03 to Sept 03               
Master Clinical Psychology Practicum

600 Hours - Service clients in a group private practice for psychological services, including clinical interview, diagnostic testing and treatment.
Janet Falgout, Ph.D. Psychologist - Supervisor  
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER CLINIC, Scottsdale, AZ

Research Appointments

-Apr 2010 to Present

Chief Science Officer

SenseLabs, Mesa, AZ

Lead the scientific efforts of the company, manage the scientific, research or technological operations of a company. Set the company's research and scientific priorities so that they line up with the overall mission and goals. Manage developments as well as scientific partnerships for research and discovery. Responsible for: planning and directing R&D activities; seeking industry/academia partners; managing the company’s patent estate; coordinating scientific activity between sites; and developing R&D.

-May 07 to Present

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Psychology

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Flagstaff, AZ

Obtain funding for research projects in the psychology department and carry out projects.  Supervise graduate research assistant(s) in the completion of projects.

-June 05 to Dec 09               

Research Associate

Q-METRX, INC., Burbank, CA

Obtain private industry sponsored research projects in field of EEG, Quantitative EEG and carry out all administrative aspects and academic components of projects.  Supervise hired research assistants.

-Mar 06 to May 07                          

Research Associate Faculty

SOUTHWEST COLLEGE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Tempe, AZ

Obtain funding for research projects in the psychology department and carry out projects.  Supervise graduate research assistant(s) in the completion of projects

-Aug 98 to Mar 02               

Laboratory Research Assistant

Joel F. Lubar, Ph.D. – Supervisor

BRAIN RESEARCH AND QEEG LABORATORY

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Carry out research project details as assigned by the principle investigator and the advising professor.

 

Ancillary Certifications

FAA Certificates

Private Pilot

FAA Ratings

Private Pilot

Airplane Single Engine Land

Instrument Airplane

PADI Professional Diver-Level Certifications

IDC Staff Instructor (2016)

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (2016)

Open Water Scuba Instructor (2016)

DiveMaster (2015)

PADI Professional Specialty Instructor Rating

Emergency First Response Instructor

Care for Children w/AED Instructor

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor

Boat Diver Instructor

Deep Instructor

Digital Underwater Photography Instructor

Dry Suit Instructor

Enriched Air Instructor

Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

Night Diver Instructor

Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

Project Aware Instructor

Underwater Navigator Instructor

PADI Diver-Level Certifications

Master Diver

Rescue Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver 

Open Water Diver

PADI Specialty Certifications

Boat Diver

Deep Diver

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver

Drift Diver

Dry Suit Diver

Enriched Air Diver

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Wreck Diver