Wm. F. “Bill” Cunningham, Jr., CEOP | CEO/Developer
Bill is retired from an extensive career in the legal field. He was involved in various forms of litigation support and law firm management. Of note was his direct involvement in computerizing the Court Reporting and Closed-Captioning businesses in the ’80s. Bill is a nationally Certified Paralegal which gave him the credentials to practice anywhere in the country.
He began this phase of his carer as a volunteer in the Homeland Security office for the Santa Ana Urban Area as a business coordinator. His success led the leadership to encourage him to take the business relationship concept to a much higher level. BERT was presented by Mr. Cunningham to several community groups in El Salvador making the company and concept truly BERT International
“Commodore Cunningham” is a professional Tall Ship sailor and former Coast Guardsman. He lives in Orange Hills, California with his wife, Holly and daughter Katie. He has four children and three active granddaughters.
Bill’s passion for community service in the emergency training field has been recognized by the City of Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce with the Difference Maker of the year award among other awards and credentials..
Bill is a graduate of the BERT Academy Class 1.
Robert C. Feldtz, CEOP | VP-Curriculum
During his 32 years with the Orange County Fire Department/Authority, Mr. Feldtz has had many assignments: Logistics Specialist, Logistics Manager, Fire Crew Supervisor, Cadre Instructor, and Fire Apparatus Engineer.
Duties have included daily maintenance and safe operation of all 10 vehicles assigned to Station 54, as well as tracking all repairs and maintenance, scheduling training classes and travel arrangements for the logistical and rescue sections of Task Force 5. Also, maintain tracking of expenditures for 4 budgets, totaling over 1.5 million dollars, as well as processing purchase requests for most of the expenditures (selecting equipment and vendors). Presently holds a position on Southern California Fire Team One as a Logistics Chief. For the past 15 years he has served as a member of the State of California, Office of Emergency Services, Logistics Committee, providing input and decision-making for the direction of the eight California Task Forces. During the Katrina incident, he was assigned as Logistics Manager when our team was on activated. He assisted in the fabrication and design of the Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) trailers and the rebuild project for the tractors from military surplus units. Mr. Feldtz was deployed to the Oklahoma City bombing as part of the US&R team as a Logistics Specialist, responsible for purchasing and logistical support of a 62-person team in a multi-jurisdictional command structure. He has worked on many major fires throughout California and other states.
Bob is an Lead Instructor of the BERT program, and a Director and VP of Curriculum..
Holly Cunningham, CEOC | VP-Communications
Holly Cunningham brings to BERT 35 years experience working in public service. Over the last 15 years she has worked in public education for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Beyond her role as a high school teacher, Mrs. Cunningham has contributed to school programs for student and staff safety in the event of an emergency. Crisis strategies and drills have included those for fire, earthquake, and most recently, for lock-downs in the case of an armed intruder.
Prior to her work in education, Mrs. Cunningham had a 20 year career in the field of city planning. She acted as a project manager for major land use development projects in the cities of Torrance,Irvine, and Cypress,California. She also was a Senior Planner for the City of San Antonio, Texas. Because of her key role in building projects and land use, she also carried the responsibility of serving on each city’s emergency team whose responsibility it is to ensure that critical public services can continue during and after a major disaster. Mrs. Cunningham earned her B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in Communications, and she also possesses a California Single-subject Credential in Secondary Education.
D. Scott Walker, CEOP | Advisory Committee
Scott has over 25 years’ experience in the field of environmental and occupational health and safety. He currently holds the position of Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist for Johnson & Johnson Vision. His responsibilities include global coordination of the Division’s EHS Departments to ensure safe work practices and compliance to local, state and federal regulations.
He also serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Council for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Orange County/Inland Empire Chapter and is a champion for a cure for blood cancers.
Scott currently holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Community Preparedness. Scott is a graduate of the BERT Academy, Class 2.
David Ott, CEOP | VP – Development
David Ott is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he received an undergraduate engineering degree. A 31-year veteran of the United States Navy, David is a former Naval Flight Officer with multiple deployments aboard aircraft carriers flying the A-6E Intruder and EA-6B Prowler. David was the “1992 Commander US Naval Air Forces Attack Aviator of the Year”. David has commanded a carrier-based squadron and a Special Mission Unit supporting US Special Operations Command. David retired from the US Navy in November 2007 with over 4000 flight hours, 850 carrier landings and 85 combat missions in multiple theaters. Upon retiring from the US Navy in 2007, David was hired by Northrop Grumman to assist with building and marketing sensitive intelligence offerings supporting human terrain analysis. In 2009, David joined the United States Army as a Senior Executive where he served as the Army’s Director of Culture and Foreign Language. He joined Shell Exploration and Production as the Alaska Infrastructure Manager in January 2014 at the request of Shell and served through June 2016 as the Alaska Logistics Transition Lead. David is the President and CEO of Tuskahoma Enterprises which is a small, Native American/Veteran-owned small business focused on providing management consulting services, analytic services for effects-based solutions, and external relations/cultural awareness support.
He is married to the former Cynthia Fall and has 3 children: Nicholas (21), Madeline (20) and Alexandra (15). David and his children are tribal members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. David is a life member of the Tailhook Association.
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- David McGregor, CEOP, Caribbean Operations
- Katie Cunningham, CEOC, VP – Youth Initiative
- Fran Hanley, Administrator
- Mike Estrada, CA-ETP
- Vlad Anderson, PD
- Roy Goodwin, OCFA-Ret
- Craig Casey, OCFA-Ret
- Joel Robledo, CEOP
- Kurt Heitman, IT
- Shannon Morris, Transcription
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