B.A. – University of California, Davis – 1972
Certificate of Real Estate, Sacramento City College – 1973
M.B.A. – California State University,Sacramento – 1975

Real Estate Broker #1-511353-5 – 7/19/1976 – Inactivated due to governmental service 11/1/1977
Deputy Real Estate Commissioner I & II – Assigned to Sacramento Subdivisions – 11/1977 to 12/1978
California Department of Real Estate – approved approximately 300 subdivisions.
Real Estate Manager I – Sacramento Subdivisions – 1979 to 9/1981 – Senior Manager in Sacramento District Office – California Department of Real Estate – Supervised line Deputies and approved approximately 2,400 public report applications.
Department of Real Estate Employee of the Year – 1980
Co-Authored original SPRAG (Subdivision Public Report Application Guide) in 1979 with Bob Gilmore, prior Chief Deputy of Los Angeles Subdivisions. Trained, promoted and supervised all subdivision staff in Sacramento District Office.
Subdivision Consultant – 9/1981 to 9/1998 – Bill Vierra & Associates, Inc. (Co-Owner/Vice President) – Participant or direct project manager for over 3,500 public reports in private practice. The firm performed all elements of the approval process with the Department or Real Estate – Single Responsible Party Representation, Budget Preparation and Subdivision Consulting.
Member Real Estate Commissioner’s Subdivision Advisory Resource Group.
Subdivision Consultant – 9/1998 to Present – J.O. Hazzard Subdivision Consulting, Incorporated (Owner/President) – Performs all elements of the approval process with the Department of Real Estate – Single Responsible Party Representation, Budgetary Documentation Preparation and Subdivision Consulting.
Since inception, have represented clients to over 1800 Public Report Proceedings at the DRE, including Timeshares, Condominiums, Condominium Hotels and Master Planned Communities.