Meet The Team

Technical

Martin Garcia, P.E.

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

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A native of Miami, Martin is a licensed Professional Engineer and founder of KEARS. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University and more than 20 years of professional experience as a forensic engineer. Martin testifies as an expert witness in federal and Florida courts, and he is a board-certified diplomate with the National Association of Forensic Engineers (NAFE).

Paul T. Semones, P.E.

PROJECT ENGINEER

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Paul is a licensed Professional Engineer originally from Arkansas, with more than 10 years of professional consulting experience in vehicle dynamics and tread separations. Paul has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor’s degrees in engineering and mathematics from John Brown University in Arkansas.

Alexander Kailing, EI

STAFF ENGINEER

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Alex grew up on the west coast of Florida and earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is a licensed Engineer Intern and member of ASME and SAE. Alex is an FAA-certified drone pilot, which he puts to good use while investigating accidents on the ground.

David Buzdygon, El

STAFF ENGINEER

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Originally from Delaware, David graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is licensed Engineer Intern and member of ASME and SAE. David is an FAA-certified drone pilot and part of our investigative team.

Michael Webb

STAFF ENGINEER

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Michael is from Florida and he graduated from our state’s first STEM school, Florida Polytechnic University, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Michael is an FAA-certified drone pilot and the newest member of our hardworking engineering team.

Miguel Rodriguez

FIELD TECHNICIAN

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Miguel is a certified diesel technician and part of our investigative team. He has experience performing DOT-level inspections on medium and heavy commercial trucks. He is from the Tampa Bay area, where he earned an Associate’s degree in Engineering from Hillsborough Community College.

Chad Korywchak

SENIOR DESIGNER

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Chad joined KEARS in 2016 as its visual designer. He is proficient in photogrammetry, 3D modeling, 3D renderings, and animations. He is certified by LEVA as a Forensic Video Technician. He is also trained in evidence preservation including 3D scanning, crash data retrieval, and heavy vehicle event data recorders. Chad has an Associate’s degree in Architectural and Engineering Design.

Mario Saturne

CAD TECHNICIAN

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Mario provides technical drawings, vehicle research, and visual aids. He is skilled in photogrammetry, photomodeling, and event data retrieval. He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s degree of Architecture.

Carlos Fraga

FORENSIC ANIMATOR

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Carlos assists with 3D modeling, animating, and rendering. He has more than 10 years of professional experience as a 3D modeler, graphic designer, and 3D artist. Carlos uses 3D Studio Max, FARO Scene, Premier, Photomodeler, Photoshop, Unity 3d, and Lumion.

Administrative

Karin Stolyar

OFFICE COORDINATOR

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Karin is our first point of contact and an experienced document management professional. She greets our clients, processes file documents from inception to closure, and ensures that our office supplies are always stocked. She is a notary public with a Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She has lived in South Florida for many years.

Sylvia Davis

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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Sylvia manages our client communication, project scheduling, and file materials. She also assists in staff recruiting. Before joining Kinetic, she worked as a paralegal in New Jersey. She is a notary public with a B.S. in Management.

Lori Allen

PROJECT MANAGER

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Lori administers our client communication, project scheduling, and file management. She moved to Florida from Boston after a successful career in telecommunications. Lori has extensive professional experience in operations support, human resources, and executive support.

Ashley Garcia

OFFICE MANAGER

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Ashley is a co-founder of KEARS who oversees business operations including staff recruitment and development, vendor relationships, and marketing. She grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology.

Angel Pallant

FINANCIAL MANAGER

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Angel oversees billing and accounting functions for our firm. She previously worked as a consultant to small businesses and has a diverse financial background with experience in accounting, banking, and investments. Angel earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance at University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Walden University. She is originally from Geneva, Ohio.

Paige Alford

OFFICE ASSISTANT

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Paige supports our business operations in accounting, staff development, and file management. She is originally from Alabama and has a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University.