Meet The Team
Martin Garcia, P.E.
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).
Ferris M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Ferris earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri and has served as Professor and Head of Biomechanics and Bioengineering in the Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering at MU. He has testified at deposition and in court and published peer-reviewed articles in the area of biomechanics. His areas of specialty include biomechanical injury tolerance and causation, as well as orthopedic device failures.
Paul T. Semones, P.E.
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.
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 certified Traffic Accident Reconstructionist and licensed Engineering Intern. Alex has investigated hundreds of motor vehicle accidents and is an FAA-certified drone pilot.
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 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 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 provides technical drawings, vehicle research, and visual aids. He is skilled in photogrammetry, photomodeling, 3D scanning, and event data retrieval. Mario is from Florida and has a background in civil/architectural design. He has a Bachelor’s degree of Architecture from Florida International University.
Brian supports our engineering team by providing technical drawings, vehicle research, and visual aids. He has more than 20 years of experience using AutoCAD and Unigraphics for mechanical modeling and drafting in the aerospace industry. Brian is originally from Jacksonville, FL and earned an Associate’s degree in Drafting and Design Technology from Palm Beach Community College.
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.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
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 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 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 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 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.