Jason Young, B.E.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., President
The President and founding partner of Advantage Forensics® Inc., Jason Young, P.Eng., is a recognized top forensic expert in Canada, featured in the media and on expert panels for his vast knowledge in Collision Reconstruction and Human Factors. Jason is known among insurers and lawyers for his attention to detail, sharp analytic skills, highly effective reports, honest approach, and trial experience. Jason has investigated over 1700 claims for insurers, lawyers, municipalities and government over the past 14 years, including many high profile criminal and tort cases. Jason heads up our Collision Reconstruction team and Human Factors team, and has been at the leading edge of Human Factors forensic research in nighttime visibility, friction testing and staircase gait. Jason has a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jason lectures regularly to the insurance and legal industries across Ontario and has trained more than 20 experts in collision reconstruction and personal injury investigtion. When not solving forensic cases, Jason enjoys hiking, canoeing, golf, and skiing with his family.
Michael Sinnott, B.S., M.S., P.Eng., Consultant
Michael Sinnott is the Owner of BioLogic Forensics LLC and is the lead consultant on our Biomechanics team and Collision Reconstruction team. Michael is an accomplished and well-respected forensic engineering and biomechanics expert, having been retained by almost all Ontario insurers and having investigated over 1000 collisions and personal injury claims since 2005. Michael has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Biomechanics from Michigan State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Michael has vast knowledge and experience in both collision reconstruction and slips, trips and falls. Michael has been qualified in Superior Court as an expert in both Injury Biomechanics and Collision Reconstruction, and has published numerous scientific peer-reviewed research papers. Michael is a member of SAE, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the American Society of Biomechanics, and has lectured throughout Ontario as an expert in Injury Biomechanics and Collision Reconstruction. When Michael is not calculating changes in momentum and impulse energy, he enjoys the relaxing beaches and waves of his Hawaii island paradise.
Kyle Serkies, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Kyle Serkies joined the Advantage Forensics team in 2015 after completing his Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Material Engineering from the University of Toronto. Kyle is a member of our Materials Failure Team with specialization in fracture analysis, our Biomechanics Team with specialization in biomaterials and sports injuries, and our Collision Reconstruction Team with specialization in motorcycle and bicycle collisions. Kyle is a registered Engineer in Training with the Professional Engineers of Ontario and is a member of the American Society for Testing & Materials, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, and the American Society for Metals. Kyle was the recipient of the NSERC USRA award in 2011 and the U of T Nanotechnology Summer Fellowship Award in 2011. Kyle has specialized training and certification in motorcycle operation, coaching, parachuting, boating operation, and event security, and he has published scientific peer-reviewed papers on material failure. When he is not analyzing fracture surfaces, Kyle enjoys football, performance bikes, and leadership training.
Greg Prentice, B. Eng., E.I.T., Associate
Greg Prentice joined Advantage Forensics in 2016 after completion of his Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Guelph, with specialization in Biomechanics. Greg is a member of our Collision Reconstruction Team specializing in pedestrian collisions, bicycle collisions, fraud investigations, occupant kinematics and occupant injuries. Greg is also a member of our Slip, Trip & Fall team, with specialization in Biomechanics and Gait Analysis. Greg is a member of the Canadian Association of Accident Investigators & Reconstructionists and the Canadian Society of Biomechanics. When he is not analyzing how people fall, Greg enjoys music, playing hockey and wakeboarding.
Alberto Martinez, B.Eng., M.A.Sc., EIT, Associate
Alberto Martinez joined the Advantage Forensics team in 2017 after completing his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, and Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Guelph. Alberto is a member of our Collision Reconstruction Team and our Biomechanics Team, with specialization in occupant biomechanics and slips, trips, and falls. Alberto is a member of the Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators and Reconstructionists, the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and is a registered Engineer in Training with the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Alberto has been involved in peer-reviewed research and has experience presenting at technical conferences. When he is not analyzing injuries in motor vehicle accidents, Alberto can be found on a soccer field, exploring his passion for music, or scuba diving.
Gary Howard, B.Sc., P.Eng., C.Eng., Consultant
Gary Howard is a renowned and accomplished expert in Materials Engineering and Failure Analysis and heads up our Material Failure team. Gary holds a Consulting Engineering designation from the Professional Engineers of Ontario and has been practicing in materials failure and code compliance for the past three decades. Gary has a Bachelors of Science in Materials Engineering from Queen's University and twenty years of experience in material failure investigation, having participated in over 3000 forensic investigations. Gary also brings to our team 12 years of occupational health and safety experience as a Safety Engineer with the Workers Compensation Board of BC. Gary has developed particular specialization in a number of unique areas of failure analysis and code compliance, including: water valve fitting & hose failures; fuel oil & tank failures; machine guarding, crane rig & hoist failures; sawmill safety; vehicle components; refrigeration systems; propane & natural gas codes; and weld failures. Gary is an active member on various technical committees of the CSA, NFPA, and ISO. When he is not examining failed components under the microscope, Gary enjoys golf, travel, woodwork, and auto racing.
Wayne Chapdelaine, CFI, CFEI, CFII, CVFI, WETT, F-IAFI, Consultant
Wayne lectures regularly on fire investigation, fire protection, and fire prevention throughout Canada and the U.S. When Wayne is not busy putting out fires on files, he enjoys volunteering, teaching, and travelling.
Randy Mawson, Consultant
Randy Mawson is President of Forensic Climatology Consulting Inc. and is a senior consultant on our Collision Reconstruction team and Biomechanics team, specializing in weather and meteorology forensics. Randy has extensive court experience as a forensic weather expert since 1975. Randy has held many positions with Environment Canada and is a member of Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and Weatheradio Committee. He has received many awards with his establishment of CANWARN , a successful severe weather spotting program. In 2012, he was given special recognition and an award for the establishment and leadership of the largest volunteer spotter network in Canada. Randy has lectured on numerous occassions, including Air Cadet training and Advanced Aviation Meteorology. When he is not staring at the sky, Randy enjoys woodworking, fishing, golf and billiards.
Greg Jamieson, Ph.D., P.Eng., Consultant
Greg Jamieson is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and is a senior consultant on our Human Factors team. Dr. Jamieson specializes in cognitive human factors, including display interface design and assessment, control systems, large loss industrial systems failures, workplace injuries, and decision-making / safety response assessments. He is an active member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and has authored dozens of papers on human factors. Dr. Jamieson completed his Doctorate in Human Factors in 2003 and is an active researcher in the field of situational awareness in a variety of settings, including nuclear power plant facilities, hydro-electric facilities, petroleum facilities, commercial transport hauling/dispatch, and combat systems, among others. When Greg is not teaching, supervising graduate students, or consulting, he enjoys spending quality time with his family.
Douglas R. Lamb, Certified Vehicle Mechanic, Consultant
Douglas Lamb is the Owner of Exceltec Auto Services in Markham, Ontario and is a senior consultant on our Material Failure team and Collision Reconstruction team. Douglas has conducted thousands of collision vehicle mechanical inspections and investigations. Douglas has been a certified Class A vehicle mechanic since 1974 and has worked with thousands of differenct makes and models of cars, SUVs, vans, motorcycles, and rare custom and refurbished collector vehicles. Douglas is a renowned and accomplished forensic expert witness in the vehicle mechanic consulting industry, specializing in vehicle component failure investigation and collision fraud investigation. Douglas has consulted for the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council tribunals since 1998. When Douglas is not busy repairing vehicles or consulting, he enjoys hockey, football, stock car racing, and collecting hobby vehicles.
Rebecca Young, B.A.Sc., Consultant
Rebecca Young is a consultant at Advantage Forensics specializing in computer forensics, data retrieval, I.T. systems, and custom software development. Rebecca also manages our Advantage4Safety program, including our slip testing audit program and our facility hazard assessment program. Rebecca has a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has over 15 years experience in custom software programming, computer hardware development and testing, I.T./web system development, and management consulting. When Rebecca is not busy writing scripts and macros, she enjoys basketball, reading, and travelling.
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