Brian K. Jones, MSBE, PE, CXLT

Qualified as an expert witness in court on hundreds of occasions, Brian K. Jones received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1994. At North Carolina State University, Brian Jones was a dean’s list student and vice president of the NCSU chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Interested in the design and safety of motor vehicles, Mr. Jones focused elective studies on automotive engineering and internal combustion engines. Over the span of his career, Mr. Jones also became involved in occupant safety and injury biomechanics. As a result, Mr. Jones entered graduate school and obtained a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics and Human Factors Option) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2008.

Since completion of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Jones has reconstructed thousands of motor vehicle/pedestrian accidents, performed hundreds of biomechanical and mechanical engineering analyses, and analyzed numerous slip/trip and fall incidents.

Mr. Jones is a licensed Professional Engineer (CA & NV) in the mechanical discipline and holds full accreditation as a traffic accident reconstructionist with ACTAR. Additionally, Mr. Jones is certified by the Bosch/Vetronix Corporation to download and analyze crash data from GM, Ford, and Chrysler vehicles. Mr. Jones routinely conducts instrumented motor vehicle crash tests for research purposes and professional conferences such as the Southwest Association for Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI) Fall Conference. He is also a professional member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), Southwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), and National Fire Protection Association. Finally, Mr. Jones is a proficient operator of the 3D Human Vehicle Environment (HVE) collision software produced by Engineering Dynamics Corporation and FARO Scene Scanner software.

Michael S. Calabro, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Originally from San Diego, California, Michael Calabro has been a Las Vegas Resident for over the past 20 years. After graduating from Green Valley High School with honors, he acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2009. Mr. Calabro was a dean’s list student and a University Honors Scholar. He was treasurer and secretary of ASME  and SAE student chapters respectively. With over 10 years of experience in the accident reconstruction field, Mr. Calabro has participated in numerous instrumented crash tests as well as attended several accident reconstruction conferences. In addition to being proficient with Engineering Dynamics Corporation’s Human Vehicle Environment (HVE) software, he is also proficient with the use of EOS System’s Inc.’s Photomodeler. Mr. Calabro made junior partner at American Bio Engineers in 2016 and currently maintains memberships with the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Southwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators.

Justin R. Brink, MSBE, CXLT

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Justin Brink earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiological Science (with a minor in Chemistry) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2003. Aspiring to excel in the analysis of human dynamics, Mr. Brink recognized the benefits of augmenting his education with formal engineering training. Accordingly, he returned to school and completed the core undergraduate mechanical engineering courses to subsequently enroll in UNLV’s graduate college. In 2012, Mr. Brink earned a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in biomechanics. While completing his graduate studies, he accompanied Dr. Edward Neumann in the implementation and completion of a U.S. Army funded project directed at biomechanical analyses of human gait. Mr. Brink has continued his formal education by completing the required coursework for a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and is currently conducting biomechanical analyses of human gait as part of his doctoral dissertation.

Mr. Brink is an Engineer Intern in the State of Nevada in addition to being a certified English XL Tribometrist. He has maintained professional memberships with the Society of Automotive Engineers, Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Accident Reconstruction Communications Network, and is a participating member of the American Society of Testing and Materials Committee F13 – Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear. Furthermore, he has regularly participated in continuing education which has included data collection from instrumented vehicle-to-vehicle crash testing pursuant to SAE J211 as well as completing the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Advanced Crash Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors course.

Mr. Brink has reconstructed hundreds of accidents and has been qualified, and thus testified, as an accident reconstruction and biomechanical expert witness.

Scott C. Swinford, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

A native of Chicago, Scott C. Swinford was raised in Las Vegas and graduated from Cimarron-Memorial High School as valedictorian in 2008. Mr. Swinford then went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree In Cursu Honorum in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2012. Mr. Swinford also acquired minors in Mathematics, Renewable Energy, and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Swinford has been with American Bio Engineers since 2011, and during that time, he has attended several accident reconstruction conferences, completed courses in Human Factors and Crash Data Retrieval, and participated in several instrumented crash tests. He is also a proficient user of the FARO 3D Laser Scanner and software such as Engineering Dynamics Corporation’s Human Vehicle Environment (HVE), EOS Systems Inc.’s Photomodeler, and Autodesk’s AutoCAD. Mr. Swinford is currently a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Southwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators, the Order of the Engineer, and is a certified Engineer Intern by the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Jeremy S. Nelsen, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Jeremy S. Nelsen is a Las Vegas native who graduated from Bonanza High School in 2004. He worked as an electrician and audio/visual specialist before returning to school in 2010 to pursue his passion in science and engineering. Despite the arduous task of pursuing his degree while working full-time, he managed to receive Dean’s List Honor’s as well as acceptance to Tau Beta Pi Honor Society. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His coursework held emphasis in modeling of dynamic systems and he received an award for Commercial Potential for his work on an Amphibious UAV.

Matthew A. Burbaum, MSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Matthew A. Burbaum graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. While there, he was an active member of the Formula SAE team working extensively on the suspension team to design, machine, and build a working racecar. Other notable achievements from his time at SDSU include several semesters on the Dean’s list, passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam, and completion of an internship with General Atomics.

Mr. Burbaum then decided to further his education by attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to obtain his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics. He supplemented his education by becoming a teaching assistant for the SolidWorks design course and working on projects involving deformation of metallic targets. He also worked on the design/rebuild of a vacuum sputtering deposition machine, used to coat targets with a nano-layer of material. While working towards his degree, Matthew has also attended the ARC-CSI crash conference and assisted with instrumented crash tests involving both humans and dummies.

Kevin Imada, BEXSC, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Kevin Imada earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Southern California in 1993. While at USC he completed courses in and expanded his interest in biomechanics, kinesiology, anatomy, physiology, and the prevention of athletic injuries. Mr. Imada worked for three major insurance companies over nineteen years investigating personal and commercial insurance claims. He achieved the prestigious professional designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 2002. During his pursuit of professional development, Mr. Imada studied independently by completing over 440 hours of law enforcement accident reconstruction courses up to and including Traffic Collision Reconstruction 1 and 2, Auto-Pedestrian Collision Investigation, Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes, and Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes. Mr. Imada is a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists.

Aspiring to further his education, Mr. Imada earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2017. While pursuing his engineering studies, he achieved the Dean’s Honor Roll numerous times, completed an internship with the United States Bureau of Reclamation – Engineering Services Office, and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination. Notably, he worked on a project designing a fatigue-testing machine that incorporated the six degrees of freedom of the human knee in order to test a biopolymer knee prosthesis for FDA approval.

Alexander Szepelak, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Alexander D. Szepelak was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon graduating from Palo Verde High School in 2013, Mr. Szepelak was admitted to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. Due to his academic excellence and Dean’s List Honors, Mr. Szepelak gained acceptance into the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. Licensure as an Engineering Intern in the State of Nevada was achieved in 2017 after Mr. Szepelak passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. Mr. Szepelak has received a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA, allowing the commercial use of small unmaned aircraft systems (sUAS).

Dora Chiang, BSME

Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Dora Chiang was raised in Las Vegas and graduated from the College of Southern Nevada High School in 2015. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018. While pursuing her degree, Ms. Chiang obtained Dean’s Honor roll for numerous semesters and was accepted into the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.  Prior to graduation, Ms. Chiang passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination and gained certification as an Engineer Intern from the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.