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Engineering Team

Our Staff

Engineers, Inspectors & Affiliates

 
  Mike York, M.S., P.E., Materials Engineer   Mike is a senior engineer with over 39 years in the field. He received his B.S. in metallurgical engineering and his master’s degree in material science, both from Oregon State University. He’s also a registered professional engineer in the state of Oregon. Mike analyzes failures; performs and evaluates testing of materials and components; examines fractures, components, and surfaces; inspects accident sites and involved vehicles for motor vehicle accident reconstruction; performs speed, time, distance, and reaction time calculations for reconstruction; visits the field to document failures and existing conditions; and inspects fire scenes to determine cause and origin of fire. He specializes in mechanical testing of materials, imaging of airbag control modules using CDR/Bosch instrumentation, fracture analysis, and slip resistance measurements of walking surfaces using variable incidence tribometer (VIT).   Download CV

Mike York, M.S., P.E., Materials Engineer

Mike is a senior engineer with over 39 years in the field. He received his B.S. in metallurgical engineering and his master’s degree in material science, both from Oregon State University. He’s also a registered professional engineer in the state of Oregon. Mike analyzes failures; performs and evaluates testing of materials and components; examines fractures, components, and surfaces; inspects accident sites and involved vehicles for motor vehicle accident reconstruction; performs speed, time, distance, and reaction time calculations for reconstruction; visits the field to document failures and existing conditions; and inspects fire scenes to determine cause and origin of fire. He specializes in mechanical testing of materials, imaging of airbag control modules using CDR/Bosch instrumentation, fracture analysis, and slip resistance measurements of walking surfaces using variable incidence tribometer (VIT).

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  Mike Leach, Mechanical Engineer   Micheal Leach is a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manger with 3 years of experience. Micheal graduated from North Dakota State University, and is completing his masters at MSME University of Washington. Micheal leads forensic and other consulting projects, facilitates site and laboratory investigations, and conducts modelling, stress analysis, and finite element analysis (FEA) testing.   Download CV

Mike Leach, Mechanical Engineer

Micheal Leach is a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manger with 3 years of experience. Micheal graduated from North Dakota State University, and is completing his masters at MSME University of Washington. Micheal leads forensic and other consulting projects, facilitates site and laboratory investigations, and conducts modelling, stress analysis, and finite element analysis (FEA) testing.

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Staff

 
  Patrick Kent, M.S., Principal   As a former athletics coach and professional golf instructor, Patrick brings eight years of experience in strategic planning, implementation, organizational change management, and talent development. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado Christian University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership: strategy and change from the University of Denver. Later, he earned a peak performance trainer certification from the Heart Math Institute. At Kent, his responsibilities include management of all major back-office functions (support operations, finance, HR, IT), joint management of all front-office functions (product operations, service delivery, marketing), as well as talent management and recruiting.

Patrick Kent, M.S., Principal

As a former athletics coach and professional golf instructor, Patrick brings eight years of experience in strategic planning, implementation, organizational change management, and talent development. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado Christian University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership: strategy and change from the University of Denver. Later, he earned a peak performance trainer certification from the Heart Math Institute. At Kent, his responsibilities include management of all major back-office functions (support operations, finance, HR, IT), joint management of all front-office functions (product operations, service delivery, marketing), as well as talent management and recruiting.

  Mallory Kent, Process Administrator   Mallory is the process leader for operation and administration. Her day-to-day responsibilities include scheduling and coordination, managing internal and external communications for the engineering division, executing project contracts and key forms, assigning new projects to experts, and leading the internship program.

Mallory Kent, Process Administrator

Mallory is the process leader for operation and administration. Her day-to-day responsibilities include scheduling and coordination, managing internal and external communications for the engineering division, executing project contracts and key forms, assigning new projects to experts, and leading the internship program.

  Elissa Miller, HR & Accounting Manager   With a bachelor’s degree in business specializing in finance from the University of Washington, Tacoma, Elissa has brought her expertise to Kent for the past three years, managing accounting and HR, including payroll management, invoicing and collections, and bill pay.

Elissa Miller, HR & Accounting Manager

With a bachelor’s degree in business specializing in finance from the University of Washington, Tacoma, Elissa has brought her expertise to Kent for the past three years, managing accounting and HR, including payroll management, invoicing and collections, and bill pay.

  Kirsten Noble, Project Coordinator Intern   Kirsten is the project coordinator intern at Kent Engineering, and she’s currently working toward her B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Seattle Pacific University. At Seattle Pacific, Kirsten serves as the president of the Women in Engineering and Computer Science (WECS) club. At Kent, Kirsten coordinates scheduling, assists with design work, and sets project timelines and budgets for engineering projects. Prior to Kent, Kirsten has completed engineering internships at Digital Control Inc., Systems and The Boeing Company.

Kirsten Noble, Project Coordinator Intern

Kirsten is the project coordinator intern at Kent Engineering, and she’s currently working toward her B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Seattle Pacific University. At Seattle Pacific, Kirsten serves as the president of the Women in Engineering and Computer Science (WECS) club. At Kent, Kirsten coordinates scheduling, assists with design work, and sets project timelines and budgets for engineering projects. Prior to Kent, Kirsten has completed engineering internships at Digital Control Inc., Systems and The Boeing Company.

  Dave Huck, Forensic Technician   Dave works on projects ranging from onsite extractions and documentation to performing metallographic lab examination using a variety of tools and microscopy analysis equipment. Dave’s background is in engine mechanics, working on everything from classic cars to large diesel engines. In his spare time, you can find him working on his classic 56 Chevy two-door wagon and mentoring youth at his church and at seasonal retreats for teens.

Dave Huck, Forensic Technician

Dave works on projects ranging from onsite extractions and documentation to performing metallographic lab examination using a variety of tools and microscopy analysis equipment. Dave’s background is in engine mechanics, working on everything from classic cars to large diesel engines. In his spare time, you can find him working on his classic 56 Chevy two-door wagon and mentoring youth at his church and at seasonal retreats for teens.

  Ian Thompson, Engineering Intern   Ian is senior university student at LeTourneau University pursuing an Engineering B.S. with a concentration in materials joining. At Kent, Ian manages engineering projects and assists with with scheduling, budgeting, and trend tracking. He also supports forensics operations through materials testing, sample characterization, weld procedure and implementation design, material handling, and official documentation generation and review. Ian has also interned at Kiewit-TIC.

Ian Thompson, Engineering Intern

Ian is senior university student at LeTourneau University pursuing an Engineering B.S. with a concentration in materials joining. At Kent, Ian manages engineering projects and assists with with scheduling, budgeting, and trend tracking. He also supports forensics operations through materials testing, sample characterization, weld procedure and implementation design, material handling, and official documentation generation and review. Ian has also interned at Kiewit-TIC.

  Trent Siedenburg, Business Intern   Trent Siedenburg is a student at Northwest University, where he is also a captain for the men’s soccer team. Trent is pursuing a degree in business management, and at Kent Engineering, he assists with day-to-day operations and special projects.

Trent Siedenburg, Business Intern

Trent Siedenburg is a student at Northwest University, where he is also a captain for the men’s soccer team. Trent is pursuing a degree in business management, and at Kent Engineering, he assists with day-to-day operations and special projects.

 
 
 

Advisory Board

 
  Dick Korpela

Dick Korpela