Our Team

NCTI's support staff includes graduates in: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Survey and Drafting, Crash Data Retrieval, Heavy Truck ECM Download, and Graphic Design/Video Production
Michael S. Gillen
President and Founder


   A retired Baton Rouge City Police officer, Mr. Gillen has been investigating traffic collisions since 1977. Armed with over 1,000 hours of formal training and over 38 years experience, he frequently testifies in criminal and civil proceedings as an expert witness in traffic reconstruction. Since founding NCTI in 1993, Mr. Gillen has worked over 1500 cases, personally overseeing the continuing development of the company. ​

Kate Byrne
Office Manager

     Kate is a graduate of Louisiana State University in History and Philosophy and of Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans for her M.A.. As NCTI's Office Manager, she is responsible for daily management of operations at the company's 40,000 sq. ft. facility. Kate oversees all NCTI’s accounts: invoicing, payment processing, providing estimates, and communicating with clients as our company’s contact for accounts payable and accounts receivables. She also acts as NCTI’s human resources manager, developing policy and coordinating human resource activities, such as employment and benefits.

Justin Templet
Project Manager 

​    Justin is a graduate of Louisiana State University’s Mechanical Engineering program and in addition to his experience in Risk Management, has also completed the 280 hour set of 5 courses in Accident Reconstruction at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety in Evanston, IL.  As Project Manager, ensures that our clients' needs, expectations, and deadlines are met on a continual basis. He works closely with both our clients and our technicians scheduling work assignments, depositions, trials, and overseeing casework. Justin oversees our evidence and vehicle storage system which provides systematic tracking of chain of custody for evidence held on behalf of NCTI's clients, thereby eliminating spoliation concerns.

Michael Raymond
Senior Reconstruction Technician


  A graduate of Louisiana State University's Mechanical Engineering program and having completed over 300 hours of accident reconstruction specific training at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Michael is a member of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Michael brings his knowledge of current educational methods to his work at NCTI.

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Melissa Alford
Administrative Assistant

  Retired high school music teacher and graphic designer, Melissa assists the Office manager and Project Manager on all matters and record keeping. She provides our cases with 2d and 3d graphics, maintains all case files and their evidence archive as well as upkeeping the computer network. 

Stephen Webster
Reconstruction Technician 


   A graduate of Southern University's Civil Engineering program, Stephen brings his expertise in Traffic and Materials Engineering to NCTI. Stephen is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers with work experience in asphalt testing.

Susan Cunningham
Research Librarian

As our research librarian, Susan, conducts NCTI's case research and works closely with our technicians to ensure that each case has its specific needs addressed. She also oversees NCTI's extensive in-house research library and database.

Wesley d'Aquin
Reconstruction Technician 

Wesley graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology. Specializing in Drafting and Design, Wesley brings his expertise in CAD Drafting and 3D Modeling to his work at NCTI.

Raymond Jackson
Fleet and Facilities Maintenance  

Raymond oversees the daily maintenance and upkeep of our 40,000 sq ft facility and fleet of on-call rapid response vehicles.