Our staff is what makes us successful and better able to serve our clients. Our team of professionals provides full service case management to our clients. We take pride in our reputation as an honest, hard-working and thorough forensic engineering company. Our high ethical standards bring us to science backed, fact based conclusions.
Daniel J. Choudek, PE
Dan is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer. Dan has been involved in over 4,000 cases in his career. Dan graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He has been active in the field of forensic engineering since 1987, forming his own consulting firm in 1999 when he founded OnSite Engineering & Forensic Services, Inc. located in Prior Lake, MN. Dan has become one of the most sought after experts in the forensic engineering field; testifying in both U.S. Federal and State courts. His diverse experience in forensic engineering includes electrical malfunction investigations, product failure analysis, interpretation of electrical code issues, product testing and analysis and expert testimony. Dan participates in fire and electrical investigations though out the United States, providing knowledgeable, thorough and ethical service to all clients.
Brock S. Lindstedt, EE
Senior Electrical Engineer
Brock is an electrical engineer with over thirty years of experience in product development and engineering troubleshooting. Brock joined OnSite Engineering in 2010 and has applied his expertise to a full range of forensic investigations. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Prior to joining OnSite Engineering, Brock has worked for several firms, been an independent contractor and served on the Lake Johanna Fire Department. Brock is a valued member of the team with his broad experience in the electrical engineering field.
Lucas R. Choudek, EE
Luke is an electrical engineer with over ten years of experience in the forensic discipline. Luke joined OnSite Engineering as a Forensic Electrical Engineer in 2014. He worked many years part time for the company assisting at site and lab exams, managing artifacts, research and was involved in many aspects of the forensic engineering field. Luke worked as an electrical engineer in power systems, distribution design, research and technology for a local utility company. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Luke served as a volunteer fire fighter with the Prior Lake Fire Department.
John P. Fonder, ME, CGE
JP is a mechanical engineer with over ten years of experience in the forensic discipline. JP joined OnSite Engineering as a Mechanical Engineer in 2015. He worked many years part time for the company assisting at site and lab exams, managing artifacts, research and was involved in many aspects of the forensic engineering field. While receiving his degree JP worked as a mechanical engineering intern with a major gas fireplace manufacturing company and as a structural engineering apprentice with the United States Air Force. JP graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a Certified Gas Engineer. JP is an active member of the Air Force Reserves.
Shawn assists engineers on their case files both in the field and in the laboratory. Shawn is also responsible for artifact and laboratory management. He graduated from Brown College with a degree in Computer Science. Shawn also received his Fire Science Technology Degree – AAS. He has Fire Fighting I and Fire Fighting II Certification and is an Emergency Medical Responder.
Michelle L. Choudek
Michelle is responsible for finance, marketing and the overall management of OnSite Engineering. Her experience in both the private and public sector bring a broad range of skills to OnSite Engineering. Michelle has held number of leadership positions at both the city and county level. She has a Master’s in Education from University of Minnesota, a mini Master’s of Business Administration from University of St. Thomas and an undergraduate degree in Social Work.
Shawn A. Richey
Shawn is responsible for case management, client contact, marketing, special projects and overall office management. Shawn has worked for both large and small businesses in her career including positions in product development, production planning, procurement and customer service. She has a Master’s of Business Administration from DePaul University and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Economics.