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Our Team


J. DARREN BALENTINE

CEO / Catastrophe Manager


Mr. Balentine has over 30 years of experience in project management, structural inspections, forensic engineering management and consulting, residential and commercial construction, claims adjusting oversight, vetting of engineers, claims systems design, and Catastrophe operations. Over his career, Mr. Balentine has been involved with national firms as well as startup companies including construction firms, adjusting firms, and forensic engineering firms and brings a wealth of knowledge in operations, compliance, technology, and a proven track record of first-class customer service. He has also been the guest speaker at various client and industry conferences throughout the U.S. and London markets.

ANA M. MORALES

Engineering Manager


Mrs. Morales has over 16 years of experience in design, construction management, civil engineering, structural engineering, and forensic engineering as well as experience in Property Condition Assessments of commercial, industrial, multi-family and institutional buildings; ADA surveys and PNA assessments. Mrs. Morales has consulting experience in design, code compliance, construction-analysis, and construction tax planning. She is based out of Dallas, Texas and oversees our Texas and Gulf Region.

ALLYSON K. LAMEY

Administrative / HR Manager


Ms. Lamey has 25 years of experience as an office manager for various firms including the Army Corps of Engineers, a claim adjusting company, and several law firms where she was responsible for payroll, human resources, operations, communications, training, accounting, and client and vendor relationships. Ms. Lamey has been involved with forensic engineering for three years and worked as the lead project coordinator for catastrophe events such as hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Florence, Michael, and the 2016 Louisiana flooding.

JENNIFER S. LEO

Director of Client Services


Mrs. Leo has been in the engineering field for over 18 years starting her career as an engineering recruiter. She moved on to a forensic engineering firm where she became partner and was successful in building long-term client relationships and seeing the company grow to a national presence. Mrs. Leo has hands-on experience as a claims adjuster working daily claims and has been closely involved with a multitude of catastrophe events including hurricanes Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Florence, and Michael, as well as flood events throughout the U.S. In addition, she has a proven track record of developing long-term business relationships in the U.S. and London markets.

JESSICA A. SEROTA

Engineering Manager


Mrs. Serota has over 20 years of experience in design, construction management, civil engineering, structural engineering, and forensic engineering as well as experience in Property Condition Assessments for residential and commercial properties.

Mrs. Serota has consulting experience in design, code compliance, construction-analysis, building envelope assessments, indoor air quality and microbial analysis, plumbing failures and litigation experience including depositions and trial cases.

T. CAREEN CRAMER

Engineering Manager


Mrs. Cramer has over 25 years of experience in engineering failure analysis, claims management, land development engineering, and landfill design. She has litigation experience having been deposed on numerous cases as an expert witness.

Mrs. Cramer has completed over 2000 forensic engineering investigations including, but not limited to, wind and hail damage, structural failure analysis, building envelope analysis, water intrusion, flood damage, residential/commercial roofing studies, storm damage to structures, foundation damage, construction defects, building code and specification research.

All engineering services offered/performed in North Carolina are done by our associated company FCG Associates of North Carolina PLLC.