Garrett Wood, Charlotte Regional Manager, began his career at DELTA |v| in 2015 after earning his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus in Injury Biomechanics, from Duke University. Garrett also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

As an undergraduate and graduate student, Garrett worked in the Duke Injury Biomechanics Laboratory as a research associate. He investigated blast and blunt trauma models for traumatic brain injuries and Hybrid III dummy skin for automobile crash applications.

Garrett’s education and friendly personality make him a great addition to the DELTA |v| team. He is regularly involved in field work, which includes data collection, truck downloads and investigations. He is also entrenched in drawing production, vehicle accident reconstruction and vehicle system analyses. Garrett brings his unique background in crash injury biomechanics to the DELTA |v| list of services and thoroughly enjoys analyzing these types of incidents. In 2021, Garrett became the Regional Manager of the Charlotte office.

Originally from Charlotte, Garrett is happy to be back in the area. On weekends he enjoys spending quality time with his family and participating in outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hunting. You may also catch him cheering on the Duke University basketball team from time to time.

Tim Cheek’s engineering interest grew from his high school physics and chemistry courses. His original concentration of electrical engineering soon evolved into materials engineering degrees. Tim started his career as a consultant where he learned the relationship between failure analysis and forensic engineering.

Prior to arriving at DELTA |v|, Tim Cheek spent seven years at a commercial vehicle manufacturer. There he was responsible for the metallurgical lab where he handled failure analysis and truck product & design development. Although Tim enjoyed that experience, he missed the client interaction that consulting allowed. In 2005, Tim moved to Charlotte to join the DELTA |v| team. Tim is DELTA |v|’s resident vehicle product liability expert with a specialty in material failures, heavy truck systems, and truck fire cause & origin. He also handles commercial vehicle accident reconstruction matters nationwide with a special interest in Event Data Recorder extraction.  He is the primary point of contact for imaging Mack/Volvo’s HVEDRs, as authorized by the manufacturer. In 2017, Tim became the Regional Manager for the firm’s Charlotte office and in 2021, he took on the role of Principal Engineer to aid our clients in complex cases.

Because much of his workweek involves traveling, Tim spends his time off close to home. His ideal day off would be spent in a local hammock with a cool breeze and a good book.

Taylor Johnson, Professional Engineer, began at DELTA |v| in 2017. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Taylor’s graduate research focused on Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and driver behavior related to lane and road departures. His education and prior research experience at the Virginia Tech Center for Injury Biomechanics provide Taylor with the knowledge necessary to succeed at DELTA |v|.

Taylor efficiently analyzes incidents, visits incident sites with senior engineers, and accurately reviews files. Taylor’s outstanding work allows senior engineers and clients to trust him to resolve their motor vehicle matters.

In his spare time, you will find Taylor on the water training for stand-up paddle board races. He also enjoys other outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, and fishing.


Daniel Violette joined DELTA |v| in 2016 as an Associate Engineer. He took on the role of Professional Engineer within our Charlotte office in 2022. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dan’s desire to apply his analytical mind and attention to detail to challenging work at a cutting-edge firm was just one of the reasons he was drawn to DELTA |v|. He appreciates that, in his role, hands-on work in the field is balanced with time dedicated to in-office analysis. He gets fulfillment both from his duties and from time spent with his colleagues each day.

Prior to arriving at DELTA |v|, Dan worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer for a turf care equipment manufacturer.

In his free time, you’ll find Dan spending time with his wife and dog. When it comes to activities, he enjoys anything that gets him outside: camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and working on vehicles and motorcycles.

Dakota Baggette began his career at DELTA |v| in 2021 as an Associate Engineer for our Charlotte Regional Office. A smart and driven individual, Dakota graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Polytechnic University. 

Dakota’s work day consists of assisting in fieldwork and interpreting the physical evidence of motor vehicle accidents. He enjoys the challenge of solving different problems with each new case that comes in. 

What makes Dakota excited to work for DELTA |v| is the chance to be a part of a growing company with a positive culture. He feels this dynamic environment will allow him to learn from industry experts everyday and grow as an engineer. 

Outside of work, Dakota loves racing and anything motorsports related. He is proud to have been recognized as a 3x National Champion by the World Karting Association. In addition to motorsports, Dakota enjoys golfing, surfing, and exploring new places.