MEET THE TEAM
Heather Kukowski Owner/President
Heather has been a private investigator since 2006. She founded HKI in 2014 after working
several years for various private investigation firms. She earned her Bachelors of Science in
Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City (Crazy, right?)
After college, Heather remained in NYC and worked in the field of advertising and marketing.
In 2005 she was invited to watch a murder trial in a nearby county which peaked her
interest in exploring the field of investigations. As luck would have it Heather was
introduced to a very kind family owned PI firm who taught her the ropes of workers
As the years went on, she began doing additional insurance defense work. This also led to
more plaintiff work, criminal defense work and missing person cases.
Heather loves putting the pieces of the puzzle together in an investigation. While some of
the smaller cases are being handed down to other team members she is involved in each
one from start to finish. She later learned her great uncle had been a Private Investigator
in Watertown, NY in the 1950’s. (It appears PI works runs in the family!)
In her free time Heather enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, cooking and spending time
with her dogs and cats.
Lynda Lang Field Investigator
Lynda graduated from Suny Delhi with a degree in Business Administration. She used her
education and worked in various accounting and inventory control positions prior to be
promoted into management roles overseeing those areas for food and restaurant companies
located in Syracuse, New York. In her management roles, she was tasked with restructuring the Accounts Payable departments to accommodates growth and staff development,
implementing new computer systems as well as maintaining up to date financial books and
ledgers. After many years, she decided to move into the legal aspect of business, is a notary
public and works as legal assistant & paralegal focusing on tax law, real estate, estates and
automobile defense for multiple attorneys. For the past three years, she has worked and
trained under Heather pursuing her knowledge of investigative work. She focuses on field
work, process service, statements and background checks.
Michelle Meyer Field Investigator
Michelle joined HK Investigations as a process server in March of 2023. A native of Syracuse, she brings with her an extensive customer service background having worked in the Commercial Insurance Industry for over 15 years. She currently resides in the suburbs of Syracuse with her family where she enjoys hiking with her dogs, yoga and kickboxing.