LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon believes that its most valuable asset is its staff. We hire the best and brightest in the industry and give them the tools they need to effectively meet client and project objects. Key to the LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon's professionalism is that its staff combine a valuable mix of skills and expertise that include decades of seasoned experience and technological innovation. LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon's senior professionals and key staff possess a wealth of operational, technical and management experience that forms a framework which enables them to take advantage of the technological innovations initiated by the younger staff.
At LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon, we make it a top priority to always stay well versed in the latest technologies available. Not to be overlooked is that this technology is successful because it is integrated with experience and traditional methods. We also clearly understands that technology is used, not to substitute for, but to enhance the diligence and professionalism that characterize its exceptional work.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer who believe every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of arbitrary discrimination. We enforce the policy that employees are treated fairly at all times without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, or marital status. It is also their policy that employees shall not be discriminated against because of political ideology, sexual orientation, physical, mental or sensory handicap, or veteran status.
Jamie Van Agtmael, President
Greg J. Zartman, P.E., Principal Engineer
Larry Allen, Land Surveyor
Mr. Allen has more than 34 years of land surveying experience throughout the Pacific Northwest, including 25 years with the City of Seattle, Washington, Parks and Recreation Department. He has extensive experience in all aspects of traditional land surveying; including the public land survey, local boundary surveys, topographic surveys, deeds and recorded survey research, platting, and construction surveying. Mr. Allen is an integral part of the day-to-day operations at LEI and is proficient in the use of most mainstream survey instruments and data collection platforms. He is also a proficient operator of the Autodesk Land Development platform for survey data processing and final product preparation. Mr. Allen has worked in or on projects in most of the small cities located in the Willamette Valley.
Chris Fogerson, EIT, Lead Designer
Mr. Fogerson is a graduate Civil Engineer from Oregon State University who is registered with the State of Oregon as an Engineer-in-Training(EIT) and a Land-Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT). Since 2011, he has worked extensively as a Project Designer and Design Drafter on a wide range of Civil Site Design and Transportation Design projects for public and private sector clients. He also acted a survey crew chief on numerous boundary, topographic, and construction surveys in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Mr. Fogerson has also worked in LEI's forestry operations as an engineer technician and forest technician. He is a proficient operator of AutoDesk Civil 3D, AutoDesk AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and a wide range of Civil Engineering design and support software.
Ryan Murray, Project Manager, Designer
Mr. Murray is a graduate Forest Engineer from Oregon State University. Since 2017, he has worked exclusively as a Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Drafter/Designer with experience working on civil, transportation, land surveying, and GIS projects for public and private sector clients. Mr. Murray has extensive experience in CAD Drafting and Design, with experience in multiple CAD platforms and associated design software, including Autodesk Civil 3D, HydroCAD and ArcGIS. He began his career as a field technician, completing forestry field work and land surveying field work, including boundary surveying, topographic surveying, and construction staking. After receiving his degree, he moved into drafting and designing, advancing to project manager for an Oregon based company with a focus in stormwater, subdivisions, and road widening and rehabilitation. He is highly experienced in multiphase subdivisions, partitions and records of survey, transportation, and public improvements. Mr. Murray is also a certified erosion control inspector and is a registered CESCL in Oregon and Washington. He also has skills in lidar data processing, programming, and 3D modeling.
Melissa Fessler, Business Manager, Technical Editor
Ms. Fessler is a graduate of Western Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is LEI's Business Manager, responsible for a wide range of administrative functions and tasks for the firm. Since 2014, she has worked extensively as a technical writer and editor on wide range of civil site design and transportation design projects for public and private sector clients. She has worked extensively throughout all of LEI’s operations, including writing proposals and technical writing and editing for its project.
Stephen P. Palmer, Ph.D., CEG, Engineering Geologist, Associate
Christoper Huggett, Survey Crew Chief, Forester, Certified Arborist
Mr. Huggett has a BS in Forestry from Michigan State University. He began his career at LEI as a forester, successfully completing multiple stand exam and timber sale layout projects. Shortly after he began work for LEI, Mr. Huggett developed an interest in Land Surveying and joined LEI’s survey crew as a survey technician. Mr. Huggett’s attention to detail and technical competence allowed him to quickly become well versed in the operation of the Trimble Robotic Total Station. As Mr. Huggett’s career continued, he advanced to performing as Survey Crew Chief for select survey projects. These projects included forestry cadastral surveys, private property monument searches, topographic surveys, and tree surveys. In late 2018, Mr. Huggett successfully obtained his Certified Arborist credential. Since mid to late 2018, Mr. Huggett has functioned as LEI’s primary survey crew chief for all land survey operations. He has successfully completed the field component of dozens of survey projects for LEI, including the survey of a 147-lot subdivision, site survey for two large apartment complex projects, and multiple hydraulic site surveys. Mr. Huggett is skilled in the use of Autodesk AutoCAD, ESRI ArcGIS, and Trimble GPS data management software.
James Van Agtmael, Survey Technician, Forester, Drafter
Mr. Van Agtmael started with LEI as a Forest Technician and has completed three field seasons of unit layout, skyline profile data collection, boundary painting, common stand exams, and GPS data collection. In 2019, he became of a full time employee for LEI, working on LEI's survey crew as a survey technician. During the summer months, Mr. Van Agtmael works as one of LEI's field crew leaders for forestry projects, especially those including unit layout. He is fluent in the use of Trimble map grade GPS and recreation GPS such as Avenza Maps. Mr. Van Agtmael has also taken Autodesk AutoCAD training at Chemeketa Community College and performs as one of LEI’s drafters for land survey and civil engineering projects.