LEI ExcellenceLEI 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’s professionalism is that its staff combine a valuable mix of skills and expertise that include decades of seasoned experience and technological innovation. LEI’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, 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 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.

Greg J. Zartman, P.E., President, Principal

As a nationally recognized consultant civil/forest engineer with more than 23 years of experience, Greg Zartman many most of the projects at LEI as president and principal engineer. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Oregon State University, and has been honored for his contributions and exemplary work as an engineer by the university and recognized for his expertise by national publications that include the Western Journal of Forestry. Mr. Zartman also lectures on topics including transportation planning, low volume road design, and complex drainage structure design at the Oregon State University Forest Engineering Department and for a variety of professional organizations throughout the year. 
Mr. Zartman is licensed to practice as a professional engineer in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. He has worked as project manager and engineer-of-record on a wide range of federal government design and professional services projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska with teams of professionals ranging from five design engineers and technicians to large inter-disciplinary teams of more than 40 professional and technical staff. Mr. Zartman is intimately familiar with all aspects of typical commercial site design and local and government agency infrastructure projects having worked early in his career as a field/survey technician; working to lead design engineer, engineer-of-record, and project manager on a projects ranging from low volume road design, to complex drainage structure replacement, to ERFO funded slide repairs, to engineering ID-Team member on large federal NEPA projects. 
Mr. Zartman is member of the Council on Forest Engineering, Professional Engineers of Oregon, Association of Consulting Foresters (2011-2012 Chairman), and the Society of American Foresters. He is also a member of the Oregon State University Forest Engineering Advisory Committee and the Oregon State Engineering Board Forest Engineering Examination Committee.

Brett C. Martin, P.E., Vice-President, Principal

Brett Martin has more than 20 years of experience as a professional engineer in the state of Oregon and a degree in engineering from Oregon State University. Mr. Martin has extensive roadway, bridge, and hydraulic design experience in technical and environmentally sensitive terrain throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Mr. Martin is especially experienced at FEMA floodway analysis and is proficient at the use of HEC-RAS and HY8 for river and stream simulation modeling. He has in the past two decades worked for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), OBEC Consulting Engineers and now LEI Engineering & Surveying. Mr. Martin worked for OBEC Consulting Engineers for almost three years from mid 2004 to 2007 as one of their two hydraulics engineers and as a senior roadway design engineer.

At LEI, Mr. Martin functions as project manager and the engineer-of-record on many of LEI’s roadway design projects. Mr. Martin worked for OPRD as their only construction engineer for roughly two years after having worked as one of their project managers for four years performing design and administering construction. He managed the construction administration and inspection of projects around the state of Oregon. His function was to oversee forces constructing projects designed in-house by the agency and ensure compliance with the plan documents and specifications. He also negotiated change orders, processed CIRs and obtained construction permits as needed for construction.

In the past several years, Mr. Martin has been the construction manager of most of the jobs designed in-house by LEI. He also provides arguably some of the best value engineering in the region that is regularly sought out by clients.

Michael L. Duman, P.E., Civil Engineer, Principal

Mr. Duman is a professional civil engineer with more than 13 years of experience throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.  He started his career with the Oregon Department of Transportation in 2003.  He has successfully performed the duties of roadway designer on a variety of transportation projects.  Late in 2004, Mr. Duman went to work for OBEC Consulting Engineers working as an engineering technician.  At OBEC, his primary focus was designing new roadway alignments for the bridge replacements currently being funded by the OTIA I, II, & III funds. His projects ranged from city street improvements to bridges more than 400 feet in length. He performed all aspects of roadway engineering including traffic control plans, erosion and sediment control plans, and the development of the final estimates for bidding of the projects.

James Van Agtmael, Survey Manager, Principal

Mr. Van Agtmael has more than 13 years of civil site design, construction management, and land surveying experience throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.  He started his career as a survey crew chief and drafter for a land surveying, civil site design and civil roadway company in Albany, Oregon, further advancing to oversee civil designer, construction management and Inspection. In this capacity, Mr. Van Agtmael directed teams of drafters in civil design on project work then continuing to oversee construction staking and quality control inspection thought-out construction.  
Mr. Van Agtmael also has extensive experience in municipal survey projects ranging widely in scope from collecting limited control to assist city to draft easements required to large City street / utility upgrade projects to topographic collection for local drainage issues to multiple bock downtown streetscape overhaul (City of Albany).  He is proficient in the use of Autodesk Land Development platform, AutoDesk Civil 3D, ESRI ArcGIS, and a wide array of engineering, survey and office software packages.

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, CAD Manager

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.

Jodi Unruh, Public Relations and Marketing

Ms. Unruh has more than 25 years of experience in public relations, marketing and journalism. Her professional experience includes working as an award-winning news anchor and reporter for more than 14 years throughout Oregon and the Los Angeles, California, area. Ms. Unruh is well networked throughout media circles and is known for her ability to capture stories and garner local media coverage. She is also known for her ability to create eye catching copy and other forms of written media. In addition to her extensive public relations experience, she is well versed in comprehensive marketing and PR campaigns including social media. As a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Unruh is often called upon to speak at the University of Oregon school of Journalism and other professional and academic institutions on the topics of social media and public relations. 

Deian Moore, GIS Analyst

Ms. Moore has a Bachelor's Degree from Oregon State University and has over 11 years of experience as a GIS Analyst. This includes database management and analysis for reports and scientific publications, forest/watershed assessment research & analysis, aerial photo/spatial data interpretation, and involvement working with various Google API applications and interactive web mapping for site-specific data. She is also a graphics specialist in digital image manipulation, customization, and presentational work. Ms. Moore is a co-author of several scientific journal publications, as well as co-author on reports for the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. National Park Service. In addition, Ms. Moore spent over 10 years working for the U.S. Forest Service in both Idaho and Oregon conducting fisheries research. This experience included stream surveys, meristic work for genetic studies on trout, and snorkel/electro-fishing surveys in several streams throughout Oregon.

Stephen P. Palmer, Ph.D., CEG, Engineering Geologist, Associate

Dr. Palmer has nearly 30 years of experience in the earth sciences, including geophysical applications in geotechnical and environmental projects, engineering geology, oil and gas exploration, and nuclear waste disposal. During his tenure at the Washington State Geologic Survey, Dr. Palmer provided engineering geology consulting services to a number of state and local agencies, as well as managing several federal grant projects. Dr. Palmer has both managed and been the technical lead for projects involving landslide mitigation, underground utilities, stream bank erosion stabilization, surface mine reclamation, and aggregate resource evaluation. He is also a technical lead on the use of geophysical applications for engineering projects, including the investigation of soil and rock conditions for evaluating underground utility alignments and building foundations.

Jim Neal, Forest Policy, Associate

As a graduate in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University, Mr. Neal has more than 30 years of experience working throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and British Columbia in Logging Operations, Forestry, and Forest Engineering. He is intimately familiar with Federal Government timber sale preparation and support activities; having performed transportation and logging unit planning, road and unit field verification, and post field analysis at many project locations. Mr. Neal has extensive experience working on Federal Timber Lands, which includes much of the Western United States. He is especially known for his work as a Co-Founder and Field Director of the Aerial Forest Management Foundation, a non-profit organization to promote and train USDI BLM and USDA Forest Service personnel in safe, green and economically viable helicopter logging projects on public or private lands. Mr. Neal is also very familiar and experience with eastside collaborative groups and is often called upon to provide training and insight to forest operations procedures.