The Team

Harley C. Pawley, P.L.S. (LS#38014)

Harley began his surveying career in 1985 when the Marine Corps “directed” him to be a Field Artillery Surveyor instead of a helicopter mechanic.  In 1991, he chose to continue his career as a civilian and worked his way up through the field ranks and then into the office for the experience needed to obtain his license in 2001.  Harley’s military training coupled with the practical experience he has gained over the years make him both efficient and disciplined whether in the office or in the field. He has experience in boundary surveys, subdivisions, condominiums, boundary line adjustments, topographic and A.L.T.A. surveys, survey crew management, construction projects and GPS surveying.  Harley is skilled at negotiating solutions to boundary issues by mediating between conflicting parties to find amiable and economical solutions. 

Did you know...?  Harley grew up as a military brat and lived all over. He is both a Cowboy (father’s Texas roots) and Indian (mother’s Alaskan roots). His younger days were as a bullrider in high school and Marine Corps rodeos and he is a registered member of Tanana Tribe, Alaska (Koyukon Athabaskan). Washington has been his home since marrying his native-Washingtonian wife, Laura, whom he's enjoyed for over 25 years and they are blessed with both a daughter and son. The Pawleys worship together at Gold Creek Community Church's Mill Creek campus.

Matt J. Schneiders, P.L.S. (LS#32441)

Project Surveyor
Matt has more than 30 years of experience in surveying.  He has handled surveying for the design and construction of a variety of projects for private parties, municipalities, public agencies, and commercial clients.  Matt’s experience includes topographic, boundary and as-built surveys, aerial mapping control, GPS surveys and construction staking. Before coming to ASPI he worked as a PLS for WJA which became Perteet Inc. In this capacity he gained years of experience working on public surveying projects. He is well versed in the surveying requirements of most jurisdictions.  Matt’s experience and hands on approach help insure the success of any project that he and A.S.P. I. are involved in.  Matt also holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State.

Mark S. Guthrie, P.L.S. (LS#43611)

Project Surveyor
Mark has been in the industry for 23 years working on projects for private parties, municipalities, public agencies, and commercial clients. Mark has degree in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga.  Mark is active in the field as well as in the office.  His expertise in construction, GPS and boundary work make him a great addition to our already strong team.  Before coming to ASPI Mark worked for Perteet Inc. While there he gained familiarity with the Survey and CAD Standards for many cities in the state and is experienced in providing documents, drawings and files compatible with City requirements. Mark’s experience and can do attitude make him a true utility player.

Aaron Tyson, P.L.S. (LS#5311)

Project Surveyor
Aaron began working in construction shortly after getting out of the Marine Corps in 1996. During this time he worked mainly in road and utility infrastructure as a laborer and working his way up to a Site Foreman. In 2005 Aaron decided to put his construction experience to use a Land Surveyor. Since making the transition to surveying he has worked both in the field as well as the office and obtained his License in 2015. His experience included conducting research, performing boundary and topographic surveys, A.L.T.A. surveys, construction staking and as-built surveys. Aaron’s positive attitude and solid work ethic have made him a valuable asset to our team.

Andrew S. Lofstedt, A.I.C.P.  (#028419)

Land Use Planner
Andrew has over 7 years of professional experience in planning, design and project management.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Community & Environmental Planning from the University of Washington in 2006.  Andrew is responsible for all land use planning and design activities at A.S.P.I. which include property research, designing a project that is feasible for the site and surrounding neighborhood, conducting all meetings and hearings associated with the project and managing all phases of the project until it has been approved.  Andrew is great at working with clients, consultants and local jurisdictions to get projects completed and approved in a timely manner.

Lee A. Michaelis, A.I.C.P.

Land Use Planner
Mr. Michaelis has over 9 years of staff management, project management and permitting experience in the private sector. He entered the field of consulting in 2005 as the Planning Director of Alpha Subdivision Pro’s Inc. (a survey and land use consulting firm in Everett, WA). Since then, he has gained extensive permitting knowledge and established many relationships in the development industry and the various regulatory agencies throughout Western Washington.

Prior to founding Puget Sound Planning in 2004, Mr. Michaelis was employed as a planner with the Cities of Lynnwood and North Bend for 9 years, where he served as an assistant and associate planner. It was during this period that Mr. Michaelis reviewed and approved land use and building permit applications and ascertained a breadth of knowledge needed to maneuver and understand the government process. It was also during this time, that Mr. Michaelis acquired the technical skills of Computer Aided Drafting and Geographical Information Systems. Two mapping systems used today in land use analysis.

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