Leadership Team


Harley Pawley, PLS
President

Harley began his surveying career in 1985 when the Marine Corps “directed” him to be a Field Artillery Surveyor instead of a helicopter mechanic. 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 ALTA 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 amicable and economical solutions. 


Matt Schneiders, PLS
Senior 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 several 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 ASPI are involved in.  Matt also holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State.


Aaron Tyson, PLS
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 as a Land Surveyor. Since making the transition to surveying, he has worked both in the field as well as the office, and obtained his PLS in 2015. His experience includes conducting research, performing boundary and topographic surveys, ALTA 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 Lofstedt, AICP
Land Use Planner

Andrew has more than 10 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 ASPI, which include: doing property research in order to design 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.


Karen Swift
Director of Sales
ASPI & Harmsen

Karen grew up in a surveying and civil engineering family, which laid the foundation for a successful career in the industry.  Prior to joining the team at ASPI, Karen was with Harmsen and later Terrane (formerly GeoDimensions).  Her project management skills put an emphasis on customer service through organized, detail-oriented problem solving. Beginning with the initial scope development, her communication throughout the process to final product delivery ensures a successful outcome that meets project needs and exceeds client expectations.  Karen works side-by-side with surveyors, engineers, and planners to make sure every project runs smoothly and efficiently. As the twelfth of fifteen kids in an Irish family, she’s learned to be creative with resources to find success.  


Darian Caldwell, EIT
Civil Engineering Designer

Darian joined the company in 2016 after completing his BS in Civil Engineering at the University of Washington. He completed his internship as a construction/field engineer with
Kiewit Construction in Oahu, Hawaii. He has been a long-time resident Snohomish.  Darian does civil design work on school, municipal, and residential engineering projects.

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