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The Team

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Robert Farmer, PLS


Robert began his surveying career in the US Army in 1974 until 1977.  After his honorable discharge from the military he worked for the State of Washington for 1 year as a Chainman, after which he went to work for the United States Bureau of Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam as a construction surveyor.  In 1984 he relocated to Alaska and began working in the villages for four years, doing primarily construction surveys.  He then worked on the North Slope for four years as a pipeline surveyor, then in 1992 he took a position in Wasilla, AK for Acumetrix Surveying and worked for them until 1998, after which he began working for Alaska Rim Engineering; he was with them until 2017 as the Survey Manager.  In August 2017 he began Farmer Surveying LLC,  and as of August 2018 Farmer Surveying absorbed the surveying division of Alaska Rim Engineering, including files and the right to use the name Alaska Rim.

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Joy Cypra

Platting Tech

Joy Cypra has worked in conjunction with the platting, mapping, surveying and engineering fields since 1979 when she first came to Alaska.  In 1984 she moved to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough where she has been involved with the platting process from drafting and checking to over sight of the platting process.  She was on the Mat-Su Boroughs platting regulation re-write committee.  She worked for Alaska Rim Engineering for over 20 years and has honed her platting and planning skills.  She is knowledgeable in not only Mat-Su Boroughs platting and zoning codes and regulations but has work on projects within other Alaskan communities. These communities include the Municipality of Anchorage Borough, the City of Valdez, the Kenai Peninsula, the City of Nome, the City of Palmer, the City of Wasilla, and numerous State of Alaska DNR platting procedures located in Un-organized Boroughs.


Ken Anderson

Party Chief

Ken Anderson has been in the surveying industry since joining Alaska Rim Engineering in 2004.  During his time with Alaska Rim Engineering, Ken acquired additional skills in surveying, drafting, and leadership, advanced to lead a field crew year round, and has performed surveying work throughout the state of Alaska in both urban and rural areas.  In 2017 Ken parted ways with Alaska Rim Engineering and joined Farmer Surveying as our Party Chief in charge of fieldwork.  

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