Staff Members

James 'Mick' Powers
PLS, RPLS, CFedS, President
Eugene Harrel
PLS, PSM, Field Support
Saundra Gay
Director of Administration
Tom 'Skeeter' Olsen
Auditor
Diane Powers
Federal Contract Specialist

James 'Mick' Powers

President, PLS, RPLS, CFedS

Mick founded Red Plains Surveying in 1999. Almost immediately he garnered a large share of the local survey market, established a solid position with tribal and federal contracts, and captured a rapidly growing share of the national ALTA/ACSM market.

A recognized authority in all surveying disciplines, Mick serves as President and CEO of Red Plains.

With twenty state licenses, a Certified Federal Survey License (CFedS), and three decades of hands-on survey experience, Mick is a consumate professional in the survey industry.

While we could supply page upon page relative to Mick's accomplishments, Mick is best described by the statement he makes when asked what his greatest accomplishment is...

"We never lose a Client… when someone trusts us with their project… our entire team of professionals makes certain… that our Client is always satisfied."

Eugene Harrel

Support PLS, PSM

Eugene provides 25 years of experience in all disciplines of surveying, with a special emphasis on cadastral surveying. He is a licensed Florida PSM and a Hawaii PLS.

Eugene supports the field crews as the go-to surveyor when they are on site and need the input of his talent and experience.

Saundra Gay

Director of Administration

Saundra has been with Red Plains for nearly a decade. She earned her degree from the Oklahoma State University. As the Director of Administration, Saundra manages her team with efficient attention to detail in all elements of the business of surveying.

Any questions regarding invoicing, office procedures and other business aspects of our clients'‘ projects can be answered by Saundra and her team.

Tom 'Skeeter' Olsen

Auditor

Following a distinguished 33 year career as a mangement professional at Xerox, Skeeter could easily have retired but he isn't made that way.

A chance meeting on an airplane led us to add Skeeter to our team, so that Mick could realize his vision of taking Red Plains from a good local surveying company to a definitive survey organization that leads the nation in client satisfaction.

Skeeter served as General Manager for several years, establishing the infrastructure which took us from "Mom and Pop" to a full service national survey company.

When Skeeter finally did decide to retire... we wouldn't let him. He currently serves as Auditor to help control internal costs. So we will be here to serve our clients year after year.

Diane Powers

Federal Contract Specialist

Diane is responsible for overseeing all federal, military, large corporate and tribal contracts. She contributes to business development and marketing, representing Red Plains at tradeshows, conventions and public relations events. Diane also represents Red Plains on the board of the Mid-America Government Industry Coalition actively participating in legislation and training, pertaining to federal contracting.

Diane graduated from Oklahoma State University and attended Oklahoma City University, majoring in business administration.

Dianeďż˝s ability to comprehensively satisfy the administrative requirements of contracts of all types, her outstanding ability to work with our related companies in teaming efforts, provides our contract clients with seamless service. Client satisfaction is Diane’s entire focus.