Leadership

 

 

Professional Licensing
Dioptra staff carry the following professional licensing:

Stewart K. Ward,  Idaho PLS 15295, Utah PLS 7966606-2201

Mark J. Hokanson,  Idaho PLS 13933

Darrell Hanners,  Idaho LSI 340

Adam Thayer,  Idaho  LSI 342

 

Stewart K. Ward, PLS
Owner, Chubbuck Office Manager

Stewart is a PLS in Idaho and Utah and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics from Idaho State University. He has been involved with surveying since 2001 and is experienced in land surveys, ground based LiDAR, construction staking, mapping, and GIS applications.

Stewart manages all projects. His combination of experience and training qualifies him to perform all required survey duties on a variety of projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark J. Hokanson, PLS
Project Manager

Mark has 20 years of experience in the Civil Engineering and Surveying fields. He started his career as an engineering technician with the Bureau of Land Management, where he directed surveys, designed recreation sites and range land features, and managed other contract related items.  Mark transitioned into the surveying consulting field in 2002 where he gained experience in construction surveying and land development project management. He obtained his Idaho professional surveyor’s license in 2009. Mark also served as cadastral surveyor for the US Forest Service in Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming for 7 years. During this appointment, he was instrumental in establishing Region 4 Lands Department Safety Procedures and in revising survey procedures to comply with federal guidelines.

Mark manages a variety of projects including land planning, property surveys, and construction surveys.

 

 

 

 

Darrell Hanners, LSI

Darrell graduated from ISU in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatics Technology; he began working for Dioptra right after graduation.

Darrell has been involved in an array of services such as ground based LiDAR, construction staking, boundary surveying, QC/QA services, and mapping to name a few. Key projects include the South Maybe Canyon Mine Cross Valley Fill Reclamation and the Ashton Hill Pre-Engineering Survey.

 

 

 

 

Adam Thayer, LSI

Adam began working for Dioptra in May of 2016 while he was a student at Idaho State University. Adam graduated from ISU in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Technology. Adam has been involved in a variety of projects including construction staking, land planning, property and topographic surveys, and GIS applications. Key projects include Stuart Additions reconstruction and US-91 Poleline to Flandro road improvement.