Phil is Professional Land Surveyor, and maintains registration in the State of Nevada, as a
Certified Federal Surveyor, Arizona, and California.
He is the Regional Survey Director for Farr West Engineering, a DOWL Company, in Reno
Nevada, managing a growing department in Nevada and Montana.
Phil has over 40 Years of experience in public and private boundary surveys, legal descriptions,
American Land Title Association (ALTA) surveys, FEMA flood surveys and certificates,
topographic surveys, Bathymetric Surveys and construction survey, and acting county surveyor.
In addition, He is an active member of Professional Land Surveyors’ organizations, and have
participated including the California Land Surveyors Association, Arizona Professional Land
Surveyors, CLSA GIS and Trig Star Committees.
He is adjunct Professor at Great Basin college and has been a lecturer for Northern Arizona
University Engineering Program, and the local land surveyor’s association covering a variety of
topics including ALTA seminars, Advanced Land Surveys, US Public Land Surveys, and Legal
He is also an avid Cyclist and USAC Olympic level cycling coach, in his spare time, and had the
privilege of coaching the Northern University Cycling Team. This amazing group of people are
dedicated and hard working on the bike while maintaining full class schedules. In 2017 the team
to a won the southwest regional collegiate cycling champions for Mountain Bike, leading from
start to finish, and culminated their season by finishing in a 5 place at Collegiate Nationals in
Missoula Montana, including winning the Male cross-county race and placing 7 in Female cross-
country race. He is currently coaching a youth mountain biking team ages 6-14, prepping these
young athletes for racing with the local development team.
Writing Legal Descriptions
Thursday, January 12, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Creating a Legal Description that stands the test of time.
Preparing Legal Descriptions for the PLSS
Friday, January 13, 2023, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Unique style and formatting for PLSS Land Description
The Law of Easements
Friday, January 13, 2023, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
The history and laws that shaped our legal system.