Our Experienced Staff

Our firm consists of a total of twenty professional and technical personnel, which provides sufficient staff to perform projects that may arise within schedule.  Johnson-Frank & Associates, Inc. maintains a highly professional staff.  We are proud of the fact that 6 of our 14 office staff and two of our Survey Party Chiefs are registered to practice land surveying in the State of California.  Below is a summary of the experience, training, and skills of our professional staff.

  • Alan D. Frank, PLS:  Vice President 
    • Licensed in California since 1995 – PLS 7172
    • Licensed in Arizona since 2004 – RLS 41830
    • Licensed in Nevada since 2008 – PLS 19539
    • Certified Federal Surveyor #1091
    • 21 years of experience
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying Engineering, CSU Fresno
    • Masters degree in Business Administration, CSU Fullerton
  • Roger A. Frank, PLS:  President
    • Licensed in California since 1975 – PLS 4215
    • Licensed in Nevada since 1980 – PLS 5456
    • Certified Federal Surveyor #1092
    • 46 years of experience in public and private sectors
    • Licensed in 6 additional states
    • Considered an expert in Star*Net Least Squares use and training
  • Tony Cuomo, PLS: Project Surveyor
    • Licensed in California in 1988 – PLS 6042
    • 37 years of surveying experience
  • Chuck Krepp, PLS:  Project Surveyor
    • Licensed in California since 1975 – PLS 4224
    • Licensed in Nevada since 1981 – PLS 5801
    • 47 years of surveying experience
  • Chuck Tripi, PLS: Project Surveyor
    • Licensed in California in 1996 – PLS 7299
    • 26 years of surveying experience
  • Greg Sebourn, PLS: Project Surveyor
    • Licensed in California in 2007 – PLS 8395
    • 12 years of surveying experience
  • Mark Platt, PLS:  Survey Party Chief
    • Licensed in California in 1993 – PLS 6903
    • 32 years of surveying experience
  • Rich Smith, PLS:  Survey Party Chief
    • Licensed in California in 1999 – PLS 7556
    • 24 years of surveying experience


Alan D. Frank, PLS ~ Vice President,
alanfrank@johnson-frank.com

Mr. Frank has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Surveying Engineering obtained from the California State University in Fresno and a Masters Degree in Business Administration obtained from the California State University in Fullerton.  He has been licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California since 1995, the State of Arizona since 2004, the State of Nevada since 2008, and became a Certified Federal Surveyor in 2007.  He has over 21 years experience in the surveying industry.

Project Specific Experience Includes:

IDIQ Contract for Surveying and Mapping
Los Angeles District, US Army Corps of Engineers

Project and Contract Manager for various surveying tasks including topographic surveys, boundary retracement, legal description preparation, hydrographic surveys, and related GIS services.  A total of 48 task orders were issued, totaling just over $5,000,000.

Structure Location and Positioning throughout LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

This project involved the positioning of 4,912 structures throughout Southern California.  In order to meet the tight project deadline, we employed as many as 4 real time network GPS positioning crews at a time.  The project was completed on time and within budget.  Mr. Frank served as the project manager for this project.  This project was completed in 2007.

Departure Corridor Acquisitions, Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, AZ
US Army Corps of Engineers, LA District

This project involved the retracement of three townships in and around Luke Air Force Base and the preparation of legal descriptions to facilitate the acquisition of avigation easements related to the departure corridor.  Mr. Frank served as the project manager for this project.  This project was completed in 2007.

Arterial Roadway Topographic Surveys
City of Santa Ana, California

Johnson-Frank was contracted by the City of Santa Ana to provide topographic mapping of arterial streets throughout the City in 2004, in 2006, and again in 2008.  Between the three contracts, this project consisted of approximately 40 separate sections of arterial roads, a total of approximately 40 miles.

IDIQ Nevada Land Surveys R4-17-03-05, Southern Nevada
USDA, Forest Service

Project and Contract Manager for various surveying tasks including engineering design topographic surveys, boundary retracement, legal description preparation, and wilderness boundary posting.  A total of 13 task orders were issued, totaling just over $1,250,000.


Roger A. Frank, PLS ~ President, rogerfrank@johnson-frank.com

Roger Frank, President and CEO, co-founded the present day corporation of Johnson-Frank & Assoc., Inc., in 1975.  His grasp of the future direction of the profession, as well as the impact of rapidly changing technology on the role of the surveyor, was the primary reason for the company to be the first firm of its’ size in southern California to embrace Global Positioning Satellite systems in 1988.

Mr. Frank’s 46 years of experience includes eleven years of training both in the office and in the field at the Orange County Surveyor’s Office.  A licensed professional surveyor in seven western states, as well as a Certified Federal Surveyor, Mr. Frank has expertise in boundary surveys; precise horizontal and vertical control surveys; photogrammetric control surveys; aerial mapping control; cadastral retracement; ALTA’s; section line retracement; all elements of Global Positioning Systems surveys, legal descriptions as well as an in-depth knowledge of subdivision map review skills.

Mr. Frank’s early training was with the Orange County Surveyor’s Office in both the field and the office.  He developed a keen interest and in-depth experience in geodetic horizontal and vertical surveys while with the Orange County Surveyor’s Field & Office Computation section.  He also served in the Subdivision Map Checking section for his last six years with the County, the last three of those Mr. Frank served as supervisor of that section.  He developed vast boundary and subdivision experience while in this position.  He also supervises and trains Johnson-Frank’s Subdivision Map Checking section, which currently serves 7 local cities.

Roger Frank’s leadership at the helm of the organization has guided it through the highs and lows of economic climates.  Always innovative, yet strongly committed to product integrity, he oversees the key strategy and execution of assignments for Johnson-Frank & Assoc., Inc., including survey projects in 35 states.

Project Specific Experience Includes:

Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA) Desert Surveys, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

The CRA program involved extensive cadastral retracement throughout California’s deserts from Parker, AZ to Corona, CA, and from Blythe, CA to Hoover Dam.  Mr. Frank served as the project manager for the Desert CRA tasks under this contract.  This project was completed in 2007.

March Air Reserve Base, Moreno Valley, CA
US Army Corps of Engineers, LA District

This project involved establishing the original boundary lines of the March Air Reserve Base and assisting staff with documenting and preparing legal descriptions in support of the BRAC process which included disposing of excess land.  Mr. Frank served as the project manager on this project.  This project was completed in 2007.

IDIQ Southern California Survey Services 53-91Y9-4-1A97
USDA, Forest Service

Project Manager for various surveying tasks including engineering design topographic surveys, boundary retracement, legal description preparation, and boundary posting.  Two tasks were issued and completed totaling $315,000.  This project was completed in 2007.

Tony Cuomo, PLS ~ Project Surveyor, tonycuomo@johnson-frank.com

Mr. Cuomo began his survey career in 1974, bringing to Johnson-Frank & Associates extensive surveying and mapping knowledge bridging 5 decades. Mr. Cuomo’s experience spans a broad spectrum of technical and professional involvement, encompassing extensive field and office experience, work in both the public and private sectors, and a range of engagements running from practicing as a private consultant to serving as corporate vice president for a firm that employed over 900 individuals. He has managed individual field crews, multiple field crews, office staffs ranging from two individuals to regional oversight responsibilities for over 60 technicians and professionals operating in 4 offices across 3 counties. He has also supervised extensive boundary and construction operations in Baja California.

Mr. Cuomo’s range of professional experience allows him to perform a wide variety of tasks, including preparation and review of subdivision maps, records of survey, legal descriptions, A.L.T.A. surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and construction surveys.

In addition to his duties at Johnson-Frank & Associates, Mr. Cuomo is also the president of Pacific Land Seminars, a firm that has been providing primary and continuing professional education opportunities for the surveying community since 1985. Mr. Cuomo has presented seminars, lecture series, and workshops throughout the western United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington) on topics including, boundary procedures, the preparation and interpretation of legal descriptions, measurement analysis, A.L.T.A. surveys, state law, and ethics, among others.

Project Specific Experience

IDIQ Contract for Surveying and Mapping
Los Angeles District
, US Army Corps of Engineers

Project Surveyor various surveying tasks including topographic surveys, boundary retracement, legal description preparation, hydrographic surveys, and related GIS services.  A total of 48 task orders were issued, totaling just over $5,000,000.

Departure Corridor Acquisitions, Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, AZ
US Army Corps of Engineers, LA District

This project involved the retracement of three townships in and around Luke Air Force Base and the preparation of legal descriptions to facilitate the acquisition of avigation easements related to the departure corridor.  Mr. Cuomo served as Project Surveyor for this project.  This project was completed in 2007.

Topographic and Construction Surveys
City of Santa Ana
, California

Johnson-Frank was contracted by the City of Santa Ana to provide topographic mapping of arterial streets throughout the City in 2004, in 2006, and again in 2008.  Between the three contracts, this project consisted of approximately 40 separate sections of arterial roads, a total of approximately 40 miles.


Greg Sebourn, PLS ~ Project Surveyor, gregsebourn@johnson-frank.com

Mr. Sebourn is a part-time instructor for two Southern California community colleges.  He has extensive experience in land surveying/mapping education and serves as client manager for several of Johnson-Frank’s governmental clients.  Additionally, Mr. Sebourn has worked as Project Manager for surveying/mapping services to numerous public and private entity clients for nearly five years.  Some of those municipal projects included the subdivision of the Anaheim Stadium properties, numerous monument preservation efforts, and several design topographic and construction surveys for pavement, sewer, and right-of-way improvement projects.

Before joining Johnson-Frank, Mr. Sebourn spent several years in the Orange County Surveyor’s Office working in the Boundary and Map Checking Units reviewing various maps, plats, and legal descriptions as well as preparing annexations for local agencies

Project Specific Experience Includes:

Subdivision and Parcel Consolidation of Anaheim Stadium Properties
City of Anaheim

This project required the review of more than 25,000 pages of various legal records to determine their affect, if any, on the project and client goals.  Through due diligence, Mr. Sebourn discovered several potential liabilities which were able to be addressed before they could cause harm to title of the property.  After resolving all title issues, conducting boundary and topographic surveys, encroachment analysis, and writing new legal descriptions, a parcel map was filed and recorded.  Mr. Sebourn served as the project manager for this project which was completed in 2008 at a cost of more than $160,000.

City-Wide Sanitary Sewer Improvement Program
City of Anaheim

As project manager of this project Mr. Sebourn attended regular meetings with city staff and the general contractor to ensure project success.  With several thousands of feet of new sanitary sewer lines being laid simultaneously, quality assurance and quality control procedures were an integral part of daily activities.  Services provided included design topographic surveying, construction surveying, and monument preservation surveying.  Mr. Sebourn served as the project manager for this project which was completed in August 2009 at a total cost of $45,000.

Santa Ana Canyon Road Rehabilitation and Realignment
City of Anaheim

Santa Ana Canyon Road serves as a major transportation artery for North Orange County.  With more than 20,000 commuters each day relying on this corridor for access to regional services, surveying activities were carefully managed to provide the greatest free flow of traffic while expediting the delivery of meaningful data to city design staff. The project took us through nearly 100 years of legal records and engineering notes in order to re-establish the historic dual alignments.  Dozens of monuments and ties were found, reset, and re-established in an effort to perpetuate survey evidence and comply with state laws.  Our noninvasive approach was appreciated by commuters and City staff alike.  Mr. Sebourn served as the project manager for this project which was completed in February 2010, with a total cost of $36,000.