Our Team

Bethany J. Powell, ENV SP

Chairman and President

Bethany is Chairman and President of Powell CWM.  She was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2017, and has served as President since the merger of Powell and Associates, LLC and CWM, Inc. in September of 2016.  

With her strategic insight, direction and supportive leadership Powell has seen significant growth, stability and increased profitability.  She has been spearheading Powell’s push into cutting-edge technologies like unmanned aerial LiDAR and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) that the company believes are keys for future growth.  

As the face of Powell CWM, she understands the importance of building a company culture that revolves around diversity, respect and humility, personal responsibility, taking pride in the work we do and most importantly creating an environment where employees can grow and have fun. 

As the mother of two young girls, it is important that Bethany sets an example of a strong and independent leader.  Women in the engineering, architecture and land surveying fields are definitely in the minority.  Bethany is involved in the industry and the community and enjoys attending the Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE) networking events to help raise awareness and support for local women-owned businesses.


Jeremy M. Powell, PLS, CFedS, ENV SP

Executive Vice President of Operations

Jeremy is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm and assuring that Powell’s strategic plan is executed. This includes creating and maintaining a business development strategy that is constantly evolving to keep pace with changes in market conditions. 

Jeremy is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor and in 2011 he received his Certified Federal Surveyors (CFedS) certification from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  The CFedS program, which has been approved by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, was designed specifically to enhance the level of knowledge and expertise in the professional land surveying community for cadastral survey work performed on federal lands and on Indian trust lands. 

Jeremy is adept at being responsive and sensitive to stakeholders, focusing intently on meeting budgetary and schedule requirements.  He uses his expert interpersonal skills to build productive relationships with clients, stakeholders and staff. 

He has managed several large, multi-year projects consisting of geospatial data collection, photogrammetry, utility mapping, right-of-way retracements, land acquisition documentation, construction surveying services, land development, planning, and entitlement services.

Aaron Barnhart, PE

Manager of Engineering

Aaron is Director of Engineering at Powell CWM and is responsible for all engineering activities in the states of Missouri and Kansas.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri in Rolla, Missouri and he is a Professional Engineer in Missouri, Kansas, and West Virginia. 

With over 22 years of experience planning, designing, and implementing reliable engineering solutions, he is a proven project manager committed to collaborative, organized, and communicative relationships with our clients.  These clients have included a variety of Federal, State, and Municipal clients including the Department of the Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State of Missouri, City of Independence, MO, City of Oak Grove, MO, and numerous private developers. 

Nathan Boen, RA, NCARB, AIA

Senior Architect

Nathan is a graduate of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. He is a Registered Architect in Kansas and Missouri and holds certificates from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the American Institute of Architects. 

Nathan brings industry experience and leadership to a diverse range of project types in all phases of design from concept and schematic design to construction documentation and administration. He has an ability to evaluate and optimize new and existing buildings to ensure that the buildings are flexible, efficient and attractive. 


Jed A.M. Baughman, PLS

Manager of Land Surveying

Jed is a Professional Land Surveyor with over 19 years of experience in the land surveying field and received his Bachelor degree from the University of Kansas. 

As the Director of Land Surveying, he manages the day-to-day operational aspects of land surveying and mapping projects and scopes with the goal of ensuring that projects are completed on-time, within budget, and according to the project requirements. 

Tim Atkins, PLS

Project Surveyor

Tim began his surveying career in 1994 and has extensive experience in all aspects of land surveying. Throughout his career, he has spent an extensive amount of time on job sites and in the office.  This diverse experience brings both value and benefits to each project. 

Tim works closely with clients and contractors to ensure that projects are completed quickly and with a high degree of accuracy.  

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