K. (Kia) Shayestehfar
|Kia Shayestehfar, ALS|
|Known for||Founder, Alpha Geomatics Inc.|
Kia graduated from University of Calgary in 2003 with a BSc degree in Geomatics Engineering.
He started employment with Focus Surveys in the oil and gas sector, surveying wellsites and pipelines. Meanwhile he stumbled upon the opportunity to work on a few interesting high precision deformation monitoring survey projects, and decided to make the switch to the municipal sector focusing on land development and civil engineering. It was during this time that he received invaluable training and mentorship from his immediate supervisors: Honorary Life Member Robert Fulton, ALS, and his principal Brad Sawchuk, ALS.
After receiving his commission, Kia worked for Tronnes Surveys (1976) Ltd of Calgary from 2009 to 2011. He then took employment with Kellam Berg Engineering and Surveys Ltd. of Calgary from January 2011 to July 2014. Kia started Alpha Geomatics Inc. in Calgary in August 2014. He currently lives in Calgary with his family. He also holds a P.Eng. designation.