Our Staff

Robert Watts | Joby Early | Bryan Newsome | Ian Shott
RJ Pata | Matt Taylor | Kevin Pata

Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Robert Watts, R.P.L.S. Robert C. Watts, R.P.L.S.
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x205
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Robert founded Chaparral Professional Land Surveying in 1995. Robert has over 35 years of land surveying experience, much of which has been in support of Civil Engineering and Land Development projects in central Texas. Robert has guided Chaparral in its growth from a two-man operation to one of the largest, most reputable firms in this area, and sold the firm to brothers RJ and Kevin Pata in 2017. Robert is TxDOT pre-certified in all survey related categories and is the Senior Project Manager for many of our firm’s largest clients.
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Joby Early, R.P.L.S. Joby Early, R.P.L.S.
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x202
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Joby has more than 23 years of experience in the Land Surveying profession and has been a Chaparral employee since 1998. He is the Project Manager of many Chaparral Land Development projects throughout central Texas and has extensive experience providing Land Surveying services for Civil Engineering firms, Commercial clients and Municipalities. Joby received an A.A.S. in Drafting Technology from Paris Junior College and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
 Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Bryan Newsome, R.P.L.S. Bryan Newsome, R.P.L.S.
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x210
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Bryan joined Chaparral in 2018. He has more than 40 years of experience in all phases of surveying in the public and private sectors, including: Gas, Petroleum and Electric rights-of-way, ALTA/ACSM, Construction, Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks, and 3D High Definition Laser Scanning. Bryan is TxDOT pre-certified in all survey related categories and he is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS).
 Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Ian Shott, Construction Project Manager Ian Shott, Construction Project Manager
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x212
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Ian joined Chaparral 19 years ago as an Instrument Operator, worked his way up to Field Crew Coordinator, and is now our Construction Project Manager. He has his NSPS Survey Technician, Leica Captivate, Infinity, and Trimble Business Center certifications. Ian is a member of the Austin Contractors and Engineers Association (ACEA) and the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS), and he is our firm’s best golfer!
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - RJ Pata RJ Pata, R.P.L.S., COO
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x124
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RJ joined Chaparral in 2017 by becoming an owner and serves as our Chief Operating Officer. He has over 30 years of land surveying experience in Commercial, Municipal, Residential, and Construction projects; and is TxDOT pre-certified in five survey related categories. RJ owned and operated another central Texas land surveying firm prior to Chaparral and he is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS). RJ received a B.S. in Applied Science and Technology and is a licensed drone pilot.
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Matt Taylor, LSIT Matt Taylor, LSIT
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x226
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Matt joined Chaparral in 2018. He has more than 20 years of land surveying experience and has managed survey projects, technicians, and field crews from the Delaware Valley, to Florida, Colorado, California, Utah, and Texas. Matt possesses an NCEES LSIT and National Surveyor certificate, is a certified AutoCAD technician, and has over 30 years of drafting experience. Matt received his A.A.S. in Drafting and Design from Edison College in Ft. Myers, Florida, and his B.A.A.S. in Occupational and Workforce Leadership Studies from Texas State University. Matt also holds a Texas real estate license.
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Kevin Pata, CPA, CFO Kevin Pata, CPA, CFO
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x123
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Kevin joined Chaparral Surveying in 2017 by becoming an owner and serves as our Chief Financial Officer.  He has been a Texas Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years and received a B.S. in Business Administration.  Prior to Chaparral, Kevin served as Controller/CFO of other companies with sales of $1 million to over $150 million.  Kevin is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS).

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