Stormwater Services Expand in Northwest Arkansas with Addition of Kale Farmer
Please welcome Kale Farmer, PE, CFM, who has joined our Rogers office, expanding our stormwater expertise in Northwest Arkansas.
Kale comes to Freese and Nichols with more than 18 years of experience in floodplain and stormwater analysis, development of mitigation alternatives and site design, developing reports and presenting information to clients, as well as public outreach.
“We are growing the stormwater practice in the Central Plains and Northwest Arkansas area, and having Kale on the team, with his knowledge in hydrology and hydraulics, is extremely important,” said Greg Simmons, who leads our stormwater master planning and design group.
“Kale is very personable and is good at taking technical information and making it understandable for our clients. He really fits the culture of Freese and Nichols.”
Kale has a broad range of skills, including:
- Site Development
- Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analyses
- Stormwater Management
- Erosion and Sedimentation Control
- Flood Insurance Studies (FISs)
Kale was born in Rogers and has spent his entire career in Northwest Arkansas. At his previous firm, he worked on a variety of projects including stream restoration, detailed urban drainage analysis and floodplain studies, and a community park expansion. He said his goal is to expand floodplain and stormwater awareness and develop sustainable designs to protect the safety of the public.
“Kale’s extensive experience is especially beneficial to our younger engineers,” said Greg. “He will have the opportunity to mentor our younger staff and help them with their career growth.”
“Professional engineers have a responsibility to mentor younger engineers as they progress,” said Kale. “I also believe that you should only mentor in areas in which you are competent and proficient in performing.”
Kale received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas. He is a Certified Professional Engineer in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma and is a Certified Floodplain Manager in Arkansas. Kale is Past-President of the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers and is a member of the Arkansas Floodplain Management Association.
“I want to continue to help our communities and protect the people that live in Arkansas and beyond,” said Kale. “I’ve lived in Arkansas my entire life and have roots here. An engineer’s goal is to protect life, safety and the welfare of the public.