True North Solutions

Our Team

Robert Meinhardt

Robert Meinhardt is the CEO and Principal Consultant for TNSDS. He has a diverse educational background, including Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. Rob’s founding of TNSDS draws upon his undergraduate and graduate education, as well as his experience as an archaeologist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Region. With over 20 years of experience working in cultural resources management, he meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards as an architectural historian and archaeologist and is the Principal Investigator providing contract management and oversight on all historic properties and cultural resources projects. Rob has experience consulting with stakeholders of varying interests and geographical locations, and developing historic preservation plans for several types of historic properties throughout Alaska. He has experience assisting federal, state, and local governments, private engineering firms, and tribes throughout the state to meet pre-development and development goals within the legal framework of various historic preservation laws, and facilitating agency consultation and public involvement. Rob is committed to helping communities and tribes throughout Alaska achieve cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability through the preservation of cultural heritage.

Rob’s expertise and interest goes beyond historic properties consulting to the rehabilitation, management, and sale of historic and non-historic real property. He sets himself apart as an SOI-qualified historic properties consultant licensed to sell real estate in Alaska and provide consulting services for historic property management and redevelopment. Rob’s professional development and experience paves the path for developers, contractors, and private investors to find niche markets and capture returns on investments from underutilized and neglected properties.

Rob Meinhardt

Amy Ramirez

Amy Ramirez is the TNSDS Project Manager responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company and coordination of TNSDS professional staff and subcontractors. Amy has a BA in Anthropology and nearly 20 years of experience in cultural resource management. She directs field investigations and is responsible for quality control and data analysis. Amy is instrumental in assembling company reports for consulting on historic properties. She manages cultural resources management and historic preservation projects from start to finish, including proposal development, carrying out desktop reviews, performing windshield and intensive surveys, cultural resources monitoring, and finalizing company reports. Amy provides assistance with client relations to help them meet their cultural resource management and historic preservation goals, including regulatory compliance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Amy’s experience includes providing consulting services and project management for diverse types of cultural resources, including not but not limited to prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, and historic buildings and landscapes. Both her past experience and continued professional development has given Amy the skills to successfully coordinate and manage a large portfolio of cultural resource projects for TNSDS clients.

Amy

Joan Bayles

Joan Bayles has a BS in Sociology from Emporia State University and a MA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology from Wichita State University. Joan's experience includes conducting survey, testing, and excavation of archaeological sites. As a crew chief for WSU, she was responsible for data collection, project oversight, and supervising field technicians. Her area of expertise is stone tool analysis, with an emphasis in biological anthropology, including the excavation of a mammoth site using casting techniques for removal and transport. Also unique to her experience is the research, excavation, and study of proto-historic sites that chronicle the early contact period between Native peoples and Euro- Americans. During graduate school, Joan was a graduate research assistant and prepared and taught undergraduate seminars. Joan also has laboratory experience, cataloging, archiving, and analyzing excavated and donated archaeological collections. Joan’s thesis presented new evidence through analysis of ceramic and stone tool assemblages from five midwestern proto- historic sites that provided a better understanding of a wide-spread technology in the region. As the TNSDS Project Archaeologist, Joan has completed desktop and pedestrian archaeological investigations across Alaska. Joan meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualifications in Archaeology.

Rob Tingstrom

PJ Robertson

PJ Robertson is the Transaction Coordinator for TNRES, and the Office Manager and Logistics Coordinator for TNSDS. PJ has been an Alaskan resident for 45 years and has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of real estate and lending. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the CEO and Principal Consultant, including invoicing and payment processing, employee payroll, and travel logistics. PJ is also responsible for transaction coordination on all real estate transactions, providing support to the licensees on the TNRES real estate team. She also provides administrative support for both TNMS and TNIS. PJ’s role with True North is crucial for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the company.

PJ Robertson

Rob Tingstrom

Rob Tingstrom is a Real Estate Consultant for TNRES and a Technician for TNSDS. Rob is an Alaskan-born resident and has over 15 years of construction experience for various contractors throughout Alaska. His primary role with True North is to assist with residential and commercial real estate sales. Rob also provides technical support to TNSDS staff and clients, including construction and architectural reviews for historic structures surveys, historic structure reports, and rehabilitation of historic properties.

Rob Tingstrom

Josh Geary

Josh Geary is a real estate consultant with True North Real Estate Solutions assisting buyers and sellers with both residential and commercial sales. Josh was born and raised in Alaska, and recently relocated to Anchorage from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Josh’s real estate experience stems from his educational and professional background in health and human services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from Alaska Pacific University. Josh offers TNRES clients the highest quality of customer care and knowledge in Southcentral Alaska’s real estate market.

Rob Tingstrom

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