Our Professionals - Idaho

Proud Developers and Agriculture Advocates

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Tom Haren, CEO

Thomas M. Haren is the CEO of AGPROfessionals. Founded in 2000, AGPROfessionals is an organization specializing in large-scale agriculture development throughout the Western United States.

AGPROfessionals was selected as a “Colorado Company to Watch” in 2013 by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. AGPROfessionals was also chosen as a finalist for the Better Business Bureau “Torch Award of Ethics” in 2014 and is a recipient of the 21 st Annual Torch Award of Ethics in 2019.

Mr. Haren was the Vice President of Envirostock Inc. from 1996-2000, a company he purchased in 2002. He was Vice President of Environmental Services at the Colorado Livestock Association from 1997 to 2000, and Director of Natural Resources at Colorado Cattle Feeders Association from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Haren began his professional career at Stewart Environmental Consultants in Fort Collins in 1992.

In 1992, Mr. Haren received his Associate of Science in Environmental Science and Hazardous Materials from Front Range Community College and studied Construction Management and Civil Engineering at Colorado State University and Biology at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Mr. Haren served in the U.S. Army from 1988 to 1992 and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. During his service, he was a Drill Instructor at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Jackson, SC.

Mr. Haren is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a WSO Certified Safety Specialist and Registered Ag Consultant. He was President of the Coal Creek Irrigation Company from 1997 to 2002, Board Member of the Colorado Horse Council from 1998 to 2007 and served on the Weld County Agricultural Advisory Committee in 1997 and again in 2007. Mr. Haren has also served as a member/participant of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade “Blueprint for Colorado.”

He recently served as Chairman of Upstate Colorado Economic Development Executive Board and is a member of the National Western Stock Show and the Weld County Farm Bureau.

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ranging from agricultural consultants to agricultural engineers, geotechnical consultants, real estate brokers, land planners, and more, ready to do whatever it takes to make your business grow.

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Valene Cauhorn, P.E.

Agricultural Engineer - Civil Engineer - Regional Manager

An Idaho native, Valene has been with AGPROfessionals since 2014. Valene is a licensed Professional Engineer in Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, Utah, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania.

Her areas of expertise include agricultural engineering, the design of feedlots, dairies, associated drainages, and Confined Animal Feeding Operation ( CAFO ) compliance. In addition to the agricultural sector, she does civil design work for commercial development projects and is a project manager for large agriculture and commercial jobs.

Valene was raised on a generational farm and beef cattle operation in Southern Idaho. She is a Colorado State University (CSU) graduate in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Soil and Water and an additional Animal Science emphasis.

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Matt Thompson, P.E.

Professional Engineer

Matt’s career in Idaho agriculture started in 1998 with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) where he worked as an EIT Water Quality and Resource Engineer and then later became a Professional Engineer and Engineering Manager for ISDA in 2001. Matt’s area of expertise is in the development of animal waste system designs and nutrient management plans for dairy producers and permitting and design assistance. Matt lives in Twin Falls Idaho with his family.

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Brook Delaney, EIT

Brook Delaney, Engineer in Training II

Brook Delaney, EIT II joined AGPROfessionals at our Idaho office in November 2023. Brook has more than 8 years of experience working in a variety of different engineering sectors from power transmission to municipal and agricultural projects.

Previously Brook worked as an Engineer in Training developing transmission line designs, substation site design, facility site designs, structural analysis, and working with the permitting process including right of way permits. Prior to that, Brook created site development designs for airports and other municipal projects, including stormwater runoff, and transportation plans. During her college tenure, Brook completed an internship as a soil field and lab technician.

Brook grew up on a family farm in Southern Idaho, during summers her time was spent between the farm and working on the water rig drilling irrigation water wells for the family drilling company. Brook earned her Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Boise State University. Brook is OSHA 10 certified and EIT certified in Idaho.

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Brian Scarrow

Field Technician - Certified NMP Writer

Brian is a certified nutrient management plan writer with ISDA. He coordinates the field efforts of pond liner testing, manure and soil sampling. Brian’s background in agriculture starts with growing up on his family’s dairy in the Magic Valley. From there he studied Ag Business, interned for a local agronomy company, operated several local digesters, and worked for construction companies specializing in dairies and agricultural buildings. Brian attended the College of Southern Idaho.

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Cristhian Gutierrez

Survey / CAD Technician

As our CAD Technician, Cristhian Guitierrez brings to life your plans for your business. He specializes in land use planning maps, building and foundation plans. Cristhian has lived in Idaho since 2007 and has an associate degree in Drafting Technology from the College of Southern Idaho. His experience has included 3D modeling of equipment in addition to the civil drafting he is currently doing.

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