Mentoring Mondays

Meet Our Presenters

We want to sincerely thank each presenter who has made time to help make us all better in our profession!

Trent KeenanPLS, WRS, CFedS | Moderator

Trent’s surveying career includes 10 years in the Public Sector work for a large utility company, and 15 years in the Private Sector, with 12 of the 15 years being the President / Founder of Diamondback Land Surveying,
which he started on June 1st, 2008…
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Rob McMillanPLS, EIT | Moderator

Rob McMillan started surveying in 1985 for the City of Escondido, California.  In 1988 he went to work in the Engineering Department office of the City of Encinitas, California.  Rob joined the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 11 in 1990…
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James A. Coan, Sr.PLS, CFedS

Jim started his carrier in Surveying in 1968.  He has worked in Maryland, Virginia, Alberta Canada, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.  Jim is a professional land surveyor in Washington, Oregon, and is also a certified federal surveyor (CFedS)…
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Gizem Karslioglu Engineering of Physics, Ankara University (Turkey)

Gizem graduated from Engineering of Physics from Ankara University in Turkey and has studied Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Indiana University. She continues her education with Master of Science in Applied Physics…
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Steve ParrishPLS, CFedS

Steve Parrish began surveying with the USFS in 1963, transferred to the BLM in 1985 and served as the BLM Nevada Cadastral Chief (1989-1995). He retired in 1995 to pursue private surveying experience. He is licensed in 10 western states…
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Mitch DuryeaPLS

Mitch Duryea, PLS earned his Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Photogrammetry from California State University, Fresno and his Master of Science in Higher Education from Kaplan University and is the President of Duryea & Associates located in Spokane Washington…
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Matthew ByrdPresident, Nexus 3D Consulting

Nexus 3D Consulting was founded by Matthew Byrd in 2016 as an opportunity to pursue his passion for 3D technology. The company started with only a single laser scanner and has grown into a full service firm with multiple 3D laser scanning teams… click for complete bio

Tony CuomoPLS

Mr. Cuomo began surveying in 1974 with his father, Paul Cuomo. Looking back, Tony is pretty sure that his father broke nearly every child labor law on the books at that time. As uncomfortable as that early experience was, it was the bedrock foundation…
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Gary KentOwner, Meridian Land Consulting LLC

Gary Kent is the owner of Meridian Land Consulting LLC. He has been chaired of both the NSPS committee and the ALTA committee on the ALTA/ACSM (now NSPS) Standards since 1995.  Gary is a past-president of both ACSM and ISPLS, and from 1999-2006 taught boundary law…
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Landon BlakePLS, CFedS

Landon is a land surveyor that lives and works in the California Central Valley. He is licensed in California and Nevada. He is also a Certified Federal Surveyor and UAV pilot. Landon owns Redefined Horizons, a family owned surveying business focused on…
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Jay SeymourPLS

Jay Seymour, a Senior Land Surveyor with the Orange County dept. of Public Works – Survey Division and the 50th state president of the CLSA comes to share the experience he has gained in over 50 years of surveying. 43 of those years practicing as a professional…
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Shane TurayCET, CST, GISP

Shane is a Certified Surveying and Engineering Technician for Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. with 26 years of experience specializing in all manners of measurement and data collection.  Shane has spearheaded Lawson-Fisher’s growth in the northern Indiana surveying…
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