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 StansberryPLS

Matthew Stansberry has more than 17 years of land surveying experience, working full time and as a contract land surveyor in WA and TN. Matthew started designing and Frankensteining old vests together in 2007.  After having some friends getting hurt while working in the roadways…
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Robert MartinPLS

Robert Martin helps surveyors in all facets of the surveying industry solving their most difficult problems from field to finish. It takes hard work, patience, dedication and a lot of technical savvy to solve problems and Robert has the passion and commitment to meet the… click for complete bio

Brandon MonteroConsultant

Brandon started his survey career in 1997, studying under James Coan at Renton Technical College in Washington State. He has since operated in the field as chief of parties, in the office as cad administrator, as a project and client manager….
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Dr. Richard L. ElginPLS, PE

A second generation surveyor, Dr. Elgin was raised in St. James, Missouri and in his late parents’ surveying business located in nearby Rolla. After high school Dick joined the Army, went through helicopter flight school, was made a Warrant Officer….
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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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Kent GrohLS

Kent’s passion, besides podcasting and the Chicago Cubs,  is creating a solid and sustainable foundation for the surveying profession that future generations can build on for years to come.  He has been working as a land surveyor for over 30 years and believes in collaborating…
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David DoyleGeodesist

Dave Doyle, Geodesist, joined the National Geodetic Survey in 1972, and held the position of chief geodetic surveyor at his retirement in January, 2013. He was responsible for the development, technical design and management of plans…
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Scott BishopPS

A resident of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Bishop recently completed his second four-year term as a member of the Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Board where he served the last three years as board chair. His service to NCEES…
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Dave MurpheyFinesse Unique Sports Marketing & Media

Dave is an experienced high ticket closer and team leader in the sports sponsorship, integrated media and hospitality industry. His career includes senior level business development positions with the Orange Bowl Committee/College Football Bowl Game, The NFL Miami Dolphins…
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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…
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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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Michael H. SchoderPLS / Retired BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Alaska

Mr. Schoder is a professional cadastral surveyor, right-of-way specialist and photogrammetric surveyor who was the BLM Alaska State Office’s Deputy State Director for the BLM’s Cadastral Survey Division and the designated State Chief Cadastral Surveyor prior …
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Brent JonesPE, PLS

Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities for land records, cadastral, surveying, and land administration. As a recognized innovator, Jones specializes in modernizing …
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Dane CourvillePLS

Dane began land surveying in 2005 and on day one he knew he was a surveyor at heart. He loved the ability to be outside, perform historical research, perform mathematical computations, meet land owners, cut line, investigate and assist…
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Ryan SwingleyPS

Ryan Swingley graduated from Vincennes University with A.S. in Surveying Technology in 1999 and gained licensure to practice as a Registered Land Surveyor in Indiana in 2005. He is also licensed as a Professional Surveyor in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Nebraska…
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