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Dan Stueber


Daniel Stueber
(507) 387-6651

In addition to being a professional land surveyor, Dan is also a licensed civil engineer providing unique expertise and perspective to the industry. He serves as a firm Principal at ISG, a professional consulting firm providing architecture, engineering, environmental and planning strategies and services to a wide range of clients throughout the Midwest.

With more than 16 years of experience, Dan leads ISG’s Land Survey Group, and manages a staff of experienced land surveyors, technicians and project managers. By serving as an MSPS member and Director, Dan is able to share his expertise, collaborate with other professionals, and promote the industry.

Registrations: Licensed Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor, Minnesota Registration #43110; Licensed Surveyor, WI: #3003-08; IA: #19880, SD #10021

Affiliations: Director, Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) since 2012; Member, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE)

Academic Background: Bachelor in Civil Engineering South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD; Land surveying coursework at St. Cloud State University

Community Service/Involvement: As a Director for MSPS, Dan is helping to update the Common Interest Community (CIC) Plat Manual, a statewide guidebook for surveyors.

Chris Mavis


Chris Mavis
(952) 941-3491

Chris Mavis currently serves as the Hennepin County Surveyor. Chris’ land surveying career began in 1990 at Widseth Smith Nolting in Brainerd, MN. He has also held surveying and spatial data management positions at Washington County, the City of Inver Grove Heights, Short Elliott Hendrickson and Esri. He earned his B.E.S Degree in Geography from St Cloud State University, with additional land surveying coursework at Inver Hills Community College.

Mr. Mavis is a current member of MSPS and is involved with the MSPS Events Committee. He is also a member and past president of Capitol Area Land Surveyors Association, is a member of the MnDOT Survey Technical Workshop planning committee, and serves on a variety of Hennepin County Committees.

Dan Skinner


Dan Skinner
(218) 368-9374

In his 25 plus years of experience in the Land Surveying profession, Dan has mentored and worked alongside countless land surveying, engineering and drafting team members throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. He currently leads the Survey Department at Karvakko Engineering in Bemidji, MN. Dan’s industry experience includes managing projects in pipeline distribution, large cadastral surveys, and wind farm staking and as-builting. Additionally, he has completed countless boundary surveys throughout the Lakes Area in northwestern Minnesota. Dan’s knowledge and experience also includes serving on the Minnesota Land Surveyor’s Foundation, Past-President of Chapter 2, Chairman on multiple planning commissions and economic development interest groups and is the past Secretary and current President Elect. of the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyor’s Board of Directors. Dan has also had the opportunity to work as an adjunct professor for M State in Detroit Lakes, teaching land surveying and CAD classes in the Civil Technology program. He currently holds licensure in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Cynthia Hidde


Cynthia Hidde

Education: Associates degree in Civil Engineering from NWTC, Greenbay - Bachelor of Science Degree from ST. Cloud State University.

Employment: 15 years of Land Surveying Experience. 2010 - Present, Stonemark Land Surveying, Inc. 2000-2010 Landecker & Associates, Inc.

Licensure: Licensed Land Surveyor in Minnesota - 44881

Professional Activities: Member NSPS, MSPS, MSPS Chapter II, past vice president and past president of Chapter II MSPS, member of MMBA, member and current President of North Country Networkers.

Community Activities: Co-chair Bean hole Days, Stars & Strips Committee, Pequot Lakes Chamber Advisory Board, Chamber Ambassador, president of Out of Towners Toastmasters, past president of Paul Bunyan Toastmasters, past Area 61 Governor - District 6 Toastmasters, member of Pequot Lakes Community Action, past committee chair of Pack 102 cub scouts, past co-chair PTA Health & Wellness Committee, Gloria Dei Sunday School Teacher, Black Bear 4-H parent volunteer.


Bryan Balcome
(320) 335-5023

Experience: With more than 18 years’ experience, Bryan Balcome is a vice president in the firm and serves as land survey coordinator for Widseth Smith Nolting & Assoc., Inc.’s eight offices. Balcome assists and advises the office managers and survey department heads by providing leadership, estimating and scheduling, staffing, and technical resources necessary for overall project success.

Education: Associate of Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Rochester Community College, 1995.

Employment History: 18 years of land survey experience: 2006–present, Widseth Smith Nolting & Assoc., Inc.; 2003–2006, John Oliver & Associates, Inc.; 2000–2003, Aerometric; 1999–2000, Olmsted County; 1997–1999, Goodhue County; 1995–1997, Fangman Land Surveying.

Licensure: Professional Land Surveyor: Minnesota (Lic. No. 42594), North Dakota (Lic. No. LS-4897), South Dakota (Lic. No. 7708), Wisconsin (Lic. No. 2599-8), Iowa (Lic. No. 17677), Nebraska (Lic. No. 746).

Professional Activities: 1995–present, Member, MSPS; 2003–present, Member, MSPS Central Lakes Chapter 5; 2011–present, member, WSLS; 2012–present, member, NSPS. Currently serving as Vice President of MSPS Chapter 5 and has served as Secretary / Treasurer of MSPS Chapter 5.

Community Activities: 2007–present, Boy Scout Troop 496 / Cub Scout Pack 496 Den 4 Leader; 2008–present, member, Alexandria Kiwanis (president, 2012).

Awards: 2011, MSPS Wm. S. Kelley, Jr., Community Service Award Recipient; 2008, Prairie Business Magazine “40 under 40,” recognizing 40 leaders under the age of 40.

Tony Blumentritt

NSPS Governor

Chris Ambourn
(651) 485-9876

Chris Ambourn has been working in the surveying profession for 20 years, a journey which has taken him and his family from Wisconsin, to Michigan, back to Minnesota, to Alaska, back to Minnesota, to South Dakota and once again back to Minnesota… from where he vows to never leave again. Having been exposed to such a diverse breadth of experiences, personalities, geographies, as well as, importantly, a 3 year reintroduction to the field, has given him a unique perspective on the surveying profession and the way that we survey here in both the metro and greater Minnesota. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Surveying from Michigan Tech, is licensed in MN, WI, ND, SD and WY and served as NSPS Governor from 2010-2012 during which he provided a strong voice in important national issues such as the 100% membership transition. He believes strongly that the land surveying profession is in the midst of monumental transition and that strong leaders and action are needed to maintain and strengthen the role that we play in society. Public relations, youth outreach, positive cooperation within the geospatial industry and proactive and progressive legislative action are the top priorities that he will pursue both nationally and within MSPS.

Chris is currently a survey manager at Wenck Associates where he supervises and conducts much of their surveying throughout the Midwest. He lives in Maplewood with his wife, son and daughter and in his spare time he enjoys coaching baseball and softball, and spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fishing and lounging.

Scott Bergherr


Curt Schley
(612) 548-3136

Education: A.A.S. Degree in Civil Engineering Technologies, B.S. Degree in Technical Management

Employment: Currently with MSA Professional Services as a Senior Project Surveyor with almost 20 years of experience.

Curt has been a project manager responsible for field and office operations of municipal and private surveying services for almost two decades. His experience includes performing construction, topographic, America Land Title Association (A.L.T.A.) and cadastral surveys. As a professional land surveyor he is responsible for the supervision of field crews working on many forms of control, boundary and construction surveys for county, municipal, commercial, industrial and residential projects. He is also responsible for project scheduling and coordination from preliminary field surveys to final drawings.

Registrations: Minnesota, Wisconsin

Professional Memberships: MSPS, WSLS

Katie Cook


Katie Cook
(218) 720-5260

Education: Bachelor of Elective Studies Land Surveying & Mapping Science, Magna Cum Laude, St. Cloud State University, 2006; Certificate Land Surveying, Dunwoody College of Technology, 2004; University of Minnesota Twin Cities 1995-1999

Employment: 12 years of Land Surveying Experience. 2003-2007 Land Surveyor in Training, Loucks Associates, Maple Grove, MN; 2007-2010 Project Surveyor/Crew Chief, Yaggy Colby Associates, Eagan, MN; 2010-2013 Marine Construction Project Manager / Hydrographic Surveyor, Portable Barge Service, St. Paul, MN; 2013-2014 Project Surveyor/Crew Chief, LHB, Inc., Duluth, MN; 2014 – present Civil Engineer Technician / Hydrographic Surveyor, US Army Corps of Engineers, Duluth, MN

Licensure: Professional Land Surveyor Minnesota 47491, Wisconsin S-2867

Professional Activities: Member NSPS, MSPS, MSPS Chapter Four, MSPS Young Professionals, MSPS Public Relations Committee, past vice president Capitol Areas Land Surveyors Association (CALSA)

Scott Trosen


Scott Trosen
(612) 990-1182

Scott Trosen worked collaboratively with fellow surveyors, civil engineers and landscape architects and architects at both small and large multi-disciplinary engineering firms before starting Trosen Land Surveying in 2014. His experience ranges from Residential Lot Surveys and Development, Big Box Retail Development, Chain Restaurant Development, Commercial Development, Multi-Use Residential and Commercial Development, Route Surveying and Utility Surveying. This experience has provided for a vast variety of projects, large and small giving him well-rounded knowledge in both the field and the office.

Scott obtained his Associate of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering and Survey Technology from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND in 1999 and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University in 2009. Scott has worked with Ulteig Engineers, RLK Incorporated, Olsson Associates, Landform Professional Services and is currently the owner of Trosen Land Surveying in Shakopee, MN.

Mr. Trosen supports the surveying community by actively participating in the Minnesota Society of Professional Land Surveyors (MSPS) serving as Membership Committee Chair, MSPS - Metro Area Chapter 6 member, past president and serving on the Summer Meeting planning committee and the Capitol Area Land Surveyors Association (CALSA) member and past president and a member of NDSPLS. Additionally, Scott serves his community by being a highly active member of the Shakopee Lions and Committee Chair for Pack 916 Cub Scouts.

Registrations: Minnesota LS #47465. Wisconsin LS # 2873, South Dakota LS# 10924, North Dakota LS #640

David Pemberton


David Pemberton
(952) 476-6000

David has been in the land surveying field since 1993. He has a BA in Geography from the University of Minnesota and a diploma in Land Surveying from Hennepin County Technical College. He is an active member of Minnesota Society of Professional Land Surveyors and has held several positions with Chapter 6 and is the current Chapter 6 President. He oversees the land surveying department, field and office scheduling, survey boundary analysis and review, and client consultation. He is proficient in all aspects of land surveying, including; ALTA Land Title Surveys, Boundary Evaluations, Subdivision Platting and Condominium Plats. He joined Sathre-Bergquist, Inc. in 2002 and is licensed to practice land surveying in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa.

Mark Severtson


Mark Severtson

Employment: Mark Severtson has more than 38 years of land surveying experience and has been licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor for 29 years. 2017-Present, Olmsted County Surveyor; 2013-2017, WSB & Associates, Rochester, MN; 1979-2013, McGhie & Betts, Rochester, MN.

Education: Associate of Arts in Civil Engineering Technology from Rochester Community College, with additional land surveying coursework at Inver Hills Community College. Surveying instructor at Rochester Community College.

Memberships: NSPS, MSPS, MSPS Chapter 3, RCTC Foundation Board.

Licensure: Professional Land Surveyor in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

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