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Neal Adams

Neal Adams has been employed with Beltrami County for the past 28 years, the first 13 of which were as a Land Survey Technician and the latter 15 as a GIS Technician. His primary duties involve the creation and continual maintenance of the many feature classes that comprise the parcel fabric within the County’s Local Government Information Model.

Don Borcherding

Don Borcherding is licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor. He retired president of Yaggy Colby Associates, MSPS Past President, past member of State Licensing Board and Chair of the Historical Committee . Don has spent over 40 years researching Surveying History and gives frequent presentations as Captain Andrew Talcott, William Clark and Zebulon Pike.

Preston Dowell

Preston Dowell is a Deputy Land Surveyor with St. Louis County, Minnesota where he primarily works on restoration of the PLSS. He has led the effort to integrate spatially accurate PLSS data into the St. Louis County tax parcel databases. He aids other county departments on best practices for integrating survey data into their daily duties.

Michael Frecks

Michael Frecks, PLS, President/CEO founded Terrametrix, LLC in 2008 focusing 39 years of professional land surveying and 15 years with innovative LiDAR applications helping surveyors understand current and trending technologies and how they can become involved. Mike continues to push the envelope of his profession working with software developers and beta testing products striving for improvement of the speed and accuracy of survey data collection techniques. Michael’s experience as Senior Vice President presiding over a staff of 115+ generating $12 million in annual revenues for a major engineering and surveying firm and member of the Board of Directors in Omaha, Nebraska is parlayed into real-world experiences from the view of the professional land surveyor and the relationship they have with not only the technology but engineers, government project managers and owners within projects. Michael’s projects are world-wide. Lidar News Magazine featured Michael as an industry pioneer of the technology because of experience in knowing fad from proven. As a surveyor, he understands that each new advancement creates unique challenges, new opportunities for land surveying and a more efficient way of mapping the land. Michael was a general assembly speaker at AREMA (American Railway and Engineering Maintenance Association); Minnesota Transportation Engineer Seminar; SPAR (LiDAR industry conference) and many other state survey association conferences Zhong Chen, President Dynasty Group Born and raised in an engineering family in Beijing, China, Mr. Chen came to Chicago in 1985 to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) with a full scholarship for a degree in civil engineering. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree, he began working for a private consulting firm in Chicago. At the same time, he started his master degree program at IIT. Two years later, he received his master's degree in structural engineering. In 1994, Mr. Chen founded Dynasty Group, Inc. Under his direction, Dynasty Group has completed thousands of projects with consulting fees ranging from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. These projects include: the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority-Open Road Tolling projects, the South Extension of I-355, reconstruction of Wacker Drive, Midway Airport new terminal development, and projects for the O'Hare International Airport Modernization Program. Mr. Chen is a licensed professional engineer and licensed professional land surveyor

Sam Gibson

My initial surveying instruction was at the Ft Leonard Wood Missouri as a member of the USAF. After Graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001, I moved to Minnesota to work for Washington County. I Have been the Chief Surveyor for the City of St Paul since 2007.

Julie Groetsch

"Julie Groetsch – MnDOT R/W Project Coordination Supervisor Ms. Groetsch leads the Project Coordination and Real Estate Shared Services Unit in the Central Office for MnDOT. Project Coordination works with the outstate MnDOT Right of Way offices for workflow through the descriptions, orders, legal, and appraisal units in Central Office. Real Estate Shared Services is involved in many facets of land acquisition from the initial contact with the landowner to gathering background information to appraising the property to making direct purchase offers. Ms. Groetsch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Benedict and a Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a licensed Land Surveyor, who had worked in the private sector for 9 years prior to joining MnDOT in 2009."

Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones is an Applied Geospatial Engineer with Frontier Precision. He has been with Frontier for over 3 years specializing in Surveying and Scanning solutions.

Jim Kramer

Jim Kramer is President of Kramer Leas Deleo, and a licensed Land Surveyor in Minnesota. He started his career working for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 15 years, overseeing all land surveying services in the Baxter District 3 Office. In 2003, Mr. Kramer resigned from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to form Kramer Leas DeLeo, a land surveying services firm.

Susan Ledray

Dylan Jones is an Applied Geospatial Engineer with Frontier Precision. He has been with Frontier for over 3 years specializing in Surveying and Scanning solutions.

Richard Leu

Richard Leu is a Land Surveyor licensed in Iowa. He has been surveying for over 45 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a Past President of the Society of Land Surveyors of Iowa, the Iowa NSPS Director and Chairman of the Surveyors Historical Society.

Scott Lucas

 

Tony Lueck

"Grew up in the Duluth, Minnesota area. Attended High School in Silver Bay, Mn. Sociology major at Univ. Mn. Duluth. Survey coursework at Vermillion Junior College and Inver Hills Community College. 1981 to 1989: USFS Superior National Forest Engineering Technician on Forest Road Projects. 1989 to 2000: St. Louis County Land Surveyor’s Office employed as Land Survey Technician. 2000 to 2008: Krech, Ojard, and Associates employed as Land Surveyor for Company Projects. 2008 to 2016: North Country Land Surveyor, Inc. self employed as a Private Land Surveyor. Enjoys history related to the original land survey and development related with early land surveys. "

Scott Marlin

County Surveyor for Stearns County, MN

Paul McGinley

 

Scott Mizsak

Scott Mizsak has been working as a Civil Application Engineer for CAD Technology Center, an Autodesk Gold Partner in the Midwest since 2011. He has experience working with Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction firms, providing them with training and support. He specializes in AutoCAD Map 3D, Infraworks and Civil 3D and is currently a certified WisDot Civil 3D Trainer. With the practical experience as a survey crew chief, he has valuable ability to apply the tools of the software to the real life issues that companies will face on a daily basis. Scott, a past speaker of Autodesk University, Midwest University, MNDot Survey Workshops, IDDEA, MNGIS Consortium, Minnesota Civil 3D User Group and CAD America, has worked with Autodesk products since AutoCAD Release 13. Scott has a Geography GIS degree from the University of Minnesota and was NSPS Level III construction certified when he work as a Survey Crew Chief.

Ladd Nelson

 

Bill Neuhauser

Bill Neuhauser, PE, has been a civil applications engineer for Managed Design, Inc. out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, since the summer of 2005. Prior to this, he taught Civil Techs at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and prior to that he worked for a few North Dakota and Minnesota civil consulting firms for about 10 years as an engineer, CADD guy, CADD manager, and supervisor better known as a “jack-of-all-trades”. He was also one of the first AutoCAD® Civil 3D® ICE certified experts (2005) and a certified FAA UAV pilot.

Steve Parrish

Began surveying with the U.S. Forest Service in 1963, Utah PLS in 1973 and worked as a land surveyor with the USFS through 1984. Began working for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 1985 and eventually served as the BLM Nevada Cadastral Chief. Steve left the government in 1995 to further his surveying experience in the private sector. He is now licensed in 10 states, a Nevada water rights surveyor and was the county surveyor for Inyo, Modoc and Mono Counties in California. Steve is a contributor to “The Surveying Handbook” edited by Brinker and Minnick, has presented workshops in 27 States, Canada and Australia and was an instructor for the BLM/FS Advanced Cadastral Survey Courses during its initial 12 years. With 53+ years of land surveying knowledge and experience Steve offers land surveying workshops, consulting, and expert witness testimony. He worked for Tri State Surveying (NV) for 13 years, is an adjunct professor for Great Basin College (NV) since 2004, became a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) in 2007 and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in 2009. Presently serves as the CFedS Panel Chairperson/Training Coordinator and is the Alpine and Mono County Surveyor (CA). Active in state and national surveying organizations and enjoys travel with family, photography and fishing.

Dennis Pederson

Dennis D. Pederson, L.S. served as a principal of Bogart Pederson & Associates, Inc. (BPA) in Becker, Minnesota from 1997 until 2015. BPA serves a variety of land surveying, civil engineering, and mapping clients in both the public and private sectors. Now, as a Senior Land Surveyor for BPA, he focuses on legal matters, title surveys and finding elusive files. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris in 1969 with a B.A. in Biology, he intended to teach high school Biology. However, he was drafted and graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer School in Topographic Surveying in the spring of 1971. Prior to 1997, he worked for John Oliver & Associates in Elk River for 24 years and received his Land Surveyor’s license (16095) in 1983. He has served as part time Mille Lacs County surveyor from 2003 to 2007 and is an affiliate member of the Minnesota Association of County Surveyors. A current member of MSPS Chapter 5 and NSPS, he has also served as Secretary of the Board of Directors and chair of the Education Committee. Dennis partnered with Attorney David Meyers as co-instructors for the Boundary Law class at St. Cloud State University from 2008 until 2012, now continuing as the sole instructor. He sits on the Industry Advisory Committee of St. Cloud State University and the LSCE Advisory Committee of St. Cloud Technical and Community College. His specialty is complex retracement surveys, section corner restoration and the Boundary Commission.

Mike Pooler

GIS Coordinator fo Stearns County, MN

Rod Squires

Associate Professor. University of Minnesota, Dept. of Geography, Environment and Society

Ceil Strauss

Ceil Strauss, CFM, is the Minnesota State Floodplain Manager. Ceil has been in the Floodplain Program at Minnesota DNR since 2002, and worked with the Minnesota DNR an additional 14 years, mainly as an Area (or Field) Hydrologist in the western Twin Cities area. She is currently the Chair of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).

Kurt Sumner

 

Pat Veraguth

"Employment: Winona County, Intermediate Tech 1993 – 1995, Senior Tech 1995 – 1998, Winona County Surveyor 1999 – 2013, Douglas County Surveyor 2013-Present.

Professional Activities: Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice- President and President of Chapter 3, 2003 and 2009 Summer Meeting committee; Member and a past board member of MSPS; Member, past Director and President of MACS 2006 and 2017; President 2006 – 2009 of Western Wisconsin Chapter Land Surveyors; Member of NSPS and NACS; UW – River Falls Football 1987 – 1991; Youth Wrestling and Football coach. Bethesda Church Council Member 2015-present.

Awards: 2015, MSPS Wm. S. Kelley, Jr., Community Service Award Recipient

Education: Graduated with a BS in Agricultural Engineering from UW – River Falls, attended Survey Law Class at Inver Hills Community College. Licensure: Licensed Surveyor in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Personal Interest: Passionate about Section Corner Remonumentation. As current MACS President working towards establishing County Surveyors in every county in Minnesota and remonumenting all the Section corners in the state (around 300,000). I am a dedicated Packer fan and will bleed cheese till the day I die. I enjoy walks in all the parks with my wife Teresa, 3 boys and 2 dogs. We enjoy exploring new places to go and enjoy exploring the Alexandria Area for the last 4 years.

Employment: Winona County, Intermediate Tech 1993 – 1995, Senior Tech 1995 – 1998, Winona County Surveyor 1999 – 2013, Douglas County Surveyor 2013-Present.

Professional Activities: Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice- President and President of Chapter 3, 2003 and 2009 Summer Meeting committee; Member and a past board member of MSPS; Member, past Director and President of MACS 2006 and 2017; President 2006 – 2009 of Western Wisconsin Chapter Land Surveyors; Member of NSPS and NACS; UW – River Falls Football 1987 – 1991; Youth Wrestling and Football coach. Bethesda Church Council Member 2015-present.

Awards: 2015, MSPS Wm. S. Kelley, Jr., Community Service Award Recipient

Education: Graduated with a BS in Agricultural Engineering from UW – River Falls, attended Survey Law Class at Inver Hills Community College. Licensure: Licensed Surveyor in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Personal Interest: Passionate about Section Corner Remonumentation. As current MACS President working towards establishing County Surveyors in every county in Minnesota and remonumenting all the Section corners in the state (around 300,000). I am a dedicated Packer fan and will bleed cheese till the day I die. I enjoy walks in all the parks with my wife Teresa, 3 boys and 2 dogs. We enjoy exploring new places to go and enjoy exploring the Alexandria Area for the last 4 years.

Employment: Winona County, Intermediate Tech 1993 – 1995, Senior Tech 1995 – 1998, Winona County Surveyor 1999 – 2013, Douglas County Surveyor 2013-Present.

Professional Activities: Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice- President and President of Chapter 3, 2003 and 2009 Summer Meeting committee; Member and a past board member of MSPS; Member, past Director and President of MACS 2006 and 2017; President 2006 – 2009 of Western Wisconsin Chapter Land Surveyors; Member of NSPS and NACS; UW – River Falls Football 1987 – 1991; Youth Wrestling and Football coach. Bethesda Church Council Member 2015-present.

Awards: 2015, MSPS Wm. S. Kelley, Jr., Community Service Award Recipient

Education: Graduated with a BS in Agricultural Engineering from UW – River Falls, attended Survey Law Class at Inver Hills Community College. Licensure: Licensed Surveyor in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Personal Interest: Passionate about Section Corner Remonumentation. As current MACS President working towards establishing County Surveyors in every county in Minnesota and remonumenting all the Section corners in the state (around 300,000). I am a dedicated Packer fan and will bleed cheese till the day I die. I enjoy walks in all the parks with my wife Teresa, 3 boys and 2 dogs. We enjoy exploring new places to go and enjoy exploring the Alexandria Area for the last 4 years. "

Heather Vernlund

"Heather Vernlund is an Office Support Technician with the Beltrami County Land Records & GIS/Mapping Department for a total of 8 years. She has a B.S. in Geography from Bemidji State University. Her primary duties include assisting the County Surveyor, maintenance and archival of all survey records, and manages daily remonumentation progress including but not limited to document review, processing and preparation."

Connie Villari

Presenter: The MSPS PR committee.

Paul Vogel

 

Katherine Wahlberg

 

Dave Zenk

David Zenk is a Geodesist with the National Geodetic Survey, serving as Regional Geodetic Advisor for the Northern Plains Region (MN, ND, SD, IA, NE). He holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Land Surveying from Oregon State University. He has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota Geography Department and at Saint Cloud State University Geography Department. He is a past Chair of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium. He is currently serving as Editor of the MSPS “Minnesota Surveyor” magazine. He is licensed as a Registered Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota.

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