2018 Speaker Bios

(information added as received by speakers)

Mark L. Armstrong, PLS, WRE

Mark is a Geodesist with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey and has been the Oregon State Geodetic Advisor from September 2009 to September 2016.  As of October 1st, 2016, Mark transitioned to the Northwest Region Geodetic Advisor covering OR, WA, and ID.  In this position Mark provides technical advice to academia, Federal, State, local agencies and the private sector involved in mark recovery, GNSS, geodesy, gravity, and height modernization, as it relates to the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS).  Mark also works to build partnerships throughout the region to enhance the geodetic infrastructure.  Mark also provides OPUS Projects for Managers training.  For more information contact mark at:

Mark L. Armstrong, PLS - Geodesist
NGS Northwest Region Geodetic Advisor
BLM Eugene District Office

Mike Berry, PLS

Mike is a 1977 graduate of the Forest Technology program at Central Oregon Community College.  His 40 year surveying career includes state, federal, county and private sector work. He currently serves as the Deschutes County Surveyor and is a past president of the Oregon Association of County Engineers and Surveyors.

For the last 26 years Mike has conducted extensive road research and retracements at Deschutes County. He has assisted land surveyors, title companies, attorneys, and various governmental agencies in determining the legal status of a multitude of roads and has presented classes on researching and retracing county roads at several conferences and training sessions.

Mike and his wife Maureen have a daughter, Allison, who is a junior at Portland State University.

Alan Brickley

Alan Brickley is retired Counsel, First American Title Company.  He has been involved in the title insurance and real estate legal industry for over 57 years.

He attended Portland State University, JD Northwestern College of Law, Lewis and Clark and College and MBA University of Oregon.

He is currently an adjunct professor at Portland State University and has also taught at Clackamas Community College, Marylhurst University, Northwestern College of Law at Lewis and Clark College, Willamette University and various presentations to groups such as the Real Estate and Land Use Section of the Oregon State Bar.

In addition to his career in the title industry he has been involved in civic affairs as the Mayor of West Linn and a member of City Club of Portland. 

Gerry Clark 

Gerry Clark has worked for the Water Resources Department for 20 years. For the past 15 years he has worked in the Certificate Section processing Claim of Beneficial Use, providing training to Certified Water Right Examiners (CWRE) and to individuals interested in becoming CWREs, and proctoring the annual CWRE Exam. Before working in the Certificate Section he worked on the Klamath Adjudication and on water right applications. Prior to working for the Department he worked on a survey crew for 5 years. He has a degree in Elementary Education from Western Oregon State College.

Doug Devine

In 1984 Doug founded Pacific Survey Supply as a privately owned and operated supplier of high end surveying and engineering equipment. Over the past 33 years his Company has developed into an industry leader, pioneering in sales of unique engineering and surveying equipment, systems implementation, and international sales of engineering and surveying systems. Doug has historically been instrumental working with manufacturers pioneering and developing new surveying products and techniques.

Mitch Duryea

Mitch Duryea, PLS is the President of Duryea & Associates P.S. Located in Spokane, the firm specializes in professional surveying and mapping in ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys throughout the western United States. Duryea received his Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Photogrammetry from California State University, Fresno and a Masters of Science in Higher Education from Kaplan University. For five years he was an Assistant Professor in the Geomatics program with a focus on boundary law courses at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls. In addition to his private practice, Duryea has taught land surveying classes as an Adjuct Instructor at City College of San Francisco, Evergreen Valley College in San Jose and Gonzaga University in Spokane and many other organizations throughout Washington, Oregon and California.

Ted Engle

Ted Engle is a graduate of Benson Technical High School in Portland where he majored in machine shop technology. This led him to Portland Precision Instruments (PPI) in 1972 where he was employed to service machinist tools and was later moved into servicing the surveying instruments.

He has many years of experience on repairing all types of equipment from the old style open frame antique models to the most precise equipment in use today including survey grade GPS and robotic instruments.

Ted has participated in numerous factory training programs to keep up with the advances in technology and instrumentation used by modern surveyors and construction companies. He has advanced through the ranks at PPI to his current position as service department manager. Ted has been with the PPI Group for forty-five years.

In his spare time, he enjoys restoring his vintage Volvo sports car and cross country touring on his motorcycle.

Mike Fallert, PLS

Mike has been with ODOT for 11 years starting as Junior Surveyor/Inspector in the Astoria Construction office then progressing to Surveyor/Inspector, Crew Chief, Region 2 Project Surveyor and currently is the Lead Right of Way Surveyor over the Right of Way Engineering group. This group oversees description writing standards, RW mapping standards, RW Engineering training and description writing for surplus sales and transfers of ODOT property. Mike is a graduate of Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Oregon and has an Associate of Science Degree in Survey Engineering Technology. Mike’s diverse background includes growing up farming and ranching in Southern Idaho, several positions with private Engineering Firms performing boundary surveying, land development, construction surveying, and construction testing and inspection in both Nevada and Idaho.

Scott Fein, PLS, CWRE, CFEDS

Scott currently serves as Jackson County Surveyor in Medford, Oregon. He has a diverse background of private and public sector experience having surveyed throughout Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico. Committed to exceptional public service, Scott is extremely well versed in the legal and technical aspects of the Surveying profession while taking a practical approach to providing solutions to both the private and public sectors. Practicing the profession founded on the importance of conveying information; through his extensive interaction with individuals inside and outside of the Surveying profession he has developed a unique style of communication on highly technical matters which are rarely conveyed well. Scott has been involved with the Surveying and Mapping professions for 16 years and is licensed as a Surveyor in Oregon and Idaho along with being a Certified Water Rights Examiner and Certified Federal Surveyor.

Darrell Fuller, PLSO Lobbyist

Darrell Fuller is a native Oregonian hailing from Klamath Falls. He has

 been involved in Oregon’s legislative and political process for more than thirty years. As a lobbyist and association manager, he has represented private sector business associations since 1996, focusingprimarily on locally-owned, small and medium sized “main street” businesses. In addition to land surveyors, Darrell’s clients include auto dealers, auto repair shops, auto appraisers, auto dismantlers, power sports dealers and plumbing-heating-cooling contractors.

Prior to lobbying, Darrell worked at the State Capitol as a committee administrator (Senate Business & Consumer Affairs) and on the personal staff of legislators. He has worked on countless campaigns for federal, state and local candidates and numerous ballot measures. Darrell has a B.A. in Political Science from Willamette University. In addition, he studied at Xiamen University in the Fujian Province of China, and at American University in Washington, D.C. while interning on Capitol Hill for Oregon Congressman Bob Smith. 

Darrell is married to his college sweetheart, Kelly, and they have two children: Daniel is a senior at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and Kassie is a sophomore at the same institution. 

Christopher Glantz, PLS

Christopher currently works as the Lead Remote Sensing Surveyor in Geometronics Unit of the Oregon Department of Transportation. He attended California State University, Fresno, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering. Christopher is licensed in six western states, and is very active in the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon. 

Larry B. Goble, PE, PLS

Larry Goble is the Manager of the Geomatics Section in FHWA’s Western Federal Lands Office, (WFL), where he oversees the survey and mapping functions.  He took over that role in early 2014 after many years coordinating the operations of the field survey crews.

Larry is a 1976 graduate of Washington State University and holds licenses as both a Professional Engineer (WA) and a Professional Land Surveyor (OR).  He began his career in Vancouver, WA working on a variety of land development projects. In 1981 Larry dusted off his survey skills and started working as a survey party chief. His opportunities there included construction surveying on the Chiles Center at the University of Portland, the first downtown segment of the Max Light Rail System in Portland, and the construction of the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center complex at Silver Lake near Castle Rock, WA.

In 1987 he took his surveying background into the public sector where he worked for the US Forest Service on contracts to rebuild infrastructure damaged by the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. It wasn’t long before he found a home with the Federal Highway Administration. Here he used his skills in both Civil Engineering and Surveying. As a Project Engineer he administered construction contracts in Yellowstone National Park and as a surveyor he led survey crews on projects all around the Northwest.

In his current position, Larry manages a small but highly skilled group of surveyors and technicians who provide all the surveying and mapping support for WFL’s annual $200 million+ construction program. Larry recently received the prestigious FHWA Administrator’s Leadership Award for his efforts in integrating new technologies such as drones and scanners into Federal Highway’s common surveying practice.

Bill Ham

Bill has been surveying in both construction and Land Surveying since 1973. He is licensed in Idaho and Oregon and is a Certified Water Rights Examiner in Oregon. The 40 years he has spent in the U.S. Forest Service has led him on an interesting career around the Northwest. Bill is currently the Lead Boundary Manager on four National Forests. He has searched for approximately 3500 original corners, some from as far back as the 1860’s. He is also a qualified and active wildland firefighter and will discuss what to look for in restoring boundaries after a fire. When asked about his retirement plans, he says “Why? I still get paid to hike. Why stop doing what I enjoy? It is better to wear out than rust.”

David Hills

David Hills is the Regional Land Surveyor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pacific Region, based in the Portland Regional Office.  He is responsible for boundary management on the 64 National Wildlife Refuges and 23 National Fish Hatcheries in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, northern Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.

A native of Pennsylvania, David received a BS in Forest Management from Humboldt State University. He has 30 years of experience in land surveying for small and large private firms, Clark County Washington Public Works Dept. and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  He is licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in Oregon, Washington, California and Illinois (inactive).  He is licensed as a Certified Water Rights Examiner in Oregon, and as a Water Rights Surveyor in Nevada.  In October 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service presented David with the Rudolph Dieffenbach Award for significant contributions to the Service's land protection mission, the first time a land surveyor has received this award.

Lisa Jaramillo

Lisa Jaramillo has worked for the Oregon Water Resources Department for 26 years.  She currently serves as the manager of the Transfer and Conservation Section. Prior to serving as manager, she reviewed Water Management and Conservation Plans for municipal, quasi-municipal, and certain irrigation districts. She has also processed transfer applications, water use permits and permit extensions of time.

Shawn Kampmann

Shawn Kampmann began his surveying career in 1979 at the Cobalt District of the Salmon National Forest in Idaho mapping trail systems throughout the River of No Return Wilderness Area. Since then he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of surveying including boundaries, land divisions, ALTA’s, construction for commercial, industrial and residential developments, roads, public utilities & facilities, airports, harbors, aerial tramways, as well as topographic and flood mapping and retracement of Mineral and U.S. Special Surveys. His experiences in Alaska developed a specialized interest in the determination of water boundaries, including hydrographic, bathymetric, tidelands, riparian and accretion surveys.

Shawn previously served as Survey Department Manager for R&M Engineering Inc. in Juneau, Alaska and is currently the Principal Land Surveyor for Polaris Land Surveying LLC in Ashland, Oregon.

Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz is co-founder of Aerotas. Aerotas enables surveyors to incorporate drones into their operations as a complete solution with hands-on training, drone license test prep, insurance, data processing, and drone equipment to produce 0.1’ accuracy. Prior to Aerotas, Daniel worked in innovation strategy consulting, helping businesses from the Fortune 50 to start-ups develop and incorporate new ideas into their operations. Daniel has spoken at several conferences, including the 2017 conferences of the California Land Survey Association and Arizona Professional Land Surveyors, and is a regular contributor to magazines including Point of Beginning and multiple state land survey association magazines. 

Gary Kent

Gary Kent is in his 34th year with The Schneider Corporation, a surveying, GIS and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis, and with offices in North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Iowa. He has been chair 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, legal descriptions, property surveying and land survey systems for Purdue University in Indianapolis.  He is in his thirteenth year on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors and is frequently called as an expert witness in cases involving boundaries, easements and land surveying practice. Gary regularly presents programs all across the country on surveying topics, and he writes columns for The American Surveyor magazine and contributes to NSPS News and Views.

Tim Kent

Tim is currently the Surveying Program Coordinator and instructor for the Surveying & Geomatics Program at Clark College in Vancouver, where he resides. He teaches at Clark College full-time and coordinates the recruitment aspects along with other duties.

Tim is also a consultant to a number of private surveying companies where his expertise in rural surveying is required. He is an expert in the Public Land Survey System and has advised many clients concerning the complexities of this system.

Tim retired from the BLM Oregon State Office in September of 2005 after 37 years as a land surveyor with the federal government.  He graduated from Oregon Tech with a Bachelors Degree in surveying in 1971 and joined the BLM in their Portland office.  Subsequent assignments were in Eugene, Anchorage, Denver, and back to Portland in 1984.  In 1990, he joined the Forest Service in Portland as the regional land surveyor for Oregon and Washington. He returned to the BLM in 2002 to finish his federal career.

From 2005 to 2008, Tim was an Assistant Professor of Geomatics at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls in a position funded by the BLM. He was responsible for teaching surveying courses part time and recruiting part time with an emphasis on Native American recruitment.

Tim is a licensed land surveyor in several western states and is an active member in National Society of Professional Surveyors, and both the OR and WA state surveying societies.  

He has coordinated and instructed at numerous conferences and training sessions throughout his career, with emphasis on involving the private land surveyor in the federal surveying process.  His area of expertise is in the Public Land Survey System with a special interest in historic surveying aspects.

Kris Kline

Kristopher M. Kline became licensed in 1991 (P.L.S. L - 3374) and a 1999 graduate of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors (N.C.S.S.) Institute, a three-year continuing education program that has drawn national attention for the quality of its curriculum and instructors. Kris served for a year as the Chairman of the Standards of Practice Committee for N.C.S.S., followed by 3 years as Chairman of the N.C.S.S. Education Committee. He has appeared as an expert witness in court on numerous occasions, and has spent the last several years expanding his expertise on legal aspects of boundary retracement.

Kris is an experienced boundary consultant and has been teaching classes in North carolina since 2001 on subjects including Boundary Retracement, Intent of the Parties, Riparian (water) Boundaries, and Adverse Possession. He has recently been invited to teach in numerous states across the country and and writes a bi-monthly column for "Point of Beginning", a professional trade journal for Surveyors.

Kevin LaVerdure, PLS

Kevin LaVerdure started his surveying career in Land Surveying in 1995 with Westlake Consultants Inc. in Tigard Oregon after graduating from Oregon State University with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Forest Engineering and Civil Engineering.  After gaining 5 years of field and office experience in construction, topographic, boundary, and ALTA surveys he attained licensor as an Oregon Professional Land Surveyor.  In 2001 Kevin accepted a position with the Oregon Department of Transportation with the Right of Way Engineering unit in Salem Oregon.  During his 16 years with ODOT he has worked in Project Delivery at the Headquarters and Regional levels.  In October of 2014 Kevin accepted the position of Lead Surveyor of the Survey Operations Group within the Geometronics Unit.  Here he is responsible for providing support to ODOT Surveyors Statewide with survey equipment, technical training, survey standards, technical guidance, and research and development of new equipment and workflows.

Laura Ledbetter 

Laura Ledbetter is a broker with Hall & Company, specializing in theplacement of Insurance for Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers.  As a Certified Insurance Counselor, she has been working in the industry since 2007 and holds a dual-Bachelor’s degree.

Laura’s clients will tell you that she is joyous and diligent in assisting them with their questions and needs.  As a driven individual she continuously makes herself available to both her clients and family.  When she is not at work, she is usually at a baseball or football field, camera in-hand, enjoying time with her kids.

Leo Litowich

Leo Litowich is a Land Surveying Intern (a.k.a. LSIT) with Multi/Tech Engineering, a land development firm in Salem, and a graduate of OIT’s surveying program in April of 2016.  Prior to graduation, he spent summers with the Wenatchee National Forest and the Federal Highways Administration, Western Lands Division.  Leo is an officer in the Navy Reserves and, during a one-year absence from OIT, was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan where his office coordinated in-country visits by such VIPs as the Secretary of Defense, the British Prime Minister, and the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders.

Mason Marker

Mason Marker, PLS, CFedS, CWRE is an Professor in the Department of Geomatics at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  He instructs GPS, GIS, and construction surveying courses.  Prior to teaching at Oregon Tech, Mr. Marker worked eight years for a private consulting company that provided land development and civil engineering services.

Jihye Park

Dr. Jihye Park is an assistant professor of Geomatics in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. She holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Geodetic science and surveying at The Ohio State University and B.S. in Geoinformatics at the University of Seoul in South Korea. Her research interests include GNSS positioning and navigation, GNSS remote sensing, GNSS-Reflectometry, and Geodesy.

Chris Parrish

Dr. Christopher Parrish is an Associate Professor of Geomatics and the Eric H.I. and Janice Hoffman Faculty Scholar in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. His research focuses on full-waveform lidar, topographic-bathymetric lidar, hyperspectral imagery, uncertainty modeling, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Chris holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geospatial Information Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.S. in Civil and Coastal Engineering with an emphasis in Geomatics from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in Physics from Bates College. Chris is the Director of OregonView, a statewide consortium under AmericaView, dedicated to applied geospatial research, STEM education, workforce development, and technology transfer. Prior to joining OSU, Chris served as lead physical scientist in the Remote Sensing Division of NOAA's National Geodetic Survey.

Geoff Paull, PLS

Geoff Paull was introduced to Land Surveying in 2005, starting as a rodman at Riverside Engineering in Salem, Oregon. After a year at Riverside Engineering, he became a crew chief. ALTA surveys, construction staking and topographical mapping were part of his day to day duties while there. After almost 3 years at Riverside Engineering, he decided to go to school at Oregon State University. His education consists of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Geomatics and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. After college, he started working with the Oregon Department of Transportation within the Geometronics Unit as a survey crew chief. He has been with Geometronics for 3 years, recently accepting the Geodetic Surveyor position. During that time he has become a licensed Professional Land Surveyor and an FAA certified remote pilot. Some of his current duties include the development, maintenance and operations of the Oregon Real-time Network and the upkeep and advancement of the vertical control record and retrieval system. 

Tom Pixton

Tom Pixton is a seasoned elder law and estate planning attorney.  Tom attended University of California at Berkeley, Brigham Young University and University of San Francisco Law School.  He sits on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Elder Law Section and is also licensed to practice in Washington and California.  He is a musician, a private pilot, a husband, a father of seven and grandfather of twenty three at last count.      

Bryan Portwood

Brian Portwood is a professional land surveyor and historian of land rights law, providing advisory, consulting and educational services to the land rights community at no charge, fostering efforts to fully understand and properly resolve all land rights issues that involve a locational component, through interdisciplinary professional collaboration. He was born and raised near Chicago Illinois, graduated from Lamson Business College in Scottsdale Arizona in 1983, and began his ongoing career in the land surveying industry at that time. Over the ensuing 22 years he worked in the private sector in many different states from coast to coast, on land development projects of virtually every kind. Since 2005, he has been employed in the public sector as a professional land surveyor by the Bonneville Power Administration, which is a branch of the US Department of Energy, and has been engaged in federal land rights acquisitions. He has authored numerous materials supporting the continuing education of professional land surveyors, including quarterly articles on federal land rights topics, which are published by the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors, updating his professional colleagues on developments in federal case law pertaining to title and boundary issues. All such materials which are available in pdf form, free to anyone upon request, contact him at bportwood@mindspring.com. 

Dave Radford

Dave currently serves as the Deputy Chief Cadastral Surveyor for the Bureau of Land Management Washington DC office. He is responsible for cadastral policy and technical expertise in the 12 regional offices.

He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a BS in Geomatics. Dave began his career conducting cadastral surveys on a travel crew in Oregon and Washington. The majority of these surveys involved water boundaries, including tidal, and Indian Reservations. He went on to become the BILS as the liaison between the BLM, BIA, and Tribes of the BIA Northwest Region serving over 50 tribes in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Western Montana, and Southern Alaska. Before his current position, he was the Associate Branch Chief to the Chief Cadastral Surveyor of Oregon/Washington.

Dave is licensed in Oregon and Washington and successfully completed the CFedS course.

Althea Rizzo

Althea Rizzo has been the Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator for the State of Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management since 2008. She has successfully implemented innovative public outreach programs for natural hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Dr. Rizzo is a frequent instructor and lecturer on hazard mitigation, risk reduction and outreach program design and implementation. Her happy place is giving people the knowledge to make informed decisions about natural hazards.

Leonard Rydell

Leonard Rydell is a second generation Oregonian who grew up in Grand Ronde, Oregon, attended grade and high schools in Willamina, and graduated with a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University in 1968. After three years as an Engineering Duty Officer in the US Navy, he began his engineering and surveying career in 1972 with Engineering Associates in Lincoln City until starting his own home based business in December 1975. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Oregon and Washington, and as a Professional Land Surveyor and Water Rights Examiner in Oregon.

Major projects and clients include Charbonneau, The Village at Wilsonville, water rights for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Nantucket Shores in Tillamook County and numerous subdivisions, mobile home parks and planned unit developments throughout Oregon. His employee is still working for him after 40 years. Leonard has been a member of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon since 1978 and was Willamette Chapter President in 1986 and Chairman of the Board in 1988.  He is currently President of the Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund, Secretary of the Yamhill Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and a current member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and their Environmental Water Resources group.

Christine Shirley

Christine Shirley is the natural hazards specialist and National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator for the State of Oregon, a position she has held since 2007. As the NFIP Coordinator, she assists communities with NFIP compliance, risk communication, and flood insurance information. Christine is a Certified Floodplain Manager and earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from World College West, and a master’s degree in geographical information science from the University of London. 

Lee Spurgeon 

Lee Spurgeon is the owner of Township Surveys in Oregon City who specializes in all those jobs sane people try to avoid. Mr. Spurgeon is the world's foremost authority on chicken easements and has written many articles for the Oregon Surveyor and other publications. Some of these articles actually contain some useful information. When not surveying, Mr. Spurgeon coaches a junior high school girls volleyball team, enjoys steam punking, hiking, scrap booking and playing guitars. Lee also did some stuff with the PLSO.

Note from PLSO: Spurgeon is a Past Chairman of the PLSO Board of Directors (two-time Chairman) and current Education Goals in Action Committee Chairman.

Nathan Stephenson 

Nathan has a Master of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is published in two international, peer-reviewed journals. He has experience with large-scale scan projects, best practice scan station setup and overlap, scan registration, and deriving custom data variables including surface models, complex 3D measurements, and mobile scan data. Currently at Frontier Precision his focus is on providing professional scanning services, product support and specialized training. Responsibilities and skills include:

  • Expertise in point cloud data acquisition via terrestrial/mobile laser scanners including Trimble TX8, MX2, and GeoSLAM Zeb-Revo. Mobile Imaging via Trimble MX7
  • Proficient in high accuracy, best practice GPS solutions for georeferencing purposes
  • Generating deliverables including point clouds, meshed surfaces, modeled surfaces, feature extraction, habitat suitability models and custom-derived data products
  • Working knowledge of geospatial software including Trimble Business Center, Trimble RealWorks, ArcMAP 10.x, Pix4D Mapper Pro, MX Asset Modeler, Trident, LAStools, CloudCompare, POSPac MMS 8.0
  • Small or large group training programs for scanning and point cloud fundamentals including processing, feature extraction, and software use
  • Sport Pilot License, Class 2 Medical, and Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate holder
Paul Tice

Paul Tice is the owner of ToPa 3D - a data visualization company based in Oregon - Tice offers training and implementation practices and workflows of various 3D reality capture technologies for construction and design in both private and public sectors. He draws from over 20 years’ experience in CAD, GIS, and 3D imaging technologies and is a contributing journalist to SPAR 3D and LiDAR Magazine.

Jack Walker, PLS

Jack Walker, PLS is Professor and Chair of the Geomatics Department at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls.  He teaches courses including geodesy, remote sensing, map projections, and least squares data adjustment.

Mike Wanchick, PLS, PS

Mike recently moved to the northwest to join Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD) in Vancouver Washington as Lead Land Surveyor and Geomatics Team Leader. In this role, he leads the WFLHD field crews in the production of surveys throughout WFLHD’s six state Northwest regional territory. Mike specializes in corridor surveys. He has over 30 years of experience in the private sector with projects involving public highways, railroads, electric transmission lines, and oil and gas pipelines. Mike is a second-generation surveyor. He got his start in the 1980’s working on a crew for his father who was the county surveyor. At the same time, he took night classes in surveying at the University of Akron. He has taught continuing education classes throughout Ohio and was a regular speaker at the Ohio DOT Technical Conference in Columbus Ohio before moving west. Mike is licensed in the states of Wisconsin, Ohio and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is experienced in both Colonial and Sectionalized Lands. 

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