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Licenses and Certifications

Jun 2009Present

Professional Land Surveyor

State of Missouri


Dec 2006Present

Professional Surveyor

State of Kansas


May 2003Nov 2006

Intern Land Surveyor

State of Kansas




Associates of Technology-Surveying

Kansas State University-Salina

Became an active member in the Student ACSM Surveying Club.


Associates of Technology-Civil Engineering

Kansas State University-Salina

Became an active member in the Student Civil Engineering Club. Tutored calculus classes



Fort Hays State University

 Became an active member in the Physics Club. Tutored individuals in mathematics and science courses. Received FHSU Gold Academic award scholarship for a composite ACT score of 29.



Elkhart High school

Graduated with honors. Received Kansas Board of Regents scholar award. Inducted into the National Honor Society. Received an Award of Excellence  in Physics. Received an All League Academic  Award.

Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Project Surveyor-Survey Manager

BG Consultants, Inc.
  • Managed and supervised a team of up to 6 field crews as well as several technicians and CAD drafters in the performance of approximately 800 projects.

  • Provided project management including: Project estimating, bidding, scope & fee negotiation, and billing; Client consultation and project representation; Consulting with adjacent landowners, city staff, county staff, KDOT, FEMA, and other surveyors; Project planning and scheduling. 
  • Performed boundary analysis and determination including: Boundary Surveys, Rights of Way, Easements, and Reversionary interests in vacated streets, roads, and abandoned railroads.
  • Analyzed and adjusted horizontal and vertical survey control
  • Reduced digital and hard copy survey field data and to digital CAD entities.
  • Typical Projects include: boundary surveys; small and moderate residential subdivision plats; small and moderate commercial subdivision plats; residential, commercial, and mixed-use planned unit developments (PUDs); ALTA/ACSM surveys; parking lot, road, street, highway, and bridge transportation engineering design surveys; potable water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage system utility engineering design surveys; elevation certificate, LOMA, and LOMR-F FEMA-related surveys; subsidence and deformation monitoring surveys; construction staking, as-built, and verification surveys; and environmental surveys.
  • Typical Clients include: various state, county and city governmental agencies; commercial and residential developers; Kansas State University; corporations, partnerships, and LLCs; and individuals.
Feb 2002Sep 2007

Party Chief-County Surveyor

Leavenworth County
  • Managed all aspects of the County Survey Department as the County Surveyor and in the absence of the County Surveyor.
  • Assisted and advised the Board of County Commissioners in the interview and candidate selection process for the position of County Surveyor.
  • Assisted and advised the Board of County Commissioners, other County Departments, other Surveyors, and the general public in surveying-related matters.
  • Increased project research efficiency by approximately 400% by designing and implementing databases for the storage and retrieval of survey information and incorporating them into the county GIS.
  • Performed employee evaluations, counseled and mentored employees under my supervision.
  • Prepared budget and inventory documents.
  • Analyzed & evaluated the existing County Control Network. Estimated, planned, scheduled, and executed the establishment of additional control monuments, the reoccupation and readjustment of the entire County Control Network, including 126 total monuments.
  • Performed various types of surveys, including: Boundary, Topographic, Geodetic Control, Road Construction and Right of Way staking, as-built road surveys, and GLO Retracement.
  • Researched GLO Notes & Plats, County Surveyor Records, Road Records, surveys, subdivision plats, horizontal & vertical control, Section Corner information, deeds & other documents recorded at the Register of Deeds, and District Court Records. Abstracted deeds back to U.S. Patents (and occasionally prior to U.S. Patents) in problem areas.
  • Researched case law and Attorney General opinions involving: Indian Reserve boundaries, Military reserve boundaries, Roads, Adverse Possession, Scrivener's Rule, Riparian Rights, islands in a navigable river, state line boundaries, section & government lot lines.
  • Prepared maps, exhibits, and Reports of Surveys.
  • Contacted land-owners regarding entry rights for survey projects.
  • Maintained, checked, and adjusted survey equipment.
  • Reviewed surveys, preliminary plats, and final plats for compliance with Kansas Minimum Standards, Kansas State Statutes, and Local Regulations.
Jul 1994Dec 2001

Survey-CAD Technician

Harder & Associates
  • Performed boundary surveys, topographic surveys, project control surveys, preliminary pipeline surveys, as-built pipeline surveys, well-location surveys, and mortgage title inspections.

  • Worked in Northeastern New Mexico, Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma Panhandle, Southeastern Colorado, and Southwestern Kansas.
  • Performed dependant resurveys of United States Department of Agriculture-Forestry Service land in Morton County, Kansas in cooperation with the Department of the Interior-Bureau of Land Management (Task Order I, II, III, and IV).