Meet Our Speakers!

Richard Casteel
Richard Casteel
Richard R. Casteel, PS:
I have been an active member of the WVSPS since attending Glenville State College in 1981, where I served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Glenville State College Student Chapter. I have served as President, Vice President and Chapter Representative of the Clarksburg Regional Chapter of WVSPS. I have served in the capacity of President, Vice President and Director at Large of WVSPS. I have also served as Chairperson of the Education Committee, Convention Committee, Chapter Revitalization Committee, and presently have been asked to Chair the Membership Committee. I am a member of the Mason and Dixon Line Preservation Partnership, Surveyors Historical Society, and I am currently President of the West Virginia Affiliate of Surveyors Historical Society. I have been licensed in WV since 1989 and hold current license in Ohio and Kentucky. I am currently employed by I 3 Engineering and Consulting, LLC where I serve as Survey Chief since 2014. My wife Renee' and I have two grown children Rachelle and Richard. We are members of and attend the Lumberport United Methodist Church.
The Mason Dixon Line Through the Journal and Google Earth


Dave Doyle
Dave Doyle
Dave Doyle joined the National Geodetic Survey in 1972, and held the position of chief geodetic surveyor for twelve years prior to his retirement in January 2013. During his career with NGS his experiences included all phases of geodetic triangulation, astronomic positioning, leveling, GPS data collection, data analysis, datum transformations, network adjustments, data publication and outreach in the form of seminars, workshops and webinars. Mr. Doyle is a Past President of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying, a Fellow member of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and is an active member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia professional surveyors’ associations.
History of the Geodetic Datums in United States
New Horizontal and Vertical Datums for the United States


Alan Dragoo
Alan Dragoo
Alan R. Dragoo is a Licensed Surveyor in the State of Maryland and was employed for 27 years by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) in Laurel, Maryland.  He was a Geodetic Project Manager in charge of high precision horizontal and vertical geodetic surveying projects using the Global Positioning System and classical methods in support of the WSSC Control Network, the Interagency GIS System and the deformation studies for 3 dams.  Alan also worked for Trimble Navigation for 8 years as a Technical Support Representative in support of sales for the Northeast U.S.  Alan also worked for Keystone Precision Instruments for 8 years as the Sales Manager for Land Survey products for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.  He is currently employed by Maser Consulting at their Sterling, Virginia office as their Assistant Survey Department Manager.
Practical Least Squares
Computations Using the NAD83 State Plane Coordinate System


Amy Hopkins
Amy Hopkins
Amy Hopkins is the owner of Urban Terrain LLC, a land surveying company located in Murrysville, PA. She began her surveying career as a Geodetic Surveyor in the United States Marine Corp and served with the Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Intelligence Group at Camp Lejeune, NC and Okinawa, Japan. She serves on the Executive Committee of PSLS and is currently the President Elect. Amy is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New York and was the PSLS 2015 Surveyor of the Year.
The Topographic Survey
Mentoring Our Future Surveyors


Jeff Jalbrzikowski
Jeff Jalbrzikowski
Jeff Jalbrzikowski, P.S., GISP, is your Appalachian Regional Geodetic Advisor with the National Geodetic Survey. He began his geospatial career when he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Surveyor. Jeff has spent his career performing a variety of field and office survey functions, including structural deformation monitoring; boundary retracement; terrestrial LiDAR scanning; single- and multi-beam hydrography; and local/legacy datum resolution. Before joining the NGS team, he’s had stints with a land development firm performing construction and boundary surveys, as a cadastral surveyor with the BLM, as a GIS technician with multiple employers, and as a surveyor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District. Jeff is a licensed surveyor in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, and is a certified GIS Professional. https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/ADVISORS/
NGS Overview and Discussion of NATRF2022, NAPGD2022, and SPCS2022
A Deeper Dive into NGS: Geoids, OPUS, OPUS Projects, NCAT, VDatum, and more
NGS Overview and Discussion of NATRF2022, NAPGD2022, and SPCS2022


Leon Mallow
Leon Mallow
Graduated from GSC in 1974. Worked for Planning and Dev Div of DNR for two years, licensed in 1976 and worked for Swecker Eng for 13 years, involved with boundary surveys and survey work for engineering projects. Have been in private practice for past 30 years and have completed several elevation certificates, LOMA’s and Flood Fill Permits. Have completed and had 33 LOMA’s approved since March 2015, in Randolph, Barbour, Tucker and Upshur Counties, majority being Zone A.
Wood & Tree ID and Line Marking Pt1
Wood & Tree ID and Line Marking Pt2




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Bill Mossor
Bill Mossor, lives in Harrisville, WV
He is married to Arlene who is the Ritchie County Assessor. He is the father of two beautiful daughters, Melanie and Meredith, two fantastic grandaughters Leah and Addison, and two happy twin great grandsons Mason and Cooper. He is a 1974 graduate of the Glenville State College surveying program and has been licensed since 1975. Has been a Ritchie County Surveyor since 1992. He specializes in rural boundary surveys. He has coached softball and basketball programs in high school, middle school, and recreational leagues in Ritchie Count since 1983. He has been a fan of the Pittsburg Pirates baseball team since 1659. He enjoys fishing, especially in Bass Tournaments.
Intent as Related to Surveying, Not in Tent as Related to Camping


Marshall Robinson
Marshall Robinson
Marshall Robinson, PS graduated in 1985 from Glenville State College with an Associate’s degree in Land Surveying and a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is the president and CEO of Allegheny Surveys, Inc. with its main office in Birch River, WV. He is a past president and member of the Board of Directors of WVSPS and a past member of the WV Board of Professional Surveyors. He is licensed to practice land surveying in West Virginia and four adjoining states. He resides in the easternmost end of Clay County with his wife DeVona and the youngest of their three sons, Abraham.
The Rise and Fall of the County Surveyor
Colonials in Ohio


Charles Sypolt
Charles Sypolt
Rick Sypolt, of Glenville, W.Va., grew up on his family’s farm in Etam, Preston County, as one of 10 children in his family. After two years in the US Army, he earned a BS degree in Forest Re- source Management in 1970 and completed a Master’s Degree in Forest Hydrology in 1971. Mr. Sypolt has served on the faculty of Glenville State College for 34 years where his goal has been to provide instruction to pre- pare the most highly skilled forestry and land surveying graduates. He has published several papers including the results of a chestnut blight research project. Mr. Sybolt has been an active, dedicated leader in the West Virginia Association of Land Surveyors for more than 30 years where he has served in many leadership positions including serving twice as President. Rick has been honored as Land Surveyor of the Year by the West Virginia Association of Land Surveyors. The Sypolt’s operate a farm in Gilmer County that includes a “Choose and Cut” Christmas tree business.
Boundary Law Review
Through the Ages


Don Teter
Don Teter
Don Teter began surveying in 1974, and has been licensed since 1982. He is a past-President of the West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors, and edited the quarterly West Virginia Surveyor for over ten years. He is an active member of the Society’s Convention Committee, and has presented numerous seminars on subjects including: Minimum Standards; Boundary Research; Adjoiner Relations; Turnpikes, County Roads and Highways; Boundaries Along Roads and Streams in West Virginia; Grand Canyon Surveying; and Civil War Surveying. He also serves as a member of the Board of Professional Surveyors Complaint Review Committee and as a part-time investigator for the Board.
Introduction to Private Easements and Practical Location
Minimum Standards & Ethics
Road & Stream Boundaries
Minimum Standards & Ethics




Jared Wilson
Jared Wilson
Mr. Jared Wilson is an assistant professor of land surveying at East Tennessee State University the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying.  He has taught courses regarding general land surveying applications, principles, computations, professional decisions, and field management procedures.  His professional focus is on educating future surveyors and the public with regards to the field of land surveying.  Mr. Wilson is a licensed land surveyor in West Virginia and has been an active member of the West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors since 2010.
CADamation
Fundamental Field Procedures