Leon Mallow
Leon G. Mallow Surveying, Inc.

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.

Don Teter
Fairmont State University

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.

Charles Sypolt
Glenville State College

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.

Darrell Dean

Darrell graduated from Rowlesburg High School in 1962 and entered West Virginia University (WVU) that fall. From WVU, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Master of Science in Forestry in 1966 and 1968 respectively. Darrell’s first job out of college was that of a forester, assisting landowners in the cooperative forest management program of the State of Delaware. After less than a year in Delaware, Darrell started teaching in the forest technology program at Glenville State College (GSC) in 1969, the second year of the program. During his tenure at GSC, Darrell was a primary founder of the land surveying technology program at GSC. The first class of land surveying technology students enrolled in the program during the school year 1972-73. Darrell entered graduate school at Purdue University to pursue a Ph.D. in surveying and mapping in the fall of 1973. After 3 years of study at Purdue, Darrell returned to GSC for the 1976-77 school-year. After which, he then joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at WVU for the fall 1977 semester. Darrell earned the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1979. Darrell’s career of teaching surveying and mapping, as well as forestry courses, has spanned a period of over 38 years. Darrell retired from WVU as an Associate Professor Emeritus on December 31, 2010.

Julie Hewett
JulNet Solutions, LLC

Since 1996 I have worked to support non-profit associations in the medical, healthcare and higher education industries; as the owner of JulNet Solutions, LLC. Overseeing this association management company, I have had the opportunity to work with volunteer boards and committees to successfully support the administrative needs of these organizations.

George Southard
GSKS Associates LLC

Mr. Southard’s professional career in the photogrammetry profession began in 1977. He has served in numerous positions in the geospatial profession, including: Director of Business Operations at Analytical Surveys, International Sales Manager at Leica Geosystems, Director of Programs for Trimble, Inc. In 2012 George founded GSKS Associates LLC a private consulting firm specializing in advocacy and education in the geospatial profession. George has a Master’s Degree in Geography with emphasis in cartography and photogrammetry from Brigham Young University.

Jennifer Dibona
That CAD Girl

Jennifer DiBona is a long-time CAD consultant and trainer doing business as That CAD Girl. She is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Many years ago when working in civil engineering and land surveying offices, she found herself working primarily with men (naturally). Since she was the only “girl” in the office, clients or others asking for her would often simply ask for “That CAD Girl”. The name stuck.

Jennifer has a degree in Surveying and worked in various consulting offices for approximately 15 years. After her time working as a designer and drafter, she then worked for an Autodesk reseller as a Civil 3d Implementation Certified Expert (ICE) and built their technical services division from the ground up.

Jennifer is one of the charter members of Carlson College which is the certified program for authorized Carlson Software trainers and she also wrote the “CAD Picks and Clicks” column for Professional Surveyor Magazine.

Jennifer is a member of the Steering Committee for Version 6 of the National CAD Standard®, serves as Chair of the Survey/Civil Task Team and co-Chair of the CAD Layer Guidelines Task Team.

Earnest McCarty
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS


Gary Kent
The Schneider Corporation

Gary Kent is Director of Surveying at The Schneider Corporation, a 42-year-old consulting firm based in Indianapolis providing solutions in surveying, GIS, 3D graphics, architecture, and civil, municipal and transportation engineering. A past-president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, Gary has a BS degree in Land Surveying from Purdue University and is registered to practice surveying in Indiana and Michigan. He is chair of both the NSPS/ACSM committee and the ALTA committee on the ALTA/ACSM Standards. He currently sits on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors and is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the Purdue campus in Indianapolis where he teaches Land Survey Systems, Legal Descriptions, Boundary Law and Property Surveying

James Witte
Glenville State College

James R. Witte is an instructor of Land Surveying at Glenville State College (GSC) where he has been employed full-time for ten years, and as adjunct faculty for eight years previously. Before entering higher education he worked for several surveying and engineering companies in the state of West Virginia, in most aspects of surveying. He is a Past President of the WVSPS and has represented GSC and WVSPS at many conferences and conventions. He resides with his wife, Alison, on a farm on Sinking Creek, near Glenville, West Virginia.

Paul Liston
West Virginia Geological Survey

After active duty from the Air Force as a Machinist, I began my surveying career in 1972 at Mountain State Surveying Company in Kingwood, WV under the guidance of Floyd R. Stiles. I went to Glenville State College from 1974 thru 1976 and graduated with an Associate Degree in Surveying. Upon graduation I started employment with the West Virginia Geological Survey as a Cartographer. I still presently work for the WV Geological Survey as an Engineering Technician and Coordinator of the WV Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) for the U.S. Geological Survey. I’m also the West Virginia State Names Authority for the United States Board of Geographical Names. I also work part time for Greenleaf Surveying Company.


Jared Wilson
East Tennessee State University