Leon Mallow
Leon G. Mallow Surveying, Inc.
Leon Mallow
Leon graduated from GSC in 1974. He worked for the Planning and Development Division of DNR for two years, was licensed in 1976 and worked for Swecker Eng for 13 years. During his time there, he was involved with boundary surveys and survey work for engineering projects. He has been in private practice for the past 33 years and has completed courses in tree identification at GSC. He has been practicing tree and wood identification and boundary line marking throughout his career as a Land Surveyor; cutting trees and working with wood over the years; and being instructed by his father growing up. Leon has taught several Tree & Wood ID seminars for the Elkins Chapter and WVSPS. The seminars are with the use of hands-on samples of leaves, wood and bark, and green poles for demonstration of tree marking.

Donald Teter
Fairmont State University
Donald 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 a member of the Board of Professional Surveyors Complaint Review Committee and an occasional investigator for the Board. Don has been presenting continuing education seminars for surveyors for over 15 years, and is Assistant Professor of Surveying at Fairmont State University.

Charles Sypolt
Glenville State College
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.

Darrell Dean
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
Julie Hewett
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
George Southard
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
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
Earnest McCarty
Earnest "Mack" McCarty is a professional land surveyor and chief of the geospatial section of the Hunting District of the United States Army Corp of engineers. He is the former president and current vice president of the WVSPS. In 2022, McCarty was selected as the WVSPS Surveyor of the Year.

Gary Kent
The Schneider Corporation
Gary Kent
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 Witte
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
Paul Liston
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
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.