Surveyor Says! - NSPS Podcast

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August 5, 2020  

Episode 38 - Join host Curt Sumner and Steve Allison, Certified Landscape Architect.

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Based on his experience as a Certified Landscape Architect, Steve Allison provides a strategy for use by Surveyors in identifying the various species of trees, and tips related to variations within species.

July 29, 2020  

Episode 37 - Join host Curt Sumner and guest Tim Burch, NSPS President Elect, discuss how surveying remains an essential service during the pandemic.

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Curt Sumner and Tim Burch discuss how surveying remains an essential service during the pandemic of COVID-19, the importance of maintaining a national voice and advocacy for the profession, and efforts nationwide for surveying to embrace diversity in our future workforce. Tim shares how the association transformed the successful “NSPS Radio Hour” into “Surveyor Says! The NSPS Podcast” and how its popularity has exceeded expectations.

July 22, 2020  

Episode 36 - On this “Future Focus” join host Tim Burch and Emily Pierce, Business Development Director for Berntsen International.

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Today’s “Future Focus” interview is with Emily Pierce, Business Development Director for Berntsen International, an industry leader in survey markers and a sustaining member of NSPS. Emily shares her experiences and challenges as a professional land surveyor in the public and private sectors, and offers advice to newcomers to surveying on what to expect in this great profession. She also shares information on new products from Berntsen, including RFID markers designed to work with GIS. Thanks for listening to “Surveyor Says! The NSPS Podcast.”

July 15, 2020  

Episode 35 - This “Point of Order” episode is a conversation with David Grossman, Executive Director of GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA).

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Curt’s guest for this episode of “Point of Order” series is a conversation with David      Grossman, Executive Director of GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA). David shares his background on working on Capitol Hill, within the office of the FCC, and how it led to his position with GPSIA. They talk about the common threads between NSPS and GPSIA in technology and working together on common legislative initiatives.

Thanks for joining us for another “Point of Order” here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

July 8, 2020  

Episode 34 - In this episode of “Future Focus” Curt Sumner interviews current NSPS Secretary Craig Amey.

Surveyor_Says_Future_Focus.png In its continuing effort to provide opportunities for listeners to get to know the NSPS Officers, not only as the organization’s leaders, but also as fellow Surveyors, Curt Sumner recently interviewed current NSPS Secretary Craig Amey for this episode of “Surveyor Says!”
July 1, 2020  

Episode 33 - Curt Sumner interviews author John Berlau to discuss his new book about George Washington.

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We all know about George Washington’s exploits as surveyor and President, but did you know about his business side? Curt recent sat down with author John Berlau to discuss his new book, “George Washington, Entrepreneur – How Our Founding Father’s Private Business Pursuits Changed America and the World” and how his time as a surveyor enhanced other phases of his life. John shares many great tidbits of Washington’s life that most people do not know.

Thanks for joining us for this historical yet unique look at a well-known surveyor here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

June 25, 2020  

Episode 32 - Curt’s conversation is with Jared Wilson, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator at East Tennessee State University

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Curt’s conversation for this “Future Focus” episode with Jared covers how distance learning from online university programs are the future of the profession and helping to maintain our “essential service” status.

Thanks for joining us for another “Future Focus” here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

June 10, 2020  

Episode 31- Join Curt Sumner as he has a discussion with Amanda Allred, NSPS Vice President on how she found Surveying.

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Today's installment of “Future Focus” features our current NSPS Vice President, Amanda Allred. Amanda shares with Curt about how she found surveying, working in several different states in a male dominated profession, and getting involved with the New Mexico Professional Surveyor society and NSPS.  

 

Thanks for joining us for another “Future Focus” here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

June 3, 2020  

Episode 30 - This episode is a conversation with our NSPS Executive Director, Curt Sumner.

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Our latest edition (Episode 30!) of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is an interview with our Executive Director Curt Sumner and how NSPS has operated during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about how even surveyors made the transition to video conferencing, even for our Spring Board of Directors meeting! Join us for a great talk about the inner workings of the association here on “Surveyor Says!”

May 27, 2020  

Episode 29 - Join Curt Sumner as he has a discussion with Kyle Schultze, a licensed surveyor from IL. Kyle will be serving as the Surveying Merit Badge coordinator for the 2021 Boy Scout Jamboree.

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Our latest edition of “Future Focus” episode of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Kyle Schultze, a licensed surveyor from Illinois. Kyle will be serving as the Surveying Merit Badge coordinator for the 2021 Boy Scout Jamboree, held every four years in West Virginia. Curt and Kyle discuss all the work, time and support that goes into a typical Jamboree including hands-on with some of the high-tech equipment used by today’s profession. Interested in volunteering? Email us at info@nsps.us.com.