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September 16, 2020  

Episode 44 -NCEES Director of Exam Services Tim Miller talks with host Curt Sumner.

NCEES Director of Exam Services Tim Miller talks with host Curt Sumner about the purpose of the organization, his role there, the variety of services provided by NCEES related to licensure, and the evolution of the exam process.

September 9, 2020  

Episode 43 - This episode features our host Tim Burch and guest Trent Keenan, PLS and founder of his own firm in Las Vegas.

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This episode features Trent Keenan, PLS and founder of his own firm in Las Vegas. Your host, Tim Burch, recently sat down to discuss Trent’s introduction to surveying in high school, the variety of places he has completed boundary work, and how starting his current business led to giving back to the profession. He also talks about getting involved with “Get Kids into Survey” and how becoming an animated character helps connect with kids about our great profession. A great conversation and wonderful example of surveyors giving back in this “Future Focus” episode of “Surveyor Says!”

August 19, 2020  

Episode 40 - Join Curt Sumner’s discussion with Zach Gooch - Archaeologist turned Surveyor!

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Join host Curt Sumner have an interesting discussion with Zach Gooch.  Zach talks about his transition from Archaeologist turned Surveyor!

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 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!”
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!”

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.

 

May 20, 2020  

Episode 28 - This week’s podcast is a discussion with Chris Jepson, Vice President of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW).

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Our latest edition of “Future Focus” episode of the NSPS “Surveyor Says!” podcast is a discussion with Chris Jepson, Vice President of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW). Curt and Chris got together recently to talk about growing up a son of a surveyor, working his way through the ranks and what he sees for the future of surveying associations. (Spoiler: it will include more technology, social media and lots of mentoring!) Thanks for listening!

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