Surveyor Says! - NSPS Podcast

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September 30, 2020  

Episode 46 - On this “Point of Order” episode Curt Sumner is joined by JB Byrd and John Palatiello, about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time.

Surveyor_Says_Legislative_Episode.png NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner is joined by NSPS Lobbyist John “JB” Byrd and our legislative consultant, John Palatiello, for conversation about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time. Lots of great insight from our legislative group on this “Point of Order” episode. Thanks for listening!
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!”

September 1, 2020  

Episode 42 - Join Host Tim Burch as he talks with Denver Winchester, YSN President, on how he was introduced to surveying.

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This episode covers our recent conversation with Denver Winchester, PLS, our current NSPS Young Surveyor President. Denver sat down with Tim Burch, NSPS President-Elect, and they talked about how Denver was introduced to surveying, the varying types of projects in Oklahoma and surrounding areas, and what he is focused on during his presidency of the Young Surveyors and beyond. They also discussed surveying in a pandemic and how to make the profession more accessible to those who may be interested in a fascinating career. Thanks for listening to the viewpoint of the future of the profession here on “Surveyor Says! the NSPS Podcast.”

August 26, 2020  

Episode 41 - Samuel J. Smith III shares his story with host Curt Sumner.

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Inspired by the instructors within the program where he was pursuing a degree leading to a professional career in Surveying, Samuel J. Smith III determined that he would use his talents and knowledge to follow in their footsteps. He shares his story with host Curt Sumner in 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!”

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!

May 15, 2020  

Episode 27 - Join host Curt Sumner’s informative discussion with John Hohol, NSPS FIG Chair, to catch us up on the history of NSPS with FIG.

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Hello and welcome to “Surveyor Says!” the podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors. This past week, the annual FIG (Federation of International Surveyors) Working Week was to be held in Amsterdam but was cancelled as another victim of COVID-19, so we asked John Hohol, NSPS FIG Chair, to catch us up on the history of NSPS with FIG. Our latest edition in our “Future Focus” series captured his conversation with Executive Director Curt Sumner. John shares about his involvement with young surveyors worldwide and how he sees their involvement as our profession’s future. An informative discussion, so join us in this “Future Focus” here on “Surveyor Says!”

May 6, 2020  

Episode 26 - On this “Point of Order” episode Curt Sumner is joined by JB Byrd and John Palatiello, about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time.

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This “Surveyor Says!” podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors pulls the curtain back on how Washington D.C. is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Curt Sumner is joined by NSPS Lobbyist John “JB” Byrd and our legislative consultant, John Palatiello, for conversation about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time. Lots of great insight from our legislative group on this “Point of Order” episode. Thanks for listening!

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