Program & Agenda

In-Person Conference

At the Denver Marriott West
Time In-Person Conference
Exhibitor Hall Vendor Showcase Professional Track Business/Software Track Technical Track
8:00am-11:15am GOLD SPONSORS J. E. PARKER, JR., ESQ. Title Grab Bag KEN MARTINEZ Survey Plan Production – from Field to Electronic Deliverable (DWG) in Autodesk, Civil 3D DANE COURVILLE, PLS Horizontal/Vertical Curves
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm-4:30pm GOLD SPONSORS JAMES A. BECKWITH, ESQ. Rules of the Road – The Beast Outside the Recorder’s Office KEN MARTINEZ Survey Plan Production – from Field to Electronic Deliverable (DWG) in Autodesk, Civil 3D DANE COURVILLE, PLS PLSS Breakdown & Single/Double Proportioning
Time In-Person Conference
Exhibitor Hall Vendor Showcase Professional Track Business Track Technical Track
8:00am-11:15am GOLD SPONSORS DENNIS MOULAND, PLS To Accept or Not to Accept: That is the Question BOB MECHAM & CHRIS MCNULTY Bentley Open Roads Designer (ORD) Best Practices for Data Reduction BRIAN SHAW Using OPUS & OPUS Projects
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH
1:15pm-4:30pm GOLD SPONSORS DENNIS MOULAND, PLS To Accept or Not to Accept: That is the Question BOB MECHAM & CHRIS MCNULTY Bentley Open Roads Designer (ORD) Best Practices for ROW Geometry BRIAN SHAW Maintenance & Modernization Efforts
Time In-Person Conference
Exhibitor Hall Vendor Showcase Professional Track Business Track Technical Track
8:00am-11:15am GOLD SPONSORS JOYCE YOUNG & KELLY MILLER AES Board Activities JOHN BURKE, PE Request for Personality, Win People, Win Projects ROB MARTINDALE, PLS Pointman / Transparent Earth
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH
1:15pm-4:30pm GOLD SPONSORS ROGER NELSON, PLS Solve a Boundary Problem RALPH PETTIT, PLS The Inspired Leader MIKE BARKASI Use of Reality Models and Digital Twins in Transportation and Survey Projects
Time In-Person Conference
Exhibitor Hall Vendor Showcase Professional Track Business Track Technical Track
8:00am-11:15am GOLD SPONSORS DENNIS MOULAND Ethics for the Professional Surveyor JIM REINBOLD Carlson Survey Fundamentals STEVE PARKER & BRIAN DENNIS Certified Survey Technician (CST) Preparation Course
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH
1:15pm-4:30pm GOLD SPONSORS DENNIS MOULAND Thinking Beyond Technology JIM REINBOLD Carlson Survey Fundamentals STEVE PARKER & BRIAN DENNIS Certified Survey Technician (CST) Preparation Course

Virtual Conference

Streamed Online
Time Track 1
Live-Streamed Online
8:00am-12:00pm TASHA HUHTA, SEAN MULLEN and KATHARINE SINGLETON Bureau of Land Management CFedS Class
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm-5:00pm TASHA HUHTA, SEAN MULLEN and KATHARINE SINGLETON Bureau of Land Management CFedS Class

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Speakers

Tuesday, February 21st

In-Person

Title Grab Bag

J. E. Parker, Jr., Esq.

Title Grab Bag

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Survey Plan Production - from Field to Electronic Deliverable (DWG) in Autodesk, Civil 3D

Ken Martinez

In this class we will explore the tools of what Autodesk, Civil 3D offers the Land Surveyor and Survey Technician. If you have struggled with any part of the process of preparing plans, then this class is for you.

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Horizontal and Vertical Curves

Dane Courville

This lesson outlines the procedures of solving for the various elements of these curves and displays the calculations in an organized and logical process.

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Rules of the Road - The Beast Outside the Recorder's Office

James A. Beckwith, Esq.

TBA

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PLSS Breakdown & Single/Double Proportioning

Dane Courville

The PLSS breakdown lesson goes through the history, rules, reasoning, and process of the breakdown and survey of public lands states. The second part of the lesson is an in depth discussion on the procedures used to reestablish sectionalized lands through the mathematics of single and double proportioning

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Wednesday, February 22nd

In-Person

To Accept or Not to Accept: That is the Question

Dennis Mouland, PLS

This course will expand your view of this critical analysis which appears in every boundary survey you will ever do.

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Bentley Open Roads Designer (ORD) Best Practices

Bob Mecham

The goal of this training is to work through the importing and editing of a raw CDOT TMOSS survey file to create a DGN and Terrain element deliverable using the current delivered CDOT workspace and standards for OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition.

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Bentley Open Roads Designer (ORD) Best Practices

Chris McNulty

The goal of this training is to work through the importing and editing of a raw CDOT TMOSS survey file to create a DGN and Terrain element deliverable using the current delivered CDOT workspace and standards for OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition.

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Using OPUS & OPUS Projects

Brian Shaw

TBA

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NSRS Maintenance & Modernization Efforts

Brian Shaw

TBA

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Thursday, February 23rd

In-Person

AES Board Activities

Joyce Young

This is a unique opportunity to learn all the activities that the AES Board manages, procedure information, and plans for future rule considerations.

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AES Board Activities

Kelly Miller

This is a unique opportunity to learn all the activities that the AES Board manages, procedure information, and plans for future rule considerations.

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Request for Personality, Win People, Win Projects

John Burke

People like working with people they like. And if you’re not winning all the projects you are well qualified for, your inability to connect with your client may be limiting your potential. How much is this worth to you?

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Pointman / Transparent Earth

Rob Martindale, PLS

A deeper dive into PointMan’s functionality.

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Solve a Boundary Problem

Roger Nelson, PLS

Attendees will review real boundary problems and work together to identify solutions.

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The Inspired Leader

Ralph Pettit, PLS

In this interactive course we will take an introspective look at our own mindsets, mantras, and methods, then examine tools, tips and tricks to become more inspired. We cannot inspire others until we are first inspired ourselves.

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Use of Reality Models and Digital Twins in Transportation and Survey Projects

Mike Barkasi

This presentation will present two use cases, survey, and inspection, both using reality models within transportation projects.

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Friday, February 24th

In-Person

Ethics for the Professional Surveyor

Dennis Mouland, PLS

This course will help you examine your “moral compass” when it comes to your actual work, how you conduct business, how you treat people, and how you present yourself and the profession to the public and other design professionals.

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Carlson Survey Fundamentals

Jim Reinbold

Carlson Survey Fundamentals

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Certified Survey Technician (CST) Preparation Course

Steve Parker, PLS

TBA

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Certified Survey Technician (CST) Preparation Course

Brian Dennis

TBA

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Thinking Beyond Technology

Dennis Mouland, PLS

This course presents some of the negative impacts technology has had on society and on the survey profession in particular.

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Monday, February 27th

Virtual Conference Streamed Online

Bureau of Land Management CFedS Class

Tasha Huhta

TBA

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Bureau of Land Management CFedS Class

Sean Mullen

TBA

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Bureau of Land Management CFedS Class

Katharine Singleton

TBA

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

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Hotel Information

The Marriott Denver West at 1717 Denver West Blvd., Golden, CO 80401 is the Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit hotel.

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Committee & Board Members

Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit Committee

Todd Johnston, PLS

Committee Co-Chair

Todd has lived in southwest Colorado his entire life and is a second generation surveyor.

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Brian K. Bowker, PLS

Committee Co-Chair

Brian has been in surveying for 28 years. A majority of that time was spent in the private sector. The last 5 years has been with the Colorado Department of Transportation. Currently the Western Colorado Chapter President and on the Board of Directors for PLSC.

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Becky Roland

Executive Director, PLSC

Becky Roland is the Executive Director of PLSC and joined the organization in 2012. She has an MBA from Regis University and has been in association management for 31 years (she started when she was 12).

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Robert Boehm, PLS

Robert began his career in surveying in 1992 and he is currently a Global Technology Leader and Project Manager for Jacobs.

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Heather Lassner, PLS

Heather Lassner is a newly minted Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Colorado but has been working in the field of surveying or related fields since 2006, with ten years being municipal work at various locations across the Front Range.

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Adam Young

Adam Young is a Project Surveyor at Galloway & Company, as well as a Certified Survey Technician, Level III (CST) and a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).

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John Houston

John graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2011 with a degree in Geography and has since gained experience working for a very small survey company, a city municipality, and then a medium-sized surveying and engineering company before landing at Galloway & Company here in Colorado.

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Steve Parker, PLS

Steven Parker, PLS CFM CFedS, is the a past president of the PLSC, is active with the PLSC Southern Chapter, and he has been involved in the Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit since its inception in 2011. Steven is a Professional Land Surveyor in the Southeast region of Colorado with CDOT.

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Dave Berglund

Dave Berglund has been working in the land surveying profession since 1995 and has been licensed in Colorado since 2010.

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Brian Dennis, PLS

Brian Dennis, PLS

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PLSC Board of Directors

PLSC Officers

President
Ralph Pettit

Vice President
Brian Dennis

Secretary/Treasurer
Shaun Lee

Past President
Steve Parker

Executive Director
Becky Roland

Northern Chapter
Heather Lassner

Central Chapter
Eric Carson
Ian Cortez

Western Chapter
Scott Thompson
Brian Bowker
Tom Sylvester

Southern Chapter
Eric White

Southwestern Chapter
Todd Johnston

WPFS Delegates
Todd Beers
Roger Nelson

NSPS Governor
Todd Beers (voting)
Steve Parker

Northern Chapter

President
Dave Berglund

Past President
Tony Fendick

President Elect
Laine Landau

Secretary/Treasurer
Heather Lassner

Director
Ron Perkins

Director
Reade Roselles

Director
Steve Varriano

Southern Chapter

President
Don R. Hulsey, PLS

Vice President
Mark Johannes, PLS, CFedS

Secretary
Steve Parker, PLS, CFedS, CFM

Treasurer
Dan Hanten, PLS

Director
Joseph Alessi III, PLS, CRA, GRI, BSME

Director
Spencer Barron, PLS

Director
Steve Rutzen, PLS

Director
Jon Tessin, PLS, CFedS

Director
Eric White, PLS, CFedS

Director
Dennis Craig, PLS

Central Chapter

President
Robert Boehm, PLS

Vice President
Derek Brown, PLS

Secretary
Cole Conger

Treasurer
Daniel Davis, PLS

Director
Devon Arnold, PLS

Director
Laura Minchk

Director
Dane Courville, PLS

Director
Jeff MacKenna, PLS

Director
Tony Peall, PLS

Director
Glen Stice, PLS

Director
Julian Sisneros, PLS

Western Chapter

President
Brian Bowker

Vice President
Chris Ransier

Secretary/Treasurer
Alex Lheritier

Southwestern Chapter

President
Todd Johnston, PLS

Vice President
Josh Casselberry, PLS

Secretary
Brian Boniface, PLS

Treasurer
Justin Bonnell, PLS

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