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Jeremy Russell, RPLS
President, LJA Surveying, Inc.
Jeremy Russell, RPLS
President, LJA Surveying, Inc.

Associate of Applied Science, Computer Aided Drafting Technology, Lamar University

Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in the surveying field focusing on civil, structural, industrial engineering, and midstream oil and gas projects. He has performed and supervised a multitude of projects from initial planning stages to final deliverables. His chief responsibilities include monitoring overall financial performance of the company, managing offices and staff in multiple locations, finalizing budgets, and developing and maintaining both employee and client relations. Jeremy is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) and is a past President of Chapter 6 – Deep East Texas.

Michael Baitup, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Dallas
Michael Baitup, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Dallas

AAS, Forestry, Paul Smith's College, New York

Micahel has been a Registered Professional Land Survey for 32 years with extensive experience in land surveying and mapping, including 11 years with the Jacobs Dallas office. His experience includes management of survey department personnel, organization and planning, cost estimating and budgeting of surveying services for residential and commercial land development, TXDOT and Public Works projects, including ALTA/ACSM Title Surveys, GPS control networks, GPS RTK and VRS network surveys, topographic design surveys, aerial mapping support, scheduling of office and field work, training of office team members and field staff, supervision of production, interface with engineers and clients, quality control and assurance. He is also adept at planning, scheduling, and inspection of construction staking services, and development and instruction of “best practices” guidelines and standards for both field and office personnel.

Luther Daly, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Houston
Luther Daly, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Houston

Luther Daly is a Survey Manager in the LJA Houston office. Luther focuses on land development projects, managing a dedicated team to concentrate on title surveys, platting, and topographic surveys for specific land development activities. Working in the surveying industry for the last 15 years, Luther is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS Number 6150) and was licensed in 2010. He is a veteran and served as Captain in the United States Army.

Albert Franco, Jr., PE, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Corpus Christi
Albert Franco, Jr., PE, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Corpus Christi

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Albert is a registered professional land surveyor and registered professional engineer in Texas. As an Engineer, Albert has over 40 years of experience and expertise performing bridge inspections across the nation. He has performed bridge inspections and evaluations on approximately 800 bridges in the Texas area. Mr. Franco has served as the project manager for the U.S. Navy-Southwest Division bridge inspection program through 3 five-year contracts that has taken him from coast to coast. Albert has over 40 years of surveying experience in various boundary and topographic surveys. He has developed innovative methods for successful hydrographic surveying for cost effective depth of cover projects. He has performed surveys for municipalities, private land development clients, state and federal agencies, and many oil and gas pipeline companies. Albert has over 10 years of SUE experience in the location and routing of various utilities on along street right of ways and in the surrounding Bays. Albert coordinates the One Call for marking utilities, acquires the needed Street ROW permits for traffic control, location of utilities by probing or hydro excavation, and measures the size of the utilities including determining depths for utilities found.

Chuck Jurica, RPLS, PLS, PS
Project Manager, Surveying, Lake Jackson
Chuck Jurica, RPLS, PLS, PS
Project Manager, Surveying, Lake Jackson

Bachelor of Science, Surveying Engineering Technology, University of Houston

With over 20 years of experience in the survey industry, Chuck's diverse background includes topographic surveys, boundary surveys, and extensive projects in the oil and gas industry. His experience in large land development project to the pipelines, well plats, and mineral well units of the oil and gas industry has given Chuck a well-rounded and broad understanding of many projects as a land surveyor. Chuck is longtime member of Chapter 9 of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.

Jeremy Kowis, RPLS
Project Manager, Transportation, Houston
Jeremy Kowis, RPLS
Project Manager, Transportation, Houston

Bachelor of Science, Geomatics Information Systems, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Jeremy is a Registered Professional land Surveyor in the State of Texas and is the Transportation Project Manager here in Houston working in conjunction with Gordon Anderson. Jeremy prides himself on being highly responsive and in constant communication with his clients and their projects that are in progress. He has been working in the surveying field for over 14 years in various positions and throughout many disciplines of surveying (Transportation, Electric, Public Works, High Precision Monitoring Surveys, Water projects, ALTA’s, and Communication) and clients (TxDOT, CenterPoint Energy, several cities and counties throughout the Greater Houston Area, Brazos River Authority, Harris County Flood Control District, and numerous Engineering clients).

Scot Lowe, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Deer Park
Scot Lowe, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Deer Park

AAS, Land Surveying, San Jacinto College

Scot has over 29 years of experience in land surveying including horizontal and vertical control, alignment, and topographic and boundary surveys.

Wesley Maxey, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Beaumont
Wesley Maxey, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Beaumont

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology, Lamar University

Wesley is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Texas with over 13 years of experience in the surveying field including Residential and Commercial Boundary Surveys, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Topographic Design Surveys, Aerial Mapping Support, Oil and Gas Pipeline Surveys, and Control Network Surveys. Wesley is responsible for management of survey department personnel, organization and planning of various survey projects, as well as cost estimating and budgets of survey projects from the proposal stage through project deliverables. Wesley is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.

Clinton McAdams, PE, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Midland
Clinton McAdams, PE, RPLS
Survey Manager, Surveying, Midland

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Tyler

Clint is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Texas. He has over 10 years of experience in surveying and engineering that includes topographic and hydrographic surveys, commercial and residential boundary, ALTA/NSPS, land development, roadway projects, oil and gas pipeline surveys, construction staking, and subsurface utility engineering (SUE). He is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Permian Basin Association of Pipeliners (PBAP).

Keith W. Monroe, RPLS
Senior Project Manager, Surveying, Houston
Keith W. Monroe, RPLS
Senior Project Manager, Surveying, Houston

Associate of Science, Applied Science, Cameron University

Keith’s career covers nearly 40 years in land surveying with responsibilities for horizontal and vertical control, alignment, and topographic and boundary surveys. He manages and supervises the surveying and mapping division at LJA, ensuring that quality and cost-effective services are provided to our clients. He is well-versed at researching records at city, county, and state levels, performing all necessary calculations including field note reduction, traverse adjustment and boundary determination, and directing draftsmen in the preparation of maps and plats.

Gary Nutter, RPLS
Senior Project Manager, Surveying, Houston
Gary Nutter, RPLS
Senior Project Manager, Surveying, Houston

Bachelor of Science, Surveying and Geodetic Science, Ohio State University

Over 20 years of experience in boundary, topographic, and construction surveying renders, Gary an invaluable member of any project team. He is well versed in the use of Global Positioning Systems, master control layout, and is equally adept at quality control review. He utilizes his many years of surveying expertise to guide and mentor junior staff. Gary is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors and served as the Chapter 9 Director and Vice President for the organization from 2009-2011. He has significant experience in researching records affecting tracts, individual boundary and public right-of-way determination, surveys for acquisition of corridors for public entities, and directing technicians in preparation of and QC of metes and bounds descriptions, exhibits, and plats.

Heather L. Sides, RPLS, PLS, CFedS
Vice President - Greater Houston
Heather L. Sides, RPLS, PLS, CFedS
Vice President - Greater Houston

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University

With years of experience in surveying in both public and private sectors, Heather’s expertise includes survey operations, construction staking, and boundary surveys. She has also worked with FEMA flood zone requirements, and has extensive understanding of the oil and gas industry, including pipeline, well plats, and mineral units. Heather is a committee member on the Texas Society of Professional Surveyor’s Standards Committee and the Registration Practices/TBPLS Committee, and is an active member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Dustin Trousil, RPLS
Vice President, Surveying, Austin
Dustin Trousil, RPLS
Vice President, Surveying, Austin

Bachelor of Science, Geomatics Information Systems, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Dustin is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Texas. He has over 12 years of experience in the surveying field with over ten years of serving as a project manager or project surveyor. He is proficient in the use of various forms of AutoCAD and GIS software. Dustin has provided surveying services for the design, Right of Way Acquisition for large capital projects within the Energy sector. Dustin has performed and supervised numerous right-of-way surveys from the initial planning to the final deliverables, including research, setting up and establishing project control, collecting field topographic and boundary data, calculating alignments, preparing right-of-way and parcel maps, and preparing legal descriptions.