2009 Officers and Board of Directors
- Dan Smith, President
- Brian Dennis, Vice President
- Jan Sterling, Secretary - City of Aurora
- Todd Beers, Treasurer
Dan is the Statewide Survey and Right of Way Plans Coordinator for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). He is one of the founding members of the Colorado Spatial Reference Network (CSRN). He currently serves as its President upon completion of a two year term as its Vice President. He is an advocate for enterprise real time network GNSS positioning and the fostering of partnerships with federal, state and local agencies, private sector companies and geospatial industries to support and further develop the use of real time GNSS networks throughout Colorado and the surrounding states. Dan is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Colorado, has an A.A.S. in Surveying and Mapping from the Denver Institute of Technology and has 20 years of surveying and mapping experience in the government and private sectors.
Brian is currently the Vice President of the Colorado Spatial Reference Network (CSRN) and chair of the CSRN Website committee. He has over 12 years of Land Surveying experience and obtained his Colorado Professional Land Surveyor's license in 2008. Brian is a Survey Manager for Nolte Associates, Inc. in the Colorado Springs office. In addition, he is a voting member of the PLSC and a member of the PLSC Legislative Committee, GIS in the Rockies Planning Committee and the Southern Chapter of the PLSC.
Todd currently serves as the Group Director of Surveying in the Denver office of Nolte Associates. He is a Registered Land Surveyor in Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Land Surveying in 1981. Since 1983 Todd has been involved with satellite positioning and has been integrating GPS equipment into survey operations since 1985. He has been a Project Manager on numerous geodetic control projects using GPS technology for the Department of Energy, Adams County, Arapahoe County, City of Federal Heights, El Paso County and a number of large projects outside Colorado. Todd is currently serving as the President of the Central Chapter of the PLSC (CCPS), an original member of the Colorado Height Modernization Board former director and Vice President of the CCPS.
- Roger Nelson, Director
- Pam Fromhertz, Director
- Mathew Barr, Director - SurvTech Solutions
- Larry deVries, Director
- Jack Sparks, Director - CDOT
Roger received his Associate of Science in Surveying from Louisiana Tech University in 1986, later returning to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, in 1989. He is currently licensed in ten states (Colorado, Louisiana, North Carolina, Kansas, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska) and is a voting member of PLSC. He has served as a Director for the Central Chapter of PLSC and currently serves as a Director for the Colorado Spatial Reference Network (CSRN) Chapter of PLSC, is a director for PLSC and chairs the Legislative Committee. Roger has been employed by Merrick & Company since September of 1994 and has become increasingly interested in maintaining high standards for the surveying profession as well as promoting integration of GIS with surveying.
Pamela is the Colorado State Geodetic Advisor for NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey. As the State Geodetic Advisor, she launched the GPS User Group which provided a forum to educate the community on GPS Real Time Reference Networks (RTN) which lead to the formation of the Colorado Spatial Reference Network and the growth of networks across the State. In addition, she organizes many workshops and training opportunities in Colorado including CORS, OPUS, precision digital leveling and height modernization (HT MOD). She interacts with the geospatial (particularly, survey and GIS) community at the local, state, federal level as well as with private industry educating them about the benefit and use of the National Spatial Reference System and its datums, models and tools. Most recently she has been working on developing a leveling training program for CDOT. She is a board member of the CO Spatial Reference Network (CSRN) as well as the newly formed CO HT MOD Advisory Board. Pamela has her B.S. in geology from Long Island University and a M.S. in geodesy, photogrammetry and GIS from the Ohio State University.
Larry is currently the Field Operations Manager and resident geodetic expert for Sky Research, Inc. which uses advanced geophysical, engineering, GIS and remote sensing technologies to detect, characterize and remediate Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). In 1998 he graduated the State University of New York at Alfred with a dual accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Land Surveying and Civil Engineering. Upon graduation Larry moved to the State of Colorado and obtained his Professional Land Surveyor's license in 2001. Larry has performed multiple First Order leveling and GPS surveys that have been included in the National Geodetic Survey's (NGS) National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). He has helped integrate various characterization technologies with geospatial information and is continually evaluating new and emerging technologies to implement in the detection, characterization and remediation of UXO. Larry currently provides field operations and geodetic expertise to federal clients including the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Air Force, ESTCP and SERDP.