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What an awesome and humbling experience! We were honored to be invited to this year's Phoenix JC Comancheros Pony Express Banquet! We hope you enjoy these random unscripted interviews with some amazing folks and key players of this incredible event. Email us at info@thegeoholics.com if you'd like The Geoholics to "add value & make friends" at your …
 
This is one of those shows that we had high expectations for and it found a way to exceed them! The guys were joined this week by Michael Galen, Attorney at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Michael focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and liquidations, distressed debt transactions, bankruptcy reorganizations, restructurings, creditor…
 
More value was added, more friends were made and another milestone was reached! The guys were joined this week by a slew of "younger" surveyors with a wide range of experience levels including one that has been surveying for less than a week! Tyler Lapointe, Austin Maxwell, Nik Schlosser, Anissa Williston and Tate Childers were all participants on …
 
"WE feel the need...the need for speed"!! The guys were joined this week by Travis Bohan, PLS. Travis is not only a handsome man resembling DD's man crush Tom Cruise, but also a very talented and insightful professional land surveyor who also does all his own stunts. Travis is a Survey Manager at Mark Thomas & Company. Little known fact, Mark Thoma…
 
What...a...show! If you like whiskey, great storytelling and unscripted conversation, this is for you! Charlie Garrison, the self-proclaimed much better looking and wiser half of the Garrison Brothers Distilling tandem joined the guys this week. Garrison Brothers produced the first "legal" bourbon in Texas and has never looked back! We talked all t…
 
Let us start out by simply saying that we are so blessed and humbled to have the opportunity to have candid conversations with people like Dr. Nettleman. That said, time to stir things up! The cast this week included the usual suspects along with Peta Cox and Nik Schlosser. The different perspectives made this a great conversation that touched on t…
 
Another first for the Geoholics! Russell "Russ" White & Josh Feemster of Dimensional Geomatics joined the guys this week from an oil rig platform in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. Providing industry leading geomatics’ services worldwide, Russ, Josh and DG take on the projects most shy away from. Needless to say there were some great stories shar…
 
What an absolutely amazing experience! I was honored to be invited to this year's TopoDOT Users Conference in beautiful Orlando Florida! We hope you enjoy these random unscripted interviews recorded at #TUC22. Email us at info@thegeoholics.com if you'd like The Geoholics to "add value & make friends" at your next event! Music for this episode by Za…
 
Who knew there were so many interesting PE's?!?!?! The guys were joined this week by one of DD's fellow Chicagoans, Mr. Steve Rienks, PE, PMP who is the Director of Engineering at American Surveying & Engineering, P.C. We uncovered a ton of collective wisdom during this episode and still remained friends when the dust settled. Some of the topics di…
 
We were joined this week by Andres Abeyta, Executive Director of Bootcamp GIS. Our key discussion topic is: The Changing Paradigm in GIS Tech Education. He has built a career out of developing content and courses for people to learn how to use GIS. This spans universities, corporations, and the federal agencies. His roles in both GIS Education and …
 
"Blind Faith" is having unquestioning belief in something. Our guest this evening (and his team) are perfect examples of this! Timothy "Tim" Hawthorne is a 2022 National Geographic Explorer, Associate Professor of GIS at UCF, recent recipient of the UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award, GeoBus Founder and now a Geoholic Podcast veteran. Tim returns…
 
Gather around the transistor folks and prepare to be educated and entertained. This was a doozy! The guys were honored to have a living geospatial legend join them this week. Mr. Keith Masback carved out some time in his insanely busy schedule to provide a knowledge drop and we can't thank him enough for doing so. Keith is an advisor, investor, men…
 
"And...we're back...and...we're back....and...we're back..." I promise to stop saying this next time...argh! We hope you enjoy these random unscripted interviews recorded from our very own booth while attending this awesome conference. Email us at info@thegeoholics.com if you'd like The Geoholics to "add value & make friends" at your next event! Mu…
 
What do you do when one of your listeners asks "Why does a podcast called the GEOholics never talk about geotechnical, geological, or geomechanical engineering"? You invite them to be a guest of course! The boys were joined this week by Sean Fabor, PE who is a geotechnical engineering professional. Some of the things discussed include defining the …
 
Who is Trent Keenan? Well, if you're like most folks, you've heard the name but don't really know the man. TK joined the boys this week and wow did we cover a lot of ground! Everything from Trent's lifechanging brush with death, Shoots' calf envy, importance of family, an 88K acre survey, giving to get, legacies, National Surveyors Week and more la…
 
Prepare to be educated and entertained! The boys (including Shoots) were joined this week by Laura Newbrough. Laura is a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional and the founder of LNHR Consulting, a fractional Human Resources and Payroll solution for businesses of all sizes. With her 20 plus years of experience, she has helped …
 
What a blast! The guys (and gal) were joined this week by none other than Mr. Rami Tamimi! Rami is a rising star making his mark on the geospatial community in more ways than one. He is an instructor and Ph.D. student in the Geodetic Engineering department at THE Ohio State University, a social media influencer (check out the Rami Tamimi YouTube ch…
 
Producer Note: There may or may not have been a bottle of Arizona Distilling Company Copper City Bourbon consumed during the recording of this show! The boys were joined this week by Mark Taylor, Chief Geek & Owner of Extreme Aerial Productions. EAP is a professional drone company providing photography and videography for roof inspection, construct…
 
If you're the type of person that roots for the underdog and loves a great story about resilience and perseverance...this is the episode for you! The guys were joined this week by Jared Abbrederis a living football legend in the state of Wisconsin! Jared grew up and started playing football in Wautoma, WI a town with a population of about 2200 peop…
 
If artificial intelligence (and we're not talking about COG!) and cutting edge technology is your thing, you're not going to want to miss this show! This week the guys spent an insightful hour with Adam Kersnowski the COO of AirWorks. Adam and his good friend David Morczinek, CEO of AirWorks, founded the company in 2017 and have not looked back. Li…
 
It's been our intent from the very beginning to grow the show to the point of taking it "on the road" as they say. Unfortunately the pandemic has prevented us from doing so the last couple years. BUT...that appears to be behind us now!!! We hope you enjoy these random unscripted interviews recorded in the Bad Elf booth from our two days at GeoWeek …
 
Another over-achieving, friend-making, value-adding show! The boys were joined this week by the one and only Manny Chee (Selina too)! Manny is a well-respected angler and fishing guide who has spent his life to date fishing and hunting all over the world. He is an expert storyteller having the ability to put you behind the rod, rifle or bow as he s…
 
Dennis McKay, LS...Take 2!!! The guys were "re-joined" this week by Mr. Dennis McKay (Episode 89) who if you remember, originally joined us from his Jeep in a campground in rural CO. Needless to say the audio struggles were real so we invited him back to join us in person. Dennis spent over 30 years as a surveyor at the BLM and has plenty to say ab…
 
DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE!!! The boys were honored and humbled by the presence of Mr. Charles Hamm this week. Who is Charles Hamm you ask? Well he is not only the Sage of Round Mountain, but also one of the wisest & humblest gentleman we can now call a friend. Many life lessons were discussed including accepting constructive criticism, feeling infer…
 
Thank you…thank you…thank you…and thank you again...what a year! The boys take some time to reflect on the past year revisiting a number of highlights along the way. From Episode 064 all the way through Episode 111 and everything in between! If you’ve been a fan from the “point of beginning” or have just started “following our footsteps”, you’re no…
 
We believe that shining a light on safety is the best way possible to kickoff 2022! The guys were joined this week by Brian Owens. Who is Brian Owens you ask...besides being an American hero...he is a husband, father, musician and the author of "Inversion and the Perspective-Based Safety Culture". This is a completely different way of looking at sa…
 
Crypto, Drugs & Rock n Roll...what a way to close out 2021! The guys were joined this week by the one and only Rob Kolar. This was a "bucket list" conversation for DD as he's been a fan of Rob and his band KOLARS for quite some time. This engaging and thought-provoking conversation touched on Rob's unique upbringing & musical journey, ayahuasca & p…
 
AKA The Geoholics Christmas Episode. Well...I think it's safe to say that when we started this podcast a couple years ago...we never could have dreamt of having an opportunity to talk to a real dinosaur hunter. This week the boys did just that! Tom Hebert is a paleontologist from Wisconsin who you may know from the October 2021 XHYT article by Jeff…
 
Welcome to the Culture Zone! The boys were joined this week by Mike Bontrager. Mike has written a great career story so far having spent over 30 years being a "Culture Warrior" for The Weitz Company and Alston Construction. He has established himself as a "turnaround specialist" having had tremendous success fixing broken companies across the count…
 
You're gonna want to hear about this! The guys sat down this week with Mr. Jason Martschuk the Senior VP of Sales for Prostar (www.prostarcorp.com). ProStar is recognized as a world leader in the development of Precision Mapping Solutions specializing in developing patented cloud and mobile solutions. Their flagship product is PointMan, a mapping s…
 
All we can say is WOW...these ladies are amazing! The boys were joined this week by Claire Buxton & Roshni Sharma. Claire is a Party Chief, Project Manager, and CAD Coordinator at Underhill Geomatics and theLead of the Volunteer Community Surveyor Program or VCSP (a FIG Young Surveyors Network initiative). Roshni is a Project Manager and Geospatial…
 
Talk about an all-star cast of characters...this one did not disappoint! The boys were joined this week by Steve Gangwal, Owner of Gangwal Enterprises, Inc., Nolan Mark LS, Owner of On The Mark Land Surveying LLC, Michael Thompson LS, President at Halma Thompson Land Surveys Ltd., and Will Wing, LS Owner Operator\CEO at Infinity Land Surveying, LLC…
 
Ahoy Geoholics! The boys took a 1-hour tour this week with off-shore surveyor Landon Jakse. Landon is not only an intelligent (fellow SIU-C grad...Go Salukis!), handsome man that can cook and rebuild Triumphs, he is also a PM in the offshore survey and positioning operations for Oceaneering. This was such an interesting conversation about a survey …
 
Well, this was fun! The boys were joined this week by Rich Antonio, VP of Business Development at Alta Southwest, Dorina Bustamante, Director of Business Development at Ritoch-Powell and Associates, and Bill Swope, Geospatial & Survey Business Development Manager at Halff Associates, Inc. It goes without saying that this week's topic is Business De…
 
Whether you say Shlosser or Slossher...this father and son survey team is one of a kind! We were joined this week by Dave & Nik Schlosser from Northstar Surveying, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. We kicked the show off with a toast of Benchmark whiskey which was recommended by the surveying Schlosser's and the rest is history. From what I remember, we t…
 
Next stop...the Netherlands! The boys were joined this week by Mr. Raymond "Ray" Woering the CEO at APGLOS (Advanced Positioning GLObal Software). Ray and his team of survey wizards are making a significant impact on the mapping world. They have developed the "easiest land survey app" aptly named...you got it...Survey Wizard! This is an absolute ga…
 
Do not miss the first part of a multi-show series focusing on The Business of Land Surveying! "It has been my experience that surveyors as a group exhibit poor business practices. There are certainly exceptions, but my opinion is that poor business management has been the only reason that land surveying has not risen to the level of other professio…
 
We are not worthy! Welcome to the start of the next Geoholics century! The boys were honored to be joined this week by Narelle Underwood the Surveyor General of New South Wales (NSW) and Peta Cox the National Training & Development Manager at Consulting Surveyors National and host of the Defining Boundaries Podcast. These two ladies are beyond impr…
 
Wait until you hear about this! As our good friend Roger Daltrey said..."I don't want to cause no fuss, but now I've got my "Geo" Bus". We could not have asked for a better guest for the last show of the first Geoholics century! The boys were joined this week by Dr. Timothy "Tim" Hawthorne, Associate Professor of GIS at UCF, GeoBus Founder, Explore…
 
Check this out! The Geoholics got a last-minute invitation to join our new best friends Bruno Krenski (Brazil) & Lennart Preuss (Germany) at INTERGEO 2021! These guys are crazy! Bruno is a land surveyor and entrepreneur being the Owner of Top Terra & Measuring Masters. Lennart is a BMX pro, Kaufmann für Marketingkommunikation bei Hinte Marketing & …
 
Talk about bringing the passion...holy cow this girl did it! We were joined this week by a fellow "Chicagoan" Juliana McMillan-Wilhoit and yes DD struggled with that mouthful! Juliana is the Principal Consultant at Tabulae Spatial Services. She likes to refer to herself as a “cartographer of change for both people and organizations.” Juliana is com…
 
We were honored to have a true American hero join us for this month's Geoholics Anonymous. Mr. Patrick McDonald is an Army Veteran...in 1991 he was injured while traveling in an armored personnel carrier that rolled over resulting in severe injuries to his mid chest and lower back. During this time, he flatlined for nearly 5 minutes. Patrick is a P…
 
Color us intrigued! After a well-deserved week off, we were joined this week my Mr. Rex Parry. Rex is a licensed title officer, general contractor, mortgage banker, host of the Business-to-Business radio show and passionate entrepreneur! His focus outside of his daily responsibilities is helping developing countries fight corruption and create coll…
 
The boys were joined this week by the one and only Swedish Dirt Guy...Dr. Martin Persson. Martin hails from Sweden where he attended the University of Gothenburg and earned an undergrad degree and PhD in Environmental Geology specializing in quick clays, GIS and landslides. He also has a hobby farm where he grows tilapia, veggies, and chickens. We …
 
Stop the presses! Anna Rios & Lauren Holland joined the boys this week to talk about the outcome of their individual surveys intended to shine a light on sexism and harassment specifically in the STEM careers. Before you say, "here we go again", be clear that this is NOT just a men vs women issue. The data was collected over the course of the last …
 
Strap in folks! We were joined on this Geoholics Anonymous episode by Aaron Machado. Aaron is an American patriot having served the country as a US Marine, an aspiring author, a husband, father, and host of the Wetdown Podcast. Needless to say, he's got an amazing perspective on current events and life in general. Some topics discussed included Afg…
 
“Americans never quit.” – General Douglas MacArthur. We were joined this week by two survey warriors. Tyler LaPointe (ARNG Technical Engineer NCO/HQ Squad Leader) & Keegan Lumley (USAF Engineering Journeyman), both military and civilian surveyors, took time out of their busy schedules to share their unique career paths and experiences. Topics of di…
 
Two peas in a pod as they say. Dr. Nik Smilovsky & Parker Hinson joined us this week to talk about a number of things they are passionate about. BTW...passion = success. We touched on the desensitization of society, life on the University of Florida campus, Larry's Giant Subs, pre-modern GIS, contemporary GIS, the future of GIS and how GIS has left…
 
Don't listen to this episode just because our guest this week has the most interesting name ever! Ophir Wainer is the Director of North American Business Development & Technology Implementation at 4M Analytics. If you haven't heard about 4M Analytics before now, and even if you have, you're NOT going to want to miss Ophir sharing all there is to kn…
 
It's not very often you get the opportunity to chat with a true renaissance man! To say that our good friend Michael "Scooter" Schoder, PLS has lived a life of adventure would be an understatement. We took this opportunity to scratch the surface of just some of Scooter's life changing and character-building experiences. Growing up with Ann & Nancy …
 
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