Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors


Meet the Speakers


(listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Kandie Adkinson is an Administrative Supervisor for the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Land Office.  She has over 44 years of experience with land patent records & city filings. Kandie has conducted seminars on land patents and city filings throughout Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana.

David Carter, PE, PLS, is a co-founder of CDP Engineers and currently serves as its President and CEO.  He is a registered professional engineer and professional land surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the areas of infrastructure design and planning, surveying, and geospatial data management.  Since 1996, he has been the primary software / system architect for GeoSync GIS software products including the GeoSync GO Cloud Service which is targeted toward mobile GIS for asset management and includes applications for IOS, Android and Windows devices.  David’s most recent area of interest has been the development of 3-D tools and GIS workflows to better utilize and integrate Lidar data sets.

Jeff Jalbrzikowski, PS, GISP, CFS (pronounced jobs-uh-kah-ski) is your Appalachian Regional Advisor for NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS).  He has spent his career performing a variety of field and office survey functions, including structural deformation monitoring; boundary retracement; terrestrial LiDAR scanning; single- and multi-beam hydrography; conducting geodetic control surveys around the globe; and local/legacy datum resolution. Jeff is a licensed Professional Surveyor in multiple states, a certified GIS Professional, a Certified Floodplain Surveyor, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Surveying and Mapping from the University of Akron, Ohio.  His role as Regional Advisor is to assist the public in utilizing the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), and any other products and services that NGS provides.    https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/ADVISORS/

Jeffery N. Lucas started his career as a land surveyor and is a licensed surveyor in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Lucas is a recognized expert in boundary surveying, land title surveys and property law. He obtained his first land surveying license in Florida (1984) where he spent the first part of his surveying career. After relocating to Alabama, he has practiced across five southeastern states.

Lucas attended and graduated from law school later in his career. He is also a licensed attorney and member of the Alabama State Bar (2003). His practice is focused on land boundary issues and real property law, including adverse possession, boundary disputes, professional liability, real property, and zoning and land use issues. He has been an expert witness and consultant in many cases involving land surveying and boundary disputes.

As a result of his experience and background, Lucas is also a continuing education seminar leader on surveying and legal topics. He has developed a library of over 40 titles and conducts continuing education seminars for land surveyors, engineers and attorneys all across the country. In addition he has authored over 100 articles on surveying, boundary, and legal issues that have been published in state and national professional journals. He has a regular legal column in P.O.B. magazine and has been writing for the magazine since 2004. Lucas has also authored three books on land surveying and boundary law: “Alabama Boundary Law” (2009), “The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying” (2011), and “Illinois Boundary Law” (2012). Lucas is currently the Alabama Survey Division Manager for ESP Associates AL, Inc.

Jonathan Payne, PLS runs a private surveying consulting firm in Trigg County Kentucky.  He has been licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor since June of 2000.  His journey to becoming licensed began while working on a BS degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a MS degree in Engineering Technology from Murray State University.  This was followed by several years working, in a supervised capacity, for firms in Western Kentucky in areas of boundary, transportation, and subdivision surveys.

After achieving licensure, Jonathan began his own small surveying firm.  In private practice, he has concentrated on boundary retracement and subdivision surveys.  Having taken a brief break from private practice, Jonathan served as the instructor of record for the surveying courses at Murray State University from August 2013 until May 2017.  

Dennis D. Smith, PE, PLS, F.ASCE, F.NSPS, the founder of DDS ENGINEERING, PLLC, is a native of south-central Kentucky and a graduate of Western Kentucky University.  He is a licensed professional engineer and a licensed professional land surveyor with almost 50 years of experience.  He has served on the Kentucky State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, The Board of the Colonial States Boards of Surveyor Registration,  National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, the Board of Directors of the National Corvette Museum, and as advisor to the Western Kentucky University Civil Engineering Department.  He has received numerous accolades, but perhaps he is most known for leading the effort to stabilize the National Corvette Museum after a large sinkhole formed beneath the museum swallowing 8 historic Corvettes in early 2014. 

Jared Wilson is an assistant professor and program coordinator of the surveying and mapping science program East Tennessee State University in the Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying.  He has taught courses regarding general land surveying applications, principles, computations, professional decisions, and field management procedures.  His professional focus is on educating future surveyors and the public with regards to the field of land surveying and mapping.


Kentucky association of professional surveyors

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Louisville, KY  40253

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