Company Management

Trenton D. Turk, LS
Principal – Chief Executive Officer

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Trenton D. Turk, LS

Trent Turk is responsible for and provides direction to principals, survey project managers and other staff in the daily operation of GeoSurvey, Ltd. He oversees all aspects of survey business management, including marketing, problem resolution, administration, and human resources. He provides advice to department heads on issues related to project and personnel management. Trent is involved in boundary related decisions made within the company and provides technical review for completed projects. He has extensive knowledge of route, boundary and topographic surveys, especially those conforming to client’s and ALTA/ACSM standards. Trent is licensed in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee.  He has served as an expert witness for several court cases related to boundary issues during his career.

Trent graduated from  Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA in 1986 with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.  Trent has worked in land surveying since he was 19 and has always had a passion for the profession.  He continues to be involved with SPSU by serving on the Board of Trustees for the SPSU Foundation.   Trent is a graduate of Leadership Cobb in 2005, and is an active member Marietta Kiwanis, a local civic service organization.   He resides in West Cobb County with his wife, LaSona.

 

Jamey Coleman, LS
Principal – Chief Operations Officer

Jamey Coleman, LS
Jamey Coleman, LS

Jamey Coleman is the general operations manager for GeoSurvey, managing all surveying operations for the company. He has over 23 years of experience in land surveying, and has worked for GeoSurvey, Ltd. since its inception in 1996. Jamey has extensive experience in all aspects of land surveying including detailed boundary analysis, ALTA/ACSM Land Title surveys, title report analysis and project management. He regularly deals with clients for new proposals and for final delivery of completed surveys.

Jamey began his career in land surveying in 1991 in Marietta, Georgia. He is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. He started working for GeoSurvey in November 1996 as Senior Project Manager, scheduling jobs, training and supervising the field crews, and directing project technicians. In 1998, he obtained his registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in Georgia. In October, 2000, Jamey became  partner and COO of the company. Along with producing some of Georgia’s most innovative and appealing surveys, Jamey is committed to seeing that clients of GeoSurvey receive accurate and timely land surveying services. Jamey obtained his registration as a Land Surveyor in Alabama in 2007 and North Carolina in 2010.  He loves to spend time with his wife and four children along with working on his farm, hunting, fishing and teaching in the children’s ministry at his church.

 

Valerie Batchelder
Administrative Office Manager

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Valerie Batchelder

Valerie Batchelder, our Office Manager, leads a two person support team that handles all of our administrative tasks and general office management. Valerie, along with her assistant, C.J. Navarro, manage all administrative and human resource functions for the company supporting two prinicipals, four survey project managers, and eight field personnel.  Valerie has worked for GeoSurvey since 2007.   Prior to working for GeoSurvey, she worked for a land surveying firm in Gainesville, Florida for five years.

Valerie is an honor graduate of Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida with an Associate of Science Degree in Legal Assisting.

Survey Project Management

David Hester, LS
Vice President – Sr. Survey Project Manager

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David L. Hester, LS

David Hester is a Vice President and Senior Survey Project Manager for GeoSurvey. David began his land surveying career with GeoSurvey in 1997 after graduating from Kennesaw State University. David has gained valuable experience while working in positions of increasing responsibility with GeoSurvey, Ltd. David assists with the daily management of office and field resources within the company and also assists with drawing reviews and quality control. He has extensive working knowledge of ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Boundary and Topographic Surveys, as well as the preparation of legal documentations and title reports for real estate transactions.

David is registered in GA as a land surveyor, and attended Southern Polytechnic State University  for his land surveying course work after obtaining his B.S. from Kennesaw State University.

 

Gene Etris
Survey Project Manager

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Gene Etris

Gene Etris  is a Survey Project Manager for GeoSurvey.  He manages many projects related to utility, infrastructure, and hydrographic mapping.  Gene joined GeoSurvey, Ltd. in October, 1999, and progressed through all field positions quickly.  He directed a survey crew for six years, collecting and analyzing survey data for several large projects, including a complete boundary and topographic survey of the Yerkes Primate Center at Emory University.  He then worked in the office as a survey technician for one year, learning the process of preparing survey documents and the analysis of title reports.  Gene has completed surveys for Lockheed Martin, including the F-22 Raptor Testing and Painting Centers.

Gene is a graduate of Truett McConnell College in Cleveland, GA, and has attended Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA, for survey related course work.  He is also active in the local chapter for The Surveying and Mapping Society of GA.

 

Craig Jennings, LS
Senior Survey Project Manager

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Craig Jennings, LS

Craig is a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Georgia and has served as Senior Project Manager and Construction Manager for GeoSurvey, Ltd. since 2007.  He has experience in the preparation of all surveys, from ALTA/ACSM standard surveys, as well as Topographic, Boundary and Route Surveys.  He handles the daily management of various surveying projects including the coordination of all field and office personnel associated with those projects and all construction related projects.

Craig is a graduate of Ohio State University with a BS degree in finance.  He also obtained survey related course work at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA.  Craig is a member of The Surveying and Mapping Society of GA.

 

Brad Cash, LS
Senior Survey Project Manager

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Brad Cash, LS

Brad joined GeoSurvey in 2011 as a Survey Project Manager with  20 years or prior experience in land surveying.  He has extensive working knowledge of ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Boundary and Topographic Surveys, Aerial Mapping as well as the preparation of legal documentations and title reports for real estate transactions.   Brad handles many complex surveys related to commercial and industrial developments and transactions for the company.  Brad’s survey drawings have been recognized on both a state and national level for excellence.  He recently won first place in the Surveying and Mapping Society of GA plat competition, and he won third place in the National Society of Professional Surveyors plat competition.

Brad is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a degree in land surveying. He is a member of  the Surveying and Mapping Society of GA.

 

 

Survey Field Support Staff

The GeoSurvey Field Team

 

The field support team for GeoSurvey is comprised of five complete survey crews. All of our field crew members are seasoned land surveyors that are equipped with electronic total stations, data collectors, and the latest available land surveying gear. They are constantly trained and managed in the most appropriate and efficient ways to collect survey field data.  All of our data is gathered in the field electronically and transferred automatically to our system servers at the end of each day. Our field staff is also extensively trained in the use of our Trimble GPS receivers. When working on remote sites, our crews connect to our office computer system via modem to upload their field work data daily. Each crew is equipped with communication devices including smart phones and tablets, enabling them to communicate seamlessly with our office regardless of their location. All sites are documented with digital cameras, and the digital files are provided to our clients if desired.