Trent Turk is the original founder of GeoSurvey, Ltd. He founded the firm in 1996 in Marietta, Ga, where the company still operates today. After leading the company as CEO for 25 years, he sold his interest in the firm in 2021 to his partners within the firm. He now serves as mentor and advisor to the new owners and handles other assignments when requested. Trent has extensive knowledge of route, boundary, and topographic surveys, especially those conforming to ALTA/NSPS standards. He also has decades of leadership experience while serving as CEO of the firm for almost 25 years. He is involved with expanding the service offerings of the company, seeking new personnel for the firm, and assisting the firm's owners with strategic planning. He has served as an expert witness for several court cases related to boundary issues during his career and assists the firm with legal issues when they arise. Trent is licensed in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Trent graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) in Marietta, Georgia in 1986 with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology with a land surveying focus. He has worked in land surveying since he was 19 years old and has always had a tremendous passion for the profession. He is also passionate about educating future land surveyors and encouraging young people to consider land surveying as a career. He has served as a trustee on both the Southern Polytechnic University Foundation and now on the Kennesaw State University Foundation. He served as chairman of both organizations, most recently serving as chairman of the Kennesaw State University Foundation from 2020-2022. Trent is also the immediate past chairman of SAMSEF (Surveying and Mapping Society of GA Education Foundation), having successfully spear-headed an effort to establish and distribute seven $3,000 scholarships to deserving land surveying students throughout the state annually during his tenure as chairman. He has been an active member of SAMSOG (Surveying and Mapping Society of GA) for over 30 years, having served as president of the organization in 2001-2002. He currently chairs the Georgia State Board Liaison Committee for the organization. He is a graduate of Leadership Cobb in 2005, a graduate of Honorary Commanders in 2008, and is an active member of the Marietta Kiwanis, a local civic service organization.
Trent resides in Marietta, GA with his wife, LaSona, and their dog, Bella. He plans to fully retire within the next few years.