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Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors


Meet the Speakers


(listed in alphabetical order by last name)

William E. Beardslee, P.E., P.L.S., P.P.

Bill Beardslee, PE, PLS, PP is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor, Engineer and Planner with over 55 years’ experience in the field of land development. He is known for his excellent presentation and writing capabilities, along with being one of the leading technical experts on land development in the engineering and surveying arena. Bill has made over 2,000 presentations on engineering and surveying projects to local and state agencies. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and Director of Engineering for Beardslee Engineering Associates in Sparta, NJ.

Bill is a past president of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors and that Society’s 2006 “Surveyor of the Year”. He has been contributor to the geomatics resource magazine xyHt, as well as being listed in “Who’s Who in Technology” and “Who’s Who in the East.”

Bill has taught numerous seminar programs at the high school, college and professional levels for over 35 years, including the NCEES National Conference. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts Degree in Corporate & Organizational Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Now retired in North Carolina, he stays active in business development for Davis-Martin-Powell in High Point, N.C., as well as providing continuing education seminars around the country.

Bill offers the students a professional blend of technical expertise, communication knowledge and presentation skills for discussing issues in a clear and simple format.

Jeff Clark, PLS, RLS

Jeff Clark, PLS, RLS is a Trimble Certified Trainer and is currently a Geospatial Application Engineer at Seiler Geospatial. Jeff was previously the owner of SCI Surveyors. A licensed surveyor, Jeff holds degrees in Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Engineering Technology. Jeff has been a guest lecturer at Murray State University and offers professional development courses on numerous topics for the practicing land surveyor.

Jennifer DiBona

Jennifer DiBona is a long-time CAD consultant and trainer doing business as That CAD Girl.

Jennifer has a degree in Surveying Technology and approximately 30 years of experience working with land surveying, civil engineering and construction professionals.

That CAD Girl is an independent consultant based out of Raleigh NC and is an authorized training center for Carlson Software. We provide sales advice, support and training for Carlson, AutoCAD and IntelliCAD software programs.  Field to Finish, Surface Modeling and all aspects of CAD standardization are our specialties.

Jonathan Payne, PLS

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.  

Cliff Planck

Bio coming soon...

Jeremy Sandifer

Jeremy Sandifer is the State Specialist in Agricultural Technology for Small Farms at Kentucky State University Land Grant and Co-operative Extension Programs. His job consists mostly of assisting people engaged in the production and conservation of agriculture and natural resources with integrating geospatial technology into ongoing efforts. His particular focus is the creation of digital twins for the smart characterization of site conditions and monitoring of change over time using lidar and multispectral capable drones.

Ben Shinabery, PLS

Ben Shinabery, PLS is a land survey project manager at Qk4, Inc. where he specializes in high definition digital terrain modeling through traditional survey, 3D Laser Scanning and Aerial Drone Mapping. His experience ranges from collecting 3D data with everything from a plumb bob to high res color mobile mapping LiDAR. He grew up helping his dad survey through the corn fields of Michigan and later ran a survey field crew in the swamps of Florida – Full spectrum land surveying: cold and frozen to hot and humid. Now, Ben would rather pick a nice day and program his drone to do the mapping for him. He prides himself on helping others visualize geographic data in an engaging and understandable way. He lives with his bride and three kids in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

Chris Wischer, Attorney

Christopher C. Wischer is a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC where he is part of the Real Estate, Eminent Domain, and Government Relations practice groups. Chris joined SKO in August of 2017 with SKO’s merger with Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP. He graduated from Transylvania University with the B.A. in Finance and Computer Science in 1993, and from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1996. He was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in 1996 and the Indiana Bar Association in 1997. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Circuit Court, Seventh Circuit, and the United States Districts Courts in Kentucky and Indiana. His practice areas include commercial real estate development, land use and zoning, right of way acquisition, and municipal law. He serves as the Town Attorney for Newburgh, Indiana and Elberfeld, Indiana and as the City Attorney for Corydon, Kentucky. He is currently a past President of the Indiana Chapter of the International Right of Way Association. He has given numerous presentations and speeches on a wide variety of real estate and governmental topics, including numerous presentations on the subject of easements and rights-of-way.


Kentucky association of professional surveyors

Phone: (502) 695-2349

PO Box 436451
Louisville, KY  40253

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