Steve Wellington, PLS, owns Wellington Land Surveying, based in Meridian, Idaho. He was introduced to surveying during his time in the U.S. Army and after growing to enjoy it, he made the decision to pursue it afterward.
Matthew Filus, RLS, has 26 years of experience in public- and private-sector land surveying and civil engineering. He is owner and principal surveyor at Reedsburg, Wis.-based Excelsior Group, founded in 2002.
The bearing taken by Philip Adams in recent columns conveys his opinion that the biggest threat to the land surveying profession in decades is a trickle of highly educated but technically inept four-year graduates that thrive in calculus and physics, but could not find an iron pipe to save their lives.