Jim McNeely has worked for more than 30 years in surveying and is licensed in six states. He is currently a vice president with Millman Surveying Inc. of Hudson, Ohio, a nationwide surveying company. McNeely formerly worked as a supervisory surveyor for the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Geodetic Exploration, a Saudi Arabian oil company. He resides in Dacula, Ga.
In January 2006, I was presented with a great opportunity to use my surveying skills for a medical aid mission in Central America. Rescue Task Force (RTF), a non-denominational international relief organization that provides disaster relief and medical aid around the world, scheduled a two-week trip to the Indian village of Sih Honduras on the Honduras-Nicaragua border.