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.
Solo surveying definitely has more pluses than minuses, according to Kate Anderson, PLS. She owns and operates Vara Land Surveying in San Francisco and, to her knowledge, is the only licensed female surveyor in the City by the Bay.
More than 45 years ago, Scott McClintock, PLS, started surveying as a teenager in Arizona. Now, he works in Alaska, doing everything from small lot retracements and subdivisions to environmental reclamation projects and topographic surveys for engineering.