I fell in love with surveying at a very early age, and from the very start, I knew that this was what I wanted to do. Prior to obtaining my state certification in Virginia and North Carolina, I worked for several small firms in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. In 1990, I accepted a position with The Spectra Group (now JMT) as survey manager. Working for a small firm, I stayed very busy providing survey for site development projects as well as working with our Subsurface Utility Engineering Group providing utility location and mapping for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "being in the right place at the right time". Well for me, it was when I was informed that our firm would merge with JMT. As I began to explore and learn more about the company, I realized that this was a firm moving forward, a firm who invests in individual growth, a firm that knows how to succeed, and a firm with staff who lead and mentor others at every level. As Survey Manager at the firm's Virginia Beach office, the transition from a small firm to a large firm has brought both challenges and opportunity. JMT has provided all the necessary training and support to keep our group moving forward through these challenging times. As of today, they have yet to let me down. With their support, I sat for the Maryland State Survey Exam and received my state certification. I am very excited about the future and look forward to growing JMT through our employees and the services we provide.