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October 27, 2014

Merrick Welcomes New Members to its Geospatial Team

Greenwood Village, CO – October 24, 2014 – Merrick & Company ( welcomes three new members to the firm’s Geospatial team. “The new additions represents our commitment to grow our market share in Alaska and the lower 48,” said Gary Outlaw, Vice President of Merrick. “With their contributing talents, Merrick will be able to continue growing our surveying and remote sensing offerings.”

Scott North, PLS, joined Merrick as the Southeast Regional Survey Manager based in Merrick’s Duluth, GA office. North is a registered professional land surveyor in AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, TN, and VA and has 14 years of experience in the survey profession. Additionally, North holds a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) license and is active in several professional organizations. North received his Bachelor of Engineering, Surveying, and Spatial Information Systems from the University of New South Wales, Australia.  

James (Jamie) W. Young, GISP, joined Merrick as Senior Geospatial Technologist in Greenwood Village, CO. Young is a GIS Professional with 20 years of experience in remote sensing and is competent in (light detection and ranging) LiDAR, digital imaging, and GIS applications development. Young is co-chair of the LiDAR sub-committee for the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and is often called upon for LiDAR specification review for ASPRS, United States Geological Survey (USGS), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in technical geography from the University of Colorado.  

Charles Barnwell joined Merrick as the Geomatics Regional Manager in the firm’s Anchorage, AK office. Barnwell has 25 years of experience in GIS management, database development, applications design, implementation, management, and specialty systems development in a variety of industries, including natural resources, local government, and transportation. Barnwell will lead business development growth in Alaska and has extensive project management experience in GIS, surveying, and mapping (LiDAR). Barnwell received his Master of Science in planning from the University of Alaska and Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Wisconsin.

Merrick & Company, an engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, planning, and geospatial solutions firm, serves domestic and international clients in the energy, national security, life sciences, and sustainable infrastructure markets. The employee-owned company maintains offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

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