CORPORATE

James S. Thew, PLS

PRINCIPAL
Jim is a 1991 graduate from the University of Maine (Orono) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Surveying Engineering. He obtained licensure in New York State as a Professional Land Surveyor in 1996 and currently serves as a Principal with Thew Associates PE-LS, PLLC.

From 1997 through 2005, Jim served as the Drilling Division Manager for Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Limited responsible for the management and execution of land and water based subsurface investigations and geotechnical evaluations including soil boring advancement and sampling, sediment sampling, in-situ soil and rock testing, concrete and rock coring, and monitor well installation and abandonment.

Cameron L. Wattles

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Cameron is a 2012 graduate from Misericordia University (Pennsylvania) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. He serves as the Business Development Manager for Thew Associates PE-LS, PLLC.

He is primarily focused on building awareness around the firm’s diverse capabilities among prospective clients, and developing and maintaining relationships with current and past clients. Cameron is also responsible for marketing efforts, identifying project opportunities, and developing strategies for future growth.

Benjamin J. Davis

CONTROLLER
Ben is a 2003 graduate of Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Concentration in Accounting. He has served as the firm’s Controller since 2014. Prior to joining Thew Associates he worked in public accounting for 10 years.

directors

Jeremy L. Sweeney, PLS

DIRECTOR OF LAND SURVEYING
Jeremy is a 2002 graduate from Paul Smiths College (New York) with an Associates in Surveying Technology. He obtained licensure in New York State as a Professional Land Surveyor in 2012 and currently serves as the Director of Land Surveying for Thew Associates PE-LS, PLLC. His primary responsibilities include managing the firm’s traditional land surveying services.

Michael P. Merithew, PLS

DIRECTOR OF REMOTE SENSING
Mike is a 2001 graduate from Paul Smiths College (New York) with an Associates in Surveying Technology. He obtained licensure in New York State as a Professional Land Surveyor in 2012 and currently serves the Director of Remote Sensing for Thew Associates PE-LS, PLLC. His primary responsibilities include managing the firm’s terrestrial, mobile, and UAV LiDAR services.

PRoject managers

Nicholas D. Gulla, PLS

PROJECT MANAGER
Nick began employment with Thew Associates in 2006 and obtained licensure in New York State as a Professional Land Surveyor in 2013. He currently serves as a Project Manager.

Mark R. Williams, PLS, CH

PROJECT MANAGER
Mark is a 2005 graduate from Paul Smiths College (New York) with an Associates in Surveying Technology. He is a Certified Hydrographer and obtained licensure in New York State as a Professional Land Surveyor in 2019. He currently serves as a Project Manager for Thew Associates PE-LS, PLLC with a focus on water based projects.

Ryan D. Sadlon

PROJECT MANAGER
Ryan is a 1998 graduate from Paul Smiths College (New York) with an Associates in Surveying Technology. He currently serves as a Senior Project Manager out of the firm’s Utica office location.

Daniel G. Daoust, PLS

PROJECT MANAGER
Daniel is a 1985 graduate from Alfred State College with an Associates in Surveying Technology and a 2005 graduate from SUNY Empire State College with a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies in Alternative Energy.

Daniel obtained licensure in New York State as a Professional Land Surveyor in 1995 and currently serves as a Project Manager with Thew Associates PE-LS, PLLC. Daniel has experience with managing and executing traditional types of surveying and mapping projects including; topographic, ALTA/NSPS Land Title, boundary retracement, subdivision and construction layout including deformation and steel layout projects.

Benjamin S. Hoffman, LSIT

PROJECT MANAGER
Ben is a 2013 graduate from Alfred State College with a Bachelor's of Science in Surveying Engineering. Upon graduation Mr. Hoffman obtained Land Surveyor in Training status after taking and passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying exam and currently serves as a Project Manager for Thew Associates PE-LS, PLLC.

Jacob C. Jansen

PROJECT MANAGER
Jake is a 2017 graduate from the SUNY-ESF Ranger School with an Associates in Surveying Technology. He currently serves as a Project Manager out of the firm’s Saranac Lake office location.

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