GEOFFREY C. DICK P.SURV, NSLS - LAND SURVEYOR
Geoff Dick is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Nova Scotia. Geoff’s extensive background has provided him with practical hands-on experience in all facets of surveying. With over 18 years of experience in the surveying industry, Geoff has honed his interpersonal and communication skills working with a vast array of clients to realize their project requirements. Geoff’s knowledge and experience extends across many sectors including power transmission and generation infrastructure, pipelines, oil and gas, mining, defence, land development and subdivisions. Geoff is an active member of the Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors, currently serving on Council. He is always happy to take a call and discuss your land surveying needs.
MATHEW DICK - GEOMATICS TECHNOLOGIST
Mathew Dick has over 10 years of experience in the survey industry, working on various projects across Canada and has gained extensive experience in performing research, computations, fieldwork, and plan drafting in support of various cadastral and construction survey projects. Mathew prides himself on executed efficient workflows - be it topographic surveys, locating and establishing property boundaries, laying out points for construction or solving problems on the fly. Mat is committed to delivering quality products and services through hard work, diligence, and communication.
MIKAELA PLICHIE B.Sc.Eng. - GEOMATICS ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING
Mikaela received her Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering in 2020, specializing in surveying and GIS applications. Since graduation, Mikaela has honed her skills in the field of Geomatics working both in the field collected data and in the office doing research, data analysis and plan preparation. As the youngest member of our team, she is the de-facto technology lead, keeping Spade on the leading edge of technology. As a Geomatics Engineer-in-training, Mikaela is currently pursuing her P.Eng. designation with Engineers Nova Scotia.
STEPHEN BROADBELT - GEOMATICS TECHNOLOGIST
Stephen Broadbelt has over 30 years of experience in the survey industry, working on various projects across Canada, specializing in survey field work and best practices. He is adaptable to all environments having executed surveys across various sites and locations under various conditions throughout his survey career. Steve has a keen appreciation for preparation, safety, and attention to detail. He makes sure to understands the clients’ needs and is equipped with the tools and equipment required for the project before leaving the office and that all project requirements are completed in the field before safely returning home.
KAREN VERNEY H.B.I.C. - OPERATIONS MANAGER
Karen Verney has over 15 years of experience in project and program management in a wide range of multi-disciplinary projects. Involvement in these projects includes project budget controls, scheduling staff, client communication, and reporting. In addition to operational duties, Karen has organized numerous public consultations and open houses, mediating question and answer sessions, introducing posters and presentations, as well as facilitating a Community Liaison Committee for a project with big impact to a small community. Researching, writing and designing communication materials for distribution to the public and to notify stakeholders of upcoming public consultation activities.
As a seasoned Project Planning Coordinator Karen understands the importance of delivering projects on time and within budget. Her ability to motivate and mentor the project team through effective communication and leadership ensures that these project goals are consistently achieved.
LUCILLE B.DERP - QUEEN OF SPADE
Born to a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, this fabulous greyhound sprinted to a mediocre record under the name 'Queen of Spade'. With only one win and a banged up leg after twelve races she graciously retired from the track at the age of 2. She was elated to find a home in Nova Scotia with Geoff and Karen. Now living under the code name Lucille she spends her time laying in the sun, monitoring the neighborhood from her window and fending off squirrels from the back yard. She is a terrible worker and only motivated by carrots. Being not a fan of hard work, nor the rain, you'll never see her on the job site, but rest assured, while our team is hard at work for you, she's at home, napping. She truly is the Queen of Spade.
CHARLIE M.DERP - CHOMPITTO
Charlie Charles or Chompitto, is a cunning little 5-year old Whippet. Geoff and Karen hired him for his good looks and charming attitude, adopting him as the newest member of the Spade team in December 2020. Charlie prefers to be tucked in for his naps, loves treats from the garden and will chase after anything that squeaks. His nimble feet are on display when playing catch-me-if-you-can with Lucille in the backyard. Charlie has a horrible work ethic - a very short attention span together with a severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out) means he is reluctant to stay on task. Wherever Karen is, that's where you'll find Charlie!