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Meet our Top-Notch Team of Aerial Mapping Professionals

95West is comprised of professionals who are among the best in the industry. Our experience brings a level of efficiency to your project that is unparalleled. We use the latest state of the art technology to the fullest, which means you get the best value for your money. Our team is stacked with experts and support staff. Meet our core aerial mapping team below.

Miles Strain, Aerial Services Manager at 95West

Miles Strain, CP RPP

Aerial Services Manager

Miles Strain is the leader of the 95West Aerial Mapping team. He received his Bachelor of Science in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a minor in Cartography. Miles is an ASPRS certified photogrammetrist with more than 35 years of experience in the Geospatial Industry.

Andrew Werle, Chief Pilot at 95West

Andrew Werle

Chief Pilot

Andrew is a Commercial Pilot and Unmanned Aircraft Systems operator who has worked for 95West since graduating from the University of North Dakota in 2017. He is responsible for planning and executing manned and unmanned flight missions. Andrew manages the aircraft and equipment operated by 95West and assists with stereo compilation of planimetric features.

Lon Juergens, Geospatial Imagery Lead at 95West

Lon Juergens

Geospatial Imagery Lead

For more than 35 years, Lon has served the Upper Midwest with mapping products and completed projects across the country. Over the last 16 years, he has specialized in orthophoto production delivering detailed and accurate products to both private and public sectors. Lon is responsible for overseeing the data processing procedures relating to the production of highly accurate digital orthophotos used for engineering and transportation design applications.

Bryan Balcome, Land Survey Coordinator at 95West

Bryan Balcome, LS

Land Survey Coordinator

Bryan has more than 26 years of land surveying experience. He oversees all estimating, scheduling, and technical resources necessary for projects with land surveying services. Bryan has a solid foundation and understanding of aerial mapping, which makes him incredibly valuable when planning and executing projects that require coordination between the aerial team and land surveyors with boots on the ground. Bryan holds a professional land surveyor license in MN, ND, SD, IA, NE, and WI.

Phot of Mike Lalla Photogrammetrist for 95West Aerial Mapping

Michael Lalla, CP

Photogrammetrist

Mike is responsible for performing aerial-triangulation and map compilation on aerial photography projects. He mentors and provides training for his team and performs quality assurance / quality control. Mike previously worked in the Photogrammetric Unit at MnDOT for 42 years and specializes in Bentley MicroStation and Power Geopak platforms.

Photo of Kevin Lalla a Photogrammetrist for 95West Aerial Mapping

Kevin Lalla

Photogrammetrist

Kevin is a Photogrammetrist and a new member of the 95West Aerial Mapping team. Kevin’s background includes GIS mapping, ArcGIS data management, and environmental biological science monitoring and observation. He now focuses on assembling our high resolution imaging to lidar data and overall data analysis, processing, and management.

Jason Zilka Project Manager

Jason Zilka, CMS

Project Manager

Jason has more than 18 years of experience in aerial mapping, Lidar scanning, GIS, IT, and CADD. He is a Certified Mapping Scientist with American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing organization and has worked on a range of projects including, Lidar modeling, data compilation and coordination, mapping, and project management.

Andrew Moody, Lidar Processing Technician at 95West

Andrew Moody

Lidar Processing Technician

Andrew brings more than 10 years of experience working with Lidar point clouds of various densities and from multiple platforms. His responsibilities include intake and processing of Lidar data, post processing of point cloud data including classification, feature extraction, and creation of final products, quality control and client communication, and general support for the aerial mapping team.

Casey Olstad, Lidar Technician/Sensor Operator at 95West

Casey Olstad

Lidar Technician/Sensor Operator

As a Lidar Technician/Sensor Operator, Casey’s responsibilities include working on specialized Lidar surveys, digital orthophotography, and photogrammetry projects. Other tasks include assisting with data processing such as calibration, cleaning and classification, and producing highly accurate mapping for engineering and transportation design applications.

Photo of Andrew Byron from 95West Aerial Mapping - a Lidar Processing Technician and Surveyor (LSIT) for 95West Aerial Mapping

Andrew Byron, LSIT

Lidar Processing Technician/Surveyor

Andrew has more than 10 years of experience in conventional land and airborne survey projects. Andrew uses his surveying background to process Lidar data for 95West’s classification and feature extraction and as general support for the aerial mapping team. Andrew is a certified small unmanned aerial systems remote pilot.

Photo of Dean Anderson Lidar Processing Technician for 95West Aerial Mapping

Dean Anderson

Lidar Processing Technician

Dean has nearly 40 years of experience in transportation engineering and design. Dean integrates Lidar data and aerial images for 95West’s transportation corridor projects. He edits topography and Lidar data files through MicroStation, GEOPAC, and Open Roads Designer (ORD) and converts them to meet specific State Plane and County Coordinate data standards for final delivery to state or county transportation departments throughout the Midwest.

Michael Yocum Lidar Processing Technician 95West

Michael Yocum

Lidar Processing Technician

Michael recently joined 95West after graduating from Saint Paul College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Geographic Information Systems. Michael is responsible for assisting in the processing of data including calibration, classification, and cleaning in order to produce highly accurate mapping for engineering and transportation design applications.

Photo of Kade Paulson Lidar Technician/Sensor Operator for 95West Aerial Mapping

Kade Paulson

Lidar Technician/Sensor Operator

Kade assists with aerial Lidar and Imaging sensor operations, and equipment installation and maintenance. With Kade’s civil engineering design experience, he assists with producing planimetric documentation to ensure transportation projects are formatted and layered correctly for state and county clients.

Photo of Riley McCauley Lidar Technician/Sensor Operator for 95West Aerial Mapping

Riley McCauley

Lidar Technician/Sensor Operator

Riley assists the 95West team with Lidar and Imagery acquisition and processing. As part of the flight team, Riley is a Lidar sensor operator, where he collects the point data while simultaneously shooting aerial images when needed. For data processing, Riley uses a variety of software platforms to create and edit terrain data to be used in conjunction with aerial imagery in producing final CADD data files in numerous formats.

Brady Bussler 95West

Brady Bussler

sUAS Remote Pilot

Brady is a certified small unmanned aerial systems remote pilot. He understands and follows the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures of the FAA for safely flying drones. Besides flying for aerial mapping and inspections, Brady also captures aerial photographs and videos for a variety of client needs. He produces informative videos to help clients clearly communicate their vision to project stakeholders and the community.

Kylee Conner 95West

Kylee Conner

sUAS Remote Pilot

Kylee is a certified small unmanned aerial systems remote pilot. She assists the aerial team by capturing high resolution images and video for a variety of projects. Kylee follows the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures of the FAA for safely flying drones. She also assists Brady with all aspects of the video production process.

OUR TEAM OF CERTIFIED PHOTOGRAMMETRISTS, LIDAR EXPERTS, AND PILOTS WILL GET YOUR PROJECT DONE QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY.

You'll get the best with 95West.