Executive Committee

Standing Committees


President  William Shippen

William Shippen, PLS, Bill began his surveying career in Massachusetts in 1983. A member of MALSCE while employed there, he transferred his affiliation to Maine in 1987. He has been a member of a number of committees and a Director At Large. Elected to the Vice President position in 2015, he is currently serving as the liaison to the Board of Licensure and Chairman of the Legislative Committee.

Bill is a member of the Bowdoinham Fire Dept. as an EMT and serves on the Bowdoinham Planning Board. He lives in Bowdoinham with his wife Bonnie and enjoys fishing, following short track stock car racing and spending time with his grandchildren.  

Vice President  Matthew Ek

EkMatthew Ek, PLS, LLS attended Lee Academy in Lee, Maine, and the University of Maine in Orono where in 1988 he earned an associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology on a Surveying Track.  He has been employed by Sebago Technics, Inc for over 22 years and is currently the Director of Survey/GIS Advancement.  He has seen an incredible change in technology over his 28 years in Surveying.  He now uses Robotic Total Stations, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and has been using High Definition Laser Scanning since 2013.

He is licensed in Maine and New Hampshire and has been a member of both state societies for many years.  He has been the Vice President of the Narragansett Chapter and the chapters Director at the MSLS Executive Committee.

He lives with his wife Candy in Portland, and enjoys camping, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing and traveling. He is also Vice President of the Pine Tree Rod and Gun Club.    

Secretary  Kevin Farrar

FarrarKevin Farrar began his career in land surveying with Technical Services, Inc. in 1986 upon receiving his Associates Degree in Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology from Central Maine Community College in Auburn.  He earned his professional surveyors license in 1991 and he currently works for Summit Geoengineering Consultants in Lewiston.

He has been a member of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors from 1987-present and Androscoggin Chapter, MSLS, 1989-present.  Kevin has served as Secretary for MSLS Executive Committee, 2000 - present and was Androscoggin Chapter President in 1992.

Kevin resides in Lewiston with his wife, Eve.  Children include Matthew, Megan, Kelly, Gabriella and Victoria.  Hobbies include traveling, cooking, and working for a stock car racing touring series.

Treasurer  George Bouchles

George Bouchles,  PLS, LSE, CSI began his Land Surveying career in 1970 and has been involved in all aspects of the Land Surveying business from Mortgage Loan Inspections to Land Title Surveys ever since. Currently he’s the owner of CADmaster Drafting, Land Surveying and Septic Design located in Auburn providing Land Surveying, Septic System Designs and CAD drafting services to other Land Surveyors and Engineers.

He’s been a member of MSLS for a number of years, served as President and Secretary/ Treasurer and Director of the Androscoggin Chapter.

He lives in Auburn with his 22 year old son and spends his free time riding his Harley and traveling.

Executive Committee (ExCom) Members

Peter Belanger, Director - At Large
George Bouchles, Treasurer
Andy Brown, Director - Hancock/Penobscot Chapter
Greg Copeland, NSPS Director
William M. Coombs, Director - Pejepscot Chapter
Stuart Davis, Director - Androscoggin Chapter
Matthew Ek, Vice President
Kevin Farrar, Secretary
Stephen Gould, Director Somerset Chapter
Keith W. Morse, Imediate Past President  
Karl Olson, Director - Midcoast Chapter
William Shippen, President
Jon Stewart, Director - At Large

Kilburn B. Swallow, Director - Crown of Maine Chapter
Wayne Wood, Director - Narragansett Chapter

meetingM.S.L.S. Members are welcome to attend Executive Committee Meetings which are generally held the second Wednesday of each month (except for one combined summer date).  Check the most recent issue of FieldNotes for a specific upcoming meeting time and place or contact any ExCom member.

Learn about MSLS Committees ~ Serve on a MSLS Committee

The advancement of our profession and important Society work is largely accomplished by individuals willing to their time to work on a MSLS committee.  If you might be willing to join a committee to help work on a special project, ongoing MSLS efforts, or just want to find out more about committees, contact Executive Director, Bruce Bourgoine for more information.

Standing MSLS Committees

Legislative Committee (William Shippen, Chair & Dan Bernier, Counsel)
Nominating Committee (Keith Morse, Chair)
Constitution & Bylaws Committee (Copeland, Gould, Lloyd)
* Ethics Committee
* Unlicensed Practice

Membership Committee (Matt Ek)
Budget & Finance Committee (George Bouchles)
 Board of Licensure (Greg Copeland, Liaison)
NSPS (John Lloyd, Governor)

     -  SVT at UM and CMCC Program (Stephen Gould, Wayne Wood - Liaisons)
    -  GIS (Glenn Roberts, Liaison)
    -  MDOT (Peter Belenager, Liaison)
    -  FEMA (Glenn Roberts, Liaison)
Publications Committee (Bruce Bourgoine, Editor)
Education Committee (Deborah Briggs)
Scholarship Committee (John Lloyd, Chair)
Historical Committee (Bill Saucier, Chair)
* Public Relations Committee
MSLS Web (Bruce Bourgoine, Webmaster)
Program Committee (Steve Gould & John Lloyd, Co-chairs)
* Case Law Update/ADR (Donald Richards, Chair)

* Committee has no current assignments.