Executive Committee

Standing Committees


President  Keith Morse

Keith Morse, PLS, served in the US Army after graduating from high school. Honorably discharged from the Army, he then attended Unity College where he earned an associates degree. He continued his education at the University of Maine at Orono graduating in 1983 with a bachelors degree in Forestry Management. In 1984, Keith started his surveying career at R. P. Titcomb Associates in Falmouth as a field technician. While there he advanced to project supervisor and obtained his land surveyors license in 1990. In 1992 he started JKL Land Surveying, named after his three daughters, Jennifer, Kelly and Lindsey.

Keith has been a member of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors since 1992. At the local chapter he served as secretary and treasurer for several years. He then served on the Executive Committee as
Director of the Androscoggin Chapter before becoming Director-at-Large in 2011. He has served on local town committees, and is currently on the Mechanic Falls planning board.

In his spare time Keith officiates as a softball umpire and a basketball referee for the area junior and senior high schools. He enjoys fly fishing at Allagash Lake and spending time with his four grandchildren. Keith resides in Mechanic Falls with his wife, Kathy, of 32 years

Vice President  William Shippen

ShipprnWilliam Shippen, PLS, began his surveying career in Massachusetts in 1983. He has worked in central and southern Maine since 1987 and is currently employed at Sebago Technics splitting his time between the Lewiston and South Portland offices. 

A member of MALSCE while employed in Massachusetts, Bill transferred his affiliation to MSLS in 1987 and is currently the Chairman of the Legislative Committee and a Director at Large.   

He is currently serving his third term on the Town of Bowdoinham's Planning Board and is a member of the Bowdoinham Fire Dept. 

Bill lives in Bowdoinham with his wife Bonnie and enjoys fishing, following short track stock car racing and spending time with his seven grandchildren.  

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 18 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
William M. Coombs, Director - Pejepscot Chapter
Wayne Wood, Director - Narragansett Chapter
Kevin Farrar, Secretary
Stephen Gould, Director Somerset Chapter
A. John Lloyd, NSPS Director
Keith W. Morse, President
Andy Brown, Director - Hancock/Penobscot Chapter
Arthur Montana, Director - Androscoggin Chapter
William Shippen, Vice President
Karl Olson, Director - Midcoast Chapter
Jay Raitt, Director - At Large

Kilburn B. Swallow, Director - Crown of Maine Chapter
Greg Copeland, Imediate Past President


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 (Greg Copeland, 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)
* Case Law Update/ADR (Donald Richards, Chair)

* Committee has no current assignments.