Duane began his career in Surveying in 1985 by earning a diploma at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie, MN (1987), followed by a brief period of experience in that State.
While working for Licensed Surveyors in NY, he went on to earn two A.A.S. degrees from Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) in Utica, NY; Surveying Technology and Civil Engineering Technology (Phi Theta Kappa 1995). He followed with one further year in Civil Engineering Technology at SUNY IT, Utica/Rome, NY. He returned to college in 2002 earning a B.S. in Law, and culminated with an Executive Juris Doctor in Law & Technology (with honors 2007), from Concord Law School, CA.
Duane was licensed as a Land Surveyor in NY in 1996 and entered private practice at his current location in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, where he continues to provide surveying and consulting services.
From 2001 through 2014 he was a full time teacher and program coordinator for ABET and Middle States Accredited programs, teaching courses for the Surveying Technology and Civil Engineering Technology programs at MVCC, Utica, NY. He also taught Business Law, Constitutional Law, and Technical Math courses for other programs. He continues to be affiliated with MVCC as an adjunct teacher.
Duane taught his first continuing education seminar in 2003, presenting on behalf of “HalfMoon, LLC”, for the benefit of Attorneys and Title & Abstract personnel.
Duane has testified as an expert in several cases involving land boundaries, prescriptive rights, and adverse possession.
Duane is a longstanding member of surveying societies at the local, State, and National level. He has served as President for the Mohawk Valley Society of Professional Land Surveyors (MVSPLS), and on the board of directors of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS). He is also a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).
Should you have a land boundary dispute, a client that has one, or simply want the most advanced opinion on your land boundary, you don’t need a survey you need a surveyor who is well educated and experienced in land boundaries.
If you need continuing education, Duane’s extensive real world surveying experience coupled with years of teaching these complex subjects, ensure that your time will be well spent.