Meet Our Team

KBM GeoSpatial provides aerial services throughout North America. From LiDAR surveys to aerial mapping to sUAS services to digital orthophotography, we have the expertise you’re looking for.

Jason Zilka, CMS

Director of Aerial Services, Project Manager

As an owner in the firm, Jason helped facilitate the change in ownership from KBM Inc. to KBM GeoSpatial LLC. As the Director of Aerial Services, he has supported and managed a variety of GIS, mapping, estimating, planning, and design activities. Jason’s responsibilities include design and preparation of plans and specification, project management, and supervision of designers, inspectors, and administrative personnel. He has worked on a range of projects including project management, LiDAR modeling, electrical transmission line design, line rerating, data compilation and coordination, and mapping.

Education
University of North Dakota (1996)
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology

Licenses/Certifications
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Certified Mapping Scientist – GIS/LIS (GS286)

Raul Martinez, CP

Photogrammetrist

Raul’s extensive experience includes  auto-triangulation, planimetric and topographic compilation, photogrammetric department operations, and project management. He has completed thousands of acres of land mapping throughout the upper-midwest and off-shore. His work has included an array of topographic forms, such as coal mine field development and reclamation, wind farm developments, transmission line corridors, and municipal and rural developments. Raul oversees aero-triangulation, digital orthophoto generation, and stereo compilation.

Licenses/Certifications
Certified Photogrammetrist (R1428)
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

Chad Englehart

LiDAR Technician

Since 2003, Chad has accumulated significant experience in surveying, aerial mapping, sUAS, and GIS services. He has standardized our work-flow for processing data. Chad has contributed an array of projects from field survey control to LiDAR processing and more.

Education
North Dakota State College of Science (2003)
Associate of Applied Science, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology

Andrew Werle

Chief Pilot

Andrew is a commercial pilot as well as a small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) operator.

Education
University of North Dakota (2017)
Bachelor of Science, Aeronautics in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations

Licenses/Certifications
Commercial Pilot
Remote Pilot
Flight Instructor

Christian Sovak

LiDAR Technician

Christian offers experience in LiDAR processing and operating the ALS70 LiDAR unit in KBM GeoSpatial’s aircraft. He is also a small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) operator.

Education
University of North Dakota (2014)
Bachelor of Science, Geography

Licenses/Certifications
Remote Pilot