Gavin Olson

What is your role at Valard Geomatics?

Crew Chief.  Occasionally a Lead

How has Valard Geomatics helped you in your career development?

In my 19th year of surveying. Add power lines, towers and substations to the resume.  You never stop learning.

What has been your favourite project at Valard Geomatics?

Easily the Newfoundland stuff. First guy on the island.  Heres your trailer, quads and sleds.  Go navigate the back-country and live off the grid for a bit.  Ummm….Awesome.

What have you gained from working at Valard Geomatics?

Some great new coworkers and friends.

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far?

Be patient. Try to think before you react. Ask for help/advice when you need it.  Too much pride can get you in trouble.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

The Rock. Similar body types.

Top 3 life highlights?

Marrying my wife Stacey. The birth of my son Shane.  And the birth of my daughter Ruby.