I was recently made aware of a new podcast that serves geomatics professionals (that’s you). Hosted by Kent Groh, LS, Ryan Kelly, CP and “Producer Jake”, The Geoholics offers up a combination of serious, pertinent discussion in a quaint atmosphere. Upon visiting their website, I found that one of my past surveying bosses was a featured guest of the most recent episode at the time. It was a great listen, and I really enjoyed the experience. It reminded me of a past work environment during my 5-year stint in Tucson, Arizona, where we had a ton of fun working in the surveying department but we also got a lot of work done.
The podcast is called The Geoholics and you should definitely give it a listen. So far, they are 8 episodes in and they are working on another right now as I write this. I’ve visited their website and chatted with Kent about the endeavor, and I can see why it’s getting traction — they’re passionate about it and obviously love working on it.
From their website at thegeoholics.com:
The purpose of this podcast is to provide listeners with a light-hearted yet serious perspective on the life of a geomatics professional. Topics will cover the spectrum of these great professions and more, with few limitations. Listeners can count on being entertained and educated! Our objective is to not waste your time and leave you looking forward to the next episode.
Kent and Ryan definitely have the biographies to bolster great conversation. Here are their biographies from the website:
Kent Groh, LS – Kent’s passion, besides podcasting and the Chicago Cubs, is creating a solid and sustainable foundation for the surveying profession that future generations can build on for years to come. He has been working as a land surveyor for over 30 years and believes in collaborating with the various geomatics professions and governing bodies to collectively enhance our respective occupations. Kent enjoys golfing, fishing, craft beer, good food & traveling with his amazing wife. He also knows EQ Kimball and is a future curling Olympic gold medal winner.
Ryan Kelly, CP – Ryan’s passion, besides podcasting and the New York Mets, is building lasting personal and professional relationships by providing the absolute best customer service and highest quality geospatial products available. He actively promotes all professions within the geomatics industry by working with students in both local middle and high schools, our future generation. Outside of work, Ryan’s greatest joy is exploring the world with his amazing wife and beautiful son. He also attempts to play golf.
Producer Jake – The man behind the scenes bringing The Geoholics to life! Jake is currently a student at ASU studying Digital Marketing as well as an aspiring pilot and drone builder. He is a Boeing super-fan and owns property on Mars.
In addition, Kent is also the Co-founder & President of The United Surveyors of Arizona.
As you can see, they have a great team. Check out The Geoholics and be sure to sign-up for updates on their website.