Introducing Kris Fairley from Houston, Texas, USA:
Where did you study? Tyler Junior College
How did you get into surveying? I lucked into surveying, however I knew the first day on the job that I wanted to make a career out of it.
If you are not a surveyor, what do you do? Currently, I work for a survey equipment dealer in Houston, TX
How long have you been in the industry? I have been in the industry for over two decades.
Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? I am a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS)
Why are you volunteering as a GKiS Brand Ambassador? I enjoy sharing the passion that I have for what I do with the next generations that may not know what surveying is.
Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? Here in Texas there are fewer and fewer joining the profession. We don’t as a whole advertise to the younger generations. I want to change that and show just how rewarding of a career surveying can be.
What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? As GKIS Ambassador, I want to do as much outreach as possible. I already teach a Boy Scouts Surveying Merit Badge several times per year.
What are your hobbies outside of work? Cooking, DIY projects, and spending time with my teenage son.
If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? I will have to get back to you on that one.
What resource would you like to see next from GKiS? Greater ability to order comic books. My company, AllTerra Central, would probably order them by the hundreds if we could. I would love to be able to hand them out at various outreach events we hold throughout the year.