Staff Photo Competition - June 2022

 The L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) Staff Photo Competition is a unique opportunity for staff members to share the interesting, behind the scenes aspects of their roles, while also getting creative! Our workforce is comprised of professional surveyors, field crews, professional engineers, and administrative personnel. Our field personnel travel throughout the Central and Southeast regions of the country, while our office staff commute to three separate office locations. Each staff member’s role is different. No two workdays are alike. 

In order to showcase the unique experiences of our staff, we challenged them to submit images that reflect their day in the workplace- wherever that may be. 

Each month, one photo is chosen as the winner. Additional photo(s) are also highlighted as honorable mentions. A grand prize winner will be selected at the end of the year. This month’s winning image and honorable mentions are featured below along with submission descriptions and the photographer’s name. Congratulations to all of our staff members for their incredible, creative images.

Submission Winner: Martha Jane Hooper

Pictured above is Chris Conrad showing Martha Jane Hooper the levy LIS surveyed last fall in the Nashville Metro Center for storm water design. 

Chris has been working for LIS for 21 years and currently serves as Vice President. Martha Jane Hooper is a junior at the University of Tennessee at Martin and currently works as the Communications and Marketing intern for the summer. 

Submission Winner: Tommy Young

Tommy Young submitted a picture of Chris Conrad surveying the elevations of the press box at Neyland Stadium in 2014. Verizon Wireless needed a survey done to place a repeater so fans would have better cell service inside the stadium. Tommy was the manager for the project.

Tommy is a Professional Land Surveyor and has worked with LIS for 21 years.

Honorable Mentions: Frank Burch and mason peale

Frank Burch (left picture) performed a property boundary and topographic survey of the Guinn’s Factory Outlet on East Wood Street in Paris, Tennessee on June 8. A new building is planned to be constructed there. 

Mason Peale (right picture, left side) attended the Westfalia  Farm to Table fundraiser and silent auction presented by the Pairs-Henry County Art Council on June 7. This annual event supports local restaurants and farmers. Mason is pictured with fellow LIS staff members and their spouses enjoying the evening.