Why am I a Surveyor?

Ray surveying Creek ~ 1992

Ray surveying Creek ~ 1992

I have been screamed at by neighbors, seen property owners fighting, had the police oversee a project so I could complete the job, been chased by dogs, had guns pointed at me, worked in very cold and very hot conditions, shoveled lots of snow, fought my way through briars and prickers, gone through many wetlands and water bodies, found deer poacher’s sites, stomped through poison ivy many times, put up with thousands of bugs, had a frog jump up my pant leg, and must I say ….. snakes! So why am I a Surveyor?

Old car on stonewall

Old car on stonewall

In my time as a surveyor, I have also met hundreds and hundreds of very nice people, and I have enjoyed helping people understand their property. I have resolved issues between squabbling neighbors that now get along, read many interesting deeds, learned a lot of history, seen many beautiful natural sites and historic sites (grave of a civil war solider, old mill, old foundations, etc.), seen plenty of nature like deer and moose, heard hundreds of birds singing, sounds of streams, and I could go on and on.

Deer skull

Deer skull

With every job, there are the good days and the bad. As a Surveyor, I feel I get to enjoy more good days seeing new things and having new experiences than most people. It may not always be glamorous, but around every corner, there is something different!




MadLiv’n Design and Photography

This year MadLiv’n Design and Photography is a new sponsor to Team Stonewall Surveying.MadLivn Logo

I classify myself as an amateur photographer with my concentration on landscapes and animals. Portrait photography has always been a challenge for me. There are so many variables like lighting, backgrounds, and smiles as examples. This is where Millissa Gass excels, creating beautiful images of you or your loved ones.

MadLiv’n Design and Photography is a Barrington business, owned by Millissa Gass. Millissa sees photography as a way of capturing true emotion, and who people and pets really are. The photography experience is simple and natural. A picture is worth a thousand words, check out some of her work on her website at madlivn.smugmug.com.

If you’re looking for natural and authentic photos contact MadLiv’n Design and Photography! Please check out her Website or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Madlivndesignandphotography.

2017 Peeper Platinum Sponsor – AZTEC Financial Group/LPL

Today’s sponsor I would like to thank for their continued support of Team Stonewall Surveying in the Barrington Chamber Peeper Race is AZTEC Financial Group/LPL! Eric Wasson has lived in NH all of his life. He is an active skier, and enjoys spending time with his family, and traveling.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with AZTEC Financial Group/LPL. At AZTEC Financial Group, he has the client—and onaztec-logoRGB Transparent 1ly the client—in mind. He has been in the Financial Service Industry for 25 years and has clients in eleven states.

His mission is to understand your needs, wants, and long-term goals and then develop a strategy that’s designed to address your individual situation. Bottom line, he helps people create financial stability and security.

From managing debt to saving for college or retirement, Eric can help with many of the financial challenges families face today. Contact Eric at (603) 343-4515 to start planning your financial future today or visit his website at www.aztecfg.com for more information on how to save money.



2017 Peeper Platinum Sponsor – Friendly Pets

Today’s sponsor I would like to thank for their continued support of Team Stonewall Surveying in the Barrington Chamber Peeper Race is Friendly Pets, just off the Lee Traffic and now at the Exeter Commons in Exeter. The owners and staff know how important it is to provide the best quality of life for your pets. It is their mission to provide you with a friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable experience so that you may extend the lives of your furry, feathered and scaly friends.

Friendly Pets provides top quality pet supplies, small animals, fresh and saltwater aquatic life, reptiles and also features a Do-it-yourself Dog Wash for patrons. The store has been specifically designed with customers and their pets in minFriendly-Pets-logo-colord. In addition, they have Critter Condos and a large Aquatics center with Koi Pond.

When you enter Friendly Pets you feel like guests in their home and not just another customer. They also feature a 25,000 square foot Dog Park located directly behind their store in Lee.

Friendly Pets is the BEST pet store around and to prove it they were voted NH’s Best Pet Store for 2016 & 2017!

Store Locations:

  • 40 Concord Road, Lee, New Hampshire
  • 81 Portsmouth Avenue, Exeter, New Hampshire

Please check out their Website www.friendlypets.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/friendlypetsstore.



2017 Team Stonewall Surveying Platinum Sponsor – Phoenix Fitness

In putting together a Team for the Barrington Chamber Peeper Race, I need support from sponsors for everything to work. The Team drives participants to the Peeper Race, which benefits the Chamber of Commerce, participants like the shirts and bags they get for being on the Team, and Stonewall Surveying donates $500 to the Barrington Food Pantry. This all sounds great except I can’t do it without the help of sponsors. They are vital to the success of this event!Phoenix Fitness

Today’s sponsor I would like to thank for their continued support is Phoenix Fitness located at 24 Crosby Road in Dover Suites 1 & 2.

Phoenix Fitness specializes in personal one-on-one training, group and individual weight training, strength and conditioning classes, weight loss, online consulting, TRX suspension training, and group fitness classes. Phoenix Fitness serves all ages, from youth to seniors and all levels of fitness. They recently expanded into a new location, doubling their space, but are still located in the same industrial park. They provide top quality personal training, small group classes and the utmost client care with top notch trainers and equipment.

Phoenix Fitness, LLC strives to be involved with the local community, sponsoring young athletes and other local and New Hampshire events that support growth for local business and community values.

I have personally taken classes in the past with Coach Royce (owner) and he is terrific! My son has also taken classes to improve his strength for baseball, which truly changed his game. If you are looking to get fit, give Phoenix Fitness a call or check out their website for upcoming events and classes.

Please check out their Website at phoenixfitnessnh.com or Facebook page at facebook.com/PhoenixFitnessNH.