Jon joined Merrill in January 2021 as one of our survey technicians. He regularly conducts field work on a variety of projects including boundary surveys, construction layout, and existing condition plans.
For the last decade, Jon has worked as an archivist, curator, educator, and historian. In 2012, he gained his first, albeit brief, surveying experience conducting archaeological fieldwork here in eastern Massachusetts. However, it was through his work as an archivist and professional historian that he truly became fascinated by the field of land surveying. Many of Jon’s research projects focused on Native American and colonial land use and drew on maps, plans, deeds, probate records, and government records, all of which relied heavily, if not exclusively, on the work of land surveyors.
Before coming to Merrill, Jon worked as the Assistant Director of Archives and Digital Assets Manager at Stonehill College, the Digital Assets Project Manager at Plimoth-Patuxet (formerly Plimoth Plantation), Curator and Caretaker for the Milton Historical Society, and held volunteer positions on the Whitman Historical Commission and Massachusetts History Alliance. Since 2014, Jon has taught courses in environmental and Native American history and plans to continue pursuing his passion for teaching.
Jon received his bachelor’s degree in History from Stonehill College and his Master’s in History from the University of Massachusetts – Boston. He is currently working toward obtaining his Undergraduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering Technology at the University of Maine.