Guida welcomes Eddie Brisendine, PLS to the San Diego office as Senior Project Surveyor!

Eddie comes to us with nearly 40 years of land surveying experience. Having joined Local 12 in 1984 and obtaining his PLS in 2004, Eddie has worked for several surveying and engineering companies throughout San Diego. Eddie went on to start his own firm, Brisendine Land Services, Inc., in his hometown of Ramona, CA. He managed the business and employees for 14 years before joining Helix Water District in 2014, and then San Diego County Water Authority in 2021 as Supervising Land Surveyor.

When not in the office, you can find Eddie behind the Padres home plate, behind the bar at his local winery, lecturing at Cuyamaca College, or traveling the world!

Eddie has been a Padres season ticket holder for years and attended hundreds of games. In fact, he enjoys all things baseball. He has been an avid card collector since childhood, with a whopping 40,000 cards in his collection to date! He pays homage to the sport with a dedicated room in his home – the ‘baseball cave’ – to display memorabilia and his cataloged card collection.

Licensed through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Eddie is a certified pourer at both the Hatfield Creek and Ramona Ranch Wineries in Ramona, and knowledgeable on the trade. He occasionally pours on the weekends and enjoys spending time at the vineyards.

Eddie commits every Saturday to being an Adjunct Professor at Cuyamaca Community College in San Diego. For the past four years, he has taught both the Intro and Advanced survey classes to future engineers and land surveyors.

Eddie and his wife are world travelers. Some of his favorite travels to date include a river cruise that started in Prague and ended in Budapest, and a 3-week comprehensive tour of China. Eddie and his wife are currently planning an 11-day cruise throughout Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Israel, setting sail next year.

With much experience under his belt, Eddie has this to say to those looking to join the land surveying industry:

Just Do It. It is a great profession with lots of opportunities that include
work in both the field and the office, and in the private sector or for a public firm.
There is currently a shortage of licensed surveyors in the state of California.
Obtain your license and set the course for your future!”