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Beyond the Boundary Staff


Program Director, Instructor


James D. Nadeau, PLS, CFM, CFS, ANFI, Realtor

Jim Nadeau, a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, lives in Portland with his wife and two sons.  In 1993, he became a State of Maine Professional Land Surveyor and co-founded Nadeau & Lodge.  Jim become sole owner of the Portland office in 2005 and has since renamed the company to Nadeau Land Surveys.  Currently, product, service, and guidance is delivered as Nadeau Land Surveys, Beyond the Boundary, or Above and Below Utility Locating (AAB).  Jim holds three National Flood Insurance Program designations: Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Floodplain Surveyor, and Associate in National Flood Insurance, has been a Realtor since 2004, and is an active State of Maine Associate Broker with The Maine Real Estate Network.  Jim currently serves as a member of the State of Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors, and is a co-chair to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Sub-committee of the External Affairs Committee on the behalf of the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors.  Jim has held several board positions on behalf of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors. 


As an instructor with The Real Estate Learning Group  and Beyond the Boundary, Jim conveys the importance of land surveying and floodplain management to Realtors, lenders, appraisers, municipal officials, and other professional consultants with intention to improve client representation and public safety.  He is currently obtaining Kirkpatrick Gold, an international training evaluation certification, and is enrolled in the Emergency Management Institute’s Master Trainer Program.  His formal education has passed through the doors of the University of Southern Maine, New England College of Business, and Finance, and Colorado State University for Real Estate, Business Administration, and Organizational Leadership, respectively.   


Program Coordinator


Nikki Oteyza, CFM, Office Manager & Education Coordinator

Nikki oversees content development, learning resources, program evaluation, marketing, and logistics for Beyond the Boundary’s learning events. Nikki is also the research and content developer and graphic designer for Nadeau Land Surveys' monthly educational newsletter, "Welcome to the Flood Zone", and manages the company's websites. A graduate of George Mason University in Virginia, Nikki has a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Studies and fifteen years of administrative experience. Through comprehensive research and analysis, and close collaboration with leaders in land surveying, floodplain management, and real estate, Nikki crafts educational programs that meet the informational needs of each target audience, from the perspective of a novice but with the supporting knowledge and experience of a subject matter expert.


Program Support

Support for Beyond the Boundary's programs is provided by Thomas Blake and Mark Carpenter, both Professional Land Surveyors and Certified Floodplain Managers at Nadeau Land Surveys. Tom and Mark contribute to research, content development, and editing of presentation and learning materials.

Thomas Blake, PLS, CFM, Historian & Author

Tom lives in New Gloucester with his wife and son. He received his Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering from the University of Maine, and has 20 years of surveying experience. Tom serves as Curator for the New Gloucester, Maine, Historical Society, and is the proud author of Images of America- New Gloucester, released September 2009 by Arcadia Publishing.


Mark Carpenter, PLS, CFM

Mark lives in Scarborough with his wife and two daughters. He has been working in the surveying profession since 2002. He graduated from the University of Maine's Forestry program and completed his surveying courses at Central Maine Community College. He is an active member in the local Narraganset Chapter of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors and currently holds the position of Chapter Secretary. Mark is also a member of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors.