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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 Karen, and has two adult sons, Benjamin and Cooper. In 1993, he became a State of Maine Professional Land Surveyor and co-founded Nadeau & Lodge. Jim became sole owner of the Portland office in 2005, renamed the company to Nadeau Land Surveys, and purchased Maine Coast Surveying in 2016 to better service Mid-Coast and Central Maine. Jim holds the three National Flood Insurance Program designations: Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Floodplain Surveyor, and Associate in National Flood Insurance, serves as Chair of the State of Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors, is 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, and is a delegate on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Jim also serves as the Land Surveyor Member on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), a federal advisory committee that makes recommendations to FEMA, and in 2018, received the Francis Crowe Society Distinguished Engineer Award from the University of Maine, in recognition of outstanding professional service to the Field of Engineering. Jim has been a Realtor since 2004, and is an active Broker and owner of Jim Nadeau Realty.


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 to improve client representation and public safety. He successfully completed Kirkpatrick Bronze Level certification in training evaluation, is an internationally Certified Distance Education Instructor, and received a Basic Instructor Certificate from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. 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 over 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.