Employee-Owner Spotlight | Abigail Berlin | Survey Technician

We’re thrilled to announce that Abigail has joined us as a Survey Technician. With her background as a Radiological Control Technician at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and experience in fluvial geomorphology field work, including erosion site surveys and culvert assessments, Abigail brings invaluable skills to our team. Her expertise in GIS fieldwork and research with ground penetrating radar from her time at the University of Maine at Farmington will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities.

Outside of work, Abigail is a passionate rockhound and enjoys spending time fishing. We’re excited to have such a talented and diverse addition to our team. Here’s to a successful journey ahead with us, Abigail!

What inspired you to join Sebago Technics?

I really wanted to get back into working in the field, and the Surveyor Technician position looked like the perfect opportunity.  I liked seeing how most of the work is located in Southern Maine as well.

Can you share a bit about your professional background and experience?

I have previously worked for a geology company surveying erosional hazards as well as GIS mapping along rivers.  We were mapping out different features of rivers all over New England and doing repeat surveys on specific erosional sites.  I did this work about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it and wanted to get back into this field.

What do you love most about living in Maine?

Maine has everything! Mountains, the ocean, woods, and enough cities to keep me happy. It’s a huge state and there is a lot to explore here.

What are you most excited about in your new role?

Working outside and working on different projects in various locations.  There is something new every day with a job like this.

What’s your go-to local restaurant or café in Maine?

My friends and I enjoy Tomaso’s Canteen in Portland.  Good food and drinks, and just the spot to hang.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Any hobbies or interests you’d like to share?

I am part of the Maine Mineralogical Club and during the field season we go mining.  I have a degree in geology and have always liked going out and collecting minerals myself.  Being in this club has given me access to sites that require special permission that I previously would not have been able to do on my own.

Do you have a favorite spot or activity to do in Maine?

I enjoy fishing all year round.  I’ll fish in lakes, rivers, go deep sea fishing twice a year, and even ice fish in the winter.  I just like being outside no matter the season, and fishing is relaxing and can be rewarding!

Do you have any kids and/or pets? Tell us about them!

I’ve had reptiles for pets growing up and my most recent is a bearded dragon named Ozzy.  He is 3.5 y/o and loves people.