Employee-Owner Spotlight | Jesse McGrath | Survey Technician

Join us in welcoming Jesse McGrath to the Sebago Technics team as our newest Survey Technician!

Jesse joins us after an impressive five-year tenure as an Airborne Systems Operator, where he honed his skills in acquiring airborne LiDAR and orthoimagery. His role involved crucial tasks such as real-time flight monitoring, ensuring GPS signal data quality, and evaluating image data and pilot flight performance. His expertise was instrumental in achieving the correct LiDAR point density and swath width for laser and photos. Additionally, he provided invaluable support to ground survey crews through ground truthing points and imparted best practices to newer pilots in a challenging wire environment.

A proud resident of Portland and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Communications, Jesse brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. We are excited to leverage his extensive experience in GPS, GIS, LiDAR, and digital photography to further enhance our capabilities.

Where did you grow up and what other places have you lived in throughout your life?

I grew up in Worcester, MA.  I have lived in Telluride, CO / Boston, MA / Chiang Mai, Thailand & for many years lived on Martha’s Vineyard before moving to Portland in 2020.

Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?

There’s so much I’ve yet to discover in Maine.  Really want to spend some time in Acadia but not with the tourists.

What three traits define you? 

Creative, thoughtful, and easygoing.

What was your very first job, and what did you learn from it?

Blockbuster Video!  I didn’t learn anything but it was fun. 

What was your journey like to get where you are?

It’s been quite a ride and I believe I am exactly where I’m supposed to be.

What are your hobbies outside the office?

I love music…going to shows and I also enjoy performing when I can.  Painting, photography, cooking, outdoor adventures, disc golf, yoga.

What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?

I was very impressed by the company culture.

Favorite thing to do in Maine?

Anything by the water.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

That’s a tough one.  I do love a properly made Margherita pizza.

If you were an animal what would you be and why?

Honey Badger.  Honey Badger has no worries.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?


Favorite Holiday and why?

Christmas because I really love buying presents for people.  (Holiday travel not so much)

What is the best concert you attended?

Palooza 94

Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, Tribe Called Quest, P-Funk, The Breeders

What are your favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family?

The beach, hiking, BBQ, snowboarding.

When you think about working at Sebago Technics, what makes you proudest or most excited?

The opportunity to work with talented and creative people.