Employee-Owner Spotlight | Tyler Pollock | Survey Technician

We welcome our newest employee-owner, Tyler Pollock, who has joined Sebago Technics as a Survey Technician. Tyler brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having earned his B.S. & M.S. in Earth and Climate Sciences from the University of Maine.

Following an impressive journey in research and teaching a field course in the remote Northern Fjords of Iceland, Tyler made his mark as an Exploration Geologist, working in Maine and the Maritimes. His expertise spans fieldwork, GPS, map generation, and data analysis.

Tyler’s deliberate choice to pursue surveying aligns perfectly with his passion for the outdoors and our diverse company culture here at Sebago Technics. We’re excited to have him on board. Welcome, Tyler!

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

I grew up in Brewster, New York, but have briefly lived in many places throughout New York and Maine. Within New York, I have also lived in Rochester, Ithaca, and Canton. Within Maine, I have lived in Bangor, Orono, and Southwest Harbor.

Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?

Acadia National Park will always have a special place in my heart, especially in the fall!

What three traits define you? 

My family’s crest translates to ‘boldly and earnestly’, but ‘lucky’ certainly seems to find us as well.

Halloween 2022 with Tyler’s wife and dog (hotdog).

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

My first job was as a ski instructor at a small mountain in my hometown. The biggest lesson was that given enough time and patience, children can learn anything and have fun while doing it!

What is your favorite part of the type of work that you do?

Working in remote field areas, encompassed by nature and the outdoors, will always be a highlight of my career path.

What was your journey like to get where you are?

My journey has been educational and full of support from peers, friends, and family. Without those around me, I likely would not be where I am today.

What are your hobbies outside the office?

Anything outdoor-related is certainly variable by season. Canoeing, hiking, backpacking, fishing, and skiing are my favorites, although some days nothing beats a cozy afternoon at home.

What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?

Very few career opportunities arise where you can mix the outdoors, rapidly advancing technology, and incredible peers. Sebago Technics can readily check all of these boxes!

Favorite thing to do in Maine?

There is a hard tie for favorite between paddling a glassy lake and climbing a peak in fall foliage.

Tyler in Iceland while TAing a field volcanology course.

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

Burritos! You simply can’t beat portable deliciousness with a diverse option of fillings.

Top three life highlights?

As with my interests, my life highlights revolve around the outdoors. My favorite experiences are working with a small research team collecting data in the Transantarctic Mountains, TAing a field course in the remote Northern Fjords of Iceland and spending an extended period fly fishing in Patagonia.

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, tell us about it!

Not much of a talent but I have a surprisingly accurate internal sense of time and direction out in the field.

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

I would definitely be an eagle so I could explore anthropogenically untouched regions and mountains throughout the world.

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

I have always been fascinated by the wildness and the diversity of trout of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Tyler and two colleagues during their first day out on the McMurdo Ice Shelf.

Favorite Holiday and why?

Thanksgiving! Good food, good company, low stress. How can you beat that?

What is the best concert you attended?

The best concert was Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton in Madison Square Garden with my father.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.  

Winter is my favorite season and I will always choose cold weather over warm weather.

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

The best outdoor activity with friends and family is camping. Everyone is centralized and surrounded by the outdoors but can also individually branch out and do their own activities without pressure to stick with the group.

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

The people! It’s a rarity to find so many happy, hardworking people in one space.

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