Meet Our Team

Seacoast Surveyors is a locally owned company serving the surveying needs of the Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, Texas. Our office is situated in Crystal Beach, Texas, and we are a small tight knit group dedicated to the local community. Our staff includes:

  • Michael Hoover: Owner, R.P.L.S. No. 5423, L.S.L.S. No. 220004, TFMA Certified Floodplain Manager

  • Sharon K. Whanger: Owner, Front office, Client Relations, Bookkeeping and Accounting

  • Melissa Steagall: Office Manager, Client Relations, Draftsperson and Co-Field Coordinator

  • Colten Martin: SIT, CST - 1, Project Manager

  • Caleb Tomlinson: Project Manager

  • Robert Barrow: Chief of Parties, Office Technician, Draftsman and Co-Field Coordinator

  • Raymond Huffman: Party Chief, Field Operations

  • Blayne Nolen: Field Operations

  • David Rutherford: Technician

  • Mackenzie Portie: Intern


In addition to our standard land surveying services, we also offer Texas State Land Surveying services, including Coastal Boundary Surveys, tidally influenced river and stream Boundary Surveys, Gradient Boundaries on State owned river and stream beds, and work related to vacancies and excess lands.

Seacoast Surveyors is an active supporter of the National Society of Professional Surveyors and Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.


About Our Lead

Michael Hoover, R.P.L.S., L.S.L.S., C.F.M.

Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor

Texas Licensed State Land Surveyor

Certified Flood Plain Manager

Past President - Texas Society of Professional Surveyors - Gulf Coast Chapter 9

Past Director of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (State level)

Past Chair, LSLS Committee, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors

Past Teller, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors

Past Managing Editor of The Journal of the Gulf Coast Surveyor

2016 Texas Society of Professional Surveyors - Surveyor of the year

Serving on Current Board of Directors of Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District