Team

President

Greg Bonds, P.E.

Since January 2004, Mr. Bonds has been a Principal/Owner of Benchmark Engineering & Surveying, LLC. During that time he has managed the engineering department of the firm.

Greg is drawn to work that requires critical thinking and creative solutions. On a daily basis Greg works closely with his clients and colleagues to tackle design challenges on a variety of project types.

In Greg‘s free time he enjoys spending time with his family, sporting events, golfing, hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Vice-President

Matthew Miller, P.E., P.S.

Since his childhood Matthew liked building things and working in the construction industry. He saw engineering school as a way to learn more about these areas of life, while providing him the option to enter either into a field of construction or design engineering. Surveying became much more of an interest of his as he worked in the construction field and assisted with the technical layout of projects.

In Matthew’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching his kids ballgames, and hunting.

Director of Surveying

Mike Love, P.S.

Mr. Love has been in the engineering and consulting industry for over 37 years. During those years he has worked for private firms, MDOT and for the past 18 years as an owner of Benchmark Engineering & Surveying, LLC.  His responsibilities over those 37 years have varied to include managing projects from interstate highway design, state aid projects and bridges to residential and commercial sites.

Currently Mr. Love is the Director of Surveying at Benchmark which involves scheduling and managing 6 full time field survey crews and 4 CAD Technicians. 

Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, golfing, and traveling.

Project Manager

Blake Alford, P.E.

Blake has been with Benchmark Engineering & Surveying, LLC since he graduated from Mississippi State University in 2012. His role as Project Engineer and Project Manager in his time with Benchmark include designing and managing a wide variety of projects types that require him to utilize all phases of his civil consulting knowledge and experience.

Blake is fascinated with seeing projects start as an idea, then come to fruition during the construction phase while utilizing his creative and problem solving skills along the way.

In Blake’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and golfing.

Project Manager

Woodman Berry, P.E.

Woodman Berry, P.E. joined the Benchmark Team in May 2022 as a Project Manager. She brings 20 years of engineering experience from her prior work at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), the Army’s premier research organization. Due to her unique research background, she quickly adapts, learns continuously, and intuitively thinks outside the box for the most practical, efficient and effective solutions to engineering problems. She excels in managing timelines, keeping projects organized, and is committed to listening and communicating effectively, always taking great care in customer satisfaction.  

Woodman has been married to her husband, Scott, since 2007 and has two children.  She most enjoys spending time with her family, serving in children’s ministry at her church and being active outdoors.  Her hobbies include running, gardening and photography.   

Project Manager

Lon Burt, P.E.

Lon joined the staff at Benchmark Engineering & Surveying, LLC in 2020 with over 8 years of experience in civil engineering after graduating from Mississippi State University in 2012. Lon is a Registered Professional Engineer in MS and is also a certified bridge inspector. Prior to joining Benchmark, Lon was employed by the Mississippi Department of Transportation – Bridge Division. Lon’s primary experience lies in bridge design and repair, roadway design, traffic and intersection design, and site development.

Lon’s role at Benchmark is designing, detailing and assisting with managing our engineering projects to ensure that they are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

Outside of work, Lon enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.