Jeff Clay

Project Manager, Survey & Reality Capture

Jeff is a project manager for the survey and reality capture teams who has been with Wightman since 2015. He oversees technical aspects of reality capture with all projects crossing his desk for quality assurance and quality control review. Jeff also coordinates drone operations and is one of the company’s FAA-certified drone pilots. Additionally, he is instrumental in providing internal professional development for the survey department by creating training materials for the specialized software used to extract reality capture data and by training survey crew chiefs. You will even occasionally find Jeff out in the field helping out if there is a project backlog.

Areas of Focus

  • Point cloud data extraction
  • Survey drafting
  • Survey field work
  • Drone operations
  • High Definition Laser Scanning (HDLS) field work
  • Project management


B.S. Geomatics Engineering
California State University, Fresno, CA

Professional Training & Registrations

  • Surveyor In Training
  • FAA Part 107 Certified Remote Pilot


  • American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC-MI) - Surveying Merit Award - Rose Park Veterans Memorial Brick Project

Affiliations & Memberships

Personal Note

Jeff loves watching his new son, Leif, grow and develop, playing with the family’s dogs, Milo (Australian Shepherd) and Luna (Border Collie), getting outdoors, and enjoying the beautiful area of Southwestern Michigan.

Jeff Clay Survey Wightman Kalamazoo

Contact Jeff Clay

Office: 269.605.0238

Jeff's Featured Projects