Joshua G. Phillips, PLS


Joshua is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in Montana (No. 17516) and Wyoming (No. 15543) and took over for Steve Inabnit as President of Eli & Associates in 2021. Joshua earned a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Montana (1999) and completed the core requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying from the University of Wyoming (2006). Joshua has performed surveys for planning, construction, and as-built mapping of subdivisions, commercial developments, highways, tunnels, dams, high-voltage transmission lines, and myriad other projects across the West. For several years, Joshua took his survey skills further afield as a hydrographic surveyor and geological oceanographer to places like Cyprus, Chile, Greenland and Australia for projects like fiber optic cable lays, port construction feasibility, and pipeline routing. Joshua also had the honor of being on the offshore team that searched for the lost Malaysian airliner (MH370) in the southern Indian Ocean. In 2017, Joshua received his commercial UAS (drone) pilot license (Part 107) through the FAA and implemented the aerial survey program at Eli & Associates. He enjoys communicating the technical aspects of surveying to interested clients and helping people understand the process and value high quality surveying. As much as he loves leading his talented team and helping clients, on weekends and holidays Joshua will most likely be piloting a paraglider or hang glider and trying to fly up to the clouds.

Cody Bodman

Director of Operations

Land Surveyor in Training and Registered Sanitarian

Cody joined the Eli team in November of 2021. He received his B.S. in Geology from the University of New Mexico and is a master’s candidate at Montana State University. He has diverse surveying experience completing mapping, cadastral, and boundary surveys utilizing cutting-edge technologies. He is currently a Geologist-In Training and Registered Sanitarian with several years of experience gained at the Missoula City-County Health Department. He has served on the Missoula Water Quality Advisory Council and is passionate about his local community. In his free time, Cody is kept busy with his twin daughters and loves hunting, backpacking, and skiing.

Susanna Girolamo

Office Administrator

Born and raised in Switzerland by an Italian father and Spanish mother, Susanna’s multicultural and multilingual background brings a wealth of diversity to the Eli team. Originally trained as a dental lab technician in Switzerland, Susanna brings the same attention to detail and eye for quality necessary to manage our projects. Before joining the Eli team, Susanna lived and worked in the Bahamas for ten years. Her diverse experience there included tutoring Spanish and German, translating for the tourism industry, representing Spain in the annual International Food Festival, event planning, performing, modeling, acting, boating, spearfishing, free diving, and underwater photography. She also managed the Staniel Cay Yacht Club in the Exumas 8 years. When not at the office, she enjoys playing in the mountains, freediving in the blue oceans of the Bahamas, paragliding, and training wild horses.

Marias Hale

Land Use Planner

Marias joined Eli & Associates in January of 2022. Prior to joining the team at Eli, she worked in the Facilities Services Department at the University of Montana for 8 years. She was born and raised in Great Falls and moved to Missoula in 2012. She received a BA in History from the University of Montana in 2016. While pursuing her degree, she had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. It was during this semester abroad that she discovered a passion for research and took a particular interest in maps of antiquity and how they were created. Her diverse background has helped cultivate excellent critical thinking skills and a solutions-oriented mindset. Marias enjoys utilizing these skills in order to help clients navigate the many rules and regulations that go along with dividing land in and out of Missoula County. In her free time, she can be found hiking, camping, gardening, and spending time with her family.

P.O. BOX 16462 – 5475 ALLOY SOUTH MISSOULA, MT 59808