I have been geocaching since 2002 and have enjoyed over 12000 geocache finds and 300 hides since then. In 2004 I became the 1st geocacher in Canada to reach the 1000 find milestone which was quite the accomplishment back in those days. Over the years I have enjoyed many great adventures with family, friends and of course the many geocachers I have come to know over the years. Geocaching has taken me to so many wonderful places in Ontario and also in the USA and Europe that I never would have otherwise known about.
I have created over a dozen geocoins and am an active member of the geocaching community. In August 2009 I created the Golden Horseshoe Monthly Geocaching Club (GHMGC) where each month we go group caching in an area. In addition to the monthly group caching, the GHMGC has also grown to over 350 members and hosting a large annual event at Kortright and an annual sledding event in February, plus a number of geocaches placed in the GHMGC name. In addition to the GHMGC, I also created the Geopuzzle Project which is a creative mosaic of hexagon puzzle pieces that geocachers have submitted from around the world. I also host an ongoing series of Bruce Trail hike events with the intent of completing the entire Bruce Trail by 2017. These hikes average about 30+km each and we have completed over 2/3 of the trail. Other events that I have hosted are the yearly mountain top picnics, with the most memorable and one of my best geocaching experience of all time being the picnic event on top of Ishpatina Ridge, the highest point in Ontario. Everyone who attended came away with memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to these events, the most popular event I host every year is GHAGAFAP, which is Canada’s longest running annual event.
I continue to be an active member of the geocaching community and keep the creativity, fun and uniqueness in geocaching within Ontario through the caches I place, the events I host, the adventures I organize and my involvement with the Ontario Geocaching Organization.