Newly elected officers take office at the annual fall picnic and serve a 2-year term.

Our current Officers:

President
Name: Steve Bromley
Caching Name: javapgmr
Caching Since:May, 2005
Number of Caches: 6,398

I work in Information Technology. I've been everything from a computer operator to the IT manager of a multi-million dollar company. My true love is and has always been programming. I programmed my first computer about 2 months before man walked on the moon (July 1969 for you youngin's). One of my managers mentioned Geocaching to me late in 2004 and I kicked around the idea for a while and ended up finding my first cache in May of 2005. I more of a social cacher at this point in my life and enjoy the events more than getting dirty finding a cache. We use the Mega events as a destination for our vacations and have especially enjoyed GeoWoodStock in Denver.

 

Vice President
Name: John Layman
Caching Name: vorlon40
Caching Since: 2015
Number of Caches: 3,918

Back in 2014 St. Louis celebrated its 250th birthday by placing more than 250 4’ tall fiberglass cakes decorated by local artists all around the area. Cindy and I traveled around to see all of them, exploring and recording our visits in their app. After that year we were looking for something else to do together to continue our area explorations. I had recently taken a class in this odd thing called geocaching at Trout Lodge using a yellow Garmin eTrex GPS, finding some hole punchers hidden in the area. It was fun so after that cake year, in early 2015, I signed up for a geocaching account using my existing online handle, vorlon40. I found my first cache close to home with a Garmin Nuvi car GPS but quickly switched to using Cindy’s smartphone, since I didn’t have one at that time. I eventually got my own smartphone and a GPS, which helps on the long hikes in the wilderness I like to take. One of my favorite cache adventures was a 5/5 which involve solving a two stage cypher and then hiking a 6.5 mile, two stage multi up the ski slopes of Copper Mountain, CO from 10,000 to 12,000 feet. Since our start we have found almost 4000 caches in about 30 states so far, attending many local and out-of-state events, and adopting several caches in the area. Keep on caching and Savor the Journey.

 

Vice President
Geokid12

Name: Robert Klemme
Caching Name: Geokid12
Caching Since: August 6, 2007
Number of Caches: 3,753

Born & raised in St Louis, I was first introduced to geocaching in 2007 through Boy Scouts when my troop, Troop 821, ran through the Whitecliff Cache Course with our Garmin eTrex Legends. Enthralled by the act of putting coordinates into a GPSr and hunting something down I signed up and bought my own eTrex . I was 12 at the time which is where the 12 in my username comes from. Between being reliant on others for transportation, working towards my Eagle Scout, & schoolwork, it was a slow go and I only reached about 400 before heading off to college in Rolla. Studies kept me busy and I didnt have a single find for 575 days straight between August 2014 & February 2016. After graduating in 2017 with a BS in Computer Engineering & finding work at ShipWorks, I had time to get back into Geocaching especially now that I could drive myself. Also finally got involved socially with SLAGA which really motivated me to get out there and cache! Currently working on a find streak of 400+ days, hopefully will continue until I've exceeded my no find streak. Adventure Awaits!

 

Secretary
Name: Melissa Pierce
Caching Name: SociButte
Caching Since:Janurary, 2006
Number of Caches: Laughable… And not really tracked.

In January 2006, while researching a subject for a college paper, I came across an article in the Subaru owners magazine that talked about Geocaching. I shared this article with Mike and that was the beginning of the A&T caching adventures. We joined SLAGA within a year or so of starting and you guys have been stuck with me ever since. I am mostly known for working at events (multiple MOGAs, GeoWoodstock, Geocoinfest, picnics, etc) and being a social butterfly. Mainly because I generally like you people! All of that translates, I guess, into putting me to work (I mean, secretary?) and taking me along on group caching outings!

 

Treasurer
Name: Nan Dabler
Caching Name: nan-d1955
Caching Since: July 6, 2009
Number of Caches: 10,364

I was first introduced to geocaching at Camp Tuckaho by Nancy Gelb (walkingstic-stl) when she taught Girl Scouts, including my daughters, about geocaching. It would be another 2 years before I bought a handheld GPS off of Craigslist, and started caching with my daughters. From the moment we found Natalie’s Cache (GC151TK), in July of 2009, I was hooked! It took me 2 1/2 years to reach 500 finds, but once I retired from teaching elementary school, I was able to cache more. I found 2,020 geocaches in 2020, and reached 10,000 finds before the end of the year. In the 11+ years, I’ve helped walkingstic-stl teach geocaching to Girl Scouts and kids at College 4 Kids in the summer. I especially enjoy going on geocaching road trips with friends and attending events. I've made many wonderful SLAGA friends and been on some fabulous adventures with them. I have several geocaching t-shirts and I think the latest one I received says it all: “Geocaching Is My Happy Place”.

 


Past Officers List:

Year in office President Vice President Vice President Treasurer Secretary
2003-2004 Mike Griffin
(Brawny Bear)
Glenn Nash
(*gln)
Richard Sheffold
(RGS)
Jen Guyer
(NYISutter)
Bridget Griffin
(BWAT)
2004-2005 Mike Griffin
(Brawny Bear)
Glenn Nash
(*gln)
Richard Sheffold
(RGS)
Pam Ueltzen
(Tim, Pam & Molly)
Bridget Griffin
(BWAT)
2005-2006 Paul Konopacki
(konpapw)
Tim Ueltzen
(Tim, Pam & Molly)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Pam Ueltzen
(Tim, Pam & Molly)
Sarah Chisolm
(Crowesfeat 30)
2006-2007 Steve Bromley
(javapgmr)
Dave Leggett
(FlatKatz)
Mike Maryan
(TheMadChef)
Mariel Leggett
(Pika Wants Cake)
Sarah Chisolm
(Crowesfeat 30)
2007-2008 Steve Bromley
(javapgmr)
Mike Maryan
(TheMadChef)
Jack Anderson
(Pandyandy)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Sarah Chisolm
(Crowesfeat 30)
2008-2009 John Elfrank
(L Frank)
Mark Derr
(Hobbit Taz)
Jeff Weymouth
(JC_Geo)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Laurie Elfrank
(Denmother)
2009-2010 John Elfrank
(L Frank)
Mike Henthorn
(MikeinMo)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Yvonne Von Der Ahe
(LadybugSTL)
Bridget Griffin
(BWAT)
2010-2011 John Elfrank
(L Frank)
Mike Henthorn
(MikeinMo)
Jim Greene
(Strider)
Yvonne Von Der Ahe
(LadybugSTL)
Tom Wolpert
(twolpert)
2011-2012 Tom Wolpert
(twolpert)
Mike Henthorn
(mikeinmo)
Nathan Rover
(NateDawgCC)
Jim Nelson
(Quailman2)
Mary Beth Gianoli
(SLBC ladies)
2012-2013 Wendee Scott-Dells
(DellsF4m)
Michael Allison
(sgtmta)
Nathan Rover
(NateDawgCC)
Jim Nelson
(Quailman2)
Kathy Dewitt
(Team_State)
2013-2014 Wendee Scott-Dells
(DeeTalz)
Michael Allison
(sgtmta)
Tony Colter
(Eravau)
Kimberly Balek
(kimberteacher)
Kathy Dewitt
(Team_State)
2014-2015

Kathy DeWitt
(Team_State)

Tony Colter
(Eravau)
Pete Shaw
(Major134)
Wendy Neal
(moonchild1800)
Laura Million
(2_cats)
2015-2016

Kathy DeWitt
(Team_State)

Tony Colter
(Eravau)

Pete Shaw
(Major134)

WendyNeal
(moonchild1800)

Laura Million
(2_cats)

2016-2017

Kathy DeWitt
(Team_State)

Tony Colter
(Eravau)

Bill Lange
(How-D)

Laura McLeod
(Korriaan)

Patricia Hutchison
(spiritwolf922)

2017-2018

Kathy DeWitt
(Team_State)

Tony Colter
(Eravau)

Bill Lange
(How-D)

Laura McLeod
(Korriaan)

Patricia Hutchison
(spiritwolf922)

2018-2019

Steve Bromley
(javapgmr)

Carolyn Jaycox
(WyckedAnn)

Bill Lange
(How-D)

Jan Salvaggio
(JanS03)

Patricia Hutchison
(spiritwolf922)

2019-2020

Steve Bromley
(javapgmr)

Carolyn Jaycox
(WyckedAnn)

Michael Smith
(cootie_man)

Jan Salvaggio
(JanS03)

Melissa Pierce
(SociButte)

2020-2021

Steve Bromley
(javapgmr)

Robert Klemme
(Geokid12)

Michael Smith
(cootie_man)

Nan Dabler
(Nan-d1955)

Melissa Pierce
(SociButte)

2021-2022

Steve Bromley
(javapgmr)

Robert Klemme
(Geokid12)

John Layman
(vorlon40)

Nan Dabler
(Nan-d1955)

Melissa Pierce
(SociButte)



According to the SLAGA by laws, the officers can appoint individuals to assist in managing the business of SLAGA:

 

Web Master
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Name: David DeWitt
Caching Name: Team_State
Caching Since: April 2010
Number of Caches: 6,937

My brother and his wonderful wife (2out4fun) told me about caching. I thought it sounded kind of fun, but who to take on this adventure with me and what name should I use. I finally talked a bowling buddy and next door neighbor in to walking a few blocks to go search a local canon. After we found that Team_State was born.

 

Resident Reviewer
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Name: John Elfrank
Caching Name: L Frank
Caching Since: March 2007
Number of Caches: 16,074

John has been involved with MOGA since 2008 and was Event Director for MOGA 2010 and MOGA '11. He was a director with MOGA Events Inc. from the start and until it ended in 2017. Also an ex-President of SLAGA, he is a valuable asset to the SLAGA board, not only as MOGA Director but as an advisor as well.

 

St. Louis County Parks Liaison
Name: Laura McLeod
Caching Name: Korriaan
Caching Since: November 25, 2013
Number of Caches: 6,146

I had heard a little bit about geocaching, but had never had a chance to participate until Nov 2013 when I asked RobCyn if I could join them on a caching excursion. It was freezing cold, I was bundled up like an Eskimo and when I found my first cache I was immediately hooked. I am a St. Louis County Park Ranger, so I also managed to figure out how to make work and play mesh – I became the St. Louis County Geocache Liaison. Basically, it means I get to cache while working. And I have also taught other park rangers around the country about geocaching at the Park Ranger Institute in North Carolina. Cache on!!