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GONIL Board Members

President
Caching Name:
Corp Of  Discovery
First Name:
Paul
What County do you live in: Cook
When did you start caching: 2003
When did you join GONIL: 2005, founding member
Bio:
A former herald of the mega-tyrant Galactus, I offered my fealty to him in order to save Earth from certain destruction. Endowed with superhuman strength, the ability to control & direct cosmic energies (and given a shiny surfboard), I sought out inert worlds for Galactus to devour. After betraying him when he attempted to eat a world rich with intelligent life I've subsequently been banished back to Earth.

Where I now seek out hidden containers in unusual locations.

It's a pale reflection of my previous wanderings amongst the stars, but it's all I have until my banishment comes to an end.

Cowabunga!

Vice President
Caching Name:
ssphoto
First Name: Steve
What County do you live in: Lake
When did you start caching:  2003
When did you join GONIL: 2006
Bio: Loves photography, firearms, fishing,  plays clarinet, retired Navy, works in Sales, no nonsense cacher... Dislikes most over elaborate caches and prefers simple regular sized caches.  Prefers country caching and does road trips as often as possible.
Treasurer
Caching Name:
mickilynn71
First Name: Michelle
What County do you live in: DuPage
When did you start caching: 6/15/2013
When did you join GONIL: 8/2013
Bio:I started geocaching when I saw an out of state friend posting pictures on Facebook of her adventures while caching. Soon after that, I went to my first event and met some local cachers. I was hooked after that. Because of geocaching, I have made some wonderful friends, gained a roommate and good friend, and met my boyfriend.

Besides geocaching, I enjoy traveling, shopping, reading, watching sports, and playing Ingress.

I am looking forward to serving on the board this year.
Secretary
Caching Name:
Bedelia 6
First Name: Amy
What County do you live in: Cook
When did you start caching: September 2011
When did you join GONIL: 2014
Bio:
I have two teenagers, I work as a department admin for a local high school, and seasonally for a CPA. When I am not caching, you can find me outside either gardening, biking or hiking, or inside playing the steel drum with Harper College, sewing costumes or making quilts.

I got into geocaching after reading a small blurb in a magazine, I saw it as an opportunity to get the kids outside without going for "just a hike." (They don't cache with me as much now, but they still get a kick out of it sometimes.) My favorite types of caches are along a trail in the woods, and if that trail runs alongside a river or stream, even better!

I am happy to be part of the board this year and look forward to
meeting everyone!
Member at Large
Caching Name:
djwhouse
First Name: Dave
What County do you live in: Lake
When did you start caching: 09 March 2012
When did you join GONIL: 25 Jan 2013
Bio:I’m a retired Electrical Engineer, married to my caching buddy Diane for 40 years now! We have three grown kids, and a few grandkids to keep us busy!

Life long camper and love to travel and explore.

I'm into astronomy and photography (including astrophotography), but accidently got in to geocaching when purchasing a GPS for biking (we never did get the bikes!). What a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet great people!!

Recently I started to play with electronics and small computers inside of my geocache hides (Wired series). I’m more of a hider than a finder perhaps. My wife and I are currently in the midst of prepping our home for sale... sadly caching has gone down to a crawl, but eventually we’ll come out the other side!
Member at Large
Caching Name
: MVP123987
First Name: Michael
What County do you live in: Cook
When did you start caching: April 11, 2006
When did you join GONIL: October 20, 2008
Bio:I am a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a BS in Management Computer Systems. I started caching with my family while we were on vacation in 2006. Since then I have gone caching whenever I can. I am excited to be part of the board this year.