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March 31, 2013 03:22 PM CDT

Interviews with your Board of Directors

Get to know Peter Quella a.k.a. Labrat_wr

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Interviews with your Board of Directors

 


Get to know Peter Quella a.k.a. Labrat_wr

1.  What is your geocaching name?

Labrat_wr

2.  How did you choose your geocaching name?

When I started Geocaching, I was working as a Medical Technologist at our local hospital in Wild Rose. So Labrat, the wr is for Wild Rose where I live and work.

3.  How long have you been on the WGA Board of Directors?

I was first elected to the WGA BOD in 2010 so this will be my fourth year serving on the board of directors. In 2011, I served as President and this year I am taking on the VP role.

4.  What do you like best about being involved with the WGA?

For me, involvement in the WGA is and has been more than just working on the BOD. From the first time I met anyone involved with the WGA, it has been the friendships that have been made. I guess when you get a bunch of people together with a similar interest like this; it is hard not to create friendships. Talking about the adventures that have been had, and places one has been to because of this sport can be a great icebreaker in any setting and it helps get other people involved.

5.  What is your favorite type of geocaches to find?

I love a well thought out or clever puzzle, but I will search out most any type

6.  Other than your GPS, what is your most essential tool while geocaching?

Patience and an eye for detail.  Some caches are so well done that looking for what is out of place is the only way to zero in on the container.

7.  Any geocaching mis-haps you’d like to share?

No mishaps, but there has been potential.  One that stands out was a BakRdz cache "My Job Was Relocated".  This one has been archived so there are no spoilers but this cache was about 15 feet up a tree, secured with a wire harness. The tree did not have any branches to climb like a pine tree would but just the rough bark on about a 14" diameter trunk.  Other cachers had come back with vertical assistance in the form of ladders or other methods but I was alone and just wrapped around the trunk and shimmied up until I could reach it. From that point on, BakRdz was calling me labsquirrel.

8.  When you geocache, are you more like the tortoise or the hare? Why?

More of a tortoise as I tend to cache alone so I am on my own schedule. If I want a bunch of finds, I pick up the pace, if not, I meander along soaking in the view.

9.  Other than geocaching, what are your interests/hobbies?

Other hobbies include fishing and hunting. I also hold a 3rd degree Blackbelt in TaeKwonDo

10.What flavor of ice cream do you identify with the most? Why?

Chocolate Almond (though I can't find it anywhere anymore).
I would say that my reason is that I have good taste as well as being a little nuts :)

 

Get to know Lisa Daniels, a.k.a. Curly Girls

 

1.       What is your geocaching name?
My daughter, Anna, and I make up the “Curly Girls”.

2. How did you choose your geocaching name?
I have to give Anna credit for our name. My husband and son were the first in our family to get started geocaching. They had a user name established – “Azure Dragon”. Since I had a feeling I would take this geocaching much more seriously, I knew I needed the perfect name. Anna often referred to us as “Curly Girls” for when she and I were together. Anyway, when I signed up for our account, the name was not taken, and the rest is history!

3. How long have you been on the WGA Board of Directors?
I am in the second year of my first term on the Board of Directors.

4. What do you like best about being involved with the WGA?
I love meeting new people and traveling to different destinations.

5. What is your favorite type of geocaches to find?
I love historical, unique and challenging finds. When we travel out of the area, I plot the route and look for caches that are something or someplace special.

6. Other than your GPS, what is your most essential tool while geocaching?
My iPod (Geosphere app) is also very essential. When we travel, it is much faster to pan the map and determine our next cache stop.

7. Any geocaching mis-haps you’d like to share?
The worst thing that ever happened was when hubby and I were in Oregon trying to get across the river to Idaho via the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. There was a “road closed ahead” sign, but we thought nothing of it. After driving for 30+ miles, the road was indeed out. It was completely washed out, and impassable. Nice. In that part of the country, there are no real “short cuts”, so we were required to take an additional 4 hour detour to get back on our original path and to our destination. Hubby was extremely upset by the time we got to our hotel for the night. It was a lesson learned for sure! Always know an alternate route and how long it will take!

8. When you geocache, are you more like the tortoise or the hare? Why?
That is a good question. If the mosquitoes are out, it would be like a hare for sure! I try to be more like a tortoise and enjoy the surroundings when I cache. It is not all about the smiley for Curly Girls, it is the journey too!

9. Other than geocaching, what are your interests/hobbies?
I love being outdoors and working in the yard. We bought a 10 acre lot that on most weekends we are working at. I am very excited to be starting a bee hive at our property this year. My next project is to design our house, so there is much to keep me busy in my free time!

10. What flavor of ice cream do you identify with the most? Why?
I love chocolate. Doesn’t everybody? :)

 



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