1. What is your real name?
Dave and Joyce Ceurvorst
2. Where is your home location?
3. When did you start Geocaching?
January 5, 2012
4. How did you learn about Geocaching?
We love being outdoors, and doing just about every outdoor game or activity there is. We also both liked to do treasure hunts when we were growing up. As adults, we even set up ‘present’ hunts for our daughters on some of their earlier birthdays. When DTC’s job got him a smartphone, he researched the geocaching game/activity, then a special a project at work required him to investigate additional info about it. It looked like another fun and interesting activity to do, so we tried it! The rest is history!
5. What is your favorite part of Geocaching?
Going to unique, scenic, and/or interesting places, and the adventure of finding crafty and clever containers that other geocachers have hidden…especially puzzles and gadget caches.And when we are the first to find them, with no prior knowledge about the cache, no geotrails, etc. ...that is an extra bonus!
6. What types of caches do you enjoy most?
For Dave: Mystery/Unknown cachesFor Joyce: Gadget cachesAnd for Both of us: Caches that take us to unique, scenic, and interesting locations or sights, and fun ‘bike & hike’ cache series(s) like ‘The G-Men’, ‘Route 66’, etc.
7. What is the favorite cache you’ve found?
There are too many to come up with just one. So here’s a few… Our first find: ‘Waste Not’ in Cedar Falls, ‘Out of Sight’ in Barrington IL, our 10,000th find: ‘Beverly’, any of the ‘state oldest’ caches, ‘Infernal Device’ in Oklahoma City, ‘The Journal’ in Peoria IL, ‘The Ironman Series’, ‘The Holy Grail series’, The ‘HERKY’ puzzle series, The ‘Indee Mustang’ puzzle series, ‘Cache the Fever’ near New Diggings, WI, ‘49 AND HOLDING THE CACHE A GOLD MINER'S DELIGHT’ in Pella IA, any of cschooner’s gadget caches in Phoenix/Mesa, all of HQ’s tour caches in Seattle. Oh… and this one was both amazing AND hilarious: ‘Johnny Islands Throne Room’ in Centralia, WA.
8. Outside of Geocaching, what other hobbies/interests do you enjoy?
EVERYTHING! Sports, crafts, family, traveling, camping, reading, games, cooking, DIY projects, events with friends, gardening, and the list goes on and on and on…
In addition, Dave has been serving on the Board of Directors since September 2018.
1. What made you want to become a board member?
A couple of big guys came to me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse!(LOL!)No, actually….I’m retired.The board had some vacancies, and they needed someone who had some available time and wanted to help out. So I said, “Yes”!
2. What have you enjoyed most about being on the board?
Working with a great group of excited and energetic people, who all share one same adventure interest (Geocaching!) and strive to do everything they can to make IGO run smoothly and efficiently.A prime example of that is this year’s Hike n Seek.When no city/group was available to host it, the IGO Board stepped right in and said, “We’ll do it!”