Geocaching Name: Electric Water Boy
Real Name: Tom Brotherman
GeoStatement: My first GPSr was intended to be used as a breadcrumb machine to get me out of Lighthouse Lakes (near Port Aransas) when I was fishing from my kayak.
My First Geocache: My first geocache was with a group of people in Kerrville-Schreiner Park on October 6, 2007. I went home the next day and found 3 caches and DNFed 2. The day after that I found my 5th cache which was my 1st puzzle cache. I was hooked.
Why Did You Agree to Serve on the Board: I was part of the “reboot” of TXGA in 2011, serving as the Central Texas Representative. We made many great goals, and despite obstacles, we were meeting some of them. I want to continue what was started and dream bigger. Geocaching is so much more than finding a piece of Tupperware in the woods or a recycled pill bottle under a lamp post skirt. I want to protect and share geocaching.
Personal Facts: I used to do water treatment for power plants (that’s where the name comes from). I now work with the air permits for some of those same power plants. When I’m not trying to keep the TCEQ and EPA happy at the same time, I volunteer with organizations that ask for volunteers from the Alamo Area Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist. I’m also on the board of Alamo Forest Partnership. I met my wife Cheryl (aka Krazy4Catz) when she had 27 finds. I have two grown kids, but also claim Cheryl’s daughter and grandson, and our 2 cats and 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.