Board Member Profiles


Marcellus is the Central Texas Representative for the TXGA, and author of Geocaching While Black.  He started Geocaching in June 2018, and was elected to the TXGA Board in 2020.  From the beginning, his primary geocaching goal was to complete the Texas County Challenge, and he began the blog to document the journey.  He completed the Challenge in January 2020, and took up the new goal of visiting every county in the United States.  He has thus far completed five other state Challenges and begun work on over ten more.  He has spoken at the HQ’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, been interviewed by Groundspeak, featured on NPR, and appeared on GeocacheTalk and other podcasts, both geocaching and non-geocaching related.  When he is not geocaching, he likes movies, opera, board games, and spending time with his two daughters.

Brenda Mark aka thewildroseoftexas formerly from British Columbia & Alberta Canada started Geocaching in 2013. A true scavenger hunter at heart discovering Geocaching and taking it up as a hobby was a given. The hunt for a geocache is always a thrill and when that’s not happening creating geocache hides and finding new ways to hide geocaches are definitely a priority for thewildroseoftexas.  

She loves hosting events of all different kinds from citos to the simple meet & greet. The 1st event she hosted was bt far the most adventurous in Port Aransas just as Hurricane Patricia decided it was time to show her last stormy vestiges. Thewildroseoftexas loves to go camping and a favorite turned out to be in BigBend withe the GeoCampers where fast friends hiked and laughed and made many memories. 

She is a huge advocate of the game locally and welcomes all new geocachers across the region. Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have about caching in the South Region. 

Her favorite is a road trip caching counties with Huggles44.



MsPatt’s story starts on Mothers Day 2014, when she was having lunch with son, Anthony and his girlfriend Dovie, and asking them what they have been up to for fun, he explained Geocaching,  and patiently answered my questions , commonly asked, how much money have you found,  whats in the container,  what keeps you going, etc… 

He pulls up the map, and took me to the Geocache behind the restaurant,  my 2nd cache, he walked me to a light pole, what magical place is this…  I was hooked…

Going to events , I learned about many other types, and tried them all. Met a lot of wonderful people,  that Welcomed me into this Adventurous Community of Geocachers. 

If asked, whats my favorite cache, I would have to say, the next one, where I’m on an Adventure with other Cachers seeking the next cache. 

TXGA’s SouthEast Regional Rep position fell into my lifestyle as I Geocache every chance I can,  and personally it has helped me step out of my Comfort Zone. 

See ya on the 👣 trails.