My name is Josh Spaete and I've been geocaching since August 1, 2010. I hail from Nevada, the 26th Small Town in America and the geographic center of our fine state. My dad Roger is also a caching member of Team Schnauzer. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001 with a B.A. in Geography and a B.S. in Earth Science with a minor in Meteorology.After geocaching, weather and hockey are my two biggest fascinations in life. I am a certified NWS Storm Chaser and avid hockey puck collector. I love the outdoors and spending time with my caching friends and family. As you might have guessed from my caching handle, I am the proud "parent" of a fabulous miniature schnauzer named Fritz. He is referred to as "The Flying Schnauzer" because he lovingly leaps off the front porch to greet guests at our home. I am the main coordinator for Hike-n-Seek XIV, which will take place September 22-24, 2017 at McFarland Park in Ames.