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The Gauntlet

Andrew Erickson


Explorer of the Unexplored (really I just like to look around nature).

In my rather short caving time, I have caved in 18 states, joined the CRF, found a bunch of caves including one of the longest limestone caves in Washington, hiked forever, surveyed a lot, dug a bit (for safety), volunteered with the Gauntlet, climbed out of a 168 foot pit, ruined several pairs of shoes, was the first in a sketchy mystery pit, ignored a j-hang 600 feet up over a canyon, rappelled and surveyed a volcano and enjoyed every dirty moment of it.



Cydney Sea

Social Media Chair

I am an explorer with an emphasis on biodiversity conservation, culture, and science.
I have a background in jungle trekking, technical rope exploration, and longterm travel.
I just moved to Indonesia with the dream to be an International connection out here to get expeditions rolling and to build a homebase to host you all! You can find me writing, eating exotic cuisine, lost in the canopy, or deep underground.



Dave Briggs




John King

Vice Chair

NSS 42233

Retired firefighter, dad of two.
Classical trained Chef by the way of a raging French master Chef
ACF Certified Chef de Cuisine
I promise, you won't be hungry with me around. Might have to tell me to stop putting goodies out for the masses. :D
Old school caver getting back into things after raising my daughters into two kick ass adults!
OG digger on the Omega system (Blowing Hole Cave, Wise Co VA) from wayyyy back in 1996 when those PVC suits and LED lights were first making a splash underground.
Looking to get back on some projects in the SwVA and WV regions, especially back down around home. Still have a few secrets hopefully left in the hills and hollows around there and hopefully another giant cave system. Will be going back in fall 2023 to begin some exploration, surveying and landowner relations to regain access to certain areas.



John M Boswell

Board Member

John is a Capricorn who enjoys long crawls in the mud, cold water, and the lure of a black abyss. He is involved in several PA caving organizations and has been enjoying wild caves for 15 years.



Kendra Earl Warlow

Board Member



Talia Sepiol


Located in WV, I have a variety of experience in the NE and TAG regions. I love trip leading, vertical work, digs, survey, rescue, bat counts, etc.



Trent DiMarco

Board Member