The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Nik&Styx (NikFromBrier) aka Nikki Coats should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name?
It was Nik&Styx until recently and I changed it to NikFromBrier.

How did you choose your handle?

My daughter’s nickname was Styx and my name is Nikki. So we started caching as Nik&Styx. She grew up and no longer wanted to cache with her mother. So I decided it was time to remove her from my caching name and create my own…NikFromBrier.

How long have you been geocaching?

Started in Feb 2012

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?

Using the geocaching app on the iphone. Need a Towel

Who usually goes with you when you go caching?

These days my husband..Scuba.Green

How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?

Honestly, I don’t work many puzzle caches. I just don’t have the time to put into them. Hopefully that will change one day.

What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?

Clinton, AR; I like Night_Hikers caches.

Do you do paperless caching?

No paper caching for me. And these days I don’t understand why anyone would do that.

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?

My camry or my husband’s explorer. One day we hope to have a Jeep.

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?

I am always telling my friends they should get into geocaching. I tell them about all the places I discover that I never knew about. Many in places I thought I was familiar with.

Where are you originally from?

Born and raised in Greenbrier

In what states have you geocached?

Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, and Alabama

What was your first event ever attended?
Believe it or not, just a week ago at the February 2019 C.A.G.E Meet, Greet and Eat

How many caches have you found?

Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?

I like the creative containers.

What was the most famous cache that you have found?
Gorilla Stash

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?

Rechargeable.. a phone

Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?


Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide?

I just want people to enjoy the cache. Whether it be the location or the container.

What is your favorite type of cache hide?

I actually like multi stage caches, but I have found that most are not kept up with and that is frustrating.

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?

I only have 2 hides, but Birdie is my favorite.

What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?


How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?

I had read an article in a parenting magazine about free things to do with your kids. I downloaded the app and was surprised to see a few caches in my area.
I picked up my daughter from school and we went looking.

What's your favorite geocache?

I’m not sure I have one.

If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching?

I would just travel around the world caching everywhere.

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?

I have never geocached with anyone other than my immediate family. But I think it would be cool to try group caching.

How many First to Finds do you have?
I have no idea. Under 10.

Are you a First to Find person who is always set on go and if so, how many miles out do you have your settings on to get notifications?
I tried to be one of those people, but my busy schedule does not allow it.

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
Hiking, sports, going to the lake