Player of the Week: John Wiles (nellybean63)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is John Wiles (nellybean63).

image1Who are you?

My name is John Wiles, nellybean63.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Nottingham, England.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been taking part in Munzee for over 2 years now.

How did you find Munzee?
A friend Carl (ChastGang) introduced me. I remember saying to him, “It’s just scanning things on the back on something. What’s the point of that?” Lol.

From the very start, I have always been very start, I have been very fortunate to be in good clans. I started a team, East Midlands, and was with them for over a year. Then, I decided to just go to different clans that needed a player for a month or so. I was also in longStarSix Shooters for a few months and really enjoyed my time with them. I have made many good friends. I’ve settled back into another good clan Smart Pants, now, with the friend that introduced me to the game.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?

  1. Finding new areas that I would normally never visit.
  2. Meeting up with people again from past events and having a drink with them.
  3. Chasing the new badges that come out.
  4. Watching people walk back and look at what we are up to, looking confused. I’ve even seen someone back into another car whilst looking at what I’ve been doing.

What is on your wish list?

  1. 5000 Deploy badge would be nice.
  2. To get the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Clan badges

Tell us about yourself!
I’m 46 years old and married with an adopted daughter of 25, but she acts more like 16 years old lol

For my job, I’m a field support engineer for ZF services, so I get to travel to car plants all over, both in and out of country.

Other hobbies include:
My two hobbies fall hand in hand with Munzee; I love running and photography. So now, I run, take pics, and do a bit on Munzee along the way. It’s a good excuse to run for a few munzees then run back.

I’m also very fortunate to be able to travel a lot through my job, and personally with my wonderful wife as I just live for my holidays. So I get to run, take photos, and Munzee all over the world.

Any last words?
I would have to say a big thank you to my wonderful wife for putting up with my running and munzeeing. Also, a big thank you to JW Kern for a very surprised nomination. And, of course, a big thank you to all the people at MHQ for all of their hard work.

Always end in a song.

nellybean63 also included some socials, so cap away!