The Extra Miler Club is for people who have the goal of going to every county in the United States, or for those who track their counties and have specific travel goals. Some members also collect other geographical points: states, national parks, state highpoints, golf courses, baseball stadiums, county courthouses, interstate highways - the list is long. Our motto is, "The shortest distance between two points is no fun." Join us!
Reid Williamson, President
Reid, an inveterate collector (counties, picture postcards, license plates, birds, trivia), joined the EMC the day he met co-founder Roy Carson in 1991. Serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the EMC for thirteen years allowed him to see America through the eyes of the many club members who sent in their travel reports. He completed his visits to all U.S. counties in 2007, but having completed the lower 48 states in 2000, he started keeping track again on 1/1/01. He's now at over 99% for the new Millennium! He has been President of EMC since 2016.
Jonathan Riehl, Vice President
Jon and his wife Jenn visited all counties in the lower 48, 14 Alaska boroughs, over 70% of county equivalents in Canada, and three states in Mexico in the same Dodge Intrepid. The Intrepid has now been retired, but Jon and Jenn, now with daughter Caitlin, continue their quest to go to every county and equivalent in the United States.
Valerie Naylor, Secretary and Website Coordinator
(Hill City, South Dakota and Alpine, Texas)
Valerie enjoys traveling the world, often to unusual places like Cuba, Samoa, and the Marshall Islands. Domestically, she travels with her cats (Spirit, Diablo & Sunlight) and dog, Jillirue, in a Sprinter van. In addition to collecting counties, she also collects birds, national park sites and state high points. Her cats also log their counties.
Sarah Bone, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor
(Death Valley, California)
Sarah is an obsessive compulsive hiker, runner, and traveler. As a park ranger she answers questions for a living. As your treasurer and newsletter editor she is happy to answer questions for free. She loves lists and organizing them.
The Extra Miler Club was founded 49 years ago, in 1973, by Ed Dietz, NE-1, Roy Carson, NV-2 and Tony Burdett, UT-3.
Ed Dietz, NE-1 completed all of the counties and equivalent jurisdictions in 1976.
Roy Carson, NV-2, completed all of the counties and equivalent jurisdictions in 1985.
All three founding members are now deceased. We thank Ed, Roy and Tony for starting us on this very long path!