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A Little About Me

Found out about Waze completely by accident using Google Maps. Was returning home from Chandler when I got caught behind a new accident on I-10 near the tunnel. While I was waiting...and waiting...I figured it would be fun to find out how Google Maps knew about the accident. It stated that it had been reported by a Waze user. I had to find out what that was, so I looked for the app and installed it.

I immediately fell in love with the features and options. It wasn't but a few days when I discovered that editing was an option. I spent hours the first night just adding "red roads" and wondering why my roads were red and all the other roads were white. It didn't take long for another editor to gently inform me of my errors and what to do to correct them.

That first editing day was April 6, 2015. I have not missed a day editing since!!! :)

What Happened?

A Waze Editing welcome video. Welcome New Editors

Here's a great video explaining Waze and its usefulness. Waze YouTube

  • Well, it finally happened. My love affair with Waze is over after almost 6 years. I started losing interest several months ago. There are some really whiney people that only want to hurt people instead of just enjoying editing. This is a natural recourse of allowing people to "self govern". Those who would not otherwise be in charge of something of real value, get to be in charge of things that have no value. Too bad! Anyway, I'm still the undisputed leader in edits and points. Who knows, after the inbreeding dies down, I may choose to edit once again. - February 24, 2021
  • What a momentous day. I reach 2 million edits AND climbed to 1st Place on the USA All Time / All States Scoreboard over user txemt (who held the top spot for years). - July 22, 2020
  • Another milestone: Officially passed 1.5 million edits - September 26, 2019
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    I really worked an area in Pinal County for the last couple of days. As a result, Today's edit count officially beats my high of 7,435. The new edit: 7,846 - May 13, 2019
  • It's a great day - 25 Oct 2018! Officially reached 1 Million edits!!!
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    The Southwest Meetup was amazing!!! I don't know when I laughed so much and enjoyed so many other's company. The presentations were informative and interactive. When's the next one? I'm ready to go. - June 25, 2018
  • Tomorrow is my first Meetup. It is the Southwest Region Meetup. I will finally get to meet all the great editors I've worked with over the years!!! I'm really looking forward to the experience. it's being held at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Phoenix from 8a to 6p, with breakfast and lunch provided. - June 22, 2018.
  • Just made the 800k mark. Official edits: 800445 - May 8, 2018.
  • In addition to the Edit Access expansion, I also cleared the 700k Edit mark: 700,242 - January 10, 2018.
  • Unbeknownst to me, I woke up this morning and found that my Edit Access had been expanded to Nevada. I'm guessing they want help with the Subways there as well. No problem. I got this! - January 10, 2018.
  • Was granted Edit Access to Utah for the completion of the Subway Advertising effort - January 5, 2018
  • It's official! I just passed ½ million edits: 500,738, to be exact - June 27, 2017
  • Reached a House Number milestone: Officially edited 20,000. - April 13, 2017
  • Blew out my last record of 3,268 edits in one day with my new total: 7,435 :D - March 15, 2017
  • Was part of the 2017 Presidential Inaugural team for President Trump. I helped where I could. The team should be commended for a great job keeping the roadways closed where necessary to keep harmony during the event. There were a lot of protests, and protesters, in the city for the weekend.
  • Updated Arizona Wiki for new GIS resource links January 4, 2017
  • Made admin of the WazeArizona Facebook Page - Found HERE - January 3, 2017
  • Created the Arizona Happy Holiday graphic for the G+ Page
  • Promoted to L5 - October 4, 2016
  • Achieved record number of edits of 3,268 on September 1, 2016.
  • Well, it's been just over a year since I joined the Waze editing team, and today, May 1, 2016, I am the State Manager for Arizona. When I started editing this morning, imagine my surprise when I discovered I had no borders. Way Cool!
  • To my utter shock, I was casually informed today that I am "...soon to be SM...". SM, is short for State Manager. - April 20, 2016
  • Granted Area Manager over Yuma, AZ - April 8, 2016
  • Developed Android app to record Speed Limits offline while driving. It's called SpeedWazer and can be found HERE - April 4, 2016
  • Promoted to L4 on January 4, 2016
  • Granted Area Manager over Show Low, AZ on August 4, 2015
  • Promoted to L3 on July 13, 2015
  • Began editing April 6, 2015
  • Joined Waze, March 30, 2015