The Texas Speleological Survey is an all-volunteer organization, and a non-member, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to the collection and protection of information on Texas's underground resources and run by a set of officers and a board of directors, along with an additional group of dedicated volunteers.
TSS mailing and physical address:
The Texas Speleological Center:
14045 North Green Hills Loop
Austin 78737-8619
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Many of the individuals listed below as part of TSS leadership have served the organization in several roles; contact the secretary for specific contact information on directors or for the contact information for individual "data managers" who are county specialists -- the heart and soul of Texas caving on the ground (and under it).

For other information, please click on the appropriate links. The office is only intermittently staffed by volunteers, so walk-ins are impossible (except for open events on the Calendar), and surface mail processing cannot be guaranteed in a timely fashion.

  • To share cave information with TSS, click here for the data submission form.
  • To request specific cave information, click here
  • To purchase publications or to consider publishing with us, click here for publications catalog, ordering information, and contact information for the editor.
  • See the Calendar link for dates of events in Texas caving, including scheduled work sessions and open houses.


Photo courtesy of Carl Kunath.

Current Officers, Directors, and County Data Managers

  • President: Joe Mitchell
  • Treasurer: Leslie Bell
  • Secretary: Ethan Perrine
  • Editor: Andy Glusenkamp
  • Katie Arens: Digital Assets Manager
  • Christopher Francke: Software Manager
  • Marvin Miller: Data Request Manager
  • Marvin Miller: Database Manager
  • Jim "Crash" Kennedy: Sales Manager
  • Merydith Turner: Facilities Manager (Pickle)
  • Carl Kunath: Media Archives Curator
  • Gerald L. Atkinson: Data Manager
  • Ethan Perrine: Liaison to Rumix
  • J. Scott Serur: Liaison to Rumix
  • Katie Arens
  • Leslie Bell
  • Andy Gluesenkamp
  • Jim "Crash" Kennedy
  • Carl E. Kunath
  • Marvin Miller
  • Joe Mitchell
  • Ethan Perrine
  • Ron Ralph
  • J. Scott Serur
  • M. D. (Merydith) Turner
  • Rich Zarria
  • ex officio
    James R. Reddell
    Gerald L. Atkinson