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is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, Climb Strong Certified Performance Coach, and Northern Colorado Climber's Coalition Board Member. He has been climbing for over 17 years and his passion for the sport has continuously grown over that time. His climbing travels have brought him all over the world from the amazing limestone walls of Spain and Mexico to the expansive boulder fields of the Rocklands of South Africa. He can often be found in the classic areas that the State's have to offer; such as: Joe’s Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park, Wild Iris, and his home crags of Horsetooth Reservoir and the Poudre Canyon.
Ken graduated with a B.A. in Leisure Youth and Human Services with an emphasis in Outdoor Recreation from the University of Northern Iowa. He has coached and instructed rock climbing in every capacity: from youth teams to accredited college courses. His passion for coaching is matched by his ability to connect with climbers of all levels.
Ken is constantly evolving as a climber; and whether he is repeating a climb in Rocky Mountain National Park, or working on a project 9,000 miles away, he is always learning to look more closely at himself and his own climbing, while consistently trying hard and having fun.
actively guides on rock and in the alpine all over the world. She is an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Apprentice Rock Guide and has her Wilderness First Responder. She has traveled the world leading student groups as an Overseas Educator; to places such as India, East Africa, and Fiji. She has taken students up Kilimanjaro as well as through the Himalayas, and has guided on mountains such as Denali in Alaska. She has had her own climbing adventures in South East Asia, Nepal, India and all over the U.S. She has spent countless summers climbing in Rifle, CO as well as years climbing around the Front Range.
She graduated from CU Boulder with a B.A. in World Religions, and has lived in Ashrams and Monasteries throughout the world to experience what she studied. Through her experiences, she has found that travel and climbing have been her most impactful teachers, and looks forward to sharing this with others.
She has been a climbing coach and instructor for all ages, and especially loves teaching movement as well as helping with the mental aspects of climbing. She believes that climbing imparts impactful life-lessons on how to try hard, how to fail, and how to humbly succeed; the unforgiving nature of climbing makes you look at yourself honestly, and under the right mentorship, this can be life-changing.