Logistics Team- Gallery
Garrett is passionate about getting outdoors, camping, climbing rocks, and singing songs to keep bears away. He started climbing in a gym, transitioned to sport climbing outdoors, and currently trad climbs in the Gunks every chance he gets. Garrett is psyched on crack climbing and loves to adventure in the Adirondacks, New Hampshire, and the New River Gorge. Garrett is a two-time Live Your Dreams grant recipient and is excited to teach and learn more about principles of good stewardship, safety, and climbing ethics.
Midweek Event Coordinator
Matt is a Philly native who got into climbing when he moved back to Philadelphia after college. A few months after his first outdoor lead at Safe Harbor, the startup Matt worked for got bought by a Seattle based tech company and he got shipped out that way as part of the deal. In the pacific north west his climbing hobby turned into a full on obsession and he would regularly drive the 6 hours each way to get outside at Oregon’s Smith Rock on the weekends. Matt has since returned back to Philly after a year abroad of traveling and climbing across 5 continents. He’s currently nursing a pair of bum elbows and building out what he hopes to be a sweet camper van.
To Bob, climbing provides an experience of being alive. He is psyched to share those experiences with others and constantly seeks opportunities to learn and share new climbing skills. He currently holds AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification and is working towards AMGA Rock Guide certification. As a physics lecturer at U. Penn, he also enjoys using climbing analogies to teach difficult physics concepts and might be the only instructor to ever rappel inside a Penn classroom. He enjoys climbing long multipitch routes in Squamish, Yosemite and Red Rock and considers the Gunks his climbing home. Bob looks forward to teaching and developing new educational programs with the AAC Philly Chapter.
Briana is a Southern California native who was unwillingly dragged up hiking trails by her parents as a child. Years later, while struggling to transition to life with an office job, she took to the outdoors and began hiking, camping, and snowboarding as much as possible. After her first time at a climbing gym in Baltimore, she was hooked. Since that day, she has been stoked on climbing outside as often as she can! Through climbing, Briana has met some top- notch people and hopes to keep exploring more crags and meeting new people as her adventures continue!
Special Events Coordinator
Emily grew up as a mover and a shaker, spending many years building grit as a modern dancer in NYC. Since then, she has discovered her passion for all things outdoors and resolved to spend as much time as possible sleeping under the stars. An epic road trip to 24 national parks in 2017 was Emily's first time learning the ropes on rock outside. Still a self-designated "newbie", she is in it to learn and experience as much of the climbing world as possible with a zest for life and love of laughing at herself.