Dan Howley

Dan Howley

Hometown: Port Jefferson Station, NY
Hobby: Super-Dad & Mega-Husband
Music: Tool, Dance, Hip Hop, most
Vacation: Surfing & Climbing (oh and LOTS of kid-fun!)
Quote: “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ~Michelangelo
Movie: Aliens, One Summer
Book: Sometimes a Great Notion, True Love, Tao of Pooh
Climbing since: …the first chance I got!

Josh Paton

Josh Paton

Hometown: Lake City, MN
Hobby: Climbing, boating, fishing
Music: Bluegrass, rock, things that make you move!
Vacation: Nepal, anywhere, overseas
Quote: If it isn’t hard, it probably isn’t worth doing.
Movie: RAD
Book: On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Climbing since: 1994

Andrew Zaslove

Andrew Zaslove

Hometown: Napa, CA
Hobby: Climbing, Camping, Slacking, and Fishing
Vacation: Wherever Outdoors!
Quote: “The clearest way into the Universe is though a forest wilderness” – John Muir
Book: Mark Twain and Sherlock Holmes
Climbing since: 2004

Scott Rennak

Scott Rennak

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Hobby: Bouldering, BC skiing, business development
Music: Folk, Bluegrass, Reggae, Island
Vacation: Font or an Alaskan hut trip
Quote: Fast, cheap, good… pick two, can’t have all three.
Movie: 300
Book: Jack London short stories
Climbing since: 1994

Sarah Filler

Sarah Filler

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Hobby: Climbing, Reading, Star Trek
Music: Punkish
Vacation: Not a beach but anywhere with climbing.
Quote: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” -Spock
Movie: Donnie Darko
Book: We Are The Ants
Climbing since: March 2006

Michelle Watson

Michelle Watson

Hometown: Arvada CO
Hobbies: Painting, Reading, and far too much time on Pinterest
Music: Wu Tang, Odesza, Gogol Bordello, Lily Fangz
Vacation: NYC, hopefully Japan one day
Movie: Princess Mononoke, SLC Punk, Amelie
Book: Harry Potter
Quote: “Those eggs were a lie! They gave me no eagle powers! They gave me no nutrients!” – Nacho Libre
Climbing Since: 2011

Troy Singh-Derewa

Troy Singh-Derewa

Hometown: Darien, Connecticut
Hobbies: I love spending time with my dog, Attila. When I’m not climbing I enjoy snowboarding, longboarding, slacklining, and Esports.
Music: I like most types of music, except country! From Rhymesayers hip hop to partying at Bassnectar or chilling to Bonobo- if there’s a good beat I’ll probably like it!
Vacation: My dream vacation is to go to Mallorca for some DWS! Followed by a quick island hop to Ibiza for house music on the beach.
Movie: Funny buddy-flicks like Shanghai Noon or Wedding Crashers are my favorite. Also anything nerdy- like lord of the rings or sci-fi space thrillers.
Book: The Elegant Universe, Siddhartha, Touch for Health
Quote: “When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.”
Climbing since: ’05 in the Gunks!

Ryan Needles

Ryan Needles

Hometown: Laramie, Wyoming
Hobby: Climbing, Skydiving and Surfing
Music: Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Vacation: Anywhere with a beach
Quote: Try hard, Stay humble
Movie: Anything Sci fi. I also love watching documentaries.
Book: Up Above the World by Paul Bowles, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Climbing since: 2012

John Whelden

John Whelden

Hometown: Nantucket Island, MA
Hobby: travel, books, adventures
Music: wood brothers, Jerry Garcia band, all bluegrass
Vacation: Chilean Patagonia dirt bagging
Quote: “He is the richest whose pleasures are cheapest”
Movie: The Last Trapper, Jeremiah Johnson
Book: A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius, Desert Solitaire
Climbing since: February 2016

Tyler Kempney

Tyler Kempney

Hometown: Carthage, NY
Hobbies: I love climbing, all of the disciplines: Ice, Mixed, Trad, Sport, and Bouldering.  Other than climbing, I can be found longboarding, skiing, or playing lacrosse.
Music: Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Hilltop Hoods, and T-Swift.  Anything.
Vacation: Exploring a new country or culture with my wife.
Movie: 180 South, Tommy Boy, Man on Fire, Miracle on Ice
Book: Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Rock Warrior’s Way, Hatchet, and… GUIDEBOOKS!
Quote: “All I need is psych and water”
Climbing since:  In 2012, I went on a college trip to the Red River Gorge and I’ve been psyched since then!

Devon Hof

Devon Hof

Hometown: Gambrills, MD
Hobby: Climbing, gaming, computers, snowboarding, slacking, movies, chillin
Music: Anything but country
Vacation: New Zealand, Croatia, Thailand
Quote: “Brawndo’s got what plants crave. It’s got electrolytes”
Movie: Seen too many to have a favorite. Or maybe The Lion King?
Book: Ender’s Game
Climbing since: October 2010

Jesse Sklut

Jesse Sklut

Hometown: Providence, RI
Hobby: Snowboarding, Backpacking, Traveling, Guitar, Climbing
Music: Blues, Bluegrass, House, Funk…Tom Waits
Vacation: Spain
Quote: “Three things can not hide long: The moon, the sun, and the truth”
Movie: The Three Ninja’s
Book: Notes From Underground ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Huckleberry Finn ~Mark Twain
Climbing since: 2014

Chris Spohn

Chris Spohn

Hometown: Colorado Springs!
Hobby: Climbing, running, and reading.
Music: Hip hop, alt rock, and indie.
Vacation: Hmm.. Somewhere cold and snowy. The Swiss Alps?
Quote: ‘Sometimes you just have to jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.’ – Ray Bradbury
Movie: Whiplash
Book: Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Climbing since: 2013

Nicole Miswell

Nicole Miswell

Hometown: Westminster, CO
Hobby: wrastlin’ Colorado pebbles and playin’ funky tunes
Music: Zeppelin! Pink Floyd! Hendrix!
Vacation: Mars 2020
Quote: “It goes, boys” -Lynn Hill
Movie: Fantasia, Samsara, Meru
Book: The Alchemist, The Dharma Bums
Climbing since: 2013

Alexandra Bertz

Alexandra Bertz

Hometown: Gulf Breeze, Florida
Hobby: Ceramics, drawing, knitting
Music: House and EDM
Vacation: Climbing desert sandstone
Movie: David Lynch’s 1984 Dune
Book: The Expanse series
Climbing since: 2013

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Hometown: Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Hobby: Animals and being an environmental steward! Love skiing, longboarding, singing, dancing, video gamin’…but climbing is life.
Music: I like it all, but most frequently listen to hip-hop, deep house, or The Rupert Selection!
Vacation: Coming up next: Mexico! My dream: Mallorca –> Ibiza
Quote: “What’s in the box!?”
Movie: Hard to pick a fave. Go-to is usually SciFi or comedy, I dig horror and action, every James Bond, anything space or alien. The only types I usually pass on are rom and drams.
Book: Love disappearing into a literary world of hilarious mishaps or other worldly adventure; Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Time Enough for Love, Thief of Time.
Climbing since: 04′ baby! I learned to climb at a tiny gym in Massachusetts, that I thought was huge at the time.