Meet the RCF staff


Management Team

Matthew Conroy
General Manager


Started at RCF: 2015
Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor,
SOLO Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Trad
Favorite Crag: Cannon Mountain, NH
Special Talent: Understanding Chris Moyle
Other Interests: Kayaking, Woodworking
Best Thing About Climbing: Solitude


Kevin Wright
Wall Manager, Routesetter


Started at RCF: 2015
Hometown: Woodbridge, CT
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Trad
Favorite Crag: The Gunks
Other Interests: Climbing, beer, pizza (not necessarily in that order)
Words to Live By: "Sport climbing is neither"

Check out the Ask Kevin column on our blog where we ask our favorite RCF curmudgeon questions about the climbing life.

Keisha Cox

Started at RCF: 2015
Certifications: Solo CPR
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Top Rope
Climbing Goals: Becoming more comfortable falling on the lead wall
Other Interests: I'm a trooper with the Govenors Horse Guard!
Favorite Superhero: My Mom!
Best Thing About Climbing: The people i've met since i've started climbing




Started at RCF: 2010
Certifications: AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor (Course Provider), SOLO Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, USA Climbing Level 1 Routesetter, Baldest RCF manager
Favorite Local Crag: Ragged Mtn (CT), the Gunks (NY) or anything with a good view.
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Trad, Ice & Alpine
Words to Live By: “We climb because of the risk [and difficulty], not in spite of it.” - Royal Robbins
Interests: Kayaking, adaptive climbing, podcasts, singing in the car/shower
Volunteer Service: Paradox Sports (adaptive rock/ice climbing) and Ragged Mountain Foundation (access, conservation)

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CHris Moyle
Programs Manager, Head Coach


Started at RCF: 2016
Hometown: Banbury, England (UK)
Nickname: UKC
Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor / CWI, SOLO Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED,
USA Climbing Certified Coach
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Tall stuff
Favorite Crag: "Blueys" Australia, Verdon Gorge, Culm Coast-North Devon UK
Foreign Language: American English
Words to Live By: BURPEES 


Nora Maklad
Supervisor, Crux Coach


Started at RCF: 2015
Favorite Crag: The Gunks
Certifications: AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor, Wilderness First Aid & CPR
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Trad is Rad!
Climbing Goals: Climb like Kevin.
Foreign Languages: Arabic, conversational French
Other Interests: Hiking, dodge-ball
Favorite Superhero: Batman (duh!)

Favorite Quote: "Anything less than the best is a felony."- Vanilla Ice
Best Thing About Climbing: Its as mental as it is physical



Started at RCF: 2012
Favorite Climbing Area: Gunks
Climbing Goals: Develop the endurance to climb long overhangs
Favorite Quote: "Teamwork makes the dream work!"
Other Interests: Raising my son Eden
Favorite Superhero: Catwoman
Best Thing About Climbing: The community and the self discovery


Supervisor, COACH

Started at RCF:  2015
Certifications: CWI & certified b@d@$$
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Top Rope
Favorite Superhero: Kevin
Volunteer Service: Paradox sports
Favorite quote: "It'll hold."
Favorite piece of Gear: Rope
Favorite Thing About Climbing:  It rocks.




Josh Vidal
Assistant Wall Manager, Routesetter

Started at RCF: 2013
Setter Name: "JV", yoshi
Favorite Crag: Red River Gorge, KY
Favorite Climbing Discipline: sport and bouldering
Hobbies: eating and swimming

Wilhelmina Stuhlman

Started at RCF: 2013
Favorite Crag: Peterskill (NY)
Climbing Goal: Deep water solo in Thailand or Mallorca
Special Talents: Plays harmonica, speaks 4 languages
Favorite Thing About Climbing: The lifestyle
Favorite Piece of Climbing Gear: Miura VS
Claim to Fame: More than 20,600 followers on Instagram @rockclimbingprobs

Check out Mina's comedy and climbing lifestyle website.

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Owen Mcandrew

Started at RCF: 2014
Nickname: "O"
Favorite Crag: Red River Gorge, KY
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Sport > Trad > Bouldering
Climbing Goal: Climb El Capitan, Yosemite
Favorite Piece of Climbing Gear: GriGri 1


Andrew P Wetjen

Started at RCF: 2017
Certifications: USAC Routesetter lvl 1
Favorite Crag: Half Way Log Dump
Favorite Quote: "This one speaks to said eat me" - Kevin (to meatball sub)
Hobbies: Board games, drawing
Favorite Superhero: Black Shadow -because he sticks to walls


Dave ESperanza
Routesetter, Coach

Started at RCF: 2011
Nickname: Esperanza or DS
Favorite Crag: The Red
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Sport
Other Interests: Dogs and travel

Instructors & Coaches


Henry Boyd

Started at RCF: 2013
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Sport Climbing
Favorite Crag: Rumney, NH
Other Interests: Musician
Special Talent: Can heel hook on anything, regardless of benefit.
Volunteer Service: Working a soup line


Jose Echegaray

Started at RCF: 2016
Nicknames: Josie
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Bouldering
Fluent Foreign Languages: Slang!
Favorite Superhero: No superheroes, only role models.
Hobbies: Photography and videography

Best Thing About Climbing: The opportunity to push yourself beyond what you once thought was impossible

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Nico Lacancellera

Started at RCF: 2012
Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Aid
Favorite Outdoor Crag: Rumney, NH
Favorite Quote: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The certain way to success is to always try one more time.” - Thomas Edison
Best Thing About Climbing: Community, friendship, camaraderie


Eve Marks
Inventory Queen

Started at RCF: 2013
Certifications: SOLO Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED
Favorite Outdoor Crag: Sedona, AZ
Foreign Language: 50% fluent in Spanish
Favorite Piece of Climbing Gear: I like cams - especially the .3


Andreas Refvik

Started at RCF: 2016
Nickname: Dre
Position at RCF: Not sure, I just do what they tell me.
Favorite quote: "Det er min dag i dag"  (it is my day today)
Favorite Crag: Loa, Utah
Foreign Language: Norwegian
Hobbies: Soccer, fishing, board games


Joshua Tilton

Started at RCF: 2014
Nickname: “JT”
Favorite Piece of Gear: Petzl GriGri
Favorite Quote: “Give 100%. 110% is impossible. Only idiots recommend that.” - Ron Swanson
Hobbies: Video games, football, basketball

Zachary Visser

Started at RCF: 2015
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Bouldering
Hobbies: working on cars/motorcycles
Best Thing About Climbing: The pump
Favorite Quote: "They don't think it be like it is, but it do" - Oscar Gamble


Maddie Brasser

Started at RCF: 2015
Favorite Superhero: The Flash - because he could climb faster.
Best Thing About Climbing: The climbing community is very supportive.

Philip Gangnath

Nicknames: bubbles
Certifications: SOLO, Wilderness first responder, tactical boat handling, fire fighter 1, swift water rescue, marine patrol officer
Favorite Quote: "The outside of a mountain is good for the inside of a man"
Hobbies: Rugby and wood working
Best Thing About Climbing: Freedom of being out in nature



Started at RCF: 2015
Position at RCF: Instructor and youth coach.
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Trad
Certifications: AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor (w/lead)

Ryan McManus

Started at RCF: 2017
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Sport/multi pitch trad
Favorite crag: Lander WY (wild iris, sinks, the winds)
Favorite Quote: "you are the main character of the story of your life" 
Best Thing About Climbing: pushing my physical and metal limits


Patrick L. Townsend

Started at RCF: 2016
Nicknames: Patty Cakes
Favorite Crag: Lincoln Woods, RI
Special Talent: I'm a trained magician
Hobbies: Archery, Frisbee and baking
Favorite Super Hero: The Flash, who wouldn't want to run faster than light
Best Thing About Climbing: When you find the perfect knee bar

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Tara Velky

Started at RCF: 2017
Nickname: Twinkle Toes
Special Talent: Rapping along to 90's music and Hamilton
Favorite Quote: "If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow"- Heath Ledger
Hobbies: Netflix and eating
Best Thing About Climbing: Surprising myself when I gain new strengths


Ana De sousa

Started at RCF: 2015
Position at RCF: Director of Parks
Favorite Crag: Queen Creek AZ, Ragged Mountain CT
Special Talent: Rolling my tongue into a 3 leaf clover
Foreign Languages: English, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish
Best Thing About Climbing: When you think you're going to fall but you don't.

Samory Harris

Started at RCF: 2010
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Boulder and Trad
Favorite Outdoor Crag: Gunks, Ragged, Pinnacle
Special Talent: Cartwheels
Favorite Piece of Climbing Gear: Mammut Smart
Hobbies: Mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding


Molly Miles

Started at RCF: 2016
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Boulder and top rope
Words to Live By: “As a climber you want to find something that looks absurd and figure out how to do it.” - Tommy Caldwell
Hobbies: Football, making friendship bracelets, hiking, music.
Best Thing About Climbing: Developing a great family of friends and coaches that help me grow.


Kate Scimeca

Started at RCF: 2014
Special Talent: Being little
Future Climbing Goal: Always get better
Other Interests: Hiking, going to the beach, friends


Andrew Visser

Started at RCF: 2016
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Special Talent: Impressions, vocals
Volunteer Service: Special Olympics
Interests: Hiking, weight lifting, making music
Best Thing About Climbing: The feeling of accomplishment

Moselle DiPane Instructor, coach

Started at RCF: 2017 Certifications: CPR/AED, EMT-B                       Favorite Crag: Lover's Leap, CA & Indian Creek, UT                          

Best thing about climbing: The amazing and eclectic climbing community....oh, and the views!        

Favorite piece of gear: My fist