Meet the RCF staff


Management Team

Matthew Conroy
General Manager


Started at RCF: 2015
Hometown: Avon, CT
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
Hometown: Stamford
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
Hometown: Orange, CT
Certifications: AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor, First Aid & CPR
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Trad is Rad!
Climbing Goals: Climb like Kevin Wright, UKC, Matt or JV!
Foreign Languages: Arabic, conversational French
Other Interests: Hiking, dodge-ball
Favorite Superhero: Batman (duh!)
Best Thing About Climbing: Its as mental as it is physical



Started at RCF: 2012
Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
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




Josh Vidal
Assistant Wall Manager, Routesetter

Started at RCF: 2013
Setter Name: "JV"
Favorite Crag: Red River Gorge, KY
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Bouldering


Owen Mcandrew

Started at RCF: 2014
Nickname: "O"
Favorite Crag: Red River Gorge, KY
Favorite Climbing Discipline: All of them!
Climbing Goal: Climb El Capitan, Yosemite
Favorite Piece of Climbing Gear: GriGri 1


Dave Speranza
Routesetter, Coach

Started at RCF: 2011
Nickname: Esperanza or DS
Favorite Crag: Ten Sleep, WY
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Sport
Other Interests: Dogs, travel

Instructors & Coaches


Henry Boyd

Started at RCF: 2013
Hometown: Fairfield, CT

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

Samory Harris

Started at RCF: 2010
Hometown:Trumbull, CT
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

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Nico Lacancellera

Started at RCF: 2012
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
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


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


Ana De sousa

Started at RCF: 2015
Position at RCF: Instructor, Director of Parks
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Sport
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
Favorite thing about climbing: When you think you're going to fall but you don't.


Maddie Brasser

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


Eve Marks
Inventory Queen

Started at RCF: 2013
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
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


Kate Scimeca

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


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



Started at RCF: 2015
Position at RCF: Instructor and youth coach.
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Certifications: AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor (w/lead)



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.


Jose Echegaray

Started at RCF: 2016
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Favorite Climbing Discipline: Bouldering
Favorite Superhero: No superheroes, only role models.


Molly Miles

Started at RCF: 2016
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
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.

Wilhelmina Stuhlman
Instructor, COAch

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.


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


Colin LIllis

Started at RCF: 2016
Certifications: WFR                   Favorite Climbing Discipline: Trad
Favorite Crag: Trad: Adirondacks, Sport: Red River Gorge
Special Talent: Breakfast
Other Interests: Live music, Snowboarding
Favorite Piece of Gear: Rope