Climbing Staff


KJ Maxwell Gym Manager

  1. I have 2 dogs and 2 kids
  2. I rode my bike across the United States
  3. I was born in the UK
  4. Besides climbing, I like mountain biking and running…sometimes
  5. I love cookies

Contact KJ


Maria Monaco Gym Assistant Manager

  1. I have three amazing grown-up kids.
  2. I have a 3 legged dog who loves to hike and run with me.
  3. Besides climbing, I like to mountain bike, kayak, hike, and just be outside.
  4. I’m originally from Hollywood, CA.
  5. My first language was Portuguese.

Contact Maria


Anique Johnson Program Coordinator

  1. I have two mini Aussies, Hatley Rue and Willa Bea.
  2. I am an avid participant in navigation and running races.
  3. Bend is my second home and where I would love to retire.
  4. I ❤ books!
  5. I’ve visited 27 countries.

Contact Anique


Stella Moll-Nevins Membership Coordinator

  1. I live on Whidbey Island.
  2. I love talking to people about gardening, especially vegetable gardening.
  3. My husband and I are raising a son, a dog, 3 geese, and 10 chickens.
  4. It’s been a couple years since I have been in good climbing shape. I’m working on it. Don’t judge me.
  5. I love hearing dorky jokes. Please tell me some!

Contact Stella


Kari Gillman Front Desk

  1. I did a 3000 mile road trip with my cat.
  2. My cat has been to the lookout on Pilchuck.
  3. I’ve flown with my cat.
  4. I hid my cat in the dorms at Western and multiple apartments without getting caught.
  5. My cat sleeps under the covers curled up next to my chest every night.



Cameron Dawson Front Desk

  1. I wrote and directed a play that has over 2 million views on YouTube.
  2. I have always lived in Mukilteo, WA.
  3. I can navigate Japanese Gulch blindfolded (As long as I’m barefooted).
  4. I am the director of a nonprofit.
  5. I am a Hedonist Philosopher.



Reed Bishop Front Desk

  1. I have too many fish tanks.
  2. I’ve hiked to Everest Base Camp.
  3. I’ve lived in a Buddhist temple for two weeks.
  4. I paint miniatures in my free time.
  5. I’ve driven from the East Coast to the West Coast by myself in a week (without a cat).

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Anna Cohen Front Desk

  1. I was born and raised in Oklahoma.
  2. I’m in a long-term relationship with my dog Tracy. She rocks.
  3. I’m a Fast and Furious fanatic.
  4. I’ve had bi-lateral shoulder surgery.
  5. I’m an early riser.


Devin Bishop Head Instructor

  1. I majored in Electronic Music in college, I played piano for 35 years.
  2. I have two grandsons — hoping to train them up to be my rope guns someday!
  3. I’ve worked for VW in several capacities and locations since 2006.
  4. I’ve summited Denali twice; Rainier over 80 times, which is way too many…
  5. I like to climb cracks of all sizes — no surprise my favorite place on earth is Yosemite Valley.

Shae Mitchel Youth Program Instructor

  1. I’ve been on the climbing team for 5 years.
  2. I enjoy seeing concerts and live music.
  3. I have a dog named Thor.
  4. I know sign language.
  5. I really like Marvel movies.


Carly Cavalier Front Desk, Youth Program Instructor

    1. I’ve been climbing for over ten years but there are still times when I’m terrified of heights (add some exposure/multiple pitches and I may need a moment to compose myself).
    2. I’m a flower farmer and member of a flower growers cooperative in Seattle.
    3. If you say hi to someone who looks exactly like me but has no idea who you are, it’s likely my twin sister.
    4. I’m working towards becoming a Master Gardener and a mediocre pottery thrower.
    5. Chips are my weakness, especially the spicy ones.