Remi has been with Touchstone since 2011 and has loved every minute of it! From opening new gyms to evicting pigeons who have made the COI climbing walls their home, there’s always something new and exciting to tackle when she comes into work. Other than being a Touchstone ride-or-die, she is an aerial artist, drag enthusiast, and staunch supporter of the notion that if you’re not having fun you’re not doing climbing right. You can find her at the gym trying to switch the Pandora station to 90’s pop radio without anybody noticing.
Yes, Matt works here now. No, he’s not just hanging out behind the front desk. Matt is an LA native who took up climbing as a break between long naps. When he isn’t working behind the front desk you can possibly find him sleeping in some of the comfier locations around the gym. Matt attends Cal State Northridge and is a Kinesiology major. He loves discussing training and exercise so feel free to bug him at the front desk!
Born and raised in SoCal, Fania loves the outdoors and is always on the hunt for a new adventure. She graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Psychology and experience working at a gym. She started climbing in 2014 and found Touchstone shortly after she moved to the LA County. Outside of the front desk, Fania teaches yoga and is a fitness and wellness advocate/junky.
Nick is a wealthy, power-mad American business magnate, ingenious engineer, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, and one of the most intelligent people in the world. He is intent on ridding the world of the alien Superman, whom Nick views as an obstacle to his megalomaniacal plans and as a threat to the very existence of humanity. Given his high status as a super villain, he has often come into conflict with Batman and other superheroes in the DC Universe. The character was originally introduced as a diabolical recluse, but during the Modern Age he was re-imagined by writers as a devious, high-profile industrialist, one who has crafted his public persona in order to avoid suspicion and arrest. He is well-known for his philanthropy, donating vast sums of money to Metropolis over the years, funding parks, foundations, and charities.
Katy is from a small mountain town in southern Virginia. She moved to LA in 2012 to pursue her dream of making people laugh for money…is it working yet? She has been climbing since 2016 and still hasn’t defeated her fear of heights. Katy, sometimes pronounced “Cady,” likes long walks on the rock, making tandem parking announcements, and friendship. Come up to the front and say “hi” or tell her about your last adventure. But please do not show her your fresh flapper…She good.
Born and raised in the ungodly heat of the Inland Empire, Tia escaped to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an archaeologist. After completing her degree in Anthropology, she decided to switch career fields and went on to work for several museums around LA, where she gets to touch a bunch of really cool art and historical artifacts. She started climbing in 2017 and has found this to be one of the most amazing communities to be a part of. Outside of climbing, she really enjoys picking up new hobbies, seeing live music, traveling, and talking about how great dogs are. If you let her hang out with your dog, you’ll most likely have a friend for life.
Tara doesn’t enjoy talking about herself, but when you get her talking, she’ll probably lead the conversation to birds, food, or her love of Miley Cyrus. Her favorite foods are avocados and practically-burnt everything bagels. Put her near water and she’ll swim…stick her on rocks and she’ll climb. She’s particularly fond of wine, ducks, and more wine.
Soaring from the Southern-most tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Roger moved to Los Angeles back in 2004. Living in LA for over half of his life you can safely say he’s a fully realized, bight-colored unicorn Angeleno (yay).
In his free time, Roger enjoys intense psychological thrillers, *attempting* to tan at the beach, great meme artistry, and squeezing some rock juice.
Roger loves eating, so don’t be afraid to feed the animals if you see him behind the desk! Don’t worry, he doesn’t bite!
David is a queer climber that likes to talk about social justice and, in classic Leo fashion, LIVES to be outside in the sun. Born and raised in East LA, a USC alum AND now living on the West Side, David has LA in his blood, along with chalk residue. This “man” has climbed things since 2016 and prefers to do so with a rope and a friend to catch him. If you see David in the gym, go chat about music, how meat is so 2000&Late, or how political activism is sexy.
The one thing Katelyn loves more than the outdoors is getting to know all the awesome people that make their way into Cliffs of Id. Born in Big Bear, she had the chance to experience nature in every possible way (excluding climbing, ironically enough). She has a degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, but please don’t ask her to fix your pulleys or old injuries—that’s what doctors are for! She loves new adventures, new friends, and exploring new places. Ever need a climbing partner? Come ask! She also hosts Vertigals, a meetup for like-minded womxn, and she’s always happy to see new faces in the crew!