Mario (he/him)ManagerI won’t say a hero, ’cause what’s a hero? But there’s a man. Sometimes there’s a man who, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there, and that’s Mario, in Los Angeles. Mario Guillen, born and raised in the Land Of Enchantment. Professional guitar builder and avid woodworker. Loves climbing rocks, camping, and a good whiskey.
Justin (he/him)Desk Staff
Justin is an Army brat who lived in six states and two countries by the time he was 13. While living overseas, he won a tour through a famous chocolate factory and later sued the candy maker after he turned Justin’s toes into gummy bears. Please don’t ask him to show you his delicious-tasting feet. Justin’s favorite things include: beer, burritos, and breakfast. Oh yeah, and climbing!
Christina (she/her)Desk Staff
Christina is a Los Angeles Koreatown native who discovered her love for climbing while attending UC San Diego for Environmental Policy. She is now back in Los Angeles trying to fight climate change while also building her new community of outdoor-lovin’ friends. When not at Hollywood Boulders, Christina can be found hiking, watching the newest horror films, and eating spicy Korean food.
Nik (he/him)Desk Staff
Nik discovered climbing in 2018 while going to school in Boston when his good friend decided to take him with. Big mistake. He is now a better climber than said friend, and said friend pretends that he isn’t mad about it, but it only serves to strengthen their friendship. When Nik isn’t climbing, hiking, or camping, he’s putting that film degree to work by writing and directing short films or performing stand up comedy throughout L.A. After roadtripping cross-country (three times), Nik has finally settled down here and hopes to enjoy all that L.A. has to offer, from tacos to Korean bbq.
Kai (she/her)Desk Staff
A yogi, climber, dog mom and a level 85 druid, Kai stumbled into Hollywood Boulders 2+ years ago and somehow life has never been the same. Her ultimate goal now is to fly around the world in search of tasty foods and ascend-able rock. When she’s not climbing, Kai enjoys cuddling her doggos and aggressively playing online first person shooters—oh and long walks on the beach.
Kevin (he/him)Desk Staff
Kevin was conceived in the Philippines and born in the Bay Area. He climbs, mostly to maintain his complicated relationship with all-you-can-eat sushi buffets. When he’s not climbing, he can often be found watering his plants, playing Pokémon or looking for the best pie in town. He is sensitive.
Candace (she/her)Desk Staff
Candace is originally from Columbus, Ohio, but moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. In her free time she mostly just watches The Bachelor TV show (airing Monday’s @ 8/7c on ABC, in case you’re interested) or is listening to a podcast about The Bachelor (the show airs Monday’s @ 8/7c on ABC), or is bothering somebody about whether or not they saw the most recent episode of The Bachelor (once again airing 8/7c on ABC, no pressure). If her internet and television are broken and she does not have access to The Bachelor she also really enjoys cooking, camping, performing comedy, selling vintage clothing, and making tropical rum drinks! Oh yeah… she also loves climbing, especially when she’s listening to a The Bachelor podcast (the show airs every Monday @ 8/7c on ABC).