Meet the Manager: Diane at Sacramento Pipeworks

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Diane got a job at Pipeworks running Kid’s Summer Camp back in 2005. She only left Sacramento for a manager opportunity in San Jose at The Studio. You all already know and love her, and she’s BACK starting her new role as manager. After managing The Studio and Dogpatch Boulders, she’s ready to bring all her skills to the place where her Touchstone career started. 

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Please tell us a little bit about your background!

I’m a virgo, I am from Texas but at this point I have lived equally in TX and CA. I love food and drinks and anything associated with that. In an attempt to be bad at something as an adult I have taken up hip hop dance classes…but even after many years I am still terrible.

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How did you get started at Touchstone?

Walked in the door in April or May of 2005 and had the overwhelming sense this was a place I had to be. I applied in May of 2005 and moved to Sacramento from Chico in June of 2005 to run the summer camp. In November of that same year I moved to the front desk and only left because I got the job managing at The Studio. I moved to San Jose in November of 2011 to open the gym on March 17, 2012. I left The Studio in December of 2018 to manage Dogpatch in SF and then accepted the position to manage Pipeworks during COVID in November of 2020. My official start date as manager of Sacramento Pipeworks (doors open) was March 17, 2021.I think it has to be some glitch in the matrix that my official start date for The Studio and  Sacramento Pipeworks is the same day.

What are you excited to bring to your gym now that you’re the manager?

I am so excited to be back at Pipeworks, I’ve been gone and managing other great facilities for the past 9 years and I’d like to bring even more community building events and groups to Pipeworks. As a lover of food and drinks I am so excited for the opportunities to incorporate beers and tasty food into our community and events.  I am grateful that the gym is open now but can’t for the long promised “back to normal” though we hope to only bring back the good stuff and leave the bad stuff back in 2020.

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What’s your favorite thing about the neighborhood?

Being back in Sacramento is a trip, so much has changed but if you look hard enough plenty of stuff still has the same midtown funky charm. I’m excited to get to know new restaurants and bars and can’t wait to find my favorite places!

What’s something you can talk about forever?

What the best kind of BBQ is.

How would you describe your managerial style?

I can describe it with a phrase “don’t make me manage you”.


Thanks Diane! We can’t wait to see what you do for Sacramento Pipeworks. For our readers, give Pipeworks a follow on Facebook or Instagram to stay on top of whatever Diane and the Pipeworks crew get up to.