Remi (she/her)Gym Manager
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.
Pierre (he/him)Desk Staff
An East Bay kid, Pierre spent his childhood playing football in the streets and video games on the couch. He and his brother discovered climbing when, after years of bouncing and tumbling at a local trampoline park, their group of friends were looking for a new challenge. “Diablo Rock Gym was just like a more grown-up version of what we were already doing,” he said. While he can often be found quietly scrolling through his Instagram feed (or respectfully avoiding yet another lap on your project), don’t let his modesty fool you—Pierre’s real secret recipe is his determination and laser-like focus.
Leila (she/her)Desk Staff
Leila loves cooking, climbing and cats. Born and raised in Berkeley, you can probably find her at Berkeley Bowl, in her permaculture garden or at the front desk at Pacific Pipe! In 2012, she decided she wanted to learn to climb, took an Intro to Climbing Class at Ironworks and hasn’t gotten off the wall since. She is super appreciative to be part of the Touchstone community and excited to climb new routes on new walls with new friends!
Haiden (they/them)Desk Staff
Although originally from the lone star state, Haiden knew they belonged out on the west coast and set roots in Oakland back in March 2021. They got into climbing not long before the pandemic and are super stoked to get back to it! They’re a proud parent of an always anxious, yet always adorable rescue named Nalu. When not behind the desk, you can probably find Haiden practicing their technique for their next Chiropractic exam, out at the beach, or sunbathing at Lake Merritt. If you have any strategy tips for Catan, please share since they are the only housemate who has yet to win a game.