• Diane (she/her)

    Manager

    Diane began with Touchstone in the summer of 2005 at Sacramento Pipeworks—she spent six years working at the desk there and will always consider it her “home” gym. From Pipeworks she made the move to the South Bay to manage The Studio in the beginning of 2012. After seven years of good times, she made yet another move in 2019 to Dogpatch Boulders.

    As much as she loves her gym, work is not everything to her: Diane also enjoys traveling, tennis, lifting, and all things food- and drink-related. If you ever want to swap recipes or fight over which style of BBQ is best, be sure to come to chat her up!

  • Ryan (he/him)

    Desk Staff

    Ryan joined Touchstone in 2007 to feed his climbing addiction. He holds an AA in theology and a BS in geology, but one day hopes to become a stone master. When he isn’t climbing the glorious walls inside a Touchstone gym, you can find him mountaineering, dancing ballet, completing triathlons or training for more climbing.

  • Ryan (he/him)

    Desk Staff

    When Ryan was a kid, he promised himself that he would be Superman, a pirate, Bruce Wayne, or a firefighter when he grew up.  He doesn’t plan on backing out of that promise. When Ryan was 3 he made his first million and when he was 10 he owned an empire of businesses.  You can mostly find him in the gym working or in the gym climbing or just in the gym.  Right now climbing is his life and he just wants to climb everything!

  • Hana (she/her)

    Desk Staff

    Hana is a Sacramento native who is currently enrolled at Sacramento State, majoring in International Relations and Economics. She was introduced to climbing by her cousin and fell in love with it ever since. She prefers top roping over bouldering and is still learning to lead climb. In her free time she enjoys traveling, biking, and running.

  • Colton (he/him)

    Desk Staff

    After throwing in the towel on being the world’s foremost expert on platypus herding…Colton has decided to take on a new venture, climbing! He started climbing at Slo-Op in San Luis Obispo (yes, he knows Joe!) and soon fell in love with the sport. He loves sharing that stoke with anyone who is willing to hang off the side of a mountain with him. When Colton is not at the gym, he enjoys whitewater rafting, bike packing, making art, and sewing.

  • Dan (he/him)

    Desk Staff

    Meet Dan, a nerd turned avid rock climber who is still very much a nerd. Dan spent most of his free time playing Super Smash Brothers Melee competitively where he was #5 on the Sacramento Melee power ranking, not that he’s trying to brag or anything. After deciding that he wanted to do something that physically challenged him, he stumbled upon Sacramento Pipeworks in early January of 2019 and immediately fell in love with rock climbing. After two years of climbing in the gym and all around California, he scored a job at the desk at Pipeworks to help facilitate his obsession. If you see him in the bouldering area, feel free to say hey!

  • Luke (he/him)

    Desk Staff

    Luke is one of our newer staff members but has already become best buddies with everyone on the team. He is a full-time student at Sacramento State, studying (among other things) Communications & Deaf Studies. He played on the Sac State Rugby team, which means he can take a hit & keep coming. He is a born and raised CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) and is fluent in ASL, including all of the bad words. Seriously though, if you ever need an interpreter, he’s happy to help!

    Luke loves skateboarding, playing rugby, weightlifting, and hanging out with his family. He is newer to rock climbing but loves how it challenges him physically and mentally. Don’t hesitate to wave and say what’s up if you ever catch Luke in the gym, you just might make a new buddy!