• Diane (she/her)


    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.

  • 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.

  • Katie (she/her)

    Desk Staff

    Katie Koach is her name, coaching is her game. Her main coaching points are: turn your hips, stay close to the wall, and have fun! Being buff and tall is helpful but overrated. Now here is an incomplete list of things she loves: food she doesn’t have to make herself, thrifting, Master Chef, road trips, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, embroidering, allllll the coffeeeeee, her boyfriend, your dog, Legos, movies that are so bad they’re good, Sims 3, climbing. Now for the incomplete list of things that she hates: talking in the third person and mean people.

  • Kinsey (he/him)

    Desk Staff

    A So Cal native that moved to Davis in 2018 for school Kinsey joined Pipeworks in 2021 after graduating with a degree in biochemistry. After some exposure through the venture scouts he started climbing in the gym in 2016 and soon got hooked on rock climbing at places like Joshua Tree. When not at the front desk, coaching, or teaching clinics you can find him climbing at one of Tahoe’s excellent crags or some seldom visited spot in California he read about online.

  • Andrew (he/him)

    Desk Staff

    Andrew is an aggressively non-competitive climber, plays disc golf, and tries to do yoga as regularly as possible. You’ll see him at the front desk and walking around the gym, sometimes followed closely by his adorable black lab mix, Lavender.

  • JP (he/him)

    Desk Staff

    JP is a one-of-a-kind energetic goofball who loves trying new things! He is currently studying Economics with an emphasis on International Relations and Geopolitics. You can spot him in the gym practicing acrobatic dance moves, or trying to convince his friends to join him on the slab wall. Outside of climbing, he loves exploring new places, spending quality time with friends, and learning languages; of which he is conversational in Korean, took Japanese in high school, and wants to learn Mandarin!

  • Courtney (they/she)

    Desk Staff

    In the summer of ’17, Courtney drove to California in a small car packed with art supplies, plants, and a cat. Upon arriving, they wandered into Pipeworks and said, “Y’all hiring? I work in climbing gyms.” The rest is now buried in the great book of Touchstone lore. Courtney enjoys naps with their dog, printmaking, film photography, and tending to the gym plants.