• Jenna (she/her)

    Gym Manager
    Jenna is not a sunshine person. She prefers to go outside if it is cold and gloomy which doesn’t make sense with living in sunny Southern California. Climbing is her passion because it allows you to... try as hard as you can and push yourself mentally and physically. She is always happy to chat about climbs, beta and training techniques so don’t hesitate to say hello when you see her. Oh, and food. Jenna can talk forever about food. If she’s not at the gym then you can expect she’ll be outside climbing, attempting mountain biking, or chillin’ somewhere nice with a beer. Cheers!
  • Martha (she/her)

    Desk Staff
    Martha is an original, born-and-raised Valley girl. She is like, so ecstatic to be closer to home! You will find her roaming around Stoney Point or the nearest Marshall’s. Her favorite song to rock on... to is “Bohemian Rhapsody.” She spends pretty much all her time training, riding her new bike, reading, and learning how to be patient with yoga moves. (What can we say, she is a jitterbug that can’t hold still!) She hopes to one day be recruited by the Sailor Scout squad, but in the meantime you can catch her here at Verdigo. Side note: She is getting better at remembering people’s names.
  • Nelson (he/him)

    Desk Staff
    Nelson grew up in lovely Burbank, CA but loves the gloomy weather of the Pacific Northwest. You used to be able to find him at Active Ride Shop in Burbank setting up skateboards or hanging... out on his day off, but now you’ll see him hanging at the gym a little more often. He loves pizza so much that he has a slice tattooed above his knee. If he’s not at work or out eating you might find him at home or probably out skateboarding, snowboarding, or biking around LA.
  • Brad (he/him)

    Desk Staff
    Brad grew up in Crystal Lake, a northwest suburban town of Chicago. He moved out to Los Angeles in August of 2018 and has no intention of leaving anytime soon. He was always very active... as a kid. He grew up playing baseball, skateboarding, and wrestling, among other shenanigans. At 20 years old, he discovered his passion for climbing from the local hole-in-the-wall bouldering gym. If Brad isn’t climbing he’s probably watching comedy shows, watching movies, or listening to a podcast.
  • Alex (he/him)

    Desk Staff
    Alex likes to do nothing other than climbing, and writing a bio is his nightmare! He grew up in Pacas aka Pacoima. Just like the rest of our staff he’s a big fan of beer... and likes to brew his own tasty bubbly beers. When not at the gym you can find Alex camping in the woods, on the beach, or near some boulders.
  • Léa (she/her)

    Desk Staff
    Léa was born and raised in the French Alps in a little mountain cottage where the flowers bloom all year round. She accidentally discovered she’s really good at falling down stairs without getting hurt, mostly.... Her talents include: being upside down, pretending to be dead, motorcycle jumps, and gnarly fighting moves. So she moved to LA, the one place where these skills can be useful. (She is a stunt woman.) When she’s not climbing, you can usually find her in the credits. The end.
  • Jack (he/him)

    Desk Staff
    Jack hails from the much flatter coastal and piedmont lands of North Carolina so one day in 2016 he decided to trade up for the much more fun mountains of California. Jack is a stargazing,... soccer-playing, backpacking, mountaineering, and multi-pitch trad climber who knows how to hackysack. He is also probably a lot taller than you, so you may want to get your climbing beta from someone else!