Hometown: Frelinghuysen, NJ
Q: What’s your climbing style?
Q: Who do you take advice from and why?
A: My partner, Owen. My lady friend, Katherine. I respect what they have accomplished as climbers.
Q: How has your training for climbing changed in the last year?
A: I tackled the challenge of breaking my fear of lead climbing. I don’t really “train”.
Q: How has climbing affected the people you choose to surround yourself with?
A: I tend to spend most of my free time climbing with friends at the gym or at the crag.
Q: What have you done to give back to the climbing community?
A: Pick up any trash I see at the crag. Provide helpful support for new climbers who seek my advice.
Q: What have you learned from failure?
A: To use it as motivation to try harder.
Q: Who are the climbers that inspire you the most and why?
A: Kerry Scott. Because she’s a badass chica. Owen, my partner, because his technique is stellar and his climbing strengths are varied.
Q: What is your favorite climbing location and why?
A: The southeast. I <3 southern sandstone boulders.
Q: Why Butora Climbing?
A: I love the shoes. They perform wonderfully and hold up well.
Q: What are your favorite before and after climbing meals?
A: Donuts. Chipotle.
Q: What is your spirit animal?
A: Kitty cat.
Questions from the Internet
Q: What differences have you found in climbing Narsha versus climbing in Acro?
A: The Acros are better for bouldering, in my opinion. I imagine the Narsha’s are better for ropes.
Q: What are some tips you would give to new outdoor climbers about crag etiquette?
A: Pack it out. Be considerate of other climbers. Try as hard as possible to leave no trace. Be conscious of the noise you’re creating in a crowded area.
Q: Tips you would give to someone who is stuck on their project? How do you stay motivated when you are stuck?
A: Train the weakness. Accept what you may not be strong at and work on it.
Q: How have you overcome fear in climbing (fear of falling, fear of failure, etc.)?
A: By working with the amazing Climbing Coach Bradley. Lean into your fears and come out a better climber.