TJ will be one of our Front Desk Managers. He hails from Nashville, TN where he was introduced to climbing in high school, on his first date with his future wife. Talk about a great day at the gym; this clearly showed him the power of the community at climbing gyms, and how a strong climbing community can be truly life-changing! He has been in Colorado for 5 years and has been doing graphic design and illustration. He is an amazing artist and creates some beautiful climbing-centric work. We couldn’t be more stoked to have such a warm, creative, and sincere guy who will work with our members and guests everyday.
Introducing one of our Assistant Directors, Tilde Bombarado M.! Tilde is one amazing woman, wife, and mother, who’s experience with climbing started when she was 12 years old, living in Naples, Italy. Her love for climbing comes from the community that she finds in the outdoor realm; meeting others with a common passion, and climbing in places where she can also focus on being a mom at the same time. Tilde wants to bring that same sense of community to Whetstone. She loves coaching and her experience is extensive, she is going to do amazing things… and we can’t wait!
Seth Murphy is the Managing Director, and we are truly excited for everything he will do! His rich experience in the climbing industry started in 1996, working at Hudson Trail Outfitters in Annapolis, Maryland. Climbing has taken a few different forms for him, from guiding in South America and Asia, to working at the late Mountain Shop in Fort Collins, CO. Seth has been the Director for the Mid-Atlantic Earth Treks in Northern Baltimore as well as for the Golden, CO location; he also helped open the most recent (and largest) Earth Treks in Englewood. Seth is excited to bring his passion for all things climbing to Whetstone, and looks forward to being able to give-back to the community that has done so much for him and his family.
Sarah Reedstrom is one of our Assistant Directors. Sarah embodies the qualities that we love in our Fort Collins community, and has been someone very moved by her own climbing experiences. Climbing could not have come to Sarah at a more perfect time in her life, where a big move to the tundra of Winnipeg with her husband, left her grateful for the comradery and community that climbing naturally created. She found herself in awe of everything that climbing had to offer. At Whetstone, Sarah’s main purpose is to help impact others through climbing, the way it has impacted her.