Retail Buyer and Accounts Payable Manager

Joey is our Retail Buyer and Accounts Payable Manager. After college, Joey relocated to Colorado to explore the outdoors and shortly thereafter found climbing. When he decided to leave his desk job, it was only natural that he found working at a climbing gym to be the perfect balance between his love for number crunching and the challenges found in climbing. Joey is most excited to meet the Whetstone community and build a ‘home away from home’ feel that only a climbing gym can create.

 

Originally a Texas native, Josh found his way to the wonderful town of Fort Collins in 2012 and quickly began pursuing his passion for climbing. He has spent time in all climbing disciplines and has worked as a guide, however; he has happily found his favorite style to be bouldering, specifically spending long days in the alpine at Rocky Mountain National Park repeating his favorite lines for the 100th time or getting humbled on new projects.
Expanding his climbing family is also one of Josh’s passions.  He loves meeting and conversing with new climbers at the crag and enjoys hearing about other people’s passions and goals; even if you only see him once a year he will likely remember you and be excited to hear about how you’ve been since. Outside of climbing, Josh is pursuing a degree at CSU and has recently taken up winter sports.

Personal Climbing Coach and Trainer

Ken is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, Climb Strong Certified Performance Coach, and Northern Colorado Climber’s Coalition Board Member.  His climbing travels have brought him all over the world from the amazing limestone walls of Spain and Mexico to the expansive boulder fields of the Rocklands of South Africa.

He has coached and instructed rock climbing in every capacity: from youth teams to accredited college courses. His passion for coaching is matched by his ability to connect with climbers of all levels.
Ken is constantly evolving as a climber; and whether he is repeating a climb in Rocky Mountain National Park, or working on a project 9,000 miles away, he is always learning to look more closely at himself and his own climbing, while consistently trying hard and having fun.

Youth Program Coordinator

Sarah is a Colorado native who started climbing 5 years ago with her high school’s climbing team and quickly grew to love the sport. She began working in a climbing gym shortly after joining the team, and is passionate about spreading the joy of climbing to those in her community. When she’s not climbing, she’s working towards her degree at Colorado State University, hiking around Colorado, or listening to Harry Styles.

Head Routesetter

Although Scott isn’t great at writing bios, he makes up for it with his +3 ape index, which could explain his love for setting big moves. This guy is from Leavensworth, KS originally, but met his beautiful wife while in the Navy over in Italy. He also has an adorable daughter, Maire. He has dubbed himself “Scotty the Hotty” and has been climbing for over 13 years. He signs all of his routes “Mouse” in the gym, but you will have to ask him why yourself.

Introducing our Director, 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!

Graphic Design

TJ 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.