To protect and improve climbing in the Lake Tahoe Basin through mentorship and stewardship.
TCC JEDI STATEMENT
TCC would like to provide climbing access to persons who experience barriers to climbing, whether because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or other identities—do not feel able to, or even safe, participating in climbing and other outdoor recreation activities.
TCC acknowledges ancestral, historic, and current systemic and communal inequities.
TCC welcomes climbers of all backgrounds, including (but not limited to) ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, experience, and training.
TCC strives to provide equal opportunities and support for all members of our community.
TCC recognizes that diversity is essential for the overall health and future growth of the climbing community.
TCC dedicates ourselves to ongoing discussion and action to address our role in promoting equal access for all climbers.
I am a 30+ year climber with over a decade climbing in the Tahoe region where I saw a gap in the care for local climbing areas. I hope this organization becomes the core for local and visiting climbers to give back to their community through mentorship and stewardship.
I have been a climber and outdoor enthusiast for over 25 years. I have also been a social worker for 20 years. My passion for protecting all things that cannot protect themselves has led me to my role on this board. I hope to support our mission, including brining climbing to our at-risk youth and protecting our amazing climbing areas for years to come.
I see stewardship as proactively building relationships with land managers, local climbers, visiting climbers, and the general community to ensure that issues related to climbing impacts are addressed before they endanger climbing access. It is also working to minimize the impact that climbing has on natural areas through smart trail development and management, as well as cleanup events and outreach.
I started climbing in Western Massachusetts in 2009 and immediately fell in love with every aspect of climbing. I enjoy sport cragging, long moderate trad routes, hard bouldering, gym climbing, and even the occasional day on ice.
I wanted to serve on the TCC board to try to give back to the climbing community because I've gotten so much out of climbing. My personal points of interest lie in preserving and protecting the cliffs and mountains we all love so much.