Team CityROCK Head Coach
How did you get started climbing?
In high school, I had an amazing chemistry teacher who took a group of us out top-roping in Unaweep Canyon; then a few years later, my future husband needed a belayer and so it began. :)
List your favorite climbing style in order of preference. (bouldering, sport, trad, etc)
SPORT CLIMBING... we have kids!, Traditional, Alpine, Bouldering
Tell me more about your climbing experience.
Trad and ice climbing was where it all began for me in Utah 18 years ago, all to gain experience to take into the mountains. Skiing, hiking and climbing were focused on alpine adventures in UT, WY, ID, CO and AK. After having kids, my training evolved and a love for sport climbing began. I've climbed all over the US (25+ states) plus Canada and Europe.
What is your favorite CityROCK moment?
One October, Michael Caracappa and I had a meeting with a Team CityROCK parent. With perfectly straight faces, we introduced ourselves and proceeded to have a serious discussion about her son. What made this such a memorable moment...we were all dressed up for Halloween. Michael was dressed as a woman in a beautiful blue gown with blonde curly locks. I had on my awesome big hair wig, bell bottoms and way too much eyeshadow. I think we made a great first impression!
What is one of the coolest non-climbing things you've done?
As an Air Force Officer, I was cleared to do an unrestricted climb in an F-16 Fighter Jet. It's like a rocket taking off! The jet goes straight up then turns over so the world is upside down. After the pilot leveled off, he handed the controls to me and I flew an F-16 for the first time!
Ape Index: Not long enough. Maybe +2?!