Guide Staff

  • Adam Fisher – Program Lead

    Adam hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He first learned to climb at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky while earning a degree in Environmental and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.  Since then he has climbed and skied across the US and abroad, including significant time in the Tetons, North Cascades, Colorado Rockies, Patagonia, […]

  • Nate McKenzie – Program Lead

    Nate McKenzie is a climbing guide based in Connecticut where he runs a monthly adaptive climbing night. Nate serves on the Paradox Sports Board of Directors and is Paradox Sports’ Lead Guide, helping to coordinate and guide Paradox Sports rock and ice climbing trips since 2009, including trips to the Gunks, North Conway, Joshua Tree […]

  • Gary Dunn – Program Lead

    Gary began sharing his passion for adventure as a guide over 20 years ago. Guiding throughout North and South America, he has taught rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, tree climbing, caving, mountain biking, kayaking, and leadership development to a wide variety of audiences ranging from at-risk youth, people with disabilities, veterans, and business leaders.   Gary is […]

  • Steve Levin

    Steve started climbing with a guided ascent of the Upper Exum on the Grand Teton at age 13. Since then he has travelled and climbed widely throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is author of Eldorado Canyon: A Climbing Guide, the definitive guidebook to the climbing in Eldorado Canyon. He loves all types of rock […]

  • Ryan Pedersen

    Ryan was born in Massachusetts where he grew up tromping around New England’s dense forests and rivers. As he got a little older, this naturally progressed into climbing in the mountains. Following his desire to pursue a career in the outdoors, he studied Outdoor Education and Psychology at Johnson State College in northern Vermont. He […]


    Kris first fell in love with the outdoors on family camping trips to the Texas Hill Country and the Arkansas Ozarks when she was small. After her first backpacking trip in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains during high school, she returned to guide in the Weminuche Wilderness Area. Those formative years drew Kris back to Colorado, […]

  • Maureen “Mo” Beck

    Maureen (Whalley) Beck was lucky to grow up in the Maine woods scrambling and playing in the dirt. She roped up for the first time at age 12 and hasn’t stopped since. Cragging her way through New England, she developed her potential as a one-handed climber. Prior to the advent of social media and the […]


    Madaleine is an elite big wall free climber and certified AMGA Rock guide inspired to continually engage her next wall and coach climbers to meet theirs.  A resident of Boulder, Colorado, Madaleine grew up in the suburbs outside of Washington D.C where she began climbing through summer adventure camps. She credits a supportive family and […]

  • Ali Bradway

    Ali was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She grew up appreciating hard work, cold winters and mama’s home made hot dish. After receiving a degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she moved back to Minneapolis and discovered the joys of rock climbing. Ali started climbing in the […]

  • Jillian Yatsko

    Jillian is a competitive rock climber and coach based out of San Diego, California. Growing up at the base of the Appalachian mountains she has always used outdoor recreation as a means for personal growth and exploration. After moving to California she narrowed her focus in on climbing. With San Diego’s large medical needs community, […]

  • Quinn Brett

    Quinn was introduced by chance to rock climbing at a young age and completely embraced the physical and mental aspects of the sport. For 20 years she has traveled the planet, exploring summits and valleys, and climbing, hiking, practicing yoga, and laughing throughout the beautiful nooks of the world. Among her many accomplishments as a […]

  • Gavriel Weiner

    Gavi’s love for the outdoors began at age 7, when her Dad had to carry her pack up the big hills. Since then, she has rock climbed, backpacked, and frolicked in the peaks of Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, California and Colorado. After a decade as a weekend warrior in the Sierras and the Rockies, […]

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