Staff | Vertical Ventures

Staff

MEET THE VV TEAM

Our staff is crucial to the VV community.  Below are some of the team members you’ll see throughout the gym.

MANAGEMENT

KJ - staff photo

Kelly “KJ” Jackson
Owner & Managing Partner

Jiar - photo

jiar chiang
head routesetter

Headshot of Will Woslum, Assistant Manager

will Woslum
Operations Manager

Headshot of Lily Calcote, Manager & Vanguards Director

lily calcote
Programs Director

Headshot of Kegen Fenclau, Shift Lead

Laís
Event Coordinator & Manager

Headshot of Kegen Fenclau, Shift Lead

Kegen Fenclau
Assistant Manager

Head Coaches

Max Francois
Co-Director, Head Coach

Gessica Staff Photo

GESSICA SMITH
Co-Director, Head Coach

Headshot of Lily Calcote, Manager & Vanguards Director

LILY CALCOTE
HEAD COACH

ROUTESETTERS

Jiar - photo

Jiar Chiang
Head Routesetter

Dylan Williams
ASsT.  Routesetter

Aaron Pleasant
Routesetter

Headshot of Attic Singleton, Routesetter

Atti singleton
Routesetter

Brandon Routesetter

Brandon Smith
Routesetter

Will Woslum
Forerunner, Crew

Max Francois
Forerunner, Crew

Instructors + Guides

Headshot of Rhea Thorne, Events Coordinator

Rhea 
Event Support

Headshot of Bryce Valdez, Fitness Director

Bryce 
Fitness Director

Headshot of Bryce Valdez, Fitness Director

Logan 
SHIFT LEAD 

Headshot of Attic Singleton, Routesetter

Atti
SHIFT LEAD 

Headshot of Bryce Valdez, Fitness Director

Alec 
SHIFT LEAD 

Cody
instructor

Coop
Instructor

LAIS
Instructor, Parties

Josh
Climbing Guide

Sophia
instructor, coach

Emily
Instructor, Coach

Andy
Climbing Guide

Jacob
Climbing Guide

Rose
Fitness Instructor, Coach

Adam
Instructor

Michael
INSTRUCTOR 

Denis
Climbing Guide

Meagan
Climbing Tots Director 

Hannah
Instructor

Loreben
Instructor

Charlie
Climbing Guide

JOIN THE VV TEAM

Our mission is to create transformative experiences, inspire personal growth, cultivate friendships and build a community for all through rock climbing. A VVer’s job is to foster this mission, treating all customers (from the timid first-timer to the old-school expert) with friendliness and respect. Our staff have a passion for rock climbing, educating and coaching, sharing their creativity and unique skills with each other and our climbers. If this sounds like you, please complete our job application and send it along with your resume and cover letter to jobs@verticalventures.com