Taylor Hutchens

Front Desk Associate

A Leo. One of the loudest people to set foot in the gym, but her bubbly personality will always keep you smiling.


~Bio written by Rhiana Welch


Krislyn Brown

Front Desk Associate


~Bio written by Eric Johnson


Dillon Machen


Dubbed our "best climber with the biggest ego."  From his startup hold business to consistently losing the golf cart keys (aw nuts :/ ), there's never a dull moment with Dillon.

~Bio written by Chloe Ledford


Teryn Schwind


From baking to painting to stealing your project - a true renaissance woman.  Guiness world record for smelliest climbing shoes.

~Bio written by Joey Hudson


Joey Hudson


Boulderer by day, drummer by night. The epitome of versatility.  Ask him about his blood bag.

~Bio written by Teryn Schwind


Josh Reyes

Ambassador, Routesetter, Coach

He has probably climbed longer than you've been alive.  Beta?  Who needs it, when you're fueled by his wife's chicken salad.  All around good guy, even better climber.

~Bio written by Eric Johnson


Jay Watson

Ambassador, Routesetter, Coach

Jay Watson is a world class competitor, one of many locals who helped Horse Pens 40 get started in bouldering and is obviously one of the best boulderers in the world.  

~Bio written by Mike Shultz circa 2008


Carrie Machen

Owner, SUP Guide, Coach, Director of all things awesome

Professional life juggler, dream pursuer, knee abuser and beer connoisseur with a contagious laugh!  She opened a climbing gym to support her Mexican food addiction with the side benefit of changing the community.  Tacos for life!

~Bio written by Josh Reyes


Micah Prickett

Head Routesetter

AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor

USAC Level 1 Routesetter

"I'm back, did ya miss me?" Gadsden's only Alpaca athlete and our #1 head setter!  The canyon is his baby.  Currently projecting 14a.

~Bio written by Eric Johnson


Madelon Machen

Front Desk Associate

A silent crusher!  You will not catch her bragging about her latest send.  Loves all things fluffy and owns more stuffed animals than she should.  

~Bio written by Carrie Machen


Nathan Starzl

Front Desk Associate

Tall.  Curly hair.  Soccer 

~Bio written by Eric Johnson


Eric Johnson

Retail Sales Manager, Instructor, Comedian

He is slightly obsessed with his FJ, monthly tattoos, and beating people in Words with Friends.  What his hair looks like is a mystery because you will always find him in a hat.

~Bio written by Maggie Grizzard


Stacey Coker

SUP Guide

Stacey has been riding paddle boards for 5 years and is most popular for his SUP & SIP tour.  As a guide he will help you find your center while on the water.  In addition to paddling, he is an avid mountain biker and hunter. 

~Bio written by Kate Wilson


Krystin Baird

SUP Yoga Guide

A RYT 200 yoga teacher and dance instructor.  This is her fourth season guiding SUP tours.  Not widely known, she used to carry Tabasco in her purse.  She loves the spiciest things!

~Bio written by Carrie Machen


Kate Wilson

Owner, Group Fitness Instructor, Financial Director

Devoted wife and mom of 2, Co-owner of GadRock.  You will often find her coaching a fitness class or running like a gazelle around Gadsden training for her next race like the energizer bunny sporting a huge smile on her face.

~Bio written by Valerie Ulrich