Rich Strang

Team Coach, Route Setter, Instructor

Rich has been climbing about as long as rocks have existed. Starting his climbing career in New York he eventually moved to the West for the vast amounts of rock and more days of sunshine.

Joseph Gordon

Technical Director, Instructor, Setter

Joey started climbing in his home town of Santa Rosa, CA at Vertex Climbing Center. He moved to Santa Fe, NM to study Music Technology and Production at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Jean Fraunglass

Setter, Mean and Green

Jean was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He started climbing at SFCC at thirteen years old with his dad. Since then he has dabbled in the youth competitive circuit, taken occasional trips to the classic crags around NM, and have enjoyed weekly gym sessions with the squad.

Jaclyn Behringer

Manager, Facilitator, Explorer

Jaclyn has had a close relationship with rocks since childhood, often gravitating to the natural playgrounds made by sketchy (and usually slippery) piles of boulders during woodland explorations all over the east coast.

Andre Wiltenburg


Andre Wiltenburg grew up in the Netherlands. He moved to the United States more than 20 years ago, in search of adventure and new opportunities. He discovered rock climbing while he was living in Florida, and was immediately hooked.

Mike Phalan

Setter, Instructor, Lifts more than you

Mike moved to Santa Fe from the Big Island Hawaii back in 2007 and fell in love with climbing right away. He traded in his career in counseling for this newfound passion and directed it into coaching and guiding with the Santa Fe Climbing Center.

Brian Mier

Setter, Crusher

Brian has been climbing for seven years. Other than climbing tough boulders with his friends, Brian likes to play the guitar, hang out with his dog, and sleep.

Jacqueline Bell

Graphic Designer, Front Desk, Social Butterfly, Abundance of energy

Jacqueline Bell was born and raised in Santa Fe and started climbing at the Santa Fe Climbing Center when she was 8 years old. Jacqueline loves climbing because it’s a perfect coupling of mental and physical challenge.

Sandip Rai

Front Desk, Training Instructor, Full of Rice

Sandip is a full time student at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology going for his M.S in Electrical Engineering. He is the president of the university’s climbing club and spends his free time time during school training with the collegiate climbing team.

Emma Thompson

Route Setter, Front Desk

Emma began working at the Climbing Center at the start of this year as a setter and working front desk.

Brenda Serrano

Photographer, Front Desk