Setter Bios

Jackie Hueftle by Courtney Sanders

Jackie Hueftle

Hometown: Reno
Hobby: Writing
Music: Grimes, Bad Religion
Vacation: Climbing
Quote: The mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious. ~ Terry Pratchett
Movie: City of God
Book: Sweet Thursday
Climbing since: 1998

Connor Griffith

Connor Griffith

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Hobby: Mostly just climbing. Beard-growing.
Music: I listen to it often.
Vacation: Romania, someday.
Quote: “!” -Danny Ciavarro
Movie: Saving Private Ryan, longtime favorite.
Book: I really, really enjoyed reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series recently.
Climbing since: April 12th, 2005, 5:53 pm.


Danny Ciavarro

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Hobby: Climbing, beer, road biking
Music: Yes
Climbing since: 1997

Joel Zerr

Joel Zerr

Hometown: Reno, NV
Hobby: Photography, Videography, Reading. Although It’s not a hobby I’m also an RN working in an emergency department.
Music: Blues, classic rock, 80s, hip hop, dance, too much to list really. I like most music except country and dub step.
Vacation: Mallorca, Spain is at the top of my list!
Quote: “Never memorize something that you can look up.” -Albert Einstein
Movie: The Departed
Book: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Climbing since: 1999


Jake Novotny

Hometown: Lake Tahoe, CA
Hobby: fly fishing, biking, skateboarding
Music: soul, old R&B, funk
Vacation: Fontainebleau
Movie: Reservoir Dogs
Book: Huckleberry Finn
Climbing since: 2008


Lily Cornett

Hometown: Navy Brat – I’ve spent most of my life in Southern California, Japan, Maryland, and Colorado.
Hobbies: Reading best-of-craiglist, running, exploring, getting to know people, beer, cruising on bikes, and “tiny living,” which is basically tidying up the minivan.
Music: Electronic and folk mainly. Is NPR music?
Vacation: Sport climbing in Spain for a season.
Quote: “There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.” – Jeannete Winterson
Book: 9 out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistake by Dave Macleoud, non-climbing book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.
Climbing since: 2008

Michael O'Rourke

Michael O’Rourke

Hometown: Glencoe, IL
Hobbies: Climbing and training for climbing
Music: Pandora keeps it fresh
Vacation: Font or Switzerland
Movie: Caddyshack
Book: The guidebook
Quote: “That doesn’t make any sense at all, you can be second, third, fourth…hell you can even be fifth.”
Climbing since: 2002

Josh Troob

Josh Troob

Hometown: Rhode Island
Hobbies: Looking for boulders
Music: Old school rap, punk
Vacation: Squamish BC
Movie: Mind Gym
Quote: “You can fail at something you don’t want, so may as well take the chance on doing what you love” and “You need to want to succeed as bad as you want to breath”
Climbing since: I was 5 years old

Sarah Filler

Sarah Filler

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Hobbies: Climbing, Ultimate Frisbee
Music: Pretty much everything but country
Vacation: Anywhere I can climb
Movie: Donnie Darko
Book: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Quote: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” -Spock
Climbing since: March 2006