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

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