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Coach Bios


Ian Dory

Hometown: Fort Collins
Hobby: bow hunting
Music: all kinds
Vacation: surfing
Quote: what we do in this life echoes in eternity
Movie: top gun
Book: gun fight
Climbing since: birth


Josh Paton

Hometown: Lake City, MN
Hobby: Climbing, boating, fishing
Music: Bluegrass, rock, things that make you move!
Vacation: Nepal, anywhere, overseas
Quote: If it isn’t hard, it probably isn’t worth doing.
Movie: RAD
Book: On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Climbing since: 1994


Shannon Forsman

Hometown: Boulder
Hobby: Climbing of course! And photography
Music: Anything but Country
Vacation: Pretty much psyched to go anywhere, as long as it’s out of the Bubble
Quote: “Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.” Mark Twain
Movie: Despicable Me, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Wall-E, School of Rock
Book: “the Milagro Beanfield War”
Climbing since: Elementary School!


Tiffany Hensley

Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Hobby: Running, Baking
Music: Bavarian #1 by Miike Snow, Atoms for Peace, Susanne Sundfor
Vacation: Ceuse, Rocklands, or Germany
Quote: “Carpe diem! Sieze the day!”
Movie: “Django”
Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Climbing since: 1998


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

Andy Hansen

Andy Hansen

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hobby: Postholing
Music: Grateful Dead, Wu-Tang Clan, Sonic Youth, Gang Starr, Allman Brothers Band
Vacation: Thailand
Quote: “I get into each thing I do- to the point where nothing else matters. I guess I’m an extremist.” Neil Young
Movie: Star Wars Episodes I-VI
Book: Desolation Angels- Jack Kerouac
Climbing since: 2007

Jesse Bergquist

Jesse Bergquist

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Hobbies: Slacklining, Biking, Beach Volleyball
Music: Wu-Tang Clan, Pretty Lights, Pink Floyd to name a few. I like almost anything besides Country.
Vacation: I love to travel, whether its to climb or just to see the sights and experience new cultures. My dream vacation would probably last a year and involve a lot of different places, people and rock.
Movie: Fight Club, The Usual Suspects, Lost in Translation, Apocalypse Now and Kill Bill are my top 5.
Book: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Quote: “Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came close to guessing that they were making champagne.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Climbing since: 2007