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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Meet the Board

Brian Poulsen (Chairman)

Brian started rock climbing in the foothills of the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains when he was fourteen. Since then, he has climbed extensively in the western states. His favorite climbing destinations are traditional alpine rock routes of the Sierras, and the splitter desert towers of the southwest. In his free time away from climbing and his three kids, Brian is an environmental attorney for the law firm of Somach, Simmons & Dunn.

Logan Jeffrey (Vice Chair)

Logan has been hang-dogging indoors and out for three years. He recently led his first multipitch trad line and realized that gym climbing doesn't really translate. In addition to climbing, Logan is a full time photographer, bike commuter, hummus expert, world traveler, and knows his way around a foosball table. To fund his jet-setting he works at a mom-and-pop sporting goods shop called REI.

Ellen Trescott (Secretary)

Ellen has recreationally climbed while residing in Washington, Oregon, and California. A water and land-use attorney at Downey Brand LLP, she joined the CRAGS board in early 2010. Ellen hopes that her involvement with CRAGS will help improve outdoor recreational opportunities in the Sacramento area, and give her more excuses to get out of the office and into the hills.

Andrew Housley (Treasurer)

I know I joined up with the organization because I consider myself an active person and I wanted an opportunity to help bring climbing, widely known as an "extreme sport", into the spotlight in order to show people that it is a positive, safe activity that the whole family can enjoy. I'm just hopeful what ever enthusiasm I can bring forward will help bring about a positive change in the public eye.

Rob Trelford (Volunteer Coordinator)

I am the coach of The Summit Party USAClimbing team at Pipeworks. My only claim to fame in USAC is that our team has had kids on the US National Team. Also we just got two of our kids their first Pro Sponsorship with Team Madrock. And oh yea, I took third in the old farts division at US National Championships in Boston back in 2005. I climb alot of trad and got my butt spanked on God of Thunder this year. Props to my best partner Vic for sharing the best year of climbing in our lives this summer. And I teach 6th grade in my spare time. See y'all in Bishop this Winter!

Gordon Ainsleigh

Gordy Ainsleigh, 61, is a chiropractic doctor with a home-office in Meadow Vista; a hobby scientist who wrote a landmark medical journal article on the cancer-preventing effects of sun exposure, published in 1993; the founder, staff doctor and 22-times finisher of the Western States 100-Mile Run, and, thereby, the founder of the sport of 100-mile trail running;.an adventure guide for local trail running, trail bicycling, river rafting and rock climbing; he used to lead 5.11c, but now gets pumped on three pitches of 5.7-5.10a.

Jason Bove

Mr. Jason Bove was born Jason Bove, in the gorgeous midwest sector of the United States. He has presently found an even more pristine setting on the west side to reside. Jason Bove may now be your neighbor and friend.

Aaron Rough

Aaron Rough lives, works, and plays in Vacaville, CA. While Aaron has climbed at most major destination around the West, he prefers making the best out of what NorCal rock has to offer. He has developed routes and boulder problems in several local climbing areas from the Vacaville Open Space District, the Auburn SRA, Mt. St. Helena, and other smaller areas dispersed across Southern and Northern California. Aaron looks forward to the day when climbers can once again legally climb in the Auburn SRA Limestone Quarry.

John Robinson

Mike Rommel

Colin Wood (Alternate)

Colin is a 3rd year law student at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He grew up in Colfax and is very concerned about local climbing access issues. When he's not climbing, or trying to find an environmental law job somewhere in Northern California (anybody have any tips?) he's likely backcountry skiing in the Lake Tahoe Area.

Renee Ross (Alternate)

Renée moved from the Midwest to California in 2002 in search of elevation and bigger rocks. She enjoys bouldering the most but also sport climbs and will trad climb under peer pressure. Renée treasures the variety in people found in the climbing community and cherishes all time spent outside her fuzzy gray cubicle. She also enjoys real mail, catching fall leaves, and running in new places.

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