Born in Philadelphia, Ingrid’s family relocated to Western NC to escape big city life, her parents choosing Asheville partly for its close proximity to great outside climbing! Ingrid’s dad (a lifelong climber) got her sisters and her into climbing early on. Ingrid studied at Appalachian State University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Art Management, with minors in Not-for-Profit Management and General Business. It was while in school that she really had the chance to cultivate her love of climbing. After a summer internship at a natural history museum in England in 2015, Ingrid moved to Raleigh and became a member at TRC, where she eventually began working as a Camp Counselor in March of 2016. Aside from climbing in the gym, Ingrid loves going on outdoor bouldering trips, checking out Durham’s art scene, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.
Amanda was first introduced to climbing as a student at Appalachian State University where she enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, kayaking and star gazing. Once becoming established in the Boone community, Amanda became a member of Center 45 where she was able to pursue climbing and bouldering as a hobby. After graduating from ASU with a Biology degree she and her husband laid down some roots and lived in the Boone area for about 10 years. They moved to the Raleigh area in 2018 to pursue new career opportunities. When Amanda is not climbing, you can find her brokering real estate, cycling, or hiking with her dog, Bodie.
Andrew is a former Force Recon Marine who has spent his life in pursuit of adventure both in the military and in the mountains. As the visionary and Founding Partner to Triangle Rock Club, he now focuses his passion for adventure in the business world. Husband to the amazing Caroline and a dedicated family man, Andrew has never been known to settle for a halfway effort or going small. This is no more clearly demonstrated than by his role as a father of 5 young kids (4 boys and girl)! When he’s not in the office or wrestling his kids he’ll most likely be found cycling, climbing or dreaming up the next adventure.
Think it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to run a climbing gym? Think again! Joel Graybeal joined Andrew and Luis in 2012 as a Managing Partner of Triangle Rock Club and has ushered in huge amounts of growth for the company! Joel has been climbing at Triangle Rock Club since our inaugural Intro Class back in December of 2007… in fact, if you’ve ever climbed at the Morrisville location, we’re sure you’ve seen him! As a dad to two, Joel holds a deep dedication and appreciation for both family and his community and purposes to enrich the lives of both through his role at Triangle Rock Club.
Luis (“Jag”), along with Andrew, is also a former Force Recon Marine and is now a climber and workaholic. When he’s not climbing or working, he’s a DOD Certified Anti-Terrorism instructor, black belt martial arts instructor/trainer, skydiver, and a scuba diver. Jag has been awarded numerous decorations and awards during his service in OEF and OIF. After multiple overseas deployments and combat action, we’re making every effort to transition him from public to private service!
Mike has a long history with Triangle Rock Club. After offering to volunteer during the construction of the first Triangle Rock Club location in Morrisville in 2007, he was soon hired as the company’s first employee. In 2013, he was promoted to Club Director at the Morrisville location. As Director of Operations, Mike overseesTriangle Rock Club’s five locations in North Carolina and Virginia, builds strategic relationships, and develops future leaders in the company.
As the Membership Manager, Sam brings an attention to detail that was honed at the front desk during her years as a Floor Staff Member during her college years. It is Sam’s job to make sure our member base is well cared for, and she pretty much rocks it! When Sam isn’t at Triangle Rock Club, you can find her playing soccer, spending time with her husband (and their kitty, Millie), or taking on a creative, DIY project! If you have questions about our membership program, want to freeze or terminate, or need to change your billing info, please fill out the change form.
Marybeth is a designer and art director from Chattanooga, TN, with ten years of experience in visual identity and marketing. After graduating from Davidson College, she received her M.A. in Design Management from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2013. Since then, she’s worked in schools, non-profits, and businesses tackling branding, marketing, and communications strategy. She enjoys hiking, climbing, and gardening. She lives in Durham with her wife, Sarah.
A native of the NC mountains, Scott moved to Triangle before he discovered climbing and his love for the sport. He has since tackled long routes in the western U.S. and, with a passion for steep gear routes, Scott has spent numerous days cragging in all over the country, especially here in his native Southeast. After ten years in management and marketing in the tech sector, Triangle Rock Club is Scott’s second life. Scott served on the Board of Directors of the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition for eight years, but now spends his extra time playing music with his phenomenal band Phononova!
Erin grew up on a small farm in Gainesville, Florida, graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors, Cum Laude, from the University of Florida, and then relocated to Nashville, Tennessee after college. Erin and her husband recently moved to North Carolina from Nashville and love it so far. Erin is passionate about being active and staying busy, and some of her hobbies include weightlifting, rock climbing, running, paddle boarding, hot yoga, kayaking, cooking, reading, gardening, and animals – especially her two dogs.