Born in Michigan, Tamara made her way to North Carolina by way of Southern California and Florida and started her climbing career in 2007. Since then, Tamara’s love for the sport has only continued to grow, and she actually ended up meeting her husband and his children while climbing at the former Red Point Climbing Gym! After working in the Cumberland County school system for the past several years, Tamara is eager to grow the TRC community and introduce your group, family or students to TRC’s newest facility in Fayetteville!
Meet the friendly face behind TRC Fayetteville’s Front Desk Staff and Tamara’s right-hand-woman, Mikayla!
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 TRC 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. Email Andrew
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!
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 TRC and has ushered in huge amounts of growth for TRC! Joel lives just down the street from TRC Morrisville and has been climbing at TRC since our inaugural Intro Class back in December of 2007… in fact, if you’ve ever climbed at TRC Morrisville, 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 TRC.
As TRC’s Membership Manager, Sam brings an attention to detail (and statuesque beauty) 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 TRC, 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 HERE.
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, TRC 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!
Bradley (“Brad”) holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in International Marketing from Southeast Missouri State University and a Masters in English from Kyungpook National University in South Korea. As a CPR and CWI certified climbing instructor who has organized and led climbing trips throughout the United States and South Korea, Bradley is not only an avid climber, but is also known as the individual to send the longest sport route in North Amerca (Time Wave Zero at El Potrero Chico, Hidalgo, Mexico). As a long time climbing trainer, Bradley has developed his own programs for strength-training, with a focus on injury prevention. When he isn’t at TRC or outdoors climbing, you can find Brad reading Mark Twain, playing rock and roll covers and working as the Director of Marketing for Butora USA.
Marybeth is a designer and art director from Chattanooga, TN, with nine 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. Notable and varied highlights include time working at Kenny Chesney’s rum company, a girls’ boarding school in Kenya, and a print magazine that she founded with a small team, Misadventures. She enjoys hiking, learning new things in the kitchen, and reading. She lives in Durham with her extraordinary partner, Sarah.