Team TRC strives to create a positive environment focused on personal growth and friendly competition. Our coaches serve as the backbone of our teams and each brings a unique set of skills and experiences that have helped shape our team members into who they are today.
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.
Currently a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill studying math, Kerry has been a life long climber! Beginning at age three, Kerry began climbing at Galleon’s and later joined the Earth Treks climbing team at age nine, and was a member of the U.S. National Youth Team for bouldering from 2011, 2012 & 2014. Kerry worked as an assistant coach for the Intermediate Climbing Team at Earth Treks and is currently the co-president of the climbing club at UNC! Outside of TRC and climbing, Kerry enjoys ice cream, running, ultimate frisbee and exploring the outdoors.
An N.C. State graduate with an education in Parks and Recreation and Outdoor Leadership, Josh began climbing in college in 2007. Prior to TRC, Josh was a climbing instructor, mountain biker and kayak instructor for Raleigh Parks & Rec. When Josh is not coaching or climbing, you can find him whitewater kayaking, camping or riding his motorcycle!
As a graduate from Denver University and a previous California resident, John has spent the past ten years climbing and developing his passion for the sport. Having lived out west for several years, John has had the opportunity to climb at Yosemite Valley (where he developed a sit start to “The Nose”), Joshua Tree and RMNP. John is well known around TRC for giving random gifts and his overall enthusiasm for life!
A Brooklyn, New York native, Nick made his way to Cary, NC when he was 10 years old. Nick decided he liked the area enough to stick around for his college years and attend NC State, where he is currently a student. Nick discovered climbing by way of our dear friend Google, where he “Googled rock climbing and became obsessed.” Nick is excited about coaching Team TRC kids because he’s passionate about climbing, and wants to share his excitement and knowledge with a younger generation. In his free time, you can find Nick climbing (indoor and outdoor), long boarding, playing hockey, kayaking and/or mountain biking!
A jack of all trades, Emma has a background in coaching kids gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, hair styling, baking, and sewing! When it comes to climbing she has been a participant since summer of 2010 and starting working in the industry in December of 2012. Since then she has done everything from belaying kids for birthday parties to guiding clients at Great Falls National park in Virginia. Emma loves all types of climbing but her favorite style is multi-pitch trad for the incredible views and all the gear and gadgets! In her free time you can find her picking up and putting down heavy things, playing outside, and snuggling her new little human!