Staff

Meet the Raleigh Team

CHANCE VAN NOPPEN

CLUB DIRECTOR

Chance joined the Triangle Rock Club family in the fall of 2013 and has brought a strong background in both business and the outdoors – including a Master’s in Parks and Rec Management. Prior to jumping on board, Chance served as the Climbing Program Coordinator for UNC Chapel Hill. As the Club Director at the Raleigh location, Chance is the head of staffing, scheduling, groups and events and Raleigh-area partnerships. When he’s not hanging out at Triangle Rock Club, you can find Chance spending time with his fabulous wife, Abby, their two children, and their two pups!
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Caitlin Hale

CAITLIN HALE

PROGRAMS MANAGER

Caitlin grew up in New Mexico, and she graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. After moving to Raleigh in 2017, she quickly fell in love with Triangle Rock Club. Since then, she’s become engrained in our community, first coming on board as a Fitness Instructor and Front Desk Staff. Caitlin now joins our staff as our Programs Manager. When not at Triangle Rock Club, she enjoys paddle boarding, running, climbing, and spending time with her two cats (Flaump and Katsu).

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JOANNA HURLEY

CAMP COORDINATOR

Joanna grew up in Michigan, and she graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After college, she moved to Raleigh, where she got hooked on rock climbing after just one visit to Triangle Rock Club. She joined the gym as a member in 2015 and has been climbing ever since. In 2018, Joanna joined TRC as a Camp Counselor, and later, also became a First Ascents Coordinator. When she’s not climbing, you can find Joanna hiking, practicing yoga, reading, or hanging out with her amazing husband, Shawn, who also happens to be her favorite belay partner.
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Bradley Hilbert

BRADLEY HILBERT

TEAM HEAD COACH

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 Triangle Rock Club 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.
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Eric Gawalt

ERIC GAWALT

RETAIL MANAGER

Eric moved to the Triangle from Richmond, VA, in 2012. He discovered his love for climbing here, and he joined the Triangle Rock Club team in 2015. Though he enjoys chipping away at classic climbs far from home, you can find him most weekends appreciating the variety and volume we have here in the Southeast. As retail manager, he looks for gear that provides simple and elegant solutions.
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Morgan Bounds

MORGAN BOUNDS

FACILITY MANAGER

Morgan grew up near Boone, NC. He moved to Raleigh to attend NC State, where he started climbing in 2011..though he realizes that most people move to mountains to start climbing, not the other way around! In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and playing soccer. An Eagle Scout through and through, Morgan is always prepared to take on whatever challenges come up at Triangle Rock Club!
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Meet the Corporate Leadership

Andrew Kratz

ANDREW KRATZ

MANAGING PARTNER

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. Email Andrew

JOEL GRAYBEAL

MANAGING PARTNER

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.
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Luis Jauregui - Managing Partner

LUIS JAUREGUI

MANAGING PARTNER

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!
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Mike St. Laurent - Operations Director

MIKE ST. LAURENT

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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 oversees Triangle Rock Club’s five locations in North Carolina and Virginia, builds strategic relationships, and develops future leaders in the company.

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SAMANTHA WALLIN

MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

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 HERE.
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Marybeth Campeau

MARYBETH CAMPEAU

MARKETING MANAGER

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.
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SCOTT GILLIAM

HEAD ROUTESETTER

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!
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Erin Stout

ERIN STOUT

FITNESS COORDINATOR

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.

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