Paul is a Tarheel-native and has been a Triangle resident for nearly 20 years. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Psychology, he spent about 10 years working in clinical research project and operations management. Rediscovering climbing as an adult initially to destress from the work-week, he found that the physical and mental challenge combined with the opportunity to meet other people engaged in an active lifestyle would become more than a hobby for him. Paul spent time as our Lead Instructor and Programs Manager in Morrisville prior to becoming Club Director at TRC-Raleigh; over his time working with TRC he has instructed our entire catalog of climbing courses and clinics, worked with TRC Campers during Track Out and Summer Camps, and organized a number of our successful Member Meetups. When Paul is not at the gym, you’ll probably find him underneath a boulder in Hanging Rock State Park or doing yoga with his multi-talented wife, Mercedes, and (adorable) daughter, Lia. Email Paul
Chris is a Triangle local, growing up in Cary and returning to Raleigh after graduating from UNCW with a Bachelor’s in Film Studies. He discovered climbing while living in Wilmington and got psyched, making the long day trip to the boulders nearly every weekend. Now that he is back in the Triangle, NC’s abundance of stellar stone is much more accessible! These days when he’s out of the office, Chris is out bouldering all over North Carolina, making documentaries, and shooting photos. Email Chris
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.
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!
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 five young kids (four boys and a 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. In 2018, he was promoted to Director of Operations, and in 2021, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As the COO, Mike oversees Triangle Rock Club’s five locations in North Carolina and Virginia, builds strategic relationships, and develops future leaders in the company.
As the Director of Membership, Sam brings an attention to detail that was honed at the front desk during her years as Floor Staff 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 spending time with her husband (and their daughter, Kora). 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!
Fitness, yoga, movement, and handstands! Mary is a 200hr E-RYT, with over 2000 hours of class experience and has a 100hr Rocket Yoga Certification through Amber Espelage of Yoga Ahh in Cincinnati. In 2016, she was searching for a community of adventurous movers to teach her style of yoga and found it at Triangle Rock Club. As a yoga instructor, she was quickly embraced by our amazing members. Mary lives for moving and exploring the connection between the body and mind. Her passion is to prove that we are never too old to learn new ways of expressing our love for life! In 2019 she stepped into the role of Fitness Coordinator, and is now able to bring her passion for fitness beyond her classes by supporting our Fitness and Yoga team. She can be found in our gyms doing handstands, playing with kettlebells and hanging on bars, but is never too busy to talk to our members! Email Mary