Meet the Team

Kayla Phillips - Club Director



Kayla is originally from Missouri and moved to North Carolina in 2011. She began working at TRC’s Morrisville location in the Spring of 2014 as a Front Desk staff member and eventually worked her way up into the role of Programs Manager for TRC MV. Kayla, her husband, their two daughters, and their cat and dog all made the move to Richmond, VA in August of 2017 where Kayla now serves as TRC’s newest facility’s Club Director. When she’s not working, Kayla loves climhing, spending time outdoors, camping, board games, and spending time with her family.
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As an RVA native Paige makes a great addition to the TRC as Community Manager. She knows the ins and outs of the Richmond area and is here to bring that knowledge to all our amazing members and guests. She began climbing back in 2010 and has since fallen in love with the amazing sense of community in the climbing world. When she’s not climbing she loves to spend time playing trivia or hanging out with her dog Zoe. If you have any questions about your membership or how to get better involved at TRC Paige has got you covered with the answers.
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Triangle Rock Club Programs Manager Kelsey Hoglund



Kelsey is a born and raised North Carolinian who’s love for climbing started when she was young in her backyard terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kelsey graduated with Cum Laude honors in Winter of 2016 from NC State University with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Program Management. Her connection to TRC’s climbing community blossomed a love for the TRC community she is a part of which has only heightened since her joining the staff as Program Manager in early 2018. When not working or climbing, Kelsey can be found exploring the great outdoors with her Fiancé or spending time with her two bunnies, Jar Jar Binks and Chewbacca.
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TRC Corporate Leadership Staff

Andrew Kratz



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 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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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.
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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.
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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!
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Erin Stout



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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Bradley Hilbert



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.
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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.
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