Staff

 

Meet the Richmond Team


Kayla Phillips - Club Director

KAYLA PHILLIPS

CLUB DIRECTOR

Kayla is originally from Missouri. She began working at Triangle Rock Club’s Morrisville location in the spring of 2014 and worked her way to the role of Programs Manager. Kayla, her husband, their two daughters, and their cat and dog all made the move to Richmond, VA, in August 2017, where Kayla now serves as the Club Director. When she’s not working, Kayla loves climbing, spending time outdoors, camping, board games, and spending time with her family.
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Triangle Rock Club Programs Manager Kelsey Hoglund

KELSEY HOGLUND

PROGRAMS MANAGER

Kelsey is a born-and-raised North Carolinian whose love for climbing started when she was young in her backyard terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kelsey graduated with Cum Laude honors in 2016 from NC State University with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Program Management. Her love for the Triangle Rock Club community has only increased since she joined the staff as Program Manager in early 2018. When not working or climbing, Kelsey can be found exploring the great outdoors or spending time with her two bunnies, Jar Jar Binks and Chewbacca.
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Triangle Rock Club Community Coordinator Wayne Wilkerson

WAYNE WILKERSON

COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Wayne was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He got into rock climbing in 2015, and he joined Triangle Rock Club as Front Desk Staff in 2018. He was promoted to Community Coordinator in 2019. He attended Liberty University, majoring in Government and minoring in Business. He enjoys photography, playing guitar in his band, skateboarding, surfing and hanging out with his dog, Kamper.
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CHRISTINE PLASSMAN

LEAD FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Christine has been with Triangle Rock Club since 2018, starting as a fitness instructor. She has lived in several places across the country, but she calls Richmond home. Climbing is a new interest, and she enjoys the challenge and community that it builds. In her free time, Christine enjoys strength training, being outside, reading, and going on adventures.
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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.
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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

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

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.
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Marybeth Campeau

MARYBETH CAMPEAU

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

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

DIRECTOR OF ROUTESETTING

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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MARY KETTERHAGEN

FITNESS COORDINATOR

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!
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