Joe

Owner | Official ARC Number Cruncher

I was born and raised in Sudbury. In my early 20s, I moved to Vancouver for university, and I started climbing in Squamish. It took about ten seconds, and I was hooked!  When I moved back to Sudbury, I joined the Sudbury Climbing Club, and I started climbing at the university.  Having spent the better part of a decade in the Laurentian bouldering room with Sudbury’s climbing community, the prospect of opening a climbing gym has been a dream of ours for a while. 

Whether on a climbing trip in Kentucky, Las Vegas, Cuba, or West Virginia, we always lamented that we did not have a good place to prepare for the intensity of a proper climbing trip.  I hope time at ARC will help me rehabilitate a mild case acrophobia (fear of heights). 

During the day, I am a scientist who also has a passion for coffee, flying, golf, and pretty much any other outdoor activity.  You’ll usually find me with my sidekick, Ellie (my daughter), who often gets roped into her dad’s crazy adventures. See you at ARC!

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