Here at Kinetik we believe that a climbing company has a responsiblity to the climbing community to help foster the progession of the sport, as well as a responsiblity to the atheletes we endorse. Typically climbing companies sponsor atheletes that are pushing the limits of the sport by giving them free gear and sometimes a small stipend. Once these athletes are no longer able to climb hard enough for the company to trade on the athletes name recognition, the support goes away. At Kinetik we want to do things a little differently. We sponsor people that climb hard, but also people who use their talents to pursue a life long passion that is there long after the ascents that gave them a name in this sport are over. Please enjoy this video created by one of the Crew. If you feel you or someone you know can help us move our sport and our dream forward, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Wes Walker – Athlete / Media Machine
Wes is a a creative, high energy, professional Videographer/Photographer with diverse marketing experience in shooting and editing video/photo, publishing, and corporate branding. He has the ability to communicate and interact well with people at all levels. A relationship builder experienced in social networking and media production. Achieves consistent results while thriving in a fast-paced environment of change and growth. He lives to explore the high alpine bouldering areas of CO, and is currently trying to figure out a way to stay in the mountains without ever having to return to the city 🙂
Galen Peterson- Ambassador / Resident Engineer
Galen started climbing on the moss covered boulders in the forests of the Cascades. While studying at Oregon State University, he competed in the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit and developed new problems in the boulder fields of the nearby Cascade Range. Now as a route-setter at The Boulder Rock Club, Galen also assists in the operations side of Kinetik Climbing Products.
Favorite food: French Fries
Non climbing interests: listening to NPR
Weird fact: Has bouldered on the Great Wall of China
Joslynn Corredor- Ambassador / Climbing Coach
Star Pais- Ambassador /Climbing Wall Builder
Star started climbing in 2011 after moving to the mecca Boulder, CO. Growing up in the East he would visit his older brother who already lived in Colorado and remembers his first climbing experience top roping some 5.8 in Boulder Canyon. Star followed in his footsteps upon graduating and moved to Colorado that summer. He originally came out for the snow in the big mountains but after getting a job building climbing walls everything changed.
The next summer Star found his passion for climbing in the boulders of the front range and since has pursued it into hard sport and trad climbing. Star lives to climb currently and likes to meet people as psyched as himself. In the future he hopes to develop boulders, bolt routes, get FA's, DWS in Spain, and keep pushing his limits in climbing.
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Non Climbing Interest: Reading books & trail running
Weird Fact: Met Sharma in a Von's checkout
Aaron Davis – Ambassador / Southeastern Sales Rep.
Monica Beck – Ambassador / Media Vagabond
Monica gets around living the travel life with her partner in crime, Star. She crushes hard and lives for every day. You may know her as the one and only DirtBagBarbie so go Check out her Instagram page and follow all her adventures from Thailand, France, and all across the USA.
Non Climbing Interest: Slacklining, Yoga, Health and Fitness
Hank Gaylord – Ambassador / Student
Mike Donovan – Ambassador / Media Machine
Mike is known around Yosemite and the Sierras for climbing hard, and having a blast doing it. He loves getting great videos, and sharing them with us all the time. Check out his YouTube channel for a daily dose of bouldering.