Eric is originally from British Columbia, Canada and has been climbing for an impressive 24 years. His first time climbing ever was City of Rocks, ID.
Eric loves most types of climbing, but primarily focuses on hard sport these days. He was one of the original founders of CASA and has been the Stewardship Coordinator for 7 years.
Eric wants CASA to be a place where climbers can give back to the places and community that makes this sport what it is.
Favorite climbing areas locally: Prison Camp, Mt Lemmon.
Favorite places in AZ: Lime Kiln Canyon, AZ Stip.
Luke is equal parts Iowa and Montana, but has called Tucson home for the past 20 years.
His love for limestone sport climbing means that when he isn’t helping run Rocks and Ropes you can find him in the mountain ranges south of Tucson searching for new routes.
Luke has coordinated CASA’s anchor replacement efforts and team since the beginning, and is very proud of the work the team has done for the Southern Arizona climbing community.
Jill has been an adventurer for as long as they can remember. Jill was hooked on sport climbing as a little gym rat, but fell in love with the discipline when their sister brought them to climb in the Colorado Rockies years ago.
Jill made a career in entertainment managing stages, performers, and light before they arrived in this desert. Nowadays they take care of their cat, admire the cactus, and scramble about on rocks, trails, and trees whenever they get the chance.
They are looking forward to giving back to CASA and the climbing community as they enjoy and protect our glorious natural environment!
Member Drive Coordinator
Robbie is originally from Tucson, and has been climbing in and around Southern Arizona since early 2010.
He has fun bouldering, sport and/or traditional climbing, but really enjoys long backcountry routes.
Robbie's vision for CASA is to help build and maintain a safe and welcoming community, with an emphasis on stewardship, ethical standards, local history, safety and unity.
Nadia is originally from Italy but has lived in Tucson since the mid ‘90s. She discovered her passion for climbing in 2001, on Mt. Lemmon, thanks to a good friend who thought she would enjoy climbing.
He was right, and since then, Nadia has enjoyed climbing and being part of the climbing community.
Despite her connection to climbing, Nadia has not worn her climbing shoes for a time due to injury. In the meantime, she is happy to be able to help CASA with their newsletter and other social media events.
Brian has been running the CASA Graffiti Removal Program since its inception in 2015.
If you would like to volunteer and help beautify Mt. Lemmon, contact Brian.