Originally from Southern Ontario, Canada, Maggi moved to Arizona in the 90's. After many years of lamenting the lack of trees to climb she embraced the desert, and learned to climb rocks.
She began volunteering at Adopt a Crags in 2016, joined CASA Board of Directors in 2018, and then became CASA President in 2020.
Ann grew up hiking, exploring and backpacking and finds balance in the outdoors. She has been involved in adventure programming for kids most of her life and saw firsthand the difference it could make in their lives and in her own children.
After moving back to Tucson with her husband, she decided at age 60 that climbing was a great way to challenge herself both physically and mentally. Ann loves all aspects of climbing and especially the camaraderie and friendships of her climbing partners and the climbing community.
Ann joined CASA as board member in 2020 to support the mission of stewardship and giving back to the community.
Director & Webmaster
Nicki hails from Colorado, a veritable outdoor playground, where she grew up downhill skiing, figure skating, backpacking, hiking, fishing.
Nicki started sport climbing and canyoneering in 2016, thanks to their two sons. After retiring in 2016 at the age of 56, Nicki and her husband moved to Tucson for the winter months. In 2017 she decided to pursue sport climbing regularly.
She joined CASA in 2017 as a member. In 2019 she joined the leadership team as a webmaster, and became one of the Directors in 2021.
Her favorite climbing areas include The Farmhouse, Mt Lemmon, Queen Creek, Rifle, Shelf Road, Ten Sleep, The Red, The Flatirons.
Don enjoys being a part of the local climbing community. That’s the best part of climbing.
He partakes in any and all aspects of climbing - sport, trad, long routes, short routes, big walls, or new routes. It’s all good. Except ice climbing, that’s too cold. And bouldering, he’s too old for that.
He and his wife Karen love to travel to climb, and still travel to different areas a few months every year. They have been fortunate to climb and meet new people at climbing areas all over the world and across the US.
Don has been CASA’s Social Media Coordinator for several years, and is also part of the Anchor Replacement Team.
If you see a tall guy out at the crags, it might be him. Come up and say hi.
Paul is originally from Casper, Wyoming. He learned to climb in Law School in Laramie, Wyoming/Vedauwoo. His favorite type of climbing is trad, as "trad is rad."
Paul is on the CASA Board of Directors and volunteers at Adopt-a-Crag events, whenever possible.
His goal is to promote safe use of climbing areas around southern Arizona.
His favorite climbing location is Vedauwoo in Wyoming.
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.
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.
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!
Toni started downhill skiing in her early 20s. Thirty years later, she still skied – and nothing
else! In her early 50s someone talked me into taking some lessons at a climbing gym while Toni was on an extended project out of state. The gym experience led to an outdoor climbing
outing. That event set the hook; Toni fell in love with climbing and rediscovered a love of being outdoors that she had neglected for far too long.
Climbing got Toni started on an array of other outdoor pursuits – hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, etc. It just goes to show it’s never too late to start!
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.