Owner, General Manager
Doug has been climbing and teaching climbing for over 30 years. He has climbed dozens of 5.13 and hundreds of 5.12 climbs. In the early 90s he established over 50 first assents at the New River Gorge and discovered and spearheaded the development of the climbing at Summersville Lake. Although he is known as a sport climber he has actually spent far more days placing gear than clipping bolts. Doug was a founding and managing partner in Sportrock Climbing Centers in the Washington DC area. In 1997 he sold his share of that company and moved with his wife Page to Charlotte. They opened Inner Peaks the next year.
Page has worked in the climbing gym industry for the past 15 years as a route setter, instructor and gym manager. Her personal climbing has focused on sport and competition, with accomplishments including 5.12 on-sights and a top-30 national competitive ranking.
Director of Personnel
Jess was born and raised in Amsterdam, New York. She enjoyed spending her spare time in the Adirondacks, camping and boating on the Great Sacandaga Lake, hiking, and going to concerts at SPAC. Starting a new adventure, she moved to Charlotte in July 2017 and brought her 15 years of retail experience to Inner Peaks. She is now enjoying indoor climbing and can’t wait to explore the mountains of North Carolina.
Jenn was born in Fairfax, VA but moved to Charlotte when she was 3 yrs. old. A graduate of Independence H.S. in Mint Hill, she studied Psychology as an undergrad and went on to earn a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology attending UNC Charlotte. Having worked in customer service her entire adulthood, providing a positive, effective, and efficient customer service experience is her top priority. Previously an avid hiker and backpacker, rock climbing became a passion in 2017 when a friend invited Jenn to climb at Inner Peaks, and then she never left. When not climbing, in her spare time Jenn can be found obsessing over her dogs and “Doctor Who.”
From Charlotte NC, Alonzo joined the military in 2010 and was stationed in Hawaii. After a 13-month tour in Afghanistan, Alonzo returned state side in 2013 and started climbing. In 2015, he was released from the military and looked for a job that had something that could keep him outdoors. This search led him to Inner Peaks. Working part-time as front counter while attending UNCC for the next 4 years, Alonzo graduated in 2018 and began working for Inner Peaks full time. With his great personality, infectious laugh, and experience, Inner Peaks is proud to have Alonzo as our Member Manager.
Danielle was born and raised in Delaware, where she grew up playing sports, dancing, riding horses, and being on the beach with family. She moved to Charlotte in 2008 to attend college, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance. She has a passion for being outdoors and loves learning new activities. She enjoys paddleboarding, hiking, aerial arts, climbing, and sports. She loves being in the southern heat and anywhere near a body of water. She is excited to grow as a climber and add it to her list of new adventures!
Route Setting Manager
Nick grew up outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and was introduced to climbing at a local gym where he got a job helping with parties and eventually tried his hand at setting. He then went to college at UGA in Athens, GA, and spent the next 6 years setting and coaching at the local gym. He’s passionate about outdoor climbing and has climbed over one hundred V10+ boulder problems across the country with ascents up to V13. He prefers pads to bolts, but when he does rope up, he climbs mid-5.13. He moved to Charlotte in 2017 to head the routesetting team and to take advantage of all the outdoor climbing North Carolina has to offer.
Chloe grew up in Jacksonville, FL, where she then studied physics at UNF before moving up to join us in Charlotte. She has been climbing for 4 years and loves any and all sandstone bouldering. She bringing her climbing knowledge to her coaching and routesetting here at Inner Peaks. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, music, rock climbing, anime, good food (fatty red meats are her favorite), rock climbing, and hanging out with her chocolate lab, Teddy, and her boyfriend.
Marketing & Events Manager
Miranda moved to Charlotte after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a minor in Outdoor Leadership. She chose to pursue a career in the climbing industry because of her love for the amazing community it offers. She has been climbing for three years, and prefers bouldering outside. Her favorite crag (so far) is Joes Valley in Utah. You can usually find her frequenting local NC crags and Grayson Highlands in VA with her two chalk brush stealing dogs.
Anna has been climbing for about 4 years now and prefers sport climbing – but happily climbs any discipline. After a two month long climbing road-trip all through the mid-west and up the west coast, she decided that she wanted to live out of a van full-time to explore and climb as much as possible. Her and her boyfriend’s van conversion is now in full motion and they can’t wait to see where the road takes them. Anna also has a dog, named Atlas, who you can typically find gallivanting around the gym most weekdays.
Originally from Westfield, New Jersey, Wes headed to Charlotte for college and has pretty much stayed ever since. He started climbing in 2016 and is always looking forward to the next adventure. Wes has been lucky enough to see some beautiful parts of the world including Southeast Asia, Scotland, and most recently New Zealand. In his free time Wes enjoys walking or hiking with his dog, playing the piano, watching ice hockey, working out, writing, cooking, and of course, rock climbing.
Assistant Manager , Matthews
Fay was born in central Florida but has spent most of her life in Wilmington, NC. She got hooked on climbing in college, in 2009, and has climbed off and on over the years until starting at inner peaks in 2018 where she has really come to love, and prefer, lead climbing. She has a Bachelors degree in Environmental studies from UNC Wilmington. Fay has done a lot of teaching, team building, and customer service related things over her career thus far. She’s a creative person who gets a lot of joy from teaching people new skills and providing them with exceptional new experiences. She spends her time not climbing, working, or exercising making pottery at home.