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 Business Operations & Administration
T has been with Inner Peaks since the climbing gym opened in 1998, working in just about all capacities including, but not limited to: managerial, youth and adult instruction, member services, and route setting. In addition, T has over 15 years’ experience in human services volunteerism, including Guardian ad Litem and Sexual Assault Resource Companion. Her experience as a recreational climber, both indoors and outdoors, has provided her with the knowledge to help customers and climbers in meeting their goals. As the Director of Business Operations & Administration, she is also the go-to person for all things Inner Peaks.
Director of Operations
Cory has always had a passion for climbing and the outdoors. He spent 10 years living and traveling throughout Asia and Africa, but has returned to Charlotte to be near his family. He has climbed indoors and out for over 15 years. He previously worked with Inner Peaks and he has returned to help us grow our business.
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.
Director of Facilities
Cedric started climbing on plastic in the late 90s in a small dark gym in Dallas, Texas, but he didn’t get fully immersed until he moved to Utah. Now, 20 years later, he is able to bring his love and enthusiasm for the sport to Charlotte. Ask him your questions for he is not afraid!
Crown Point Manager
Diane was born and raised in Greensboro, NC where she was introduced to rock climbing through her local gym. She studied Recreation Management at Appalachian State where she expanded her love and knowledge of climbing and other outdoor pursuits. Her love of adventure has led her across New Zealand, Europe, and the USA. Having recently returned to the North Carolina from Bend, Oregon, Diane is excited to reconnect with the South East climbing community and manage Inner Peaks Crown Point.
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.
Assistant Manager, South End
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 where she went to college and received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance. Danielle has a passion for being outdoors and loves learning new things. She now enjoys paddleboarding, hiking, dancing, and wakeboarding. Her favorite place to be is on the beach eating sandwiches! She is excited to add rock climbing 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.