Petra Cliffs Staff

Petra Cliffs is proud to have an amazing group of staff members who are committed to improving the quality of our programs, experiences for participants, and the environments in which we play-- the indoor climbing center and outdoor locations.  Many of our staff members are "jacks of all trades," and fulfill many different positions at Petra Cliffs. 

Interested in employment? Download our application here and send it along with resume & cover letter to our Info address.

Interested in our Youth Programs ? Please email the above application along with a resume and cover letter to youth@

Looking for our 2022 SumMAT Camp Staff?

Andrea Charest

Co-Owner & Guide

GeneO Desideraggio

Head Routesetter, Coach & Naturalist

Steve Charest

Co-Owner & Guide

Erica Kamerzel

Youth Programs Manager & SumMAT Camp Director

David Putnam

General Manager

Demery Coppola

Instruction & Front Desk

Craig Morrill

Indoor Instruction Manager

Reed Tyson

Guide & Routesetter

Thal Kratzke

Routesetter & Front Desk

Briana Heller

Front Desk Staff

Aidan Halloran

Front Desk & Routesetter

Jack Templeton

Front Desk Staff & Youth Programs

Kris Fiore

Team Coach & Routesetter 

Wyatt Hackett

Front Desk Staff

Dylan Thomas

Rock Specialist

Maddie Gallagher-Strauss

Assistant SumMAT Director

Jasper Jarecki

Coach, Routesetter & Guide

Zack Cleary


Connor North

Front Desk Staff

Ben Wolcott-Schickler

Coach & Front Desk

Patrick Strobel

Instruction & Routesetting

Emily Calder

Camp & Youth Staff

Joe Packard

Front Desk Staff

Noah Johnson

Camp & Coach