Inside Access Fund

Photo Courtesy of:
Dan Holz | Trout Creek, OR


Chris Archer

General Counsel


Chris and his firm, Archer Law Offices, P.C., provide general legal services to the Access Fund. Chris served on the Board of the Access Fund from 1994 to 2002, has been General Counsel of the Access Fund since 2002, and donates over $10,000.00 per year of free legal services to the Access Fund and other outdoor nonprofits.

Jim Chase

Operations Director

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Jim is in charge of the health of the Access Fund as a nonprofit organization. He oversees the business and finance operations, as well as human resource management.

Peter Dodge

Membership Manager

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Peter manages the membership program at the Access Fund. This includes membership drives and member rewards. He is the main point of contact for all membership related questions, including the monthly donation program.

Travis Herbert

Education Director

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Travis heads up the Access Fund’s education program. He works with a variety of stakeholders including local climbing organizations, climbing gyms, outdoor retailers, climbing guide services, professional climbing athletes, university outing clubs, and the outdoor industry with the goal of educating the climbing community on ways to lessen its negative impact on outdoor climbing resources. He is the primary contact for the ROCK Project.

Michael Allen

Development Director

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Michael develops and implements fundraising strategy to expand philanthropic support for the Access Fund. He oversees the Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign, our major donor and corporate partner programs, as well as the athlete ambassador program.

Zachary Lesch-Huie

Southeast Regional Dir & National Affiliate Dir


Zachary heads up the Access Fund’s national affiliate network from Chattanooga and also serves as Southeast Regional Director in a 50/50 split. Zachary helps grassroots affiliates address climbing access and conservation issues at the local level. He also manages the Access Fund Joint Membership program with participating Affiliate LCOs.

Jason Keith

Sr. Policy Advisor


Jason manages the Access Fund’s government affairs caseload related to recreational access and conservation advocacy work on public lands, including legislative and regulatory analysis, federal land agency management, and wildlife and cultural protection legislation.

Erik Murdock

Policy Director


Erik leads the Access Fund's policy and advocacy program. He is the contact for local climbing management plans and other land management plans on federal and state lands that affect climbing opportunities.

Mike Morin & Amanda Peterson

Conservation Team Crew


Mike and Amanda make up the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team crew. They are expert trailbuilders that travel the country 10 months out of the year, helping local climbing communities create and execute on sustainable stewardship and conservation plans in their communities.

Brady Robinson

Executive Director

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Brady provides leadership and manages the operations of the Access Fund. Specific focus includes: working with the board to fulfill mission; budget, financial oversight; personnel policies and employment; development; and working with all of our supporters.

Joe Sambataro

National Access Dir & Northwest Regional Dir


Joe heads up the national land acquisition and protection program from Seattle and also serves as Northwest Regional Director. He is the primary contact for access concerns on private lands, the Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign revolving loan program, grants program, and regional support.

Curt Shannon

Arizona Policy Analyst


Curt represents climbers and the Access Fund in their current opposition to HR 1904, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act—more commonly known as the Oak Flat Land Exchange Bill. He works to increase recognition of the recreational value of Oak Flat in the minds of decision makers and the general public.

Holly Smolenski

Communications & Marketing Director

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Holly oversees all marketing and external communications, including strategy, planning, public relations and development of Access Fund publications. She is the main point of contact for all media, photographers, and corporate marketing opportunities.

Jenna Snyder

Office Manager

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Jenna makes the Access Fund office run. She is the first point of contact for questions regarding donations, membership fulfillment, the online store, and Adopt a Crag events.

Anneliese Thies

Development Associate

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Anneliese supports development efforts within the Access Fund, including development with our major donors and corporate partners. She also manages our social media content and oversees community events. If you’d like to include the Access Fund in your next event, please reach out to her.

Ty Tyler

Stewardship Director


Ty manages Access Fund stewardship events. He oversees the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team and the Adopt a Crag program. Ty is the primary contact for stewardship event organizers and Conservation Team hosts.