Staff

Photo Courtesy of:
Dan Holz | Trout Creek, OR

Brady Robinson

Executive Director

303.545.6772
brady@accessfund.org

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.

Jim Chase

Operations Director

303.545.6772
jim@accessfund.org

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.

Michael Allen

Development Director

303.545.6772
michael@accessfund.org

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.

Holly Smolenski

Marketing & Content Director

303.545.6772
holly@accessfund.org

Holly oversees all communications and marketing efforts to engage the American rock climbing community in the conservation and preservation of access to US climbing areas. Role includes strategic planning, content development and campaign management, with the goal of engaging and growing the organization’s membership and industry support.

Erik Murdock

Policy Director

720.588.3512
erik@accessfund.org

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.

Zachary Lesch-Huie

Southeast Regional Dir & National Affiliate Dir

828.545.7362
zachary@accessfund.org

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.

Travis Herbert

Education Director

303.545.6772
travis@accessfund.org

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.

Joe Sambataro

National Access Dir & Northwest Regional Dir

425.218.8234
joe@accessfund.org

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.

Ty Tyler

Stewardship Director

206.351.9239
ty@accessfund.org

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.

Mike Morin

Northeast Regional Director

720.624.6051
mike@accessfund.org

Mike works with local climbing organizations, advocates, and land managers to protect and expand climbing opportunities in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. He also provides logistical support and training for the Conservation Team and oversees the Access Fund’s Fixed Anchor Fund.

Lindsay Anderson & Chip Powell

Conservation Team

406.461.1923
conservationteam2@accessfund.org

Lindsay and Chip make up the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team West 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.

Andrea Hassler & Annabelle McClure

Conservation Team

719-502-1123
CTNational@accessfund.org

Andrea and Annabelle make up the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team National 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.

Kate Johnson and Chris Wu

Conservation Team

614-563-1883
CTEast@accessfund.org

Kate and Chris make up the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team East 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.

Jason Keith

Sr. Policy Advisor

303.819.2969
jason@accessfund.org

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.

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Database & Membership Manager

303.545.6772
you@accessfund.org?

This position manages the membership program at the Access Fund, including database management, membership drives, member renewals, and member rewards. It is the main point of contact for all membership related questions, including the monthly donation program. Check out the job description!

Sam Claassen

Digital Marketing Manager

303.545.6772
sam@accessfund.org

Sam manages Access Fund's social media platforms and digital marketing campaigns. His focus is on generating and maintaining relationships between the Access Fund and millions of outdoor climbers.

Anneliese Steel

Corporate Partnerships Manager

303.543.7432
anneliese@accessfund.org

Anneliese manages our Corporate Partner and Member Gym programs. She also oversees Access Fund events and community outreach. If you’d like to include the Access Fund in your next event, or to support our work through your company, please reach out to her.

Katie Goodwin

Public Lands Associate

303.545.6772
katie@accessfund.org

Katie works with public land managers to develop and implement public land plans and management alternatives as it relates to climbing. She also supports local climbing communities through grassroots advocacy and providing assessment tools to protect climbing access and conserve the climbing environment.

Jenna Snyder

Office Manager

303.545.6772
jenna@accessfund.org

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.

Curt Shannon

Policy Analyst

480.382.1445
curt@accessfund.org

Curt works closely with the Access Fund Policy Director on various issues posing threats to climbing access across the country. He continues to represent climbers and the Access Fund in their ongoing effort to save the Oak Flat climbing and bouldering area in Arizona from destructive mining practices.

Chris Archer

General Counsel

303.449.0427
chris@archerlawoffices.com

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.