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Our Board of Directors

Andrew Reed: President
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Ben Schmitt

Climbing has dramatically shaped Andrew’s life.

He now does his best to effect positive change in the lives of

others through climbing, conservation, and community building.

COMING SOON

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I have lived in Colorado Springs for over 20 years. I am invested in creating a welcoming environment, not only in the climbing community, but in the Colorado Springs outdoor community as a whole. Education is my passion, and I look forward to fostering a healthy relationship between the youth and the natural wonders that surround us.

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Abby Caballero

My interest in the PPCA lies with climber safety and historical education, and I would like to give back to the community in those ways. While today there are many avenues for learning, safety and history are often lost in the rush. Communication and safe practices are how we avoid accidents. And history is how we understand the why, and learn to appreciate the struggles and achievements of the climbers who came before.

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Bill Olszewski
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Shane Leva

Josephine has worked with various local climbing organizations for the past 15 years and is excited to serve as the Secretary of the PPCA. In addition, she will head the Shelf Road Committee as she and her husband and twin girls climb there every chance they get. 

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Josephine Sterr

The Front Range climbing access and community is spectacular and that is what has driven me to join the PPCA board. I hope to contribute to creating an environment of inclusivity and passion through education about best climbing practices and protecting the delicate ecosystems we are so lucky to enjoy. Can't wait to see you out there getting after it! 

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Kate Nelson

COMING SOON

Shane has been climbing and guiding throughout Colorado for years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the PPCA. When he isn't out crushing, you can find him spending time with his wife, son, and dog, Legend.

I have lived in Colorado Springs for almost a decade and frequently find myself amazed at our close access to recreation.  I believe a strong community is the key to balance between a city and its surroundings.  I am excited to represent our amazing community for access, preservation, and acceptance as a PPCA board member.

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Corey Wager
You Could Be Next!

Please use our contact form, Facebook or email to find out more. Attending our quarterly Public Meetings is also a great way to find updates, meet and mingle with the current Board, and learn how to be involved. Hope to see you soon!