Annie is a native Clevelander and life-long athlete who began climbing with her three young children over 15 years ago. After a career in the restaurant industry and a Master’s of Education under her belt, she finally decided to merge her passions for education, service, and adventure and open her own gym. Annie seriously took to climbing while her kids competed around the country, and is pumped to have a place to climb in her own backyard. She loves that climbing focuses on people and nature rather than on technology. She enjoys exploring new climbs (her favorite route so far is Dark Shadows in RedRocks, NV). When she is not at Shaker Rocks, Annie likes to bake, race sailboats, ski, and do crossword puzzles.