Jay Louie (they/them)
President & Board Chair 2023
Jay found climbing in 2017 and has been surrendering to its healing power ever since. During the pandemic, they've transitioned from frequenting the gym 5x a week to organizing small trips to the desert to learn multi-pitch trad. Climbing helped Jay move through trauma and disability.
Embodiment & Empowerment
'Climbing is just an invitation to be in my body. That is all it is, really.' Jay recognizes the importance of safe spaces and people in fostering skill development and access to this sport and lifestyle. They are dedicated to sharing the practice of climbing to empower queer trans people of color.
Jay runs a a climbing therapy program and wants to bring psychedelic psychotherapy into nature.