Our People

MEET OUR CREW

Origin isn't just a gym, we're a community. We are here to help you explore and discover a wide world of vertical adventure and a new home away from home. Meet our crew and then come find us in person!  



John Wilder

General Manager

How long have you been climbing?
16 years
Most memorable route?
Olive Oil - I proposed to my wife on the summit!
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
The dance parties

Andy Raether

Head Route Setter

How long have you been climbing?
20 years
Most memorable route?
The Northeast ridge of Lone Pine Peak
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
It has a fantastic community filled with motivated and fun people

Meagan Odom

Gym Manager

How long have you been climbing?
I've been climbing up rock climbs for 5 years
What's your spirit animal?
An orca whale
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
I love that it is such a wonderful resource for new and experienced climbers alike, and that the community here genuinely welcomes anyone to the sport.

Sherilyn Valencia

Desk Manager/Setter

How long have you been climbing?
4 years
Most memorable route?
Cat in the Hat. I don't really climb trad and it was warm that day, but I got proposed to!
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
The members and community overall is super awesome.

Jarin Valdez

Head Coach

How long have you been climbing?
I’ve been climbing for 5 years now.
Most memorable route?
My first outdoor V7 Monkey Wrench #MaukaMan
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
The reason why I love origin is because it’s a awesome friendly community and you always feel welcomed from the climbers around you and the Staff.

Sam Meyer

Welcome Desk Shift Lead

How long have you been climbing?
1 year 
Pineapples on pizza. Yay or nay?
Yay, Ramsay's wrong on this one
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
The community is one of the most encouraging and accepting.

Kim Trinh

Welcome Desk Staff

How long have you been climbing?
2 years
What is your spirit animal?
A unicorn
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
Love talking to customers and getting to know them :)

Nolan Sears

Welcome Desk Staff

How long have you been climbing?
About a year and a half.
What's something people should know about you?
I'm a big Lord of the Rings nerd.
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
The community! The members and staff are super welcoming to new and experienced climbers alike!

Alex Fletcher

Coach/Setter

How long have you been climbing?
4 years outside, 7 Years total
What’s your most memorable route?
The Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
Quality routes and regular resets

Remi King

Welcome Desk Staff

How long have you been climbing?
Started climbing at the beginning of this year
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
if I had a super power I would want to teleport so I could travel anywhere whenever I wanted. :)
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
My favorite part about Origin is community being pushed. Getting everyone involved and making a friendly environment.

Libby Roberson

Setter/Coach

How long have you been climbing?
I have been climbing on and off for about three years, but more seriously for about a year.
Most memorable route?
I am a total nature nerd! I love learning about and experiencing new ecosystems!
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
I love the people at Origin! Both the staff and members are so open and encouraging.

Alyssa Sferrazo

Welcome Desk Staff

How long have you been climbing?
I've been climbing on and off for about 4 years, I'm excited to get back into it.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Apparate.
Pineapples on pizza. Yay or nay?
Pizza on pineapple. Heck yes, especially if there are jalapeños


Kira Tran

Coach

How long have you been climbing?
8-ish years now
What's your most memorable route?
Israil in Moe's Valley was loads of good times!
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
I love the setting and our unique community of welcoming climbers that can't be found anywhere else in Vegas!

Julia Conti

Yoga Instructor

How long have you been yoga-ing?
4 years
Favorite pose?
Low squat
What's your favorite thing about Origin?
The community is supportive and rad.