Jannette first learned how to climb from her college outing club at the Gunks in 1981. She was one of the charter members of the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition back in 2002 and hasn’t taken a break yet.
Her degree in computer science led to over 25 years doing UNIX operating systems software engineering and program management. Her second career is in digital marketing and is the SEO Specialist at the Culinary Institute of America. She also manages her own website, cliffmama.com which features a blog about climbing with kids and provides information about the Gunks. With this background, she has the experience to be the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition webmaster, mailing list administrator and social media community manager, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Jannette enjoys being involved in organizations that share her passions. In her past, she has been secretary and newsletter editor of the Syracuse University Outing Club and for two NSS-affiliated caving clubs – for the Northern NJ Grotto and as a charter member of the Shawangunk-Catskill Area Grotto. Back in 2003, she created a Gunks family climbing group which has over 80 climbing families in it.
As Secretary, her tasks include taking minutes at GCC meetings, monitoring the GCC email address, archiving letters and memorabilia from our activities, and participating in GCC planning, events and decisions.