New 2021 GCC Board Members

The GCC Has Three New Board Members!

At the February 2021 Gunks Climbers’ Coalition meeting, we welcomed three new members to our board-of-directors. The three new board members have valuable expertise and experience to bring to our board. We’re very excited to have them on the team!

TJ CiottiTJ Ciotti, GCC Board of Directors is an AMGA certified Rock Guide and one of the directors for The Cliffs climbing gym. A former Gunks local, now living in NYC, TJ brings nearly 2 decades of climbing experience with a focus on helping to bridge the gap between climbing in the gym and cragging outdoors. It’s great to have someone in NYC available to represent the GCC at events in the city, as well as someone who fully understands gym to crag issues and opportunities.

Maria Bridge, GCC Board of DirectorsMaria Lambert Bridge brings non-profit leadership, fundraising, and partnership experience to the GCC Board. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She’s a dedicated meditation practitioner and  our neighbor, living close to the GCC’s Antlion property in Gardiner. 

Heather EttingerHeather Ettinger, GCC Board of Directors is a climbing mom who lives in Gardiner and is an intellectual property lawyer when not playing outdoors. Heather and her climbing teenage daughter have been great at helping to get the Antlion trail project off the ground.


The previous slate of GCC Board members were re-elected for another 2 year term: Pete Cody (Chair), Jannette Wing Pazer (Secretary), Chris Magee (Treasurer), Neil Berenholz, Jason Hurwitz, Matt Logan, and Chris Vultaggio.

Are you interested in issues related to climbing advocacy? Do you love the Gunks and the climbing community? Would you like to give back and help out? Come to our meetings and get involved!

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