Who We Are

Our Board

Christian Beckwith

Christian Beckwith began climbing in Wales in 1990, was lured to the Tetons by an article on alpine rock climbing in 1993 and has called Jackson home ever since. He started The Wayward Mountaineers, a local climbing organization that published The Mountain Yodel, in 1994, which led to his first real job, as editor of The American Alpine Journal. He is the founding editor of Alpinist Magazine, coordinated the development of The Teton Boulder Park and started the Town Pump summertime bouldering series. In 2013, he launched the conservation organization SHIFT. His climbing has taken him to Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Tibet, Alaska and across North America, Asia and Europe, but these days he feeds the rat most often in the peaks above and around the Hole, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Garrick Hart

Garrick Hart has climbed throughout the west including ascents on El Capitan in Yosemite as well as rock and ice routes in places such as Red Rocks, Moab, The North Cascades, and throughout Wyoming. Many of the ascents were with his wife, twin daughters and son.

Garrick teaches Physics at Jackson Hole High School and runs the mountaineering club there as well, teaching students to know and love the mountains as well as how to travel and recreate in them safely.

Hadden Goodman 

Hadden Goodman arrived in Jackson in September 2001 intending to spend three weeks climbing in the area. As the autumn came to an end, she realized her exploration of the Tetons wasn’t complete. Determined to delve deeper, she resolved to spend the following summer exploring the region before eventually moving to Squamish, British Columbia. Twenty-three years later, she’s still here, having fallen in love with the area and its abundant climbing opportunities.

With a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, Hadden works at Teton Orthopaedics alongside a foot/ankle and hand/wrist surgeon. She is also an active member of Wyoming K9 Search and Rescue, where she serves with her German Shepherd Dog, Boone.

Like many residents of Jackson Hole, Hadden is passionate about the outdoors and deeply cherishes the area she calls home. She is firmly committed to sustaining, preserving, and enhancing the places within which she lives and recreates. Her primary objective in joining The Teton Climbers’ Coalition is to contribute her efforts toward achieving these goals.

Morgan McGlashon

Born and raised in the mountains, Morgan McGlashon is a Teton native. Her first love with mountains began on skis at age two, but has grown to include all mediums and seasons including summer alpine and rock climbing. After years of competing as a professional freeskier and working through a degree in geology from Middlebury College, Morgan has returned to the Tetons full time to guide backcountry skiing and alpine climbing for Exum Mountain Guides.

Morgan’s innate curiosity and quest for adventure has led her around the world where she has discovered deep snow, big rocks, and lively people. She has completed ski mountaineering descents, alpine climbs, and obscure human powered adventures in places such as the Tetons, Alps, Andes, Cascades, Wind River Range, Japan, and Iceland. Morgan loves sharing her time in the mountains with others and hopes to instill confidence and competence in anyone who wishes to be there. 

Marian Meyers

Marian Meyers first traveled out West from the Deep South in 1977 to work in YNP and GTNP during college summers. Adventures in the Tetons at that time were the beginning of a lifetime love of climbing. Climbing has taken her from the Western states to Europe, Mexico, Argentina, Nepal, and Cuba. In 1996, Marian moved full-time to Jackson with her husband, Dave, and daughter, Sydney. Currently serving as a Regional Council Member for the National Parks Conservation Association and on the Board of Elders at the Presbyterian Church of JH, Marian has also been privileged to serve on the boards of the Joint Powers Recycling & Waste Reduction Board, Snake River Fund, and Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. With a professional career as a physical therapist, she is an ardent believer that movement is key to one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing and supports the Teton climbing community towards this healthy pursuit.

Chris Owen

Chris Owen started climbing at age 14 at a wooden wall behind his local outdoor store. After pestering the owners everyday for a few months, they taught him how to self belay and change the holds around, and he has been climbing and route setting ever since. Chris moved to Wyoming to teach climbing at NOLS and his favorite climbing spots are big granite walls in North Carolina, the Winds, and Yosemite. He currently tries to stay in shape setting for the Town Pump bouldering series each summer. He has worked for the last 16 years on trails in Jackson with the USFS and with Friends of Pathways. He uses that experience to coordinate volunteers to help maintain the trails to the local climbing crags.


Phil Powers


Phil Powers is an owner and guide at Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. He is a lifelong climber who has made over 25 expeditions to Alaska, South America and the Karakoram Range. He made the first ascent of the 8,000-foot Washburn Face on Denali, the first ascent of Lukpilla Brakk’s Western Edge in Pakistan (VI, 5.11, A3) and the first winter traverse of the Tetons’ Cathedral Peaks in 1992. He has also climbed two 8,000-meter peaks—K2 and Gasherbrum II—without the aid of supplemental oxygen.

Phil served as CEO at the American Alpine Club and has served on both the Access Fund and AMGA boards. He is the recipient of the American Mountain Foundation’s VIIth Grade Award for climbing achievement; the AAC Mountaineering Fellowship Grant; the Mugs Stump Climbing Grant; and the Wilderness Education Association’s Paul Petzoldt Award for Excellence in Outdoor Education (2007). He received the American Alpine Club’s highest award for service, the Heilprin Award, in 2012. Phil has written two books on climbing: Wilderness Mountaineering and Expedition Planning. He remains an active climber and skier.

Sheila Walsh Reddy

Sheila is a conservation professional and passionate outdoors woman. She lives in Wilson, WY and Durham, NC with her husband and young daughter. Sheila started climbing on her off days while conducting research in the alpine environments of Colorado. Over the years, her climbing has been enriched by supportive communities and organizations, such as the American Alpine Club of NC who awarded her the Kidder Aspiring Alpinist Award in 2014. Sheila looks forward to serving the Teton climbing community through advocacy, stewardship, and community engagement.

Charlie Thomas

Charlie Thomas began his climbing career in Ohio at the age of fourteen but it wasn’t until he came to the Tetons on a bus in 1978 that he knew what climbing meant. Since then his passion for mountains has taken him throughout the US, Canada and South America. A woodworker by trade, he started Magpie Furniture in 1986 and still builds custom furniture. Other volunteer positions include three years as a soccer coach, five with the JHHS Mountaineering Club, five years as a mediator in small claims court and, best of all, five years as a Girl Scout troop leader.

Rob Werner 

Rob moved to Jackson many years ago, and has been climbing wherever and whenever possible ever since.

Stewardship Team

Tom Hargis

Tom Hargis is an Internationally Certified AMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide who has climbed extensively in Canada and U.S., including five routes on El Capitan and many ascents in the southwest. He has guided and done expeditions throughout the world, including in Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, and made the first ascent of the northwest ridge of Pakistan’s Gasherbrum IV —the only American to ever summit the peak. Expeditions to Everest and Gasherbrum II. He is a recipient of AMGA Lifetime Achievement in Guiding Award (2004) and is an AMGA instructor and examiner in Rock and Alpine disciplines.


Wesley Gooch

By choice, Wesley Gooch has enjoyed his entire life within the Greater Yellowstone region, and it is likely that this circumstance will never change! Born in Jackson and raised in Pinedale, Wesley grew up climbing and exploring the Teton and Wind River Mountain ranges. At thirteen, he was introduced to the sport of rock climbing and was hooked for life. The alpine rock of the Wind River Mountains has been Wesley’s primary source of climbing inspiration. Every year, he returns to explore and establish new routes high in the Wind Rivers. Wesley pursues many forms of climbing: bouldering, sport, traditional, alpine, and ice climbing.


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The Teton Climbers’ Coalition
PO Box 350
Jackson, WY 83001