In West Philadelphia I was born and raised, it’s where I spent… nah I won’t go there…although true. I found Rock climbing in my early 20’s, at a time when I was lost in life and not always making the best choices. Everything changed for the better the day I began climbing. My health, my decision making, my social network, my ambitions, getting involved in the growing Philadelphia climbing community, and eventually lead to my meeting my partner and staring our own family. Opening Tufas Boulder Lounge was a dream come true, one in which has not come easy, but witnessing the positive impact it has on folxs lives provides all the joy required to keep pushing forward.