LCC Ambassadors2019-01-13T02:52:09+00:00


The Ladies Climbing Coalition is all about building community, and in an effort to do that we have launched an Ambassador program. Our ambassadors are leaders in their communities; they host ladies meet ups, lead trips, and organize events.

Danielle Cicka

Danielle is an MD/PhD student who is passionate about sharing her love for climbing by increasing accessibility to climbing for all and empowering women.


Michelle Skuba Gray

Michelle is a second year medical student at Tulane University and during her undergrad at the University of Denver she founded the climbing team!


Jennifer Chmiel

Jen currently resides in New Haven, CT working as the program director/routesetter at her local climbing gym. She tries to get outside, pulling on real rocks, any chance she gets, being fueled by massive amounts of sour watermelon gummies and espresso drinks/redbull.


Sam Copland

Sam lives in Maine where she teaches social emotional learning to middle school students. She loves and appreciates so many things about climbing, especially the community it fosters. Her goal for 2019 is to climb with 19 different women outside.

Portland, Maine

Summer Allen

Summer has been climbing for almost 2 years now, and is also a climbing wall instructor. She loves the outdoors and seeks adventure!

Destin, Florida

Sally Faulkner

Sally currently lives in Lincoln, RI. She loves to be outside, read, cook, hang, drink seltzers, and listen to music. She is currently working on breathing in climbing and keeping up her 7 year goal of learning how to play the guitar. Sally loves to travel and is currently saving up for a 4 month climbing trip in July with her boyfriend, Adam.

Rhode Island

Nicole Weinstein

Nicole Weinstein lives in Chicago and works as a Behavioral Health Consultant in Primary Care. She has been climbing since 2016 and mostly climbs sport and top rope. Her favorite place to climb is at the Red River Gorge. Her goal for 2019 is to lead in the 11s outdoors!


Shannon Suarez

Shannon works as an employee, instructor, and youth coach at a locally-owned climbing gym. She enjoys sport climbing at nearby crags along the Columbia River Gorge and at Smith Rock. Outside of climbing, Shannon supports children and families with special needs in the Portland area.

Portland, Oregon

Jessica Mason

Jessica is originally from Iowa and moved to Utah where she started climbing and fell in love with the sport and the climbing community. She is now in Oregon, where she works for the State by day, and in evenings teaches intro to climbing courses at Stoneworks Climbing Gym, which was the 3rd climbing gym in the country to open!

Portland, Oregon