Climbing Wall Staff

Wall Manager:

Jess Everett '12


Jess Everett is a sophomore from Falmouth, Maine. She first began rock climbing on camping trips with her family to Acadia National Park as a child. There she grew to appreciate the beautiful Maine granite and gorgeous routes in her state. Now she climbs with friends at Shag Crag, Rumney, Acadia, Cathedral Ledge, the Gunks, and other cliffs. However, her best partner has proven to be her mother, an experienced climber since the early days of the sport. Her mother keeps her on her toes, often climbing as well as (or sometimes better than) her daughter. Now Jess is managing Bowdoin's new climbing wall and working with the monitors to draw as many people to her favorite sport as possible.

Wall Monitors:

Laura Armstrong '12

Laura Armstrong

Sophomore, born in Scarborough Maine. Is a History major and Teaching minor. At Bowdoin, Laura is an Outing Club leader, is involved in local schools, and is a member of V-Day. Laura has gained much of her climbing experience on the wall at Bowdoin and is excited about the opportunities is provides to continue learning more about the sport.

Adam Berliner '13


I am a freshman, born and raised in New York City. I have been climbing for about six years. My favorite climbs are long traditional climbs, where I can be on the rock all day. Aside from climbing, I play many instruments and have a great love for good coffee.

Wils Dawson '13


Wils Dawson, born in the San Francisco Bay Area attended the Thacher School in Ojai, CA and graduated in 2009. He spent 3 years climbing indoors and outdoors while in high school taking trips to various places throughout California. In the class of 2013 at Bowdoin, Wils is a member of the climbing club and is very excited about the new wall in the Buck Center. Wils also works in the Theater Department, Residential Life, and is a member of Bowdoin's robotic soccer team, The Northern Bites.

Ethan Nonomura '12


Born deep within the West Valley of Arizona, Ethan Nonomura has spent his life surrounded by rocks. From a young age, he began to build a fascination in the lapidary arts. As he grew older, this fascination in the textures and beauty in earth's minerals led him to the great outdoors. He began to hike and soon discovered a deep passion for the glory and majesty of the Sierra mountain ranges. There, in his mid teens, he experienced a life-altering lesson: that rocks could not only be walked on, but climbed. Since then he has spent his days honing his skills to become the best Bowdoin Rock Wall Monitor he can be.

Miguel Reyes '12


Hey! My name is Miguel Reyes and I started climbing during high school. Since then I've had the opportunity to climb in Colorado, in Mexico and in the great states of Maine and New Hampshire. Climbing is a fun and challenging sport that really opens people to new possibilities. I'm always happier when I'm climbing, talking about it, or teaching about it.

Si Ward '13


First-year looking towards med school. Been climbing since summer after seventh grade. Worked on climbing staff at a summer camp and trained and competed across the southeast. Looking forward to making a climbing program happen at Bowdoin thanks to the new wall.