These are the fine individuals you may meet during a visit to Stone Age. The following profiles will give you a little taste of the personalities of our team, their interests and climbing careers. All of our employees are climbing professionals who are continuously seeking to expand their experience and knowledge of the latest trends in the sport as they strive to make your visit awesome.


Bryan Pletta
Positions: Founder, Owner, President
Bryan started climbing in 1984 in the southeast while attending school at Clemson University in SC. He developed his skills on the traditional granite cracks and faces of NC and was even known to miss a Clemson Tiger home football game in favor of a weekend at Looking Glass during those early years. He likes all forms of climbing but does more sport climbing these days due to limited time and convenience. Bryan is the NM regional coordinator for the Access Fund and President of the NM Climbers' Resource and Advocacy Group (NMCRAG). His favorite areas include The Sandia's, Palomas, Enchanted Tower, Mt. Lemmon, Yosemite, and Kalymnos, Greece. He has climbed up to 5.12 traditional and sport routes and climbed alpine routes over 21,000 feet in South America. Bryan is certified in First Aid/CPR and is an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) certified Provider.
Lance Hadfield
Positions: Facilities Manager, Head Route Setter, Head Coach
Lance is Stone Age’s “original employee” and has been involved with the gym since its creation. Together with Bryan Pletta and Cristina Radu, Lance turned a paper-model idea into New Mexico’s premier climbing gym. Long before the inception of Stone Age, Lance was busy establishing new climbing areas in Colorado and New Mexico. Still in search of the perfect line, Lance actively climbs, competes and visits new crags with every chance he gets. When he’s not hanging off a cliff, scaling a ladder, or coaching talented climbers of all ages, Lance can be found pounding the pavement on his road bike or chasing after his two daughters Nyah and Misha on Rocky Mountain adventures. Lance is certified in First Aid and CPR and is an AMGA CWI certified Provider.
Maggie Kelly
Positions: HR & Marketing Manager
Maggie started working at the original Stone Age in 2010. Beginning with her expertise in kid wrangling, Maggie made her way through the gym’s multitude of jobs from maintenance to event coordinating. Now, working in a managerial role, she brings an elegant flare in the world of rock climbing. Her favorite places to climb are Hueco Tanks, El Rito, and Boulder Canyon. When not climbing on plastic or rock, you can find Maggie doing a few of her other passions; watching movies and world traveling. Maggie is a certified Climbing Wall Instructor and certified in Wilderness First Aid.
Aaron Stromberg
Positions: Team Mojo Coach, Route Setter, Graphic Designer
Aaron has been training competitive youth climbers since the dawn of time, and has been a freelance Graphic Designer since the Stone Age. He has been climbing since he was born (the kitchen counter and trees were his first ascents). Currently, he doesn’t have any favorite routes, just favorite experiences such as climbing with his brother in Hueco, or Dad in Datil. When not route setting or coaching, you can find Aaron hanging with his wife and two children who bark & wag their tails, skateboarding, snowboarding, or painting. Aaron is an certified by the AMGA as a CWI and Single Pitch Instructor (SPI).
Kenton Puckett
Positions: Retail Buyer, Route Setter, Youth Instructor
Kenton Puckett was born and raised in the southeast corner of NM and moved to Albuquerque in the fall of 2003 to attend UNM. His introduction to climbing did not occur until the spring of 2008, but once it happened it was a match made....well somewhere in the desert. Since that time he has climbed as often as he can. Kenton avoids limiting himself to any one style of climbing. He boulders, climbs sport routes, and does traditional climbing as well. Some of his favorite places to climb near Albuquerque are the Sandias, Palomas Peak, Box Canyon, Diablo Canyon, and anywhere in the Jemez. Two all time favorites are Hueco Tanks, TX and Indian Creek, UT. Aside from climbing rocks, Kenton enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, backpacking, mountaineering, playing guitar and banjo, spending time with his wife and dog, and being silly during all of his conscious hours. He has a B.A. in History from the University of New Mexico and is also an alumnus of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Kenton is a certified Wilderness EMT and AMGA CWI and SPI.
Shane Halliburton
Positions: Event Coordinator, Route Setter, Youth Instructor
Shane is a young person in a vast world with a passion for climbing and desire to share his passion with others. Shane is currently enrolled in the Anderson School of Business, getting his MBA. His climbing career started as a young athlete on Stone Age’s competitive climbing team, Team Mojo. Shane’s favorite places to climb are Hueco Tanks and Posos, near the Ortega Mountains. He is a well-rounded climber but prefers bouldering with strong powerful moves. Shane is an AMGA certified CWI.
Erin Freisinger
Positions: Membership Coordinator, Team Mojo Coach, Instructor
Erin started working at Stone Age when she was barely making her way out of High School. But don’t let her young age fool you, she has impressed us with her mature nature and amazing attitude enough to promote her to our membership coordinator. While you might get a phone call from her if your credit card didn’t go through, you will also see her instructing our competitive climbing team and helping out our front desk staff as a shift leader. Erin gravitates towards sport climbing but can crush down on some techy boulder problems when she wants to. Erin is an AMGA certified CWI.
Jessi Reddick
Positions: Youth Program Coordinator, Youth Instructor, Route Setter
After school, Jessi left the land of Hoosiers and deep-fried butter and headed southwest for a rampant public school teaching and tutoring spree in Northwest New Mexico. After a series of mishaps, guffaws, and adventures, she landed in Albuquerque and was pleased to discover that mountains are more conducive to climbing and snowboarding than cornfields. She has decided to stay a while… and in the meantime, help out Stone Age’s growing demand in youth programs. She is a well-rounded climber with her preference in sport and trad climbing. Jessi is a certified SPI and CWI from the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association).
Jessica Garcia
Positions: Customer Service, Instructor & Youth Instructor
Jessica started climbing at Stone Age at a young age. It began with her school, Cottonwood Classical, starting with a new semester-long rock climbing program in the original Stone Age. From there, she gained leadership and skill to be an excellent instructor and climber. Jessica assists in our youth programs and is now leading the Cottonwood Classical school program that began her climbing career. Jesica is an AMGA certified CWI.
Nick Coddou
Positions: Team Mojo Coach, Instructor, Customer Service
Nick started climbing as a young competitive athlete on Team Mojo! With his fun attitude and happy demeanor, Nick was hired on when he finished competing with the team. He can climb almost anything in the gym (due to his years on the team), which makes it difficult to keep liking him because he’ll jump off the couch and with potato chip bag still in hand, will walk up your project. His favorite routes are anything set by Kenton Puckett (KP) and everything outside at the Las Conchas area in the Jemez Mountains. Nick is certified as an AMGA CWI.
Dominic Pomo
Positions: Customer Service, Youth Instructor
Dominic is the third in the lineage of Pomo brothers to lend his hand at Stone Age. With the Pomo power behind him, Dominic has surpassed all expectations and has become an excellent instructor for adults and kiddos alike. Dominic is an AMGA certified CWI.
Kinsey Davis
Positions: Team Mojo Coach, Route Setter, Customer Service, Instructor
Kinsey comes to us from the land of the long horns (TX). With his previous experience in the industry at Motavation Volumes and various Texas climbing gyms, he already had a strong hold in the climbing world. You can find Kinsey climbing in the Las Conchas areas, Roy Canyon, and traveling around Texas and Colorado seeking the next sweet line. At Stone Age, you'll find him setting some classic boulder problem and routes. Kinsey always has a smile on his face and is eager to help you out with whatever it is.
Kyle Tuttle
Positions: Customer Service, Instructor
Kyle started climbing with his buddies only a few years ago but has proven himself time and again as an amazing customer service representative. His kind nature and smiling face will always greet you when you walk in the doors. Outside of climbing, Kyle loves to play, write, and record music. He’s in a cool band which makes the rest of us so uncool. He likes to read, pet dogs, and travel as much as he can. Kyle is an AMGA certified CWI.
Clark Frauenglass
Positions: Customer Service, Instructor & Youth Instructor
Clark is a winter lover at heart. With his other passion in snowboarding, we sometimes lose him to the Santa Fe Ski Area so he can instruct youngsters how to snowboard. But in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, we get him all to ourselves. And thank goodness because we need his kid wrangling skills in our summer camps and youth programs. His favorite climb is Cactus Heaven.
Huck Ginesta-Goldberg
Positions: Customer Service, Instructor
Huck started climbing as a Stone Age member, sending projects on the big boulder. He is originally from Taos, coming down to the big city to attend UNM. Go Lobos! He spends most of his life studying for exams. If he didn't have to worry about school or money, Huck would spend that time travelling to prime skiing and climbing locations around the world. Some of his favorite things include skiing, climbing, travelling, and eating/cooking tasty meals. Huck is an AMGA certified CWI.
Hannah Stromberg
Positions: Customer Service Rep, Coach, Instructor
Hannah believes any day climbing, backpacking, surfing, sailing, or on the snow is a wonderful day. Her favorite part of working at the gym is having the opportunity to be constantly surrounded by the very many inspiring and sincere people that belong to the outdoor community here. The Sandias mountains are her favorite place to explore and climb. She loves how every trip up there brings a new way to view something that was originally seen as dull.
Christian Vigil
Positions: Customer Service, Instructor
Christian is originally from Santa Fe and started his career in the rock climbing industry at Santa Fe’s Climbing Center. Enrolling at UNM, he made the transfer down to Albuquerque and landed a job here, at Stone Age.
Christian Martin
Positions: Customer Service, Instructor & Youth Instructo
Christian is a born and raised Burqueno. Going to UNM, he is planning on becoming an EMT. It is likely that you will catch him on a soccer field Sunday morning, watching football Sunday afternoon, and casting Magic The Gathering spells Sunday evening. His favorite routes are Pumping Huecos (Las Conchas), Broken Glass Traverse (Tres Pistolas), Potash Road (Moab). Christian is an AMGA certified CWI.
Alyssa Gammon
Positions: Customer Service, Instructor & Youth Instructor
Alyssa has much experience with kiddos and outdoor activities. While being a camp counselor at Ghost Ranch, she has learned many tricks of the trade on how to whip some behaviors back into shape. Alyssa loves to be outside: hike, camp, backpack. She loves to adventure and play outside and rain and snow. Alyssa wants to be a teacher, so she grabs any opportunity to teach, even if that subject is rock climbing. Alyssa is an AMGA certified CWI.
Ryan Tuttle
Positions: Customer Service Representative
Ryan came to Stone Age to entitle the Tuttle Lineage. Even though he got hired on after his brother, Kyle, he does not lurk in the shadow. He is a pet owner and, possibly, a nice shoulder to cry on. Beyond that, he is such a beautiful, many splendored flower, "it can't be summed up here, bros". Feel free to come up and ax him stuff! His favorite climbs are Class Act in Diablo and Pumping Huecos in Las Conchas.
Helen O'Meara
Positions: Customer Service Rep, Instructor
Helen is a voracious reader. She prefers fiction and is rereading the Mistborn trilogy at the moment. She collects words - just learned grawlix recently. She is a board game enthusiast and Joss Whedon fan (nerd, nerd, nerd). She is owned by a house rabbit named Lacey. They have a rigorous snuggling regimen. Her favorite routes are anywhere with decent weather and good people! Then she's happy!
Jeremiah Curtis
Positions: Customer Service Rep, Party Guide, Coach
Jeremiah likes to take pictures of stuff and wear stretchy pants. It's cliché but he also loves to travel, see new things, and meet new people who are stoked on life. His favorite routes are Pinball Simulator, Pub Draught Guinness, Substance P, and Bump to Conclusions. And his favorite quote is "Ideas are easy - execution is everything" by Casey Neistat.
Raymond Sweetland
The best janitor ever!
You'll see Raymond (aka Sweet Ray) flying across the gym with his cleaning cart. He'll stop for a joke and a quick laugh before he's off again making this gym as beautiful as it possibly could be. Without Ray, Stone Age wouldn't be the magnificent place that it is. Honestly, we don't know what we'd do without him, Stone Age might crumble to its humble name. Ray loves outdoor activities. His favorites are fishing, camping, biking, and hiking the trails. He loves his job at Stone Age and the San Francisco 49-ers!