Meet the Staff

General Manager
Zack Krigman

Zack has been climbing at MetroRock for several years. Two years ago he decided to come work with us part-time washing holds, doing rope maintenance, and instructing for our MIT and Tufts courses. In late 2018 he decided to leave the insurance industry to come on full time as our general manager and has never looked back. You will generally find him bouldering or training on the Moonboard. When he gets a chance to go outside it's often to Lincoln Woods, though his favorite climbing destination is Virgin Gorda in the BVI, because who doesn't enjoy some beachside bouldering.

Chief Setter
Jon Brock

Jonathan started climbing by taking a class at Unity College in Maine and was immediately hooked. Since then, he climbed all over New England doing sport, trad, and bouldering. Jonathan started working at Metrorock North in Newburyport in 2015 and hasn't looked back. “I’ve found that Metrorock has the best community of climbers that are supportive and encouraging.” Now working as the Head Routesetter of Everett, Jonathan feels that setting is a way to give back to the community. Jonathan is primarily a sport climber but enjoys almost every aspect of climbing.

Assistant Manager
Billy Fava

Billy has been climbing at MetroRock off and on since 2016. More often than not he boulders, but also enjoys top-rope and lead just as much. He met some great people here back in '16 as a guest and jumped at the opportunity to join the team full-time last year.

Head Coach
Kevin Donovan

Born and raised in New England Coach Kevin has been coaching since he was 14 years old, and since then he has been passionate in his pursuit of discovering the methods and systems to improve in all aspects of the sport. His favorite element of youth coaching is seeing how climbing culture and team bonding extends to help kids become not only better climbers but better people. Kevin is an accomplished climber in his own right climbing 5.14d on sport 5.14 on trad gear and V12 boulders as well as winning several indoor and outdoor climbing competitions including our very own DarkHorse Series. He is a driven climber and strives to pass on all he has learned to the next generation.