Director of Operations
Obe Carrion is a 24 year veteran of climbing. At 13 years of age, a climbing gym opened a few blocks from his home in Allentown, PA., sparking one of the most-publicized careers in climbing. In the late 90's and early 00's, he was all over the climbing scene--starring in several films produced by Big UP Productions which cemented his place as a prominent icon in the climbing industry. His career as a competitor culminated in winning Nationals in 2002, cementing his position in the US climbing scene.
Obe’s focus began to wander to other aspects of the climbing industry and he quickly realized his passion and talent for coaching and gained the opportunity to work with some of the best youth competitors in the country. Obe also has worked as a product designer for Mad Rock Climbing including his debut shoe design, the RedLine.
Obe continues his journey as a professional in the climbing industry here at Metro Rock where he's in charge of the training and coaching programs, setting routes and sharing his expertise as a climber.
Director of Routesetting - New England
Kasia started to climb at the age of 8 in a small bouldering gym in Chicago (Hidden Peak). She has been competing since the age of 12 on a national and international level. After competing for a number of years she started turning some of her focus to setting. Within the last 3 years she’s helped set over 30 national level events. In 2007 she moved to Chattanooga for school and during her time there, Kasia started to work at Tennessee Bouldering Authority eventually becoming the general manager. In 2015 she become part owner of the gym. She is now ready to start a new chapter of her life in Boston.
He discovered climbing at MetroRock over three years ago and instantly fell in love, buying his membership on his second visit. Within a year he started working weekend events and had developed a special affection for bouldering. He has since assisted with construction and maintenance projects, worked the camps, coached, set boulders, and tried his hand at just about everything else in the gym. Scott spent two years on the Northeastern University Climbing Team before graduating with a degree in Political Science. Though busy working on healthcare policy in his other life and set back by a series of injuries, Scott maintains a strong connection to MetroRock and still finds time to get on the wall, even if it's on ropes.
Scott is our general manager!
Arinn grew up driving her parents crazy climbing everything. She fell in love with the gym; finding a place where climbing to the top was encouraged! That energy still hasn't subsided. Arinn started working at Metrorock about four years ago and is proud to say she has worked one of every shift available and has been to each location. Arinn enjoys construction projects, loves coffee and spends all of her free time hiking with her dog or exploring at the beach. "If you can smell yourself, you're not working fast enough!"
Michael started climbing in December of 2016. What started as a fun way to get (and stay) in shape immediately transformed into a passion for the sport and community second only to his love of music. Michael started working at MetroRock 3 and a half months after his first visit and has since taken the reins of rope maintenance, pub nights and MIT PE. Between his time working at Metro and as a booking agent, Michael spends the rest of his time pushing himself to become the best climber he can be.
Scot started climbing at Metrorock almost 5 years ago and has never looked back. Originally it was just a way to workout when he couldn’t play hockey but over time climbing has grown into more of a lifestyle. Now he is involved in various aspects of climbing at the gym, including coaching and routesetting. Scot also oversees maintenance and construction projects at Metrorock. Some major projects he’s worked on include, building the ropes course in Burlington, Replacing the floors in Newburyport, working on the Everett expansion and constructing the front desk in Brooklyn. Even with all of this, he still finds time to climb a few days a week and even occasional sneak up to Rumney.
Alex was introduced to climbing at MetroRock and has become a fixture over the last 3 years. He believes that route setting and coaching are the best ways for him to share his passion of climbing. Alex is the Head Coach of our Youth Climbing Team in Newburyport and Assistant Coach of our Nationals Team in Boston. Although he shares his passion in the gym, Alex's true passion is found in nature. Alex's says, " Climbing on rock, in beautiful settings, is a meditative experience for me; it's my way of interacting with nature." Alex considers himself a boulderer, but is no slouch when it comes to sport climbing.
Jonathan started climbing by taking a class at Unity College in Maine and was immediately hooked. Over the next 4 years 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.” Jonathan considers himself an all around climber but recently has been focusing on his sport climbing.
Megan was hooked on rock climbing in 2012 after toproping outside in New Hampshire and began pursuing the discipline at MetroRock in 2017. Growing up on the Massachusetts coast, she has always had an affinity for the outdoors, especially kayaking, fishing, hiking and camping. When not exploring the outdoors she can be found playing board games, working on yet another DIY project, or planning where to travel to next.