Meet the Staff

Senor BoofasaurusGeneral Manager Vermont
Matthew Butler-Bugher

Matthew, better known as Boof, worked and managed at the Metrorock Boston gym for 7 years before moving on to manage Metrorock Vermont. He began climbing in 2003 and began his career at Metrorock as a volunteer setter in 2007, and eventually became part of the infamous Metrorock setting crew. He has also won the MetroRock route setting contest multiple times. He wears many hats at the Burlington location, some better fitting than others. Some of his favorite climbs include Planet of the Apes at Joe's Valley, Pure Palm at Smith Rock, and Armarillo Sunset at Red River Gorge, 

Peter KamitsesChief Route Setter Vermont
Peter Kamitses

Peter started climbing in Vermont 20 years ago and has since devoted his life to the pursuit of trying as hard as possible to not fall off of the least easy rock faces he could hope to hang on to. He has been a routesetter, guide, teacher, coach and is now part owner and designer of Metrorock, Vermont. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and two sons.

Sales Manager Vermont
Taylor Smith

Taylor has been climbing since 2012 after discovering the sport in college and has been hooked ever since. He has held a variety of roles within the outdoor recreation and climbing industry, from counselor, to instructor, to guide, and so on. Outside of climbing, he enjoys cycling/bike touring, paddling, backpacking, and pretty much anything else that gets him outside. Taylor's most memorable climb is climbing Table Rock, part of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area in his home state of North Carolina.

Assistant Manager Vermont
Mike Ryan

Mike has been climbing since the tender age of 11 when he was introduced to climbing through the Boy Scouts.  Mike’s specialty is programming and jack of all trades.  A recent transplant from Portland, Oregon, Michael is a Single Pitch Instructor and a Climbing Wall Instructor Provider through the AMGA.  Michael’s most memorable climb is Wherever I May Roam at Smith Rock State Park and his favorite cam is the .75 X4.