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Northeast Region Volunteer Wall of Fame


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

- Road Trip! Organize a weekend excursion for AAC Members in your local area.

- Host a climbing meet-up with fellow AAC Members at your local crag or gym!

- Pints + Beta: Host a pub-night meet-up with fellow AAC Members at your local watering hole!

- Member outreach: We have a crew of Super Volunteers to call and welcome new members in our region every month. Join the crew!



It's easy to get in touch with your Regional Coordinator, or the Club.

Read Northeast Regional Coordinator Sarah Garlick's bio on the Staff page or email her atsgarlick@americanalpineclub.org

Email the Club's offices in Golden at info@americanalpineclub.org

Give the Club a call at (303) 384-0110


Volunteer Wall of Fame

Jeremy Devine

Member Since: 2010

Volunteer Since: 2011

Home Crag: Rumney, New Hampshire

Favorite Movie Quote: “I love lamp.” -Steve Carell (Brick Tamland) in Anchorman




Rick Merritt

Member Since: 1989

Volunteer Since: 2001

Home Crag: New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Favorite Places to Climbg: NH Whites, Cascades, Sierra

Claim to Fame: Vice Chair New England Section, Grill Master of the New England AAC Barbecues



Jeff Lea

Member Since: 1971

Volunteer Since: 1978 (AAC delegate to the UIAA Safety Commission from 1978 to 1999)

Home Crag: Ragged Mt. (CT) and Cathedral Ledge (NH)

Claim to fame: Excellent (beer or wine aided) memory of routes, peaks, pubs, partners, and post climb “discussions” on 3 continents over 4 decades and counting




Naomi Risch

Member Since: 2011

Volunteer Since: 2010

Home Crag: 82 Crag in Bolton, VT

Claim to Fame: Naomi just may be the most psyched person you’ll ever meet…




Barry Rusnock

Member Since: 2007

Volunteer Since: 2008

Home Crag: Allamuchy Mountain State Park, New Jersey

Favorite Book: “Kiss or Kill, Confessions of a Serial Climber” By Mark Twight

Favorite Jimmy Buffet songs: Come Monday, Son of a Sailor, Knee Deep, A Pirate Turns 40, It’s Five O’clock Somewhere



Nancy Savickas

Member Since: 1995

Claim to Fame: Nancy is the Chair of the New England Section and an avid ice and alpine climber.






Anne Skidmore

Member Since: 2010

Volunteer Since: 2010

Home Crag: Cathedral Ledge

Little Known Fact: Anne HEARTS the Notorious B.I.G. & Eddie Vedder

Website: www.anneskidmore.com



Martin Torresquintero

Member Since: 1995

Long-time volunteer for New England & New York Sections

Favorite Song: the song of the Indri Indri lemur from Madagascar

Favorite places to climb: Italy and Chile (mostly because of the good food, cheese, and wine…)




ConorMoran.jpgConor Moran—New York Section Webmaster

Member Since: 2008

Favorite Climbing Area: High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks

Claim to Fame: Conor owns a complete collection of Penn State yearbooks dating back to 1890!



Harold-Headshot-Cropped.jpgHarold Sebold

Member Since / Volunteer Since: 2002 / 2004

Favorite Climbing Area: "...The (Adiron)Dacks. That is the birth place of
my climbing passion and the mountains I truly consider “home”."

Claim to Fame: "Getting married on top of Skytop after climbing to the top via Overhanging Overhang with my bride.  We are celebrating 4 years this month and are returning to the Mountain House to celebrate."