San Diego Chapter

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Meet Your Chapter Leaders:

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Nick Bourdon: Chapter Co-Chair

Nick's obsession with climbing began after his first visit to a gym in Ottawa, Canada in 2005. Following his move to San Diego in 2009, he started looking to bigger and more adventurous walls and ridges. When not climbing, Nick can be found motorcycling toward a cliff, hiking to a cliff, camping near a cliff, or planning his next trip (usually involving a cliff). His adventures are funded by his work as a Software Engineer. Nick was introduced to the AAC in 2013 at the Tuolumne Stewardship and Bishop Craggin' Classic events. As a recipient of the Live Your Dream grant in 2016 he quickly became more involved with the San Diego Chapter, eager to give back to the community and introduce others to the organization.

Lindsay Bullis: Chapter Co-Chair

Lindsay first dabbled in climbing many years ago upon moving to California. While living in Portland, Oregon in 2009, she truly fell in love with the sport. If the weekend doesn't involve climbing, she may be found skiing, hiking with her dog, or traveling. An elementary school teacher during the week, she often
references climbing with her students, highlighting the perseverance and grit needed to improve and succeed, and sharing stories of inspirational climbers. Lindsay is honored to work with the San Diego Chapter in order to bring awareness of member benefits to local climbers, plan awesome events, and build an even stronger climbing community.

Knight Campbell: Co-Director of Education

While flying helicopters for the US Navy, Knight decided to climb the high point in every state with his wife Leonie- 11 more togo!  After falling in love with the mountains and learning everything from rock climbing to backcountry skiing, Knight decided to leave the military and begin guiding to help others find the same joy and solitude in the wild.  He teaches for REI and NOLS and owns a leadership development company focused on outdoor adventure.  Knight came to the American Alpine Club to find other people who care about the wilderness and want to safely pursue climbing.  He stays for the camaraderie and the chance to push for higher summits with accomplished climbers.  You can find him teaching climbing, mountaineering and leadership skills from SoCal to Alaska or hiking anywhere with his daughter and puppy!

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Tyler Dandurand: Co-Director of Education

In August 2015 Tyler reluctantly went to a climbing gym for the first time, and never looked back.  Since that day he has fervently worked on developing his skills as a climber and fine-tuning his systems to be a proficient partner and guide.  His favorite place to climb is Red Rock Canyon National Park in Nevada where he’s spent countless hours on some of the best sandstone around. When he isn’t climbing, he’s spending time with his daughter, Jordan, working full time at a hearing aid clinic in San Diego, or thinking about climbing. Tyler loves introducing people to the world of climbing and is eager to share his knowledge and passion for it with others.

Fernanda Loustaunau - Director of Events

Fernanda Loustaunau - Director of Events