Justin Koestler — General Manager
Justin has been working at CRG since the construction phase of the Buffalo location. He obtained his undergraduate degree from SUNY Fredonia and graduate degree from Buffalo State. Over the past dozen years, he has lived in Charlotte, San Diego, Anchorage, San Francisco, Providence, Houston, and Charleston. A lifelong athlete, he has climbed for over 6 years, competed in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, and placed in several Ninja Warrior Competitions. Justin also enjoys running, skiing, camping, hiking, basketball, soccer, fantasy football, and most of all, spending time with his wonderful family.
Chelsea Hartman — Assistant Manager
Chelsea has always had a passion for overall health. She went to Culinary School and has created delicious efficient meal prep plans for friends and clients. With that she loves to help communities live a more zero-waste budget-friendly lifestyle. She hopes, since moving back from Houston TX, to start a pop-up group that ties the two together. She is an entrepreneur at heart with a crochet business of her own and is always down for a knit/crochet night. Besides climbing, dance is a close second of passions. She started when she was 3 years old and still teaches Ballet. Her artistic outlet also stems to drawing, painting or any form of creating. When not climbing, crocheting or dancing in any open area, she loves to curl up in a coffee shop with a great book or a notebook.
Kyle Rogers — Head Setter
Kyle has been route setting for five years now and he can not get over how happy he is to be your Head Routesetter here at CRG BUFFALO!!! A little bit more you should know about Kyle is he has climbed up and down the east coast, a little out west and out in Kalymnos Greece. Greece was such an incredible experience for him being able to climb with his one of his closest friends, George (look right.) He wants you to know that even though he may have his headphones in, don’t ever hesitate to stop him and say hi! He is always willing to hear feedback on the routes, good or bad. His goal is to make this place the best. Now get out there and send!
Matt Kinsman — Head Coach / Setter
Matt started climbing about 2 years ago in Michigan, where he grew up, at his local climbing gym after starting to work there. Climbing became a really good pastime for him as he had a lot going on. It became a major outlet for him to express himself in a positive way. He has competed in a bunch of local comps and plans on competing in bouldering nationals next year! The best result he has received was 3rd place in the advanced category. His hobbies include climbing of course, skiing, snowboarding and running. “I think I love climbing as much as I do because of how much it has helped me and what its gotten me through. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and then I found climbing and I fell in love immediately.”
Moriah Williamson — Youth Programs Director
Moriah was born and raised in Grove City, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Grove City College in 2017 with a bachelors’ degree in Communication Studies. From a young age, Moriah has participated in an active lifestyle. She started playing soccer in Pre-K and finished her 14 year long athletic career upon graduating from High School. Along with soccer, she played softball, basketball and ran track. Climbing quickly became a passion of hers after her first experience with it when she worked as an Adventure Based Counselor at a summer camp in Pennsylvania. Her desire is to help others grow into and become the best person that they can be. When she’s not at the gym she enjoys running, reading, fishing, playing video games, watching soccer, spending time with her friends, family and 4 year old English Chocolate-Silver Labrador, Sadie.