Meghan Baker

Board Member

Meghan is a communications professional for one of America’s largest private companies. Her more than 10 years of experience in media relations and development has spanned a range of industries. In Meghan's eight years of climbing, she has experienced some of the country’s most beautiful natural areas and learned the importance of preserving them for future generations.

Russell Errett

Board Member

Whether in the backwoods of Illinois or on the big walls of Yosemite, Russell is obsessed with climbing. As an engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers, he understands how to collaborate with government agencies and both private and public entities. Russell is adept at managing multiple projects and finding solutions that address the needs of multiple user groups. He is dedicated to giving back to the community and preserving our natural resources for the next generation of climbers - including his two young sons.

Yusuf Daneshyar

Board Member

Over the course of an 8 year climbing career, Yusuf has learned the value of managing risk at the cliff, enjoying the outdoors responsibly, and the importance of passing that knowledge along to future generations. As a guidebook author and Program Director at Climb So iLL, he has dedicated the latter part of his climbing career to educating others about the sport and providing resources for climbers in the region.

Carine Doyle

Board Member

Carine is an attorney-at-law with over eight years of experience, primarily focusing on intellectual property. She has received numerous recognitions during her career, including being chosen as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and in the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 under 30 class of 2012. Carine is an avid outdoor enthusiast and has been climbing for nearly five years.

Ian Anderson

Board Member

With more than 15 years of climbing experience, Ian has an intimate understanding of the important role local climbing organizations play in preserving climbing areas and our access to these finite resources. As a founding member of BETA Fund, he is steadfast in his commitment to protect Midwest climbing for generations to come. Ian currently works as the Operations Director for Climb So iLL. Ian really really likes bouldering.

David Chancellor

Board Member

David started climbing at a young age and has turned his passion for rock climbing into two successful businesses. Currently the Community Director at Climb So iLL, he has competed on professional climbing circuits, appeared in national and international climbing films and magazines, presented to large groups, traveled internationally, and maintained relationships with industry contacts.

Kevin McCarthy

Board Member

Kevin has been exploring and sharing his passion for nature his entire life. A day climbing with him usually includes looking for animal tracks, wildflowers, mushrooms, and birds. He has 10 years of professional experience with the Missouri Department of Conservation and three years with Missouri State Parks. He is a Certified Interpretive Trainer and operates an educational center as a contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management.

Kevin McCarthy

Board Member

Kevin has been exploring and sharing his passion for nature his entire life. A day climbing with him usually includes looking for animal tracks, wildflowers, mushrooms, and birds. He has 10 years of professional experience with the Missouri Department of Conservation and three years with Missouri State Parks. He is a Certified Interpretive Trainer and operates an educational center as a contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management.