We have a new board member!

We are excited to announce our board is growing! Blake Hillard has joined our team as the Advocacy and Outreach Director.

Blake joined the Ohio Climber's Coalition as the Outreach and Advocacy Director in Spring 2019. He is psyched to contribute to the efforts of the OCC in reaching out to important stakeholders that impact Ohio climbers and outdoor spaces around the state. 

Blake is a recent recipient of a Political Science degree from Capital University, and splits his time with friends in Columbus and family in Cincinnati. You can find him attempting (and failing) big dynamic moves at Chambers, belaying his mom at Mosaic, or trying hard at the Mad. Blake fell in love with climbing through his coworkers in outdoor retail and has been rapidly ramping up his involvement in the community since first putting on climbing shoes just over a year ago.

When he's not climbing, Blake enjoys watching documentaries, visiting breweries with with girlfriend Arlaina, and slowly but surely spending more time on his bike. He is very committed to the OCC's efforts and super excited to help get the message out there.