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Meet the Occifers

Zeke Lam


  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Number of Years Climbing: 3
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Cal Climbing retreat in 2019 was probably the most meaningful I’ve been on. I climbed a 5.6 and a 5.3 and made a lot of friends when I was struggling to meet people at Cal in other ways 🙂
  • Favorite Send Song: Louise and Thelma by French 79
  • Favorite Body Part: Thumb
  • Passions outside of climbing: Seeping from my fingertips + complaining about it, cooking, and plants/algae!


Phoebe Troup-Galligan


  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Number of Years Climbing: 10
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Playing ice soccer on a frozen lake last thanksgiving in Bishop!
  • Favorite Send Song: Louise and Thelma by French 79
  • Favorite Body Part: Fingers (all of them)
  • Passions outside of climbing: Running, surfing, learning to play guitar

Tate Luoma

Co-Vice President

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Number of Years Climbing: 4ish
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Watching Cal climbers crush a beta sprayer’s project in Red Rocks. But if we wanna go the warm fuzzies route, I love how supportive and hilarious this community is. Couldn’t ask for a better group of people.
  • Favorite Send Song: Porcelain by Moby
  • Favorite Body Part: The back of the knee, duh
  • Passions outside of climbing: backpacking, fieldwork, throwing rocks off of bigger rocks


Xavier Banson

Co-Vice President

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Number of Years Climbing: 1.5
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Bouldering trip to Yosemite was so magical. Climbing some of the coolest granite with my closest friends and then watching velocipastor to celebrate the sends.
  • Favorite Send Song: Jungle (Fred again)
  • Favorite Body Part: Left fingernail
  • Passions outside of climbing: Meditation, psychology research, taking care of a puppy!

Brian Taylor


  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Number of Years Climbing: 5
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Watching Stefan cut up a pineapple in red rocks
  • Favorite Send Song: In the air tonight by Phil Collins
  • Favorite Body Part: Upper part of the left knee
  • Passions outside of climbing: Surfing, Skiing, Running

Bella Weksler

Stewardship + Outreach

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Number of Years Climbing: 14
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Going to Yosemite valley for the first time with Zeke and Diego and listening to their crazy psyche music before getting on classic boulders!
  • Favorite Send Song: Surround Sound by JID
  • Favorite Body Part: Knee pit
  • Passions outside of climbing: I love farming and gardening! I am learning to play guitar and crochet (slowly) and love backpacking and going outside!

Jordan Schultz

Clinics/Trips Director

  • Pronouns: He/They
  • Number of Years Climbing: 4
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Learning how to Trad Climb at Lover’s Leap
  • Favorite Send Song: The Climb by Miley Cyrus
  • Favorite Body Part: The noseee
  • Passions outside of climbing: I rig and walk on highlines (slacklines that are 100’s of feet in the air that you’re harnessed into). I love to play/create music on the guitar and drums, and I am actively doing work as an EMT.

Ace Landauer

Clinics/Trips Director

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Number of Years Climbing: 5
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Big nice grippy nice
  • Favorite Send Song: Christian Brothers – Heatmiser
  • Favorite Body Part: The little flesh medallion in front of your ankle on the outside of the top of your foot
  • Passions outside of climbing: Music, Super Smash Brothers Melee (Falcon Dittos only), Taking my dog to her favorite places

Tilly Holtz

Membership Coordinator

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Number of Years Climbing: 5
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Cleaning my first anchor at the ORG and girth-hitching my PAS to the bolt
  • Favorite Send Song: Silence
  • Favorite Body Part: The thymus
  • Passions outside of climbing: I love hiking, bicycle touring, and foraging fruit 🙂

Diego Wong

Comps Director + Coach

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Number of Years Climbing: 9
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Finding the largest sandwich ever to walk the earth in red rocks and feasting on beans and dogs, hiding from the wind behind crash pads as we watched another crew cook themselves a 5-star meal. Oh, also dropping our cookies all over the floor in front of Matt Fultz working Return of the Sleepwalker, and proceeding to leave said cookies behind at the boulder after making fools of ourselves.
  • Favorite Send Song(s): Surround Sound / Louis and Thelma
  • Favorite Body Part: Taste buds
  • Passions outside of climbing: Look at rocks, think about rocks, attempt to eat rocks

Nate Ingebritson

Media Maestro

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Number of Years Climbing: 3
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Definitely the Thanksgiving trip to Bishop last year. Besides meeting Keenan and climbing on cool rocks with cool people, I did lots of crimping and shrimping.
  • Favorite Send Song(s): Waves – Tame Impala Remix
  • Favorite Body Part: Elbows
  • Passions outside of climbing: I sail a lot, I chill in my hammock on the glade, and I study architecture occasionally

Ben Mefford

Media Maestro

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Number of Years Climbing: 3
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Dappin that mofo up
  • Favorite Send Song(s): Him – Big Yavo
  • Favorite Body Part: Anywhere on ur mother
  • Passions outside of climbing: Skiing, Surfing, Photography


Colin Wills

Vibes Enforcer a.k.a not actively an officer

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Number of Years Climbing: 9
  • Favorite Cal Climbing Memory: Midnight session at mortar rock last year during crush week!
  • Favorite Send Song: I Like It – Cardi B or At the Cookout (depends upon the vibes)
  • Favorite Body Part: If I say knees will they stop hurting???
  • Passions outside of climbing: Trail running, route setting, and surfing!