Bryce Snyder

Owner and General Manager

Raised in a Michigan suburb, Bryce moved to Arizona in 1995 to attend Arizona State University and to explore the mountains and canyons of the southwest. After graduating he moved to Flagstaff to escape the heat and explore Flagstaff’s endless climbing potential. With roots in bouldering and sport climbing, he has been an avid rock climber for over 20 years and is well connected to the Arizona climbing community. He has introduced countless beginners to the sport of rock climbing and is well-versed in all types of rope skills and safe climbing techniques. He understands that safety is of the utmost importance when instructing a new climber.

Conner Cassens

Director of Marketing  

Hailing from the sandy beaches of Southern California, Conner quickly found out that the mountains called more than the waves. He started climbing during his senior year of high school and quickly became obsessed with the sport. He moved to Flagstaff to study at NAU and take his climbing to new heights. His main focus has been repeating the Flagstaff classics as well as traveling all over the west coast to test his strength and find new gems along the way. If you can't find Conner on the rocks, chances are you can catch him on his skis!


Mikael mrotek

Personal Trainer
Fitness Program Instructor

Having been raised in eight different states, Mikael has seen his fair share of views, but nothing changed him more than the Southwest. He started climbing at the age of 18 in Taos, NM, and hasn’t stopped since. This passion brought him to Flagstaff, where he wanted to climb as much as humanly possible. After being introduced to classic weight training to benefit climbing, his all or nothing approach to life led him to read and study everything he could find on the subject of training. If he’s not coaching or training in Beta you can find Mika (or more likely hear him) out on any random rock, be it chossy, steep, slab, or maybe even a crack if you get a rare sighting.


Natalie Cox

Youth Program Instructor

Natalie was born and raised in Southern California as a long distance runner. She then moved to Flagstaff, as an opportunity to join the Northern Arizona University’s Cross Country and Track team presented itself. After over 15 years of running, her focus changed to her studies of Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry. Although she didn’t start climbing until junior year of college, she quickly fell in love and now spends the majority of her time chasing her newfound climbing goals!


Spencer Church

Head Route Setter
Team Beta Head Coach

As a Southern California native, Spencer grew up trad-climbing throughout California’s classic outdoor crags as well as finding and establishing new boulders from Joshua Tree to Los Angeles and even the Eastern Sierra. With many years of working in a climbing gym environment, Spencer is highly experienced in route-setting, youth coaching, safety instruction, and gear knowledge. Spencer’s love for rocks goes further than just climbing, he graduated from NAU in the Spring of 2014 with a degree in Geology. Since graduating, Spencer has focused all his energy on becoming a more well rounded climber, ticking off the old classics and searching for the new ones.


Sequoia Hart

Intro Team Coach
Youth Program Instructor

Born and raised in Nevada, Sequoia grew up adventuring through the Spring Mountain Range. Her parents influenced her get outside as often as possible, so she immediately picked up rock climbing from a young age. Sequoia fell in love with large multi-pitch routes and sport climbing on the painted sandstone of Red Rock Canyon and the sharp limestone of Mt. Charleston. She quickly joined the Las Vegas climbing team when she realized she couldn’t get enough of the sport. All her life she traveled with her family through the Western United States to become more versed in climbing. It wasn’t until Sequoia moved to Flagstaff in 2017 for her college career that she was introduced to roof climbing and eventually retired her harness for a crash pad. 

josh dries

Intro Team Coach
Youth Program Instructor

Born right here at 7,000 feet, Josh has been in Flagstaff for 16 years. The outdoors have always called to him, whether it be hunting, fishing, or just going out for a day in the Ponderosa pines. Josh has been a rock climber for around two years and has refined his skills as a member of Team Beta. Josh has competed against some of the top youth climbers in the Nation, having made it all the way to the Divisional Championship! Now he wants to expand to new horizons and pull on some real rock. Although he is young, he has lots of experience in bouldering, safety and youth instruction!


Gym Manager
Team Beta Coach
Route Setter

Growing up in the valley, Jaci has always been an outdoorsy, athletic person. After spending two decades focused on playing soccer, she decided it was time to take on a new challenging sport. Jaci quickly fell in love with every aspect of climbing and considers it one of her greatest passions. The movement and technique required to become a strong climber has intrigued her greatly, and she enjoys sharing her newfound love with the Team Beta climbers. Jaci loves bouldering in the gym and enjoys exploring the seemingly endless outdoor climbing Flagstaff has to offer.


Zack Bryant

Route Setter

Originally from Kentucky, Zack began his athletic career as a wrestler. After wrestling for more than 10 years, Zack found bouldering and never looked back. He moved to the Southwest and quickly found a passion for roof climbing in Flagstaff. Zack loves to spend his days staring up at roofs, training, or searching for untouched climbs throughout Arizona. He also enjoys collecting skulls and other remnants from his ventures, and vintage PlayStation games. 


Brennan Liberty-Bibbens

Route Setter
Intro Team Coach
Youth Program Instructor

Brennan grew up in Tucson playing soccer competitively for about a decade, as well as coaching youth soccer teams in high school. He then moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University, where he studies Chemistry and Biology. Brennan was first introduced to the sport of climbing his freshman year and was instantly drawn to bouldering. He enjoys climbing both in the gym and on real life rock. His favorite climbing destinations are Bishop, Hueco Tanks, and the many crags around Flagstaff.

*All of Beta's staff members are CPR/First Aid certified as part of our initiative to create a safe climbing experience.