EPAC Welcomes New Board Members

Please join us as we welcome our new board members. EPAC is excited about the passion and skills that Hann Smiley and Matt Cordes will bring to the organization.

Learn more about them….

Hann Smiley

Hi all- I’m Hann! I have been climbing for about 5 or 6 years. I truly enjoy all disciplines of climbing but multi-pitch trad definitely holds the number one spot in my heart. When I’m not at the gym coaching I can usually be found at High Rocks playing with ropes, at Safe Harbor clipping bolts or in the Gunks pulling mini roofs. I love animals, gluten free donuts, biking, birding, and good coffee. I’m passionate about helping folks and kiddos build connections through climbing and experiencing the outdoors. I am really looking forward to being a part of EPAC and supporting the local climbing community!

Hello! My name is Matt. I’ve been climbing myself for four years, but I’ve spent the last ten years at the gym and outdoor crags like Stony Ridge, the Lehigh Gorge, Safe Harbor, Boxcar, and other spots belaying my son until he was old enough to return the favor. I started lead climbing in 2020, and although I’m still a novice, I enjoy the added challenge. I’ve also done a bit of mountaineering in the northeast, and I enjoy cycling (road and mountain), hiking, and fly fishing. I’m a freelance writer by trade, and I look forward to putting some of my grant writing skills to use for EPAC, as well as connecting with other climbers and helping to make our sport more accessible for those who haven’t yet had a chance to see just how great it can be.