Head Coach and Director of Programming
Head Coach, Charlie Schreiber, CSCS has been coaching, competing and route-setting for a multitude of gyms on the East Coast for the past 12 years. As an 8-time Youth National Championships Competitor for Bouldering, Sport and Speed Climbing, he has continued his career as an Open competitor and has used his knowledge of competition to teach the upcoming youth of our sport. He helped open the doors of and was the Head Coach and Head (and only) Route Setter at currently set routes and boulder-problems at High Exposure Climbing Gym in NJ for 4 years. For High Exposure, Charlie took a youth team of exclusively first-day climbers, and quickly created a National Champion, a 1st place Team victory at the Regional Championships, 28 individual National Championship invitations, and 3 podium finishes.
Jane has been competing in Ninja Warrior since she was 12 years old. Since becoming part of the ninja community, she has qualified in the adult division for all 5 National Ninja League World Championships and placed among the top Ninja Warrior athletes in multiple competitions. In 2016 Jane began working at a rock climbing gym, which is when she found her passion for coaching. This led her to studying exercise and sport science at Temple University. Jane strives to make an encouraging and inclusive community at The Factory where everyone is able to improve and enjoy themselves.
Dr. Rich Shoemaker, also known in ANW as The Philly Physician, is a father of 4. He is an emergency room medical professional by night, and Ninja Warrior by day. He has been rock climbing for 26 years, and has gone all the way to the Las Vegas National Finals in the 2015 and 2016 seasons of American Ninja Warrior!
Luke has been training and competing in Ninja Warrior since he was 16. He has qualified for the National Ninja League World Championships in all 3 seasons he has competed. He has also been climbing since 2018 and played hockey since he was 3 years old. Luke has been coaching kids in hockey and ninja since 2018, and he loves to share his passion and energy with those around him at The Factory.
Olivia was a gymnast and competitive cheerleader for 7 years before joining the climbing world in 2019. She started climbing at Towson University where she is studying biology and animal behavior. Olivia works at the rock gym on campus along with being an outdoor trip guide. For three summers, Olivia also worked as a counselor at a camp that featured adventure activities including high and low ropes courses. Olivia promotes a supportive and enthusiastic environment.
Coach and Instructor
Nick has been climbing for 3 years. His favorite place to climb is The Gunks and his favorite thing about climbing is seeing people improve.
His goal in climbing is to be the best that he can be and help others to be the best that they can be.
Bananas or pizza with mushrooms, pineapple, and other random vegetables.
Collin has been climbing for 5 years. He enjoys getting to the Red River Gorge for sport climbing, the New River Gorge for sport climbing and bouldering, and the Gunks for trad climbing. He’s also excited to get to new crags and climb on new rock types in the future.
His favorite things about climbing are the opportunities provided to hang out with friends and the friends he has made through climbing. His climbing goals are to keep training to climb harder and climb as many classics as he can.
He spent a few years working as an environmental engineer before deciding that he wanted to do something different. He is now coaching climbing and pursuing certification to teach high school sciences.
Lyman has been climbing for 6 years. His favorite climbing area is Rumney Rocks and his favorite thing about climbing is how it makes your mind and body strong and capable from finger tips to toe tips.
His climbing goal is 6 pitches of 5.12 trad just for the exposure.
I love handstands.
Michelle has been climbing for 14 years. Her favorite area to climb is New River Gorge and her favorite thing about climbing is the clarity of being way up above everything.
Her goal is to someday lead 5.12.
I have driven I 80 across the country 6 times, including 2 trips on the Al/Can
Daniel has been climbing for two years. He grew up bouldering off and on at local hometown spots with friends, and has always loved the rock climbing community for its inclusivity and immense diversity. Aside from his climbing endeavors he is a lifelong skier, avid yoga enthusiast, and slackliner. Daniel is currently finishing up a degree in Biology at Temple University and is very passionate about research and teaching. His goal is to one day lead 5.12 and climb in another country.
Fluent in Russian