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Meet the Wallnuts Management Team!

Leo van Ulden – President and CEO

Leo started Wallnuts with his Mother Inge in the mid 90’s and has been at the forefront of Newfoundland climbing ever since. He is a certified through Thompson Rivers University as an ACMG Climbing Gym Instructor Level 3 Apprentice, and Top Rope Climbing Instructor. He wrote and published The Newfoundland Climbing Guide in 2007 which has sold almost 500 copies to date and is still the only published guide for climbers in the province. He is the most certified and experienced instructor, guide, and coach in Newfoundland.

Leo is passionate about business, coaching, climbing, surfing, mountain biking, and his 2 boys; Joost and Levi.

His current life goals include the expansion of Wallnuts into a new facility which will give our customers a top notch climbing experience and aid in building athletes to compete at the Olympic level when the day comes.

F Hutson Myles – Vice-President and Head Instructor

Hutson started climbing when he was 21 (not counting a few birthday parties at Wallnuts back in 1995-1996) and has been hooked ever since. He joined the Wallnuts team after a previous life in the IT industry. He is certified as a Climbing Wall Instructor Certification Course Provider with the Climbing Wall Association and as an outdoor Top Rope Climbing Instructor by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. His duties at the gym include training staff in risk management and safety instruction, and teaching advanced safety systems courses in addition to his role as part of the Board of Directors. When he isn’t working at the gym or climbing, Hutson enjoys cooking delicious food, enjoying single malt whisky, and playing board games with friends.

Evan Walsh – Manager, Head Route Setter, Lead Instructor, and Performance Coach

Evan Walsh a Performance Team coach with a strong background in teaching technical skills and is certified by both The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Climbing Wall Association. Evan started climbing over a decade ago right here at Wallnuts. He began coaching, route-setting, and instructing in Toronto at the Rock Oasis before moving back home to join the team at Wallnuts as a coach, route-setter, and instructor.