Meet Our Team
At Rockwerx, our mission is to make climbing more accessible in this world by helping those interested and committed to design and build climbing walls.
Rockwerx consists of our Office, Shop, and Road Crew, but you'll primarily be speaking with the people below when building your quote and working through the design process of building your new climbing wall.
Bob "Merlin" Begin: CEO and Head Designer
Hobbies: Anything active, and competitive.
Bob was working in the field of architecture, interested in 3D modeling, and found a promising job back in his hometown. It was the perfect design job for him, all the wonders of creating without all the typical architectural rules and constraints.
Melissa Huard: COO (Chief Operations Officer)
Hobbies: Fitness, Photography, Gardening & Landscaping
Melissa joined Rockwerx for a fresh career start in January of 2022. She left a 28-year career Managing a full Operations Department of a local media company which was the hardest and best decision of her life. Why is that you ask? It opened her path to Rockwerx! Melissa has always been close to the construction world, having many mentors in many different construction fields in her life. Along with her exceptional organizational & deadline centric background she has brought great value to the Rockwerx team! Combine all that with her charismatic personality, and we are lucky to have found her!
Nolan Honsaker: Project Manager
Hobbies: Climbing and Mountain Biking
Nolan is currently finishing a Mechanical Engineering degree through Akron University. He started at Rockwerx on the installation crew in 2021, then relocated from his home in Aurora, Ohio to Massachusetts in early 2022 to join the office team. Nolan is happy to be a part of the climbing industry in any way, but feels especially grateful to be at Rockwerx where he gets to help grow the climbing industry as a whole.
Jeffrey Bartlett: Operations Coordinator
Hobbies: Cooking, Gaming, Karaoke, Martial Arts
Jeffrey joined Rockwerx as our office assistant in the Summer of 2022. He comes to us from an exceptionally diverse background, having spent time in the construction, beauty and finance industries. His broad skill set and penchant for creative problem solving have seen his role quickly grow, making him an integral and versatile member of the Rockwerx team.