New GWPC Manager Jeremy Yee
Jeremy Yee, a 32 Walnut Creek native, joined the Touchstone team recently as manager of Great Western Power Company. Yee is a long time athlete and blossoming climber.
While he attended the University of California at Davis, Yee spent his free time playing on a collegiate inline hockey team. The managerial economics major had played hockey for the past 16 years. Yee began playing as an adolescent and his passion continued through college. These days, his focus has shifted more towards climbing and his family. “It’s tough to have multiple hobbies with a little one,” Yee said regarding his 21 month old daughter Kahana, “but I definitely see myself getting back on skates.”
Yee’s psyche for climbing has increased exponentially since he began the sport four years ago at Diablo Rock Gym. Yee became enamored with climbing as a means to stay healthy and it has turned into his new obsession. “I am really psyched on climbing, on getting better, and seeing how far I can push myself in climbing. I would like to travel more for climbing and get out more and touch more real rock.” Yee and his wife of three years, Nozomi, headed to the northwest earlier this year to visit family and Squamish.
Unfortunately, he ran into typical “northwet” climbing conditions and it rained for his entire 6 day trip. Yee did get to hike the Chief though. Yee has climbed in other countries as well. On his honeymoon, Yee and Nozomi, went to Thailand, where they took long tail boats to 150 limestone cliffs and then climbed right out of the boat.
Speaking about his goals for GWPC, Yee said, “I’d like to help Max and the Crossfit East Bay program expand, find a new core instructor, and get the new fitness room busier. I’ll be keeping up the work that Lyn Verinsky, the former GWPC manager, did by increasing membership, growing the local profile of the gym, and increasing the quantity of programs as well as their quality.”
Stop by Great Western Power Company, meet the new manager, and check out all the great things he has been doing at the gym.
Labels: Crossfit East Bay, Great Western Power Co., Jeremy Yee