OWNER / OPTIMISTIC WORRIER / LOVER OF THE OUTDOORS
FAMILY SINCE: 2008
The man behind the steering wheel…Newton Dominey is the proud owner of the best little climbing gym in the south. If you don’t already know him, he is most likely the guy you see behind the front desk intently working away on his laptop. Why at the desk you say? Because his office, the only office in The Crag, is so often doubled as a storage unit. You can take the office from the man but you can’t take the man away from the office! Involved in all things Crag, one would wonder if he ever sleeps. Born in Texas, where he once ran over himself with a three-wheeler, Newton moved to Nashville when he was 17 to attend Lipscomb University. When he’s not at The Crag, he’s either hanging out with his wife Brooke and their son, Luke, or seeing what other types of outdoor adventure he can get into. One day, Newton plans to own a cabin in the woods.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT / FREE SPIRIT / JACKHAMMER OF POSITIVITY
FAMILY SINCE: 2010
Affectionately known around The Crag as “Vizaldo,” Matt Loshin is our resident beat poet and electronic music aficionado. His friendly and encouraging spirit is infectious. Try as you may, it is impossible to have a more positive view on life’s happenings than this hunk of joy. Notable mentions on this already powerful life; Matt has climbed in Hawaii, visited Jack Kerouac’s grave, driven from Tennessee to California, and yes, he served as the DJ and Master of Ceremonies for The Crag’s first ever Dance Party.
MORNING MANAGER | ADVENTURER | HAIR COLOR ENTHUSIAST
Hailing from The Garden State, Erin is the person most likely to greet you if you come in for climbing or yoga on a weekday morning. She recently discovered that she can lick her elbow, a trick she’s been known to show off at parties from time to time. As comfortable performing aerial acrobatics as she is climbing, she once hung her aerial silks off from a bridge and performed while suspended twenty feet above the water. Erin is adventurous and optimistic, and set a goal three years ago to take herself to a new city every year. So far that goal has taken her to Seattle, WA; New York, NY and Asheville, NC!
DESK STAFF | ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR | WOODWORKER
Even though she’s from Camden, SC, Alex Jeffers has never played polo on their historic polo grounds. She did, however, drive from North Carolina to Telluride, CO with her dad Chet for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. In addition to being a savvy traveler, Alex has dreams of starting her own nonprofit that combines her love for the outdoors and gardening with her desire to help others. When she isn’t at The Crag, you might find her playing with her dogs or spending time on her next woodworking project.
DESK STAFF | LONG BOARDER | OUTDOORSMAN
Austin’s enthusiasm for life can be summed up in two sentences: 1) His friends have a phrase to describe his spontaneous, “go for it” attitude (“Full Steen Ahead”). 2) He loves pizza so much that he once bit through a slice, and his tongue, out of excitement. From volunteering with Young Life to going to as many concerts as he can, this Baltimore native doesn’t do anything half way. Austin’s currently a student at Belmont, studying Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages. When he’s not busy learning Greek or Aramaic, you’ll probably find him long boarding with friends, cheering for Arsenal (much to Newton’s chagrin), or planning his next outdoor trip.
DESK STAFF | BOOK WORM | DOCUMENTER OF THINGS
One day, we don’t know when, Logan is going to have ketchup. When he does, it will be the first time in his life he’s had the most American of condiments. Logan’s a hard working, congenial guy from Ft. Wayne, IN that loves to write and take pictures. He recently traveled to Nepal and India, enjoys being outside and is studying Religion and the Arts at Belmont. If he’s taking a break from school or work, it’s likely that he’s outside biking, going for a run or tossing the frisbee. Our guess is that he’s probably doing it with a smile on his face.