Get to know our TruStrength Mountain Athletes!

Jesse Wall

Mountain Sport Passions: Alpinism, Mountain Running, Back country skiing & ski mountaineering, trekking, ice & rock climbing, & MTB

Mountain Resume: FKT holder for the AMC Winter Open Hut-2-Hut Traverse, 1 of 10 known people to climb all 67 of NE's 4000 peaks in a single winter, climbed all NH48 4000ers in winter in less than 48 days, single day winter Presidential range traverse, Jay Peak 33 mile finisher, Broken Arrow SkyRace finisher.

Memorable  summits: Kilimanjaro via Western Breach, Rainier via DC, Shasta via Casaval Ridge class 3/4, Whitney via Northeast buttress 5.7, Katahdin via Armadillo 5.7, Mauna Kea, Mt Thielsen, Mt Bachelor, Mt Elbert, Washington, NH winter many times (ravine routes), Acatenango, Nevada De Toluca, Snaefellsjokull, Chicken Out Ridge of Borah Peak, Skiing of Hillman Peak and The Watchman at Crater lake.

Future projects or goals: Denali, Vengetind, ski the Japanese alps, Matterhorn,  completing the US 50 state high points, finish the NE100 in winter, single day Great Range traverse, single day WURL traverse


Follow Jesse @trustrengthathletics

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Matt Michaud

Passions: Mountaineering, Ice Climbing, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Photography.


Accomplishments: Member of the NH 4,000 Footers Club, Multiple One Day Presidential Traverses, One Day Winter Presidential Traverse, One Day Pemigewassett Loop, Winter Ascents of Mount Washington, Spartan Ultra Beast Finisher, Mt Washington & Katahdin combined single day.


Goals: Finish the Winter NH 48, NE 67, Pinnacle Gully (Huntington Ravine), Standard Route (Frankenstein Cliffs), Cannon Cliffs, Mount Rainier, Mount Whitney, Grand Tetons, Mount Killmanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Mount Kosciuszko, Aconcagua, Denali.


Follow Matt:

Instagram : @mattmichaudphoto

Facebook : Matt Michaud Photo

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Chris Smey 

Bio coming soon

Brian Threlkeld

-Climbing ice and rock
-Mountain running
-Skiing of all types
-Biking (mostly commuting)
-General Adventuring

Some cool things I’ve done:
-Long routes in the North Cascades, the Sierras, the Wind River Range, the
Tetons, the Alaska Range, the Chugach, New Hampshire and Maine. Winter 8-day, 70-mile circumnavigation on skis of Baxter State Park. 4 “successful” winter trips into Baxter, skiing around and climbing on Katahdin.

Future goals:
-Generally, to keep living an active and adventurous lifestyle.
-Traverse the Brooks Range in AK, do some big 40+ mile days in Baxter
State Park, climb and ski volcanoes from the Pacific Northwest to Ecuador.

Follow Brian : / / @mountains62

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Zach Coburn

Bio coming soon

Hanne Heinrich


  • Army Reserves

  • Black belt in Uechi Ryu Karate

  • 2 season Girls on the Run Coach

  • Varsity Cross Country at University of New England

  • 2016 Camino de Santiago Portuguese Route

Mountain Specific:

  • 2013 & 2016 mountain goat: USATF New England Mountain Circuit

  • 3x Mount Washington road race

Sport Passions:

  • Trail & mountain running (especially with my husky)

  • Snowboarding

  • Longboarding


  • Run the Boston marathon

  • Run all the NH 4000 footers

  • Pursue rock climbing

  • Complete a single day Presie Traverse

Scott Berk

Bio coming soon

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Sam Haverinen

Sam Haverinen: Snowsports and Rockclimbing Instuctor.

Age: 39

Town of Residence: South Paris, Maine.


  "Climbing up mountains to slide back down them," is how Sam is likely to respond when asked what his interests are.  Intertest in climbing started as a way to access expert ski terrain, for the  lead instructor of the Oxford Hills Rock Climbing Club.  Telemark and alpine skiing along with snowboarding are disciplines Sam instructs at Sunday River's Ski School.  He  can often be spotted in the winter running up the slopes with his bindingless snow-skateboard so he can enjoy the surfing like motion of travel before and after the lifts are running.  In snowless months you may find him running an alpine trail, scouting some boulders in the forests or scaling a nearby cliff.


Non-athletic interests: Naturalism, environmental science, music.

Zach Greene