Why We Founded Futurist Climbing
Futurist Climbing was incorporated in 2009 to serve the influx of requests for independent consulting and climbing wall design services. Additionally, the Futurist team spent several years researching and developing high performance custom bouldering flooring systems that outperform and outlast all other surfaces available. We’ve since expanded our flooring product line to include surfaces for roped climbing areas and functional training spaces. We continue to develop and improve our offerings in each of these product categories and we back our systems with the longest warranties and best ongoing customer support in the industry. Futurist Climbing is owned and operated by Timy Fairfield, Co-Founder/President and Ernest Coletta, Co Founder/Vice President.
As a professional rock climber, Timy Fairfield’s career has been focused on competition, sport climbing, bouldering and a commitment to proliferating rock climbing through his ongoing passionate practice of climbing as well as by acting as a positive spokesperson for the sport. As a member of the US National climbing team for over a decade he participated in National, World Cup, International Open and Invitational Masters level events. He lived and trained with coaches in France for 5 years during his pursuit of international competition. His climbing career has enabled him to travel to over 40 countries throughout North/Central America, Europe and Asia. As a result, he has visited and conducted business with hundreds of commercial climbing facilities worldwide. He has set routes for international competition in the US, Europe and Asia. He has coached and trained adults and youth teams around the US and he assisted in the development of the USAC National Climbing Coaching Certification Program. Timy speaks Spanish and French. timyfairfield.com
Vice PresidentView Bio
A rock climber since 1992, Ernest has worked in the private sector as a fitness facility maintenance supervisor and personal fitness trainer and has developed and maintained membership data management and monitoring systems/databases. In the public sector, he has managed programs in employee health and wellness, child and adolescent health and behavioral health. He has developed and overseen multi-million dollar budgets and associated administrative, contracting, and human resource processes. Ernest has trained and supported thousands of private and public sector customers on health and wellness topics, including employee wellness, nutrition and fitness, and suicide prevention. His unique expertise gives Futurist an innovative perspective on the untapped funding, customer services and partnership potentials of the commercial climbing gym industry. Ernest drives Futurist’s product, programmatic, technical and facility development processes. He holds a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Business Manager/CFOView Bio
Brandi began her professional career at The Boeing Company, where she spent 7 years working as a Financial & Planning Analyst. She was responsible for budgeting and forecasting production contracts with a total budget in excess of $1 billion. She left Boeing in 2003 to pursue a career in Personal Training and Climbing Coaching and has managed her own training business, Brandi Proffitt Fitness, LLC since 2006. Brandi’s background in Financial Analysis and Business Management makes her an invaluable resource to Futurist, where she is responsible for managing internal budgets and cash flow, and contributes to the feasibility analysis and business modeling of the projects consulted and developed by the company. Climbing since 1993, Brandi ranked among the top 10 women in US national bouldering competition 2001-2005 and has traveled around the world to climb and set routes for international competition. She holds a Personal Training Certification from ACE and a National Climbing Coaching Certification from USA Climbing. brandiproffitt.com
The Futurist Commander hails from the future. The Commander is a figurehead for Futurist Climbing serving the role of communicating the voice that represents our vision for the future of our sport and industry. The Futurist Commander’s duties include serving as a spokesperson articulating our company vision, new developments, advertising messages, informational and educational messages, promoting Art Of Falling and appearing at special events on behalf of Futurist Climbing Consultants, Inc. The Futurist Commander image was inspired by the classic view of the future represented by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and bears the classy fashion flare of those lost iconic mid 20th century flight attendants so dearly loved and missed! Beware, she’s not just cute, she’s on point!
Installation SupervisorView Bio
Scott is a licensed contractor based in Socorro, NM. He has been climbing since 1991 and enjoys all aspects of the sport. He is an active developer of outdoor climbing and is currently a Climbing Instructor and Trainer at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, as well as a guide for Suntoucher Mountain Guides. Scott holds a GS-18 Contractors License. His experience as a contractor and a climber makes him a valuable team member providing Futurist customers with flooring installation supervision and warranty service support.
Assistant DesignerView Bio
Sam has been climbing since 2004 and has always focused on sport climbing and bouldering. He originally started as an indoor climber but soon learned to love outdoor climbing. Some of his favorite areas include the Buttermilks, Red Rocks and the Temple, a local New Mexico crag. Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from UNM. His background includes eight years in the construction industry prior to working with Futurist, making him an invaluable asset to the flooring installation team. He has been with Futurist since 2014 and brings his experience and creativity to the company’s climbing wall designs and product innovation. When Sam is not climbing, he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee.
Installation SupervisorView Bio
Steven joined the Futurist team in 2013 supervising and completing floor installs. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Steven has been a resident of Birmingham, AL for over 20 years. Steven is a well established master carpenter and has been working in construction for over 35 years. He has worked on commercial and residential construction as a job supervisor and contractor. Steven’s creative insight, respect for details and well rounded skill sets have allowed him to focus mainly on custom and unique projects for his long standing customers. Steven’s custom work has been published several times in Southern Living magazine and has been recognized in other construction and design venues. Steven enjoys the great outdoors with his family and spends his down time camping, hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting.
Installation SupervisorView Bio
Skinny has been climbing since 1993. He has the bases covered when it comes to the indoor climbing industry: in the last 20 years he has worked as a climbing wall builder, head routesetter, comp organizer, project manager for expansion and remodel, facility manager, instructor, climbing flooring designer and installer and climbing wall inspector. Recently, he has changed his focus from climbing and started his own carpentry business building custom home gyms, decks, sheds and other fine carpentry. When not working you can find him rope climbing, trail running (has run more than a dozen ultras), gardening, raising chickens and motorcycling – sometimes all in the same day.