Our team

CHRIS Horton

GENERAL MANAGER / CO-FOUNDER

Chris' dream of owning a climbing gym started when he first pulled on plastic over 20 years ago. Chris has been climbing for 25+ years including guiding, route development, coaching and training. Since 

leaving Southern Utah, his goal has been to return to his favorite part of the world permanently. Chris is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, contributing to a fun, inclusive climbing community and environmental stewardship. 

Jacquelyn Horton

GYM MANAGER / CO-FOUNDER

Jacquelyn first fell in love with climbing at Mt. Lemmon in Tucson but it didn't take long to find appreciation for the convenience of a great climbing gym. She is most comfortable where the sun is hot, the dirt is red and the climbing is abundant!

Jacquelyn and Chris have two fur babies, two adult children and a dream of providing

St. George with the facility of our dreams.

Jeff Compas

CO-FOUNDER

Jeff has been formally climbing for 11 years but like most in our sport, he has climbed on everything from the time he was able to pull himself up and mantel over the edge of his crib. Jeff loves to share his passion for climbing with others. Over the years, Jeff and Jenny have taken hundreds of youth and adults on climbing and rappelling trips and opening a climbing gym in St. George has been a long time goal of theirs. 

Jenny compas

YOGA STUDIO MANAGER / CO-FOUNDER

Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga are Jenny's specialties. She has been practicing since 2006 and was certified to teach from the amazing Maggie Smith Odette in 2013. She began climbing in 2008 and has taught countless numbers of youth and adults both yoga and climbing. Jenny is excited to run the Yoga Studio at Contact and connect with the community in a state of the art climbing facility.