CLEVELAND No Man’s Land Film Fest Resources


RESOURCES
Indoor Climbing in NEO
Climb Cleveland in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland
Cleveland Rock Gym in Eucild
Nosotros Rock Gym in Lakewood 
Rock Mill in Akron
Shaker Rocks in Shaker Heights Cleveland

Outdoor Climbing in Ohio
Hinckley Reservation (Cleveland MetroPark)
Mad River Gorge (Near Dayton)
Hocking Hills State Park (outside Columbus)

Outdoor Climbing Outside Ohio, but still close
Coopers Rock State Forest, WV
New River Gorge, WV
Red River Gorge, KY
Seneca Rocks, WV
Allegheny National Forest, PA
Niagra Glen (Ontario) 

Area Outdoorsy Organizations & Clubs
Cleveland Mappy Hour
Green Girl Gang
Access Fund
Ohio Climbers Coalition
Outdoor Afro
Red River Gorge Climbing Coalition
See You At The Top
Cleveland Triathlon Club

Hear Her Sports Podcast Related Episodes
Ambreen Tariq, founder of Brown People Camping, Episode 38
Shelma Jun, founder of Flash Floxy, Episode 27
Meagan Martin, American Ninja Warrior, Episode 53
Mary Grace Stocker, Climber, Advocate for Solo adventures, Episode 52
Blake Cason, Climber & Wellness Coach, Episode 40
Liz Sampey, Adventure Athlete, Episode 36
Syd Schulz, Ohioan & Endurance Cyclist, Episode 30
Alison O’Hara, Alaskan Kayak Guide, Episode 11
Sara Tabbert, Skijoring, Episode 4

Hiking/Trail Running/Mountain Biking in NE Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, The Buckeye Trail
Cleveland Metroparks
Geauga Parks

Races
USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Race

Articles:
No Man’s Land: The Rise of Women in Climbing, Noël Phillips, 10.25.17, Climbing
Women Venturing Into The Unknown, Mary Grace Stocker, Yosemite Climbing Association, October 6, 2018
Where Are All the Female Route Setters, Julie Ellison, REI blog
Climbing the Ladder: Female Routesetters, Morna Middleton, 9.7.15

Panelists

Kim Smith-Woodford  is an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoors. She frequently creates and facilitates events and conversations that engage people of color to embrace nature’s presence while finding their joy. She’s grateful that her love of nature and nature equity has landed her opportunities to meet wonderful people across the country that share similar passions. She leads outdoor community groups and youth hikes. She participates in community thought leader discussions and speaks on nature equity panels as well as to groups surrounding DEI in the outdoors and environmental stewardship. Through her consulting business, Journey On Yonder, her goal is to advance the narrative of diversity in the outdoors.  Kim’s journey has taken her to some of the most amazing spots within the country including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. But you can often catch her trekking around in our local parks, hugging trees while taking a bazillion nature photos and selfies and most of all, creating black JOY in nature.  She enjoys life with her husband Kelvin and her three puppies, Zoe, Max and Tux.

Kim Smith-Woodford is an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoors. She frequently creates and facilitates events and conversations that engage people of color to embrace nature’s presence while finding their joy. She’s grateful that her love of nature and nature equity has landed her opportunities to meet wonderful people across the country that share similar passions. She leads outdoor community groups and youth hikes. She participates in community thought leader discussions and speaks on nature equity panels as well as to groups surrounding DEI in the outdoors and environmental stewardship. Through her consulting business, Journey On Yonder, her goal is to advance the narrative of diversity in the outdoors.

Kim’s journey has taken her to some of the most amazing spots within the country including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. But you can often catch her trekking around in our local parks, hugging trees while taking a bazillion nature photos and selfies and most of all, creating black JOY in nature.

She enjoys life with her husband Kelvin and her three puppies, Zoe, Max and Tux.

Erika Hood  was born and reared in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University and is currently working at the Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities, managing Community Research and Dissemination activities. She has years of experience leading a variety of resident-led initiatives that address public health issues and related disparities. In communities riddled with gun violence, poverty, and poor health outcomes, she is determined to help communities change the narrative and begin to reflect on the greatness that resides within.  With her mother and sister, she co-founded a youth organization, SYATT, “ See You At The Top ”, which offers relief, exposure, and a chance to be great, to area youth. Originally designed to expose youth to sports and activities where they are underrepresented, 10 years later, See You At The Top does that and so much more. The organization has changed the lives of so many youth, but most importantly, changed the lives of its founders. Erika along with her mother, Marcia, and sister, Ebony, will celebrate SYATT’s 10th year in 2019.  She also is busy raising young men, Evan (16) and Duke (8). She loves to travel, snowboard, and is a huge advocate for self-care.

Erika Hood was born and reared in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University and is currently working at the Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities, managing Community Research and Dissemination activities. She has years of experience leading a variety of resident-led initiatives that address public health issues and related disparities. In communities riddled with gun violence, poverty, and poor health outcomes, she is determined to help communities change the narrative and begin to reflect on the greatness that resides within.

With her mother and sister, she co-founded a youth organization, SYATT, “See You At The Top”, which offers relief, exposure, and a chance to be great, to area youth. Originally designed to expose youth to sports and activities where they are underrepresented, 10 years later, See You At The Top does that and so much more. The organization has changed the lives of so many youth, but most importantly, changed the lives of its founders. Erika along with her mother, Marcia, and sister, Ebony, will celebrate SYATT’s 10th year in 2019.

She also is busy raising young men, Evan (16) and Duke (8). She loves to travel, snowboard, and is a huge advocate for self-care.

Ginny Fitz  has been racing triathlons since 2010, and is the Past-President of the  Cleveland Triathlon Club . Before becoming President, she was the Vice President and Sponsorship Chair of CTC. With around 400 members, the club has an athletic diversity that ranges from first-time triathletes to seasoned veterans. Ginny was instrumental in bringing USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships to Cleveland in 2018 and 2019, for which CTC was recently honored at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards with the Gold Medalist Award for Sports Development. Ginny coaches and mentors triathletes, leads group training rides and runs, and loves to race on weekends.  Her “day job” as the Wellness Analyst for Eaton, a global power management company, enables her to build purpose through passion every day, while providing wellbeing initiatives and programs to almost 100,000 employees worldwide.  Ginny lives in Chagrin Falls with her husband Bob, and their big black lab, Guinness.

Ginny Fitz has been racing triathlons since 2010, and is the Past-President of the Cleveland Triathlon Club. Before becoming President, she was the Vice President and Sponsorship Chair of CTC. With around 400 members, the club has an athletic diversity that ranges from first-time triathletes to seasoned veterans. Ginny was instrumental in bringing USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships to Cleveland in 2018 and 2019, for which CTC was recently honored at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards with the Gold Medalist Award for Sports Development. Ginny coaches and mentors triathletes, leads group training rides and runs, and loves to race on weekends.

Her “day job” as the Wellness Analyst for Eaton, a global power management company, enables her to build purpose through passion every day, while providing wellbeing initiatives and programs to almost 100,000 employees worldwide.

Ginny lives in Chagrin Falls with her husband Bob, and their big black lab, Guinness.

Theresa DiFuccia  first was introduced to climbing in 2007 while living in Flagstaff, AZ. While there, she took advantage of the wealth of climbing areas in the state and learned route setting at the local gym. Since moving to Cleveland in 2014, she's continued to explore local climbing areas, earned a USAC setting certification, and had the opportunity to be a route setter at multiple gyms in the area. Her goal is to set routes that both teach technique and create an equal challenge for all climbers.

Theresa DiFuccia first was introduced to climbing in 2007 while living in Flagstaff, AZ. While there, she took advantage of the wealth of climbing areas in the state and learned route setting at the local gym. Since moving to Cleveland in 2014, she's continued to explore local climbing areas, earned a USAC setting certification, and had the opportunity to be a route setter at multiple gyms in the area. Her goal is to set routes that both teach technique and create an equal challenge for all climbers.

Moderator

Elizabeth Emery  is producer and host of Hear Her Sports, a female athlete podcast. In the '90s, she raced bicycles professionally, traveling all over the country and the world. She was a member of the 2000 Olympic Long Team, a National Champion in the Time Trial, a gold medalist in the Pan American Games and the Pan American Championships. She raced in The Tour de France for many years when it was called The Grand Boucle and in multiple World Championships for Team USA.

Elizabeth Emery is producer and host of Hear Her Sports, a female athlete podcast. In the '90s, she raced bicycles professionally, traveling all over the country and the world. She was a member of the 2000 Olympic Long Team, a National Champion in the Time Trial, a gold medalist in the Pan American Games and the Pan American Championships. She raced in The Tour de France for many years when it was called The Grand Boucle and in multiple World Championships for Team USA.


Cleveland No Man’s Films Founders

Tasmin Andres  loves backpacking, skiing, and climbing, and is the Chapter Leader of  Mappy Hour Cleveland . Mappy Hour started in New York City in 2014 to create a sense of community among people who live in urban areas but crave nature, sports, travel, and outdoor adventures. You can learn more about their upcoming events at MappyHour.

Tasmin Andres loves backpacking, skiing, and climbing, and is the Chapter Leader of Mappy Hour Cleveland. Mappy Hour started in New York City in 2014 to create a sense of community among people who live in urban areas but crave nature, sports, travel, and outdoor adventures. You can learn more about their upcoming events at MappyHour.

Jessica Suvak  is founder of  Green Girl Gang , Flatlanders Podcast and co-chapter leader of  Ohio Women On The Fly . Green Girl Gang encourages women to get outside, protect the earth, and empower each other. Flatlanders Podcast aims to extend this women’s community and promote outdoor recreation in the Midwest through stories of our relationship with each other, nature, and the outdoors. Jessica enjoys trail running, snowboarding, rock climbing, fly fishing – being outside, moving her body is what she lives for.

Jessica Suvak is founder of Green Girl Gang, Flatlanders Podcast and co-chapter leader of Ohio Women On The Fly. Green Girl Gang encourages women to get outside, protect the earth, and empower each other. Flatlanders Podcast aims to extend this women’s community and promote outdoor recreation in the Midwest through stories of our relationship with each other, nature, and the outdoors. Jessica enjoys trail running, snowboarding, rock climbing, fly fishing – being outside, moving her body is what she lives for.