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Meet Your Chapter Leaders

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Bobby Howell C

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Bobby has lived in the Metro Detroit area for the past four years. He was brought to this area from Upstate New York to pursue an engineering career in the automotive industry. The majority of his spare time is spend dedicated to outdoor activities including; climbing, hiking, backpacking and fishing. He enjoys all climbing disciplines, but is drawn most strongly to trad climbing and ice climbing.

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Max Bellemare

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I was first exposed to the outdoors through scouts, and while in Montreal for school, I volunteered as Gear Manager for the McGill Outdoors Club. There, I quickly started climbing all over Quebec, New England. In 2016, I moved back to Michigan and feverishly kept on climbing even if the closest crags were hours away. I become a member of the AAC in 2016; prior to that I was a member of the Alpine Club of Canada. I eventually got involved with the chapter helping organized events and become co-chair. As co-chair, I look forward to passing on my skills and knowledge to newcomers of the sport.

During the week I work as an Automotive Engineer, in my spare time however I enjoy to running, scuba living, skiing, backpacking and climbing. I have been blessed to have climbed in Quebec, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Ontario, Michigan, Kentucky, and New Zealand.