Jon Mavko is the assistant manager and youth team coach at Rocks and Ropes, an indoor rock climbing gym located in Tucson, Arizona. Jon began climbing in 1998 and his passion for rock climbing has taken him all over the world to places like Mallorca, Spain, Berlin, Germany and the Bugaboos and Squamish in British Columbia. Jon has extensive experience climbing in the United States in places like Utah, Colorado, Washington, Texas and Arizona.
He has also lead group climbing trips for high schools and middle schools, companies and private clients and is a member of American Mountain Guides Association and USA Climbing. Jon loves rock climbing because of the focus it takes, as well as the mental and physical strength. Jon hopes to foster a love and respect for rock climbing through mentorship of the kids on his youth rock climbing team. You can check out more about Jon and Rocks and Ropes at www.rocksandropes.com
Check out our interview with Jon and see how he has turned his dreams and passions into a career: