Carolyn Parker

Carolyn Parker has been a life long athlete participating in many sports, all expressions of the sport of climbing, bike racing road and mountain, skiing on and off piste, trail running, surfing and has been guide for 20+ years. She has run her own guide service and women’s program called Climb like a Girl, and currently is the Founder and Owner of Ripple Effect Athlete Training Center in Carbondale CO, and guide for Chicks! Carolyn is an AMGA certified rock guide and has guided for Chicks for 5 seasons. She has been a long time educator, and entrepreneur specializing in building strength and competency in women since the early 90’s, when she started her first women’s clinic series focused on mountain biking skills and bike maintenance. Carolyn says, “The focus of my work and my life is to engage others in activities that create positive self change, to inspire, mentor, motivate, encourage, educate, and if that means changing the world one person at a time, so be it. I derive the deepest satisfaction from seeing others succeed, however I will be the first to tell you it is not just about being faster or stronger – it is about being a more conscious human being.”

Favorite quote: “Face your fears, they are the single thing that holds you back!”


Professional Affiliations with: Stonewear DesignsJulbo, Gym Jones

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