Planet Granite Team


Micky Micky Lloyd
Primary owner Micky Lloyd is the original creator of Planet Granite. His main role is the design and construction of the gyms. When not at work, he is out playing in the mountains on skis, a mountain bike or climbing.

Renee DeAngelis - CEO
Renee DeAngelis started working at PG during the construction of the Belmont gym. At the end of construction she started working on the front desk and quickly took on more responsibility, from Retail Buyer to Gym Manager to her current position. Renee is based out of all three locations, and oversees the entire PG family, ensuring each of our gyms offer the same quality experience.


Parsons Smith - CFO
Parsons Smith started working at PG shortly after the first gym in Santa Clara opened. She has worked in every aspect of our business, from Front Desk to Memberships and now as Owner & Director of Finance. Today, she oversees all the financial transactions of Planet Granite-everything from a sale at our registers to the overall costs of running each facility! She is based out of our SF gym or otherwise found chasing her young daughter and/or surfing our coast!


Stephanie Ko Pound - Sr Director of Bay Area & Marketing

Stephanie has been climbing since 2001. The first time her brother took her to Indian Rock in Berkeley, she knew she was hooked. She started out as a boulderer, but always longed to sport climb. On winter weekends, she can be found shivering at Jailhouse, and she loves to roadtrip to Rifle and the Red in the warmer months. About once per year, she'll place some gear, but her heart stays with sport climbing.

She worked as a routesetter for about 6 years, until she moved into the Project Manager role, managing the retail shop, instructing classes and helping out anywhere else she was needed. She started managing PG Sunnyvale in 2008, and moved to her current role in 2012.


Carolyn Link - Sr Operations Manager

Carolyn has been climbing since January 2004 and loves all aspects of climbing, but especially loves trad climbing. A native San Franciscan, she loves commuting around town on her bike and also likes to run.


Beth Lim - Director of Finance

Beth is originally from the East Coast, has lived all over the world, and has loved the transition to the Bay Area.  Previously a corporate professional, she now works as a rock climbing guide / instructor and enjoys being able to call the outdoors her office.   Beth is excited to be part of the Planet Granite team, and looks forward to actually being able to crush with her coworkers!   

Casey - Facilities Manager

Casey Gray - Facilities Manager

Casey is a California native who grew up camping in the Sierra, including yearly trips to the Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows and Lake Tahoe. While fishing the Merced with his Dad, Casey found his eyes attracted to the small specks of life working hard up on El Cap. This was all it took to plant the climbing seed - 7 years of bouldering finally gave way to plugging gear and high times off the deck. For 10 years Casey has enjoyed climbing throughout the High Sierra, Jtree, Squamish, Lake Tahoe and the Nor Cal coast.

A lifer from the start, Casey is dedicated to his involvement in the local climbing community - From keeping Planet Granite looking good from behind the scenes as Facilities Manager, to volunteering his time among the sandstone boulders of Castle Rock State Park.


Brett Smith - Project Manager

Born into a family of outdoor enthusiasts, Brett discovered the sport of rock climbing relatively late in life. The summer of 2009 marked the start of his vertical endeavors, after which he quickly fell in love with the grace and technique of climbing. His passion began on the sharp end of the rope but quickly developed an interest in the dynamic movement of bouldering. While sampling new terrain outdoors, he can be found clipping bolts or stomping crash pads in the near Sierra’s. If he is not hanging around the gym or at the local crag, he can be found hitting the books, studying toward a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science at San Jose State University. With a professional path that hopefully involves the outdoors, Brett will always keep climbing close at heart. He strives for his next powerful ascent combining strength, balance and a fearless mentality.





Website designed and implemented by Stephanie Ko Pound. Photos by Ted Cheeseman, Colin Little or Ivan Cua.