Our Team | LA & Orange County's Best Climbing Gym | Sender One


Meet the people behind Sender One's vision of creating and maintaining a space to discover and connect with others through climbing. In addition to the following company positions, Sender One thrives through the collaboration and hard work of our phenomenal Customer Experience Staff, Routesetters, Youth Program Coaches, and Yoga Instructors.

Alice Kao
Co-Founder, CEO

About Alice

Alice discovered climbing while living and working in London in 2008 after a difficult breakup. Wanting to share the healing and self-discovery that climbing brought her, she co-founded Sender One in 2011 on her return to the United States alongside her business partners. Alice hates following rules but loves getting people to believe in her ideas. 😊 She wears her heart on her sleeve and is not afraid to cry in meetings. Her secret superpower is building IKEA furniture while listening to Chinese pop music.