Moody Mountain Guides
Founder Art Mooney originally created Mooney Mountain Guides Inc. in 2001. Art’s idea was to create a guide service that operated in central New Hampshire, providing his guests with climbs at Rumney, Cannon, and Franconia Notch. In the beginning, Art was the sole owner and sole guide. From the start Art’s mission for MMG has been to provide his guests with a more personalized and exceptional experience than his competitors. Through Art’s hard work and dedication, MMG has grown setting in motion the careers of many professional guides. For his commitment and industry leading standards Art was awarded the AMGA Excellence in Guiding Award in 2014 and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
In 2014, Mooney Mountain Guides LLC was sold to Alex Teixeira. Prior to the sale Alex was a MMG Guide following his mentor Art’s footsteps. This path led Alex to his current position as owner operator of Mooney Mountain Guides LLC. Alex’s vision is to continue the original mission of MMG and take the company into the future as an example of excellence in American guiding.
Mooney Mountain Guides LLC goal is to provide the highest quality guided experience to our guests on guided climbs, lessons, and courses. It is the continuous effort of all MMG guides to not only guide the climb, but also create a personalized experience for each guest, each day based on guest goals. MMG guides will practice safe climbing techniques, teach up to date information, follow Leave No Trace principles and treat our guests and other climbers with the highest degree of personal respect.
In addition to the service provided, MMG’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for our guests by being at the leading edge of industry development and professionalism. This includes in-house training, guide mentorship, and personal professional development. Guides who pursue personal growth are rewarded with increased benefits and compensations. This commitment to industry leading guide training sets us apart from other guide services. Being a pitch above the rest our guests will come to expect the highest degree of professionalism and care and as a result choose to climb with MMG over other guide services.
About Alex Teixeira
Alex grew up skiing and exploring the wild places of New England. These early explorations led Alex to rock climbing, mountaineering and backcountry skiing and from there into guiding. Alex began guiding professionally in 2007 in an effort to combine his passion for climbing and teaching. In 2014 Alex took over as owner of Mooney Mountain Guides from his mentor and friend Art Mooney, providing the opportunity for sharing his passion for the mountains into his life’s work.
Alex believes that guiding is so much more than just putting the rope up. It is about creating an experience that not only adds to the quality of life of his guests, it also expands their relationship with the Earth and with themselves. “Creating experiences for growth is what I enjoy most about my work. The guests I climb with the most become my friends, and I get to watch them transform into climbers and planet activists.” As a father, business owner, teacher and experienced guide he has a keen sense of risk and how to manage it to create unforgettable experiences for his guests.
- AMGA Certified Rock Guide
- AMGA Assistant Alpine Guide
- AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
- Mooney Mountain Guides Owner, Lead Guide
About Andrea Berryman
Director – Product Management, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Andrea Berryman is the Director – Product Management for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. In her role, Andrea leads the North America product development team to drive forward Cooper’s long term product strategy. Andrea’s efforts focus on Cooper brand products as well as Mastercraft, Starfire and private label brands.
Andrea joined Cooper in April 2017 as Product Manager – SUV. In January 2020, she was promoted to the role of Director – Product Management. Prior to joining Cooper, Andrea worked for the Dana Corporation where she was a Program Manager for commercial vehicles. Earlier in her career, she spent 24 years at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company working in a variety of engineering and product marketing roles.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Kansas.
About Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
The beginnings of Cooper® date back to 1914 in Akron, Ohio, when two brothers-in-law John F. Schaefer and Claude E. Hart formed a company to produce tire patches, tire cement and tire repair kits. Schaefer and Hart purchased The Giant Tire & Rubber Company of Akron, a tire rebuilding business, and shortly thereafter moved the business to Findlay, Ohio.
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