Gravity Logic has been founded by the team behind the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s success. In fact, each Gravity Logician is still actively involved in the continuing development of Whistler’s Park. Clearly not a bunch of out of touch consultants.
Dave Kelly is the true genius behind A-Line, Dirt Merchant and Whistler’s legendary “flow”. He has been involved with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park since its opening in 1996. Dave was among the first to officially establish downhill mountain bike trails on Whistler mountain and continued to work as part of a small trail crew / summer patrol for the following 4 years. As the mountain bike park grew, Dave worked his way up from lead hand, to crew supervisor, to co-manager of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. In 2006 and 2007, Dave worked full time for Gravity Logic, a division of Whistler Blackcomb, offering trail development advice to resorts throughout North America and Europe. Dave also has 11 years experience with the Whistler Mountain Ski Patrol. Because of Dave’s extensive experience in the field of risk management, he has been called upon by to offer expert advice on the safety, risk management and construction practices of mountain bike parks around the world.
Tom “Pro” Prochazka managed the Whistler Mountain Bike Park from 2001 to 2007. His ability to visualize trails and trail features that are both progressive and safe has earned him international respect from casual park visitors and professional riders alike. Tom’s 20 years of experience as a carpenter and sawyer are an incredibly valuable asset in terms of designing trail features that are structurally sound, safe, and fun to ride. Tom has worked for Gravity Logic for the past five years and has also traveled the globe offering advice to resorts hoping to emulate Whistler’s success.
Rob Cocquyt worked on design and construction of the first trails on Whistler Mountain in 1995. In 1996, he established his own trail design and construction company and, over the following years, secured government funding and hired crews to build some of Squamish’s most highly regarded trails. Rob worked full time with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park from 2005-2008 as lead hand, carpenter, and finally as trail crew supervisor. For the past 5 years, Rob has traveled around the world with Gravity Logic helping design, develop and build some of the newest Bike Parks on the planet.
Paul Mutch is a 20 year industry veteran with significant executive level experience developing and leading multi-million dollar resort retail and rental businesses in the most competitive marketplaces in North America and Canada. In his role as Vice President Retail/Rental for Intrawest Colorado and as a member of the Intrawest Retail/Rental Senior Leadership team, Paul has developed a unique vision for creating successful resort retail and rental operations and brings this to Gravity Logic and its clients. He is a strategic thinker with an unmatched track record of innovation and revenue generation.
Starting his Mountain Bike career as a Mountain Bike guide on Whistler Mountain in 1991, Paul has witness first hand the evolution of mountain biking and has had the opportunity to develop and operate rental, retail, programming and sponsorship for the two leading bike parks in the world; Whistler Bike Park, B.C. and Trestle Bike Park, Colorado. Currently, Paul is the VP of Business Development for Gravity Logic and oversees our efforts to maximize the financial returns for our client’s bike park investments; and is regularly called on to speak at biking and outdoor events around North America.
The Gravity Logic core is assisted by a variety of consultants and contractors on an “as needed” basis. We have direct access to experts in Risk Management, Mapping, Environmental Planning, Rental/Retail, Event Planning and many other areas.