Design, build, ride.

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Woody – Owner/Operator

Nathan “Woody” Woodruff is the founder of PTD and the overall project coordinator. Drawing on a background in freeride mountain biking, Woody specializes in the design of bike parks and progressive trail features. He has put together a very diverse and multi-skilled team that he has worked with for many years on a variety of different projects.

email: woody@progressivetraildesign.com


Clayton Woodruff – VP of Operations

Clayton will be heading up PTD’s operations out of Boulder, CO.  After 2 years as a Technical Project Manager in the video game industry, Clayton is returning to his passion…biking and trail building. Clayton has a riders understanding of the design and flow of trails, joined with a Bachelors degree in Ecology and you have the perfect addition to the PTD team.

email: clayton@progressivetraildesign.com


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Kelly Woodruff – Office Manager

Kelly is probably one of the most important members of the PTD Team. She has a very methodical work ethic from her many years of experience as an office manager in both the advertising and medical industries. Her role with PTD is part accountant, marketing manager, and logistics coordinator.

email: kelly@progressivetraildesign.com
 


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Chris Crone – Director of Operations

Crone’s skills are undeniable. He is probably the most diversely talented individual the team boasts when it comes to construction. Equally at home on machines, doing carpentry or landscaping, his attention to detail ensures our projects have the finishing touches that define “classy”. A great all around guy to be around. He projects a real human touch in his work.

 


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Dave Renko – Trail Foreman/Event Director

Dave Renko is one of the most recognizable faces and names associated with Arkansas trail building. Extensive work as an advocate, volunteer leader, project organizer, writer and public speaker make him one of our most valued assets. Plus he has probably built more single track by hand than all of us put together. His experience dealing with land management agencies and bureaucracy also set him apart. If you don’t know him by his trail work you might recognize him as the sax player for Arkansas’ “favorite sons”, the Cate Brothers.


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John Bryan – Trail Foreman/Carpenter

John is a framer by trade and has over 12 years of volunteer trail building experience throughout the state of Arkansas. John is our go to guy on the ground who provides the trail with the finishing touch. He also fills the role as our head carpenter in the design and construction of all wooden bridges & technical trail features.

 
 


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Josh Wheeler – Operator/Master Ramp Builder

Josh was a custom log home builder for the last 10 years and is a highly qualified carpenter and craftsmen. Josh is an avid mountain biker and trailbuilder who began riding BMX and skating at an early age. His passion for alternative sports led to a passion for building new and innovative features to ride. He has been instrumental in the design and construction of 2 different skate parks in the City of Eureka Springs, AR. Josh has proved to be a crucial member of the team as the demand for both indoor and outdoor bike parks grow.


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Garrick Topp – Head Operator

Garrick started racing Motocross and BMX when he was 6 years old, this passion led him to become Operator, Builder, and Lead Designer of his own company Topp Trails. He graduated with Directors Honors from the Universal Technical Institute in Automotive/Diesel Technology and Repair. Garrick spent 2 years as the lead field mechanic for El Dorado County Department of Transportation followed by 3 years as lead Snow Cat Technician for Sierra at Tahoe. Garrick has been involved in the ski and snowboard industry competing in events and building professional terrain parks. He is a certified freestyle ski and snowboard judge for USASA, Swatch Free Ride Tour, and Red Bull Rail Jam. Garrick now works in partnership with Progressive Trail Designs and together they have created world class downhill mountain bike trail, single track trail, and municipal bike parks. Garrick takes pride in his ability to fix what is broken and build what he rides.