PIT CREW

CHRISTIAN BAGG

FOUNDER & CTO

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Christian Bagg is a Calgary born inventor and mechanical designer. Injured in 1996, while snowboarding, Christian broke his back and was paralyzed from the waist down.  Using his background as a machinist, he starting inventing his way around the challenges he faced.  With a love for the outdoors and a passion for problem solving, he has spent the last 20 years designing and building adaptive equipment. What started as a way to solve his own problems grew into an outlet to help others experience the very outdoors that he loves so much.  Sharing his story has helped Christian establish partnerships with government agencies, private corporations and post-secondary education institutions, all with the belief that “everyone belongs outside.”

DEAN MILLER

CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, & CEO

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Bio Coming soon....

ROGER MCPHERSON

V.P. ENGINEERING, P.Eng

Roger grew up in the rural area around Cochrane Alberta and received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Professionally, Roger has had a long career in product design and manufacturing as both a design engineer and as a manager of engineering teams. Roger started his career in the medical device industry and spent 10 years in California developing powered surgical devices. Feeling homesick for Canada, Roger and his family moved back to Calgary where he eventually joined on with Chariot Carriers which later became a part of the Thule Group where he led the talented Calgary ‘Active with Kids’ team that launched multiple award-winning products. Looking for something new and exciting, Roger feels truly fortunate to have the opportunity to bring his experience to Bowhead and work with this diverse and talented team to grow and succeed with Bowhead’s amazing line of products.

Away from work, Roger is a life-long player and fan of our national pastime, but as well enjoys all other sports, outdoor activities and spending time with his family. More recently, Roger has gained a passion for restoration of vintage motorcycles and cars and is always on the lookout for his next project.

DEVON SULLIVAN

DIRECTOR, R&D

Devon Sullivan is a Mechanical Engineer and MTB industry veteran based in Colorado, USA. His life on two wheels began early on and lead to a professional career in Canada during the 90s Freeride movement. An incomplete spinal cord injury then set him on the design path for a variety of MTB companies starting in 2005. His Minnesota upbringing created a perfect fit for the pond hockey skill addition to the Bowhead team. Devon excels in creative design and tinkering with anything mechanical. He is excited to bring Bowhead products to the next level of performance while working with a community that is deeply meaningful on a personal level as well.

TATIANA PLACE

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

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Tatiana is a recent graduate from Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Her specialization in Biomedical engineering and initial student internship with Bowhead Corp in 2019 ignited her love for designing and manufacturing adaptive equipment. During her internship with Bowhead, Tatiana donated her hair in a fundraising effort to provide a REACH cycle for a local Calgarian mother longing to get back exploring trails with her son. Tatiana also completed an internship in Brazil working in various hospitals and gaining experience repairing clinical and surgical equipment. When she is not studying or travelling, Tatiana can often be found hiking in the Rocky Mountains, running and biking through the city’s river valley, or slowing things down with a peaceful yoga session. Combining her passion for outdoor recreation, healthy living, and biomedical solutions, Tatiana has found a home with Bowhead Corp where she intends to continue helping as many individuals as possible regain the freedom and independence they deserve.

SANKET PATIL

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER IN TRAINING

Sanket is a mechanical engineer in training with a master's degree in design. He moved to Calgary a couple of years ago and fell in love with the Rockies. He enjoys designing outdoor products and was a part of the Thule team that created an award winning, premium city stroller. He previously worked in the medical devices industry and has handled varied projects related to class II medical devices. He was attracted by the unique adaptive biking experience provided by the REACH and joined the Bowhead team to contribute to the product design and development. An arm-chair philosopher and a bibliophile, he likes to read ancient Indian philosophy and history.

LARRY TRUDEAU

MANUFACTURING & FABRICATION TECHNICIAN

Larry grew up in the Rocky Mountains of southern Alberta. He gained a great appreciation for the outdoors through activities like golf, hiking, fishing, camping, dirt biking, snowmobiling, and skiing. Larry moved to Calgary in 1978 to attend SAIT for a trade in Welding and Fabrication. Since receiving his Red Seal, Larry has worked in fabrication shops, manufacturing plants as well as shipyards on the west coast of BC. Most recently Larry has spent the last thirteen years working for the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Engineering as a fabrication technician. Larry has helped researchers with their designs as well as being a faculty advisor to the Formula and Solar car teams. Larry has joined Bowhead and looks forward to sharing his many years of manufacturing and fabrication skills.

CHRISTOPHER BROWN

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Christopher has seen Bowhead evolve from notebook drawings to early prototypes to the current version of the Reach. With a background in the bicycle industry he spends most of his time building wheels, assembling brakes, and sourcing the bike components for our Reach. 

Bikes are an important part of Christopher's life and he has cycled across Canada (twice), raced Ironman Triathlons professionally, and is currently grooming his two sons for future adventures.

ADAM PRICE

MEDIA MANAGER

Adam Price is Canadian born but raised on tea and biscuit in Southern England now settling in Calgary Alberta. Adam is an avid mountain biker. Who enjoys long bike rides in the Rocky Mountains but prefers to ride downhills than uphill. After graduating with a Bachelors of Art in Product Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University Adam travelled the length of New Zealand mountain biking recreationally and in competitions. He then moved to Squamish BC where he has lived for the past 6 years where was employed to do advertising operations. He now has been taken under our roof to help tackle our marketing. 

MALCOLM STRASDIN

BIKE BUILDER

Malcolm is a recent graduate of SAIT’s BBA Marketing degree program, and has since been exploring his passion for live music while touring Canada with his bandmates. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Malcolm has been working alongside his dad in projects involving furniture repairs, motorcycle restoration and instrument repair. These projects, as well as a mutual passion for music, lead the two into the journey of becoming luthiers (guitar building and repair specialists). After becoming familiar with the precision required to build a guitar, Malcolm is excited to be able to bring his attention to detail and varied interests to the Bowhead team.

BRYNNE NOBLE

MARKETING MANAGER

Brynne took her sweet time but finally graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Communications after exploring various other degrees and having lots of fun in the process! She and her husband live in Michigan and have the cutest Golden Retriever son ever named Walter. Previous work experience has included charity fundraising, sales, and marketing in the adaptive mobility industry which lead her to Bowhead Corp. She hopes to be able to travel to Calgary soon to meet the rest of the team in person and experience all the beauty Canada has to offer.

COLE BERNIER

CUSTOMER SERVICE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Cole grew up in Williams Lake BC, and now calls Kelowna BC home. Showing an early passion for athletics and the need, as a toddler, to “get air”  he became immersed in the mountain bike and motocross world at a young age and has continued to enjoy these sports, among many others ever since. While working toward his Red Seal certification, Cole was in a construction accident in 2015 which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Looking for something to get him back into the world of wheels, Cole came across the Bowhead Reach, a true game-changer and has been a part of the Bowhead team ever since his first ride in 2018. Cole is excited to be a part of the Bowhead family where he can apply his mechanical hands-on experience, customer service experience and his love for biking. You will usually see Cole along with his sidekick Titus enjoying the outdoors in the Okanagan sunshine.

SALLY STANIER

COMMUNITY RELATIONS LIAISON

Sally is a student at the University of Calgary in the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies program with a focus on adaptive sports. She grew up in Canmore, Alberta where her family spent all of their spare time hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing or skiing in the mountains. After graduating high school, Sally worked at summer camps for children and at surf camps in South Africa where she learned about the positive impacts that sports and time spent outside has on individuals, and the importance of creating equal opportunities for everyone. She hopes to bring these passions to the Bowhead team and help more individuals access the freedom that Bowhead delivers.