TrailScapes has a team of highly skilled and experienced trail professionals to lead our trail and pump track projects.
TrailScapes Director Garry Patterson takes the lead on all design and construction assignments. Garry travels widely to ensure TrailScapes high standards are maintained across all of our projects. Garry is supported by a strong team of trail and pump track professionals who undertake a wide range of design and management tasks. Our design and management team are based in Adelaide and Sydney and often travel to project sites as required.
TrailScapes’ crew leaders are skilled machinery operators with at least 6 years’ experience in the trails industry. All team members have delivered a number of mountain bike trails and pump track projects to date. Individual CVs provide details of key team members’ experience, along with relevant qualifications, memberships and licences.
Our dedicated trail crews are experienced in working together to deliver all kinds of trails. They are all passionate and highly skilled mountain bike and BMX riders, and several have competed on the world stage. Our team is incredibly skilled in building mountain bike trails with features that flow and allow rider progression.
Elliot Smith, undoubtedly one of Australia’s most accomplished trail builders, leads our dedicated trail construction crews. Elliot’s role at TrailScapes involves travelling around the country to oversee construction of every mountain bike trail, ensuring our high standards are consistently met. Elliot is our most experienced machine operator. Elliot also provides guidance and leadership to the rest of the wider team in the operation of specialised machinery, tools and equipment and construction techniques.
Director / Principal Trail Builder & Designer
Garry is a former National Mountain Bike Champion and a founding member of both the Inside Line MTB Club and Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA). He has been developing and constructing IMBA Standard Mountain Bike trails since 1992 (26 years) and has consequently acquired a wealth of knowledge in sustainable trail design.
Garry was also instrumental in securing Australia’s National Championships for Eagle Mountain Bike Park three years in a row by designing and constructing a world class UCI standard mountain bike race facility.
Construction Crew Leader / Machinery Operator
Elliot was trained in the Construction Industry bringing with him the ability to read and understand specifications, read plans and work to tight schedules. He is also a world class DH rider and dirt jumper who has lived and worked in Whistler, Canada and who understands what makes a good trail. Despite being an extremely capable rider, Elliot has an excellent understanding of inclusive and progressive trails catering for beginner and intermediate riders.
General Manager / Project Administration / Safety, Environment and Quality Officer
Since 2007, Maité has been working with TrailScapes preparing documents, designs, tenders and took on a full-time role as General Manager in 2011. She is responsible for managing the business, developing Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Plans for all of TrailScapes’ projects, as well as partnering with lead designers to develop planning and design documents.
Project Manager / Trails Consultant
Dan is based in Sydney and has over 12 years experience in operations and project management. A specialist in business structure and efficiency, Dan has been responsible for a wide range of tasks from delivering multiple new contract startups and leading large teams to delivering exceptional results. Dan also has a strong background in risk management, safety processes and incident investigation. A passionate mountain biker of 15+ years with experience designing and constructing trails in Australia and New Zealand. Dan had contracted to TrailScapes as a Trail Builder and Trail Consultant prior to joining the team on a full-time basis from July 2021.