Meet the Team
Co-founder, Vision, and Technical Support
Tommy co-founded Outrider USA in 2009 (then called FFR Trikes). He has Bachelor’s degrees in Appropriate Technology and Geography from Appalachian State University, prefers to design with pencil and paper, and enjoys working with developing technologies. Weapon of choice: Bowstaff Favorite food: Corn (in various formats)
Mechanical Engineer / Designer
Zachary is a self-educated prototype engineer, with eight years of experience. He spends much of his free time acquiring tools and materials for his numerous passion projects.
Favorite band: Dr. Dog Favorite vacation spot:
Hot springs, all over the world
Mechanical Engineer / Designer / Welder
Sawyer has been with Outrider since 2014, starting as an intern in high school. He has a Bachelor’s of Science & Engineering Degree with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering from Western Carolina University. His interests include designing, building, and racing automobiles, as well as CNC machining & welding.
Office Manager / Bookkeeper
Melody has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Central Florida. She enjoys working at Outrider, because it allows her to help individuals rediscover their sense of passion and joy.
Favorite band: Relient K
Favorite movie(s): Lord of the Rings trilogy
Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas
Weapon of choice: Prayer
PR & Marketing Director
Jacob has a BFA in Screenwriting from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has been involved in media and filmmaking since high school, and aspires to write comedic television and work in marketing/advertising. His interests include architecture, automotive design, space travel, and knee-slap induction.
Kevin Parker, Phil Collins, Todd Rundgren
Favorite movie: Airplane! Weapon of choice: trebuchet
Mickey has a B.S. in Finance from University of South Florida. He enjoys playing most sports, dogs and (self-proclaimed) witty puns. His favorite aspect of working at Outrider is the ability to improve spinal cord patients' lives and the small team atmosphere.
Fav movies: Old School, Gump, Shawshank & There's Something About Mary
Fav actor: Will Ferrell
Technician / Assembler
Patrick has a Master’s degree in Metalsmithing from UGA. In addition to technician and assembly work, he oversees our inventory, crate assembly, and fleet maintenance. His interests include metal working, fabrication, bikes, and motorcycles. He enjoys the hands-on assembly process and enjoys being a part of bringing mobility to the mobility impaired.
Favorite movie: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Favorite artist: Waylon Jennings, Rachmaninoff, Idles
Weapon of choice: Poison dart
Assembler / Repair Technician
David has always been a tinkerer, and enjoys all things mechanical/electronic. He enjoys building custom computers and working on his custom-built electric moped, which he has developed over 4 years and has a top speed of 42 mph. David also has an extensive background in the culinary arts. He enjoys his hands-on work at Outrider, because he claims that it doesn’t feel like work after all.
Technician / R&D Engineer
Eli is in his senior year of a joint mechatronics engineering program with UNCA/NCSU. He loves design and assembly, and aspires to find a career in Prototype Engineering. He sees Outrider as a place to help him grow and refine his skill sets.
Favorite band: Pink Floyd Favorite vacation spot:
Weapon of choice: Homemade coil gun
Mechanical Engineering Intern
Tate is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering. He believes that Outrider provides him with the experience he needs to expand his engineering abilities.
Weapon of choice:
A pretty sword
Electrical Technician Intern
Julia is in her junior year of college at UNCA, pursuing a degree in Mechatronics Engineering. Her interests include design and programming. She sees Outrider as a great place to get started in these fields. Weapon of choice: Rifle