Our Team

Our team comes from all types of backgrounds, but all of them have two things in common: they're great at what they do, and they all are passionate about our gear and spending time outside.

Management Team


John McGowan

Founder & President

John has many years of experience in climbing and construction. In 1990, he opened the Boulder Rock Club & School – one of the nation’s first full-scale climbing gym/schools. He later operated Eldorado Climbing Walls, a climbing gym construction company. John’s early experience in the industry made him instrumental in developing many industry best practices for climbing gyms and then transitioning to apply his knowledge to the adventure industry, too. John lives in Boulder with his wife and two sons.


Greg Doyle

Director of Finance & Operations

Greg brings to Head Rush extensive experience in Operations & Finance with a background in Technology Implementation, Accounting and Product Distribution. As Director of Operations he is tasked with increasing efficiency and communication across many departments including. In his free time, Greg enjoys the mental and physical challenge of an enduring CrossFit as well as camping, fishing and spending time with friends and family. He lives with his beautiful wife, teenage daughter, and 3 dogs.


Bill Carlson

Director of Sales & Marketing

Bill’s goal at Head Rush is to strengthen relationships with distribution partners and provide tools to increase sales and acceptance of Head Rush products worldwide. Bill began his award-winning career 19 years ago with a U.S.-based subsidiary for PENTAX, one of the world’s most respected camera brands. He is excited to be at Head Rush where he can combine his people skills, product knowledge, and engineering-like academic background in Analytical Chemistry, with his love of the outdoors.


Rich Reynolds

Director of Engineering

As the Director of Engineering, Rich's role is to advance Head Rush's leadership in engineering innovation and product design and processes. Rich has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and has been awarded a number of patents in the area of life safety, which has been the focus of much of his career. His background as a climber and love of the outdoors make him a perfect fit with the Head Rush team.


Engineering Team

Head Rush Technologies is an engineering and design firm that utilizes our expertise to make adventure experiences better for users while helping facility operators improve their business. The focus on engineering is a key component of what makes Head Rush different. We invest heavily in keeping an in-house team of engineers to provide technical expertise in design, testing, and problem solving, and the difference shows. We're creating adventure experiences that are better and have less risk than ever before.

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