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About ZipRescue®

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Eric Cylvick

ZipRescue® Eric CylvickEric Cylvick is the President of ZipRescue, LLC as well as Terra-Nova LLC, which produces the popular ZipRider zip line cable ride. Eric graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1988. In 1989, Eric moved out west in search of big mountains, deep snow and a slower pace of life compared to the hustle and bustle of New York. He worked on the Park City Mountain Resort patrol for 14 years and guided on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River for 11 summers. During his time on the Park City ski patrol, Eric was the Lift Evacuation Coordinator/ MARRS instructor and Snow Safety Director, and was involved in the evacuation of a fully loaded CTEC/ Doppelmayer detachable six person chair in less than 1 hour and 48 minutes. Eric’s extensive climbing, lift evacuation experience and engineering background enabled him to design and develop the most advanced lift evacuation and cable transport system available.

Levi Painter

ZipRescue® Levi PainterLevi Painter is the project manager for Terra-Nova LLC and ZipRider but was extensively involved in the early testing of the ZipRescue® trolley. Levi has given on-site ZipRescue® demonstrations at numerous resorts across the country and provided training to our customers who have purchased ZipRescue® trolleys. Levi took the ZipRescue® trolley beyond the lift evacuation application to incorporate it into his annual cable inspections on all ZipRider® installations.

Brian Brechwald

ZipRescue® Brian Brechwald Growing up in the mountainous terrain of Iowa led to many expeditions bagging summits in America’s heartland. In 1990, Brian ventured toward the Tetons of Wyoming, and thus began the discovery of many new challenges and adventures. With climbing and skiing experience accumulating throughout the Western US and European Alps, Brian has channeled his passions for the vertical into his profession. A guide with Exum Mountain Guides in the Tetons, Avalanche educator with Utah Mountain Adventures(UMA) and AIARE, ski guide with UMA and Ski Utah’s Interconnect Tour, and in a parallel career endeavor, Brian is now the sales representative and lift evacuation consultant for ZipRescue, LLC. Brian is dedicated to furthering the safety and efficiency of techniques used by ski areas by spending time demonstrating our solutions, as well as learning from patrol professionals that share decades of stories and experience.