Who is Big Air
Big Air Trampoline Park is made up of some amazing people. Let us introduce a few.
Greg Briggs – Founder & CEO
Greg has spent the last 30 years leading the family entertainment and amusement park industry. Prior to building Big Air Trampoline Park, Greg served as the Vice President of Wild Rivers Waterpark in Irvine, California. He has also served as the Vice President of the World Waterpark Association (WWA) where he was responsible for developing operating policy and managing public relations. In 1998, Greg was inducted into the World Waterpark Association Hall of Fame for his contributions to the industry.
His Trampoline Park experience is unparalleled as well, serving as a founding member of the International Trampoline Park Association. Greg’s attention to detail and wealth of operational experience is largely responsible for Big Air’s exceptional reputation industry-wide. Simply put, his expertise is second to none, both in the trampoline park industry, and in the wider amusement and family entertainment spaces.
A connection to Big Air is a connection with not only operational experts, but the very leaders of an industry.
Kevin Odekirk – President
Kevin joins Big Air with the ability and first-hand experience required to build a thriving franchise system.
A long-time key player in the Entertainment Industry, Kevin is a dynamic leader with demonstrated executive level success guiding Fortune 500 companies throughout the US. From Marketing and Comms Strategy, to Education, to Sales Management and Operations, Kevin has driven bottom-line growth for well-known brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition, and EMI/Capital Records. Building from a unique background as a performer in Les Miserables on Broadway and touring with such stars as the famed Julie Andrews, he enjoys not only the ability to strategically plan for growth, but to communicate that vision in an engaging fashion that is second to none.
Kevin holds a Marketing Degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Texas A&M. Leveraging his unparalleled entertainment and park experience, Kevin now leads the trampoline park industry’s most innovative and experienced team.
Tyler Neill – Director, Marketing Strategy
Tyler started his career as a cashier at a Southern California waterpark. After quickly moving through the ranks, he joined the marketing team and built the park’s social media strategy from the ground up — creating value-added content that drove sales and led the industry.
In 2014, Tyler joined Big Air to create the company’s digital marketing strategy. In that role, he introduced and implemented integrated efforts across many media including paid display, paid search, SEO, and paid social media, driving record-high sales and an industry-leading online presence. Tyler now oversees all marketing efforts, overseeing the creation and implementation of all corporate campaigns, in addition to building and maintaining unparalleled franchisee support systems.
Tyler majored in Business Administration and graduated with a 4.0 major GPA from University of Redlands.
Erin Davis – Director, Park Operations
Erin joins Big Air with experience that’s second-to-none in safety training and protocol. Managing the Medical Team at Wild Rivers Waterpark for nearly a decade, Erin led a team that established the park as an industry leader in safety. After that, Erin worked in safety training at multiple organizations, including a recent tenure at a division of McKesson — a multi-billion dollar healthcare company.
Prior to joining the Big Air Franchising team, Erin held the position of General Manager at Big Air Buena Park — where she led the team to several record-high years. Erin now works to provide unparalleled support to Big Air franchisees — with focus-areas in park design, operations, and safety protocol.
Erin graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Sociology.
Evan Gentry – Finance Consultant
One of the strongest minds in the Trampoline Park Industry, Evan serves as the CEO of G8 Capital and as managing director of G8 Holdings’ portfolio investments, with oversight of all three Big Air Corporate Locations. Prior to G8 Capital, Evan co-founded MoneyLine Lending Services in 1996 and served as its president and CEO through mid-2007. Evan also served as CEO and chairman of First Premier Escrow, a MoneyLine subsidiary.
Evan oversaw the dramatic growth of the business, which eventually included 50 bank clients nationwide, and was responsible for raising multiple rounds of private and institutional equity capital and debt financing.
In addition to being a licensed real estate broker with the California Department of Real Estate since 1997, Evan has held mortgage and/or real estate broker licenses in more than 20 states. Evan graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Finance from Brigham Young University.
Joshua Hunter – Construction Consultant
A huge addition to the Big Air Trampoline Park offering, Joshua co-founded Genova Capital to raise private equity for real estate development and other related investment opportunities. In addition to his role as CEO of Genova Capital, Joshua was a principal of Danberg Development, Inc. for more than ten years where he oversaw the development, construction, and property management for Danberg’s diverse properties.
Joshua has also successfully negotiated the acquisition and raising of private equity for several developments throughout Southern California, Nevada and Utah. With more than 15 years of experience, Joshua has been personally involved in more than $475 million in construction, development and equity placement. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and has a B.A. in Construction Management.