A native of Marin County, California, Gravy was there (circa 1976), riding with the early pioneers of mountain biking Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, Steve Potts and Charlie Cunningham.
Since then, Gravy has built wheels and bikes for National and World Champions, TINKER JUAREZ, STEVE LARSEN, JURGEN BENEKE, DAVE CULLINAN, MISSY GIOVE, MYLES ROCKWELL and ALISON SYDOR. Along with notable riders: Elke Brutsaert, Colin Bailey, Sara Ballentine, Jimmy Deaton, Curly & Sara Ellis, Rishi Grewai, Tammy Jaques, Mike King, April Lawyer, Tattoo Lou, Cail Noble, Ned Overend, Jacquie Phelan, Daryl Price, Kurt Stockton and Kurt Vories.
Gravy has witnessed and participated in the entire history of the sport of mountain biking. He was wrenching for MISSY and MILES when they both medaled at the Mountain Bike World Championships. Gravy wrenched for the Volvo/Cannondale Mountain Bike Race Team through a zero-mechanical-failure season in 1994.
Throughout the years, Gravy has learned his trade from the best mechanics and bike builders in the world. His mentors include Buck Berardi, Bill Woodal & Jim Ingram from Campagnolo, John Parker & Frank The Welder from Yeti Cycles and Tracey Wilde.