MEET THE TEAM
Founder and Director
Back in 2005 inspired by successful relatives, Chris founded CRC. He planned to grow the business sustainably in the hope of providing both stability and security for his family and future CRC staff. With now 15 years of experience and an impressive range of projects under his belt Chris has many memorable jobs with CRC and his team which show his dedication to his initial plan and achievements along the way.
When asked about some of his most vivid memories he said, “Working long hours under digger lights while building around 8km of the Blue Trail at Bike Glenlivet route over the winter meant clearing the snow before building the trail and watching it disappear under fresh snow shortly after. More recently CRC installed a 14m long 3m wide bridge at Farburn, Dyce. This involved the careful carrying of the pre-assembled steel bridge frame into position using a large telehandler and tracked excavator. It was a proud moment when the frame sat perfectly on the large concrete abutments the team had made over the previous two weeks."
Born in Canada but raised near Evanton, Ross-shire Chris moved to the Aberdeen area around 2012 when his now-wife went back to university in Aberdeen. Any spare time he has is spent mostly with his wife and daughters and enjoys getting out on his Santa Cruz to ride the local Aberdeenshire trails.
Peter is a Machine Operator and joined CRC in 2011. With a decade of working with the Engcon 360 tilt-rotate hitch, you could say he is rather an expert when it comes to jobs requiring precision, like sculpting a perfect mountain bike berm or pump track.
One of his most memorable projects was building the trails at the Glenlivet Trail Centre shortly after joining Chris’s CRC team. The trails were reviewed in MBUK magazine and he still has the issue they were published in!
Outside of work? “In my spare time I mountain bike, ride my motorbike, snowboard when the winter comes, and tinker with speakers and electronics.”
Hans Bene is a Machine Operator who has worked with CRC since 2010 and witnessed the company develop over the last 10 years. He is a vital team member who has the skill and experience for turning his hand to anything to ensure the job gets done. You could say Hans has a keen eye and enjoys any opportunity to improve a trail perhaps best demonstrated when he visited Australia a few years ago and ended up building paths out there too!
Hans cites the conservation work CRC has been involved with as some of his most memorable and proud projects to be a part of. As a keen mountain biker, building sections of the mountain bike world cup track at Fort William is also up there as a work highlight.
Hans can be spotted riding in Aberdeenshire in his spare time and back in 2019 donned the CRC jersey for a local Enduro race series, as you can see the colour made it easy to spot him.
Labourer-turned-Office Manager April is a Jack of all trades who is equally at home with Office 365 or driving a dumper! Since joining CRC in 2017 one of her most memorable projects was being a part of the construction of trails at Glenlivet Trail Centre, “I’m very proud of the blue trail,
in particular, I think it’s really fun to ride”.
Originally from Yorkshire, but a Highlander at heart. In her spare time April has lots of hobbies mainly spending time in the hills with her dog, knitting, playing video games and D&D (Dungeons & Dragons).