Kelly and Eric met in graduate school in 2015 at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego, CA where they were both studying to become occupational therapists. As part of their curriculum they took a class called Assistive Technology where they were challenged to create a device that would help a specific population with a disability. Their professor asked the class if anyone had an idea to help adaptive surfers get from the parking lot across the sand to the waters edge with dignity and independence. Kelly and Eric designed numerous prototypes and tested them with the adaptive surfing community. The initial concept worked, and they have since continued to improve upon the design with the input of the adaptive surfers and other wheelchair users. Their goal to have Beach Trax available to the public has been realized in 2018.
We envision bringing the community together to help all gain access to any activity over any terrain. Beach Trax will be a leader in growing adaptive activities through product development, volunteerism, and community outreach. We will focus on providing a cost-effective solution for portable accessibility.