About Spark Motion

Spark Motion is a leader in motion analysis technology on the mobile platform. Spark Motion was built out of necessity by performance and healthcare professionals in the field who knew there was a better way to work with athletes and patients using the latest tablet technology. The Spark Pro app with Cloud by Spark Motion is the only mobile motion analysis system specifically designed to be powerful enough for industry leading professionals and organizations, yet accessible to all performance coaches, trainers and medical practitioners.

David W. Gottfeld CAFS, FAFS, MATS
President and Founder

Dave, founder and President of Spark Motion, quickly realized that traditional schools were not designed for visual tactile learners like him. In recognizing that clients and patients really want to be successful, Dave started collaborating with others, the soon to be Spark Motion co-founders, to address issues of how people interpret information. The solution eventually evolved into a motion analysis app and company Spark Motion. Dave is an injury prevention and post rehab specialist that has worked with athletes and clients for nearly 20 years. He has been on an educational journey where he sought out and studied under many of the greatest minds in the fields on biomechanics, and injury prevention. From Greg Roskopf (founder of Muscle Activation Techniques, biomechanics consultant for Denver Broncos and Utah Jazz), Gary Gray (internationally acclaimed physical therapist- "The Father of Functional Training") and Lenny Parracino (specialist in the treatment of soft tissue injuries). Dave’s years of experience in human motion in addition to his collaboration with his co-founders were the perfect storm for the creation of Spark Motion.

Bret Strachan
Chief Executive Officer
Bret joined the team as the CEO when the Spark Motion founders realized that while they were all experts in their respective professional fields of training, the team needed someone with a proven track record in business administration. Bret brings over 20 years of experience in various disciplines of management, sales, negotiations, marketing, planning and research on a national level in a corporate environment. Additionally, Bret was a perfect fit for Spark Motion as a graduate from the Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a scholarship quarterback who has gained substantive technology experience over his professional career. Bret introduced the cloud concept and developed the cloud architecture for the ground breaking app the founders created.
Rob Harris MS, CSCS, PES, USATF-1
Co-founder
Director, Sports Performance

Rob met Dave Gottfeld in 2009 and they soon realized the collaboration between Rob's video capturing experience and Dave's vision of a portable, touch-screen motion analysis device could be groundbreaking. Rob is a former marine and committed and passionate sports performance coach blessed in having had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s top athletes. Over the past 20 years Rob’s career has spanned positions from a personal trainer to a coach at Train 4 The Game to a Director at Velocity Sports Performance to his current position as an Olympic strength coach at the University of Arizona. Rob has over 10 years of extensive experience in using motion analysis to enhance performance in elite athletes.

Packy Kennelly, MS PT FAFS
Co-founder
Director, Healthcare Services
Packy has been a Physical Therapist in outpatient orthopaedic/sports since the late 90's. He has worked for The United States Army at Walter Reed and Dewitt hospitals, as well as in private practice. Packy credits his experience with the GIFT Fellowship in 2007 with re-energizing his career and his approach to patient care. It is also where he met his professional colleagues and Spark Motion collaborators Dave Gottfeld and Nick Studholme. Packy describes the tablet based Spark Motion as, “The future of assessment, patient education and documentation”.
Dr. Nick Studholme D.C., C.C.S.P., C.C.E.P
Co-founder
Director, Sports Medicine

Nick is an internationally recognized expert in Chiropractic medicine that has been in private practice in the Boulder, Colorado area since 2000. His extensive experience has granted him the opportunity to teach both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics which include Emergency Procedures for the Sideline Physician, Functional Medicine, Soft Tissue Treatment and Functional Taping, and Injury Prevention. In 2007, Nick attended a year-long study program called "GIFT" at the Gray Institute which is where he met Dave Gottfeld and Packy Kenelley. Their different backgrounds, abilities and shared passion for learning began a 3 year exchange of ideas that played a major role in the ground up development of Spark Motion.

Dianne Rockefeller
Marketing / Business Development
Dianne was an independent marketing consultant before joining the team at Spark Motion. She has over 14 years of experience from concept design and strategy, to special events and web branding for both large and small businesses. Her commercial advertising experience spans accounts from José Cuervo, SBC and Clear Channel to local businesses in San Antonio where she lives. Dianne is also an avid sports enthusiast who has been instrumental in opening doors for Spark Motion in the NBA among other industry leading organizations utilizing our technology.