Our Story

A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic locks the world down in March 2020.  A father urges his son to stop scrolling Instagram and do something productive with his new-found time. They decide to learn a 3D-modeling software program called Solidworks together. After gaining some proficiency, two 18yo friends who happen to be competitive alpine ski racers, brainstorm for two-weeks about what product they could try to develop. Having both dealt with nagging psoas and back issues from ski racing, they decide to create a product to help with the problem. Crash courses in 3D-printing, injection molding manufacturing, plastics, supply chains, marketing and many other business activities follow.  One thing leads to another and Thrival Muscle Recovery is born.  True story!

Cam Smith

Cam is an American FIS alpine ski racer. He grew up in Mill Valley, CA and skied out of Squaw Valley, CA before moving to Vermont to attend Burke Mountain Academy for three years. Cam is currently taking his second post-graduate year and is skiing with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club in Colorado. Cam is planning on attending college in the fall of 2021. When not ski racing, Cam can be found mountain biking, skateboarding and learning how to play his guitar.

Dominic Rainville

Dom is a Canadian FIS alpine skier from the Quebec town of Sainte-Julie.  Dom grew up skiing for the Mont-Orford Ski Club before crossing the border to attend Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont for two years.  Dom is currently taking a post-graduate year and skiing with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. When not ski racing, Dom can be found playing soccer with his brother, mountain biking and weightlifting.

Bill Smith

Bill is not a FIS alpine skier!  Instead he is a small business entrepreneur. Bill grew up in Vienna, VA before attending Clarkson University and receiving a EE degree. Bill currently lives in Steamboat Springs, CO after stints in Mill Valley, CA and East Burke, VT. He can typically be found trail running in the high Rockies and hiking through national parks when not standing along ski race courses.