BSIX CORP & ODYSSEY CALIFORNIA LLC were founded by Olympic Coach, Thomas N. Bertrand. Mr. Bertrand has spent a lifetime in the Sports, Entertainment & Production industry. Viewed as a leader and pioneer in this market Thomas has developed several concepts for real estate development for both the densely populated areas of our large urban cities to the more sub-urban regions such as Monterey Bay California where the launch of ODYSSEY CALIFORNIA is well underway.
Thomas has spent a lifetime involved in sports, entertainment, and business matters. He currently is Founder, President & CEO of BSIX CORP and was a majority owner of Velocity Sports & Entertainment Development Group and owns Odyssey Sports & Wellness "Brand". He is an adjunct member of the prestigious Round Table Group based in Washington DC as an expert in his field. Thomas served as coach on the floor at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, World Championships, Paris, 1992 and coached several athletes to the National Team. His first student, Mike Inglis achieved a ranking of 5th in the World in Men's Gymnastics at the Indianapolis World Gymnastics Championships in 1991. Mike was one of only two North American male gymnasts to make event finals; the other was American, Scott Keswick.
Thomas created the concept of after sport experience through his company ACROSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC. After sport experience enables athletes to continually leverage the skills they worked a lifetime to achieve. His company has produced and managed shows in the United States, England, Australia, and Canada. Thomas began the Sports Village Concept now called the ODYSSEY "Brand" and many other creative endeavors after leaving The University of Toronto where he served as Varsity Coach for Men's Gymnastics. He founded Toronto Gymnastics International Inc. and GymQuest Organization of Toronto that provided gymnastics training to thousands of children over the years.
Thomas was voted Coach of the Year in 1987, by the Canadian Inter University Athletic Union (CIAU) and has won numerous National Achievement Awards. The Sports Village Project ODYSSEY is a crystal clear vision of how sport should be intertwined with a way of life and social interaction. The concept is a game changer and is currently being considered by Universities, Municipalities, private land owners and developers throughout USA, Canada and beyond.
Thomas is passionate about sport, and served as Executive Producer for The Extreme World Cup, part of the Cafe' de Colombia World Cup of Water Skiing, televised in both Canada and USA. He created, produced and managed live entertainment show product (Sport based stunt shows) for LEGOLAND Windsor (England), Australia's Wonderland (Australia), LEGOLAND California (USA), Canada's Wonderland (Canada), Hanna Barbera Land (Texas, USA) and numerous smaller amusement parks like Miami SeaQuarium (USA), The Canadian National Exhibition (Canada), and Thorpe Park (England). Many still showcase his creations.
Thomas served as consultant for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines on their "Project Genesis" now called Oasis of the Sea, the world's largest cruise ship setting sail in December of 2009. Thomas served as a creative and technical resource in planning the entertainment component for the major attraction on Oasis of the Sea and the "AQUA THEATER". The attraction is a "World First", and became the mainstay of entertainment aboard this class of ship.
Thomas attended Northern Michigan University (NMU) in Marquette on a full athletic scholarship, the University of Windsor, and York University where he and his gymnastics team won many National Titles. Thomas was Varsity Coach at University of Toronto in the mid to late 80's when there were more sports offered in the University system in Canada compared to more recent times.
Thomas created, produced, directed and managed the"Pirates Unleashed" live action show for Sea World of Australia through his family holding company BSIX CORP and BSIX PRODUCTIONS INC. Having dedicated a lifetime to research, analysis, planning, execution and monetizing the ODYSSEY California project, Thomas and his well experienced advisory board stand ready for the launch of ODYSSEY SPORTS & WELLNESS CENTERS roll out across USA and Canada.
- Joe Larsen – Former President & CEO of General Growth, St.George, Utah
- Bruk H Vandeweghe - Olympian, Managing Partner Vandeweghe Ventures, LLC - Culver City, California
- CB Vaughan Jr. – President & CEO of CB Sports, Newport Beach, California
- Ron Jakelis – Hawkeye Capital, Inc and ISR/RAJ Holdings, Tampa, Florida
- David Tacheny – Bank Executive, Portland, Oregon
- Bradley Yonover -Development Lawyer, Paradise Valley, Arizona
- Leslie Wittlin – Retired Business & Corporate Lawyer, Toronto, Canada
- John McCormack – Real Estate Specialist, Carmel, California
- Dan O’Brien – Gold Medalist, 1996 Olympic Games, Decathlon, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Robert Bertrand - Former Executive, Home Bank, Professional Golfer Senior Tour, Atlanta
- Charles Ahlers - Served as President & CEO Anaheim | Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau 1992-2012 Carmel California
- Ken McNerney - Served as a Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager Focused on middle-market and large corporations, with annual revenues of $5 million to $2 billion. Newport Beach, California
Consultants | Faithful & Gould & Victus Advisors
The Bertrand Family
Aaron Thomas Bertrand www.gradeafilms.com renowned Music Video Director, several MMVA award winner, recognized as a creative force within the music and film industry.
Michael David Bertrand is the digital marketing specialist for Butterfield & Robinson http://www.butterfield.com/
Jesse Lee Bertrand http://jesseleebertrand.tumblr.com/ currently works in the film industry and has an exceptional photographic eye.
Alyson Marie Bertrand has her own company that provides staging services to the real estate market. She also works for Restoration Hardware as a visual consultant .
The creative ability to combine ingenuity, cutting edge thinking with the business world is clearly part of how the Bertrand's view the world. It's just how they are.