In an industry where reputation is everything, we take great pride in our client satisfaction rate – and credit it all to our extraordinary team. We're honored to have highly-skilled experts in design, engineering, fabrication and project management, who make it easy to follow through on our core value: Under-promise and over-deliver.
With a construction background and a general interest in anything that’s mechanical, Eric has been managing custom fabrication shops for the past 20 years. He leverages his expertise in solving unusual problems to provide creative solutions for his clients.
Outside of the studio he can usually be found in Patrick’s kitchen.
Patrick is our Production Manager with a background in theatre, television and film. He took a brief 7 year hiatus to become a chef, and has returned to his roots to start Bridgewater Studio.
Outside of the studio he can usually still be found in the kitchen.
Kristie brings her 20+ years of experience in exhibit management to Bridgewater’s account management team. Her background covers branded activations, holiday experiences, event logistics, and client management. She loves a challenge and enjoys the fast pace of this industry.
Outside of Bridgewater she can usually be found driving someone to hockey practice.
Adam has a background in Industrial Design and has been concepting and designing a myriad of sculpture and entertainment experiences for a the past 7+ years. Outside of work, he's probably disc golfing.
Scott graduated from Purdue University in Technical Theatre and received his Master’s in Theatre from UNC Chapel Hill. He started out as a carpenter/welder in the LORT Theatre circuit and slowly transitioned to commercial shops as a Mechanical and Technical Designer; working on theme parks and arena scale concerts. At Bridgewater, Scott wears many hats, which includes managing our 3d printers, engineering complex assemblies in Solidworks and Managing Projects.
After hours you can find Scott chasing his dog around a park or finding his next favorite place to eat with his partner.
Finishing Shop Leader
With a background ranging from scenic art for opera, high end finishing in fabrication, to various other mediums of art, Alex brings a wide range of skills to the table in order to complete projects to the highest degree. Outside of the studio, Alex can be found at a live music venue, pulling trash out of his dog Walter's mouth, or playing chess.
Charlie came to the fabrication field with a background in theatrical scenic paint. recent passions include thrifting and trying to convince the landlord to let them paint their apartment in something other than gray.
Genaro Esparza is our go-to man when it comes to getting things in and out of Bridgewater. He is responsible for every project we deliver, making sure that it gets to where it needs to be intact and on time.
Jeff has been a CAD designer for nearly 20 years and has been working with exhibits for the last 10. From furniture to car parts to homes, he has created drawings for just about everything. Jeff’s love for the outdoors caused him to make the jump to relocate to the Bridgewater West office just outside of Denver.
When not at work Jeff is either racing cars or riding bikes in the mountains.
Maggie graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Technical Theater. A construction enthusiast, she has been building things for 8 years, starting out fabricating her high school’s theater shows.
A proud owner of a leopard gecko, she also enjoys playing board games and terrible puns. In times of duress Maggie will fold tiny origami cranes and hide them throughout the shop.
With a visual arts background, sign shop fabrication and management experience and a NIMS Machine Operator Certification Jodie brings a wealth of capabilities to our Studio.Being able to seamlessly move between departments gives Jodie the ability to see a project through from inception through completion.
When she’s not in the Studio she’s working on her own art projects under the #jodiemadethis hashtag.
Soft Goods / Props Specialist
After a childhood spent taking things apart, Mike has found his way to “give back” to the world through producing new objects. His background in theatrical prop-making and carpentry, coupled with a passion for creative problem-solving has led him here to Bridgewater.
When not making things in the shop, he can generally be found cross-stitching skulls.
Hether has been with us from day one. With certifications in MIG and TIG she started as a welder and soon moved on to our finishing department where she excels as our resident powder coating specialist. In her spare time she searches for the perfect taco and does bad improv at Second City (mostly about tacos).
Alice has a BS from the University of Illinois-Chicago in Business Management in addition to many years of working experience. As Director of Human Resources, Alice brings all that book learning and real life learning to make every day better for Bridgewater Studio employees.
With over 30 years of fabricating and managing shops, Russ still gets a rush bringing clients ideas to life. In the past, he has worked with museums and toy companies to help make visions a reality. Given his background in design, Russ is a very detail oriented worker. His experience allows him to think quick on his feet and solve problems that arise during the creative process. Outside of the studio, you can find Russ at home creating flowerbeds for his wife and asking his kids how their days have been. He asked Aaron what he had for dinner the other night, and Aaron said he ate in Patrick’s kitchen.
Having an extensive background in all types of construction, Ryan has been asked to lead several projects ranging from big to small. He draws on his years of experience to navigate the always changing conditions in custom fabrication. He is extremely grateful to be able to work in such a unique environment and mostly appreciates the relationships he has built along the way.
Graphics Department Manager
Sam moved to Chicago to join the Bridgewater team after earning his degree in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to Industrial Design he also carries an educational background in Graphic Design and Fine Jewelry, immersing himself in the fields of design and fabrication. He has years of professional experience working in the sign and printing industry doing everything from design, vinyl application, printing and installing.
Shop Operations Manager
Meredith graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in technical production and stage management. She then took her organizational skills into the local dining scene where she helped manage and open several restaurants. Meredith specializes in creating and implementing systems to improve organization and communication. Her off hours are spent home bartending, playing games with her partner, and talking the ears off anyone who will listen about tequila.
Metal Shop Leader
Aaron has been building things since he was a kid. He recently received his welding certification from Moraine Valley College and has been a carpenter for 16 years.
He enjoys spending time with his family, renovating his house, working on cars and cooking. If you ask Aaron what he had for dinner last night, he will tell you.