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.
Partner/VP of Production
Patrick is our VP of Production with a background in theatre, television and film. He took a brief 7-year hiatus to become a chef, and returned to his roots to start Bridgewater Studio.
Outside of the studio he can usually still be found in the kitchen.
Chief Creative and Operating Officer
Chris comes to Bridgewater Studio with more than 30 years of experience. Most recently he spent 15 years in leadership roles in the cultural sector. Prior to that, he spent his long and varied career at the intersection of storytelling, technology, art, and science, while bringing world-class experiences to audiences of all kinds. He is excited to bring that deep pool of experience to bear for Bridgewater’s clients. Outside of work he is probably renovating another room in his 120 year old house, or listening to live music - or both.
Senior VP, Design and Development
With a background in theater production and a passion for creating memorable experiences through storytelling and immersive environments, John brings a wealth of expertise to his role as Senior Vice President, Design and Development at Bridgewater Studio. Wildly imaginative, yet incredibly business-savvy, his long list of talents includes exhibit creator, producer, designer, manager, and executive.
Director of Project Management
Associate Director of Project Management
Director of Design
Adam has a background in Industrial Design and has been concepting and designing a myriad of sculpture and entertainment experiences for the past 7+ years. Outside of work, he's probably disc golfing.
Director of Special Projects
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.
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.
Director of Project Strategy
With a degree in Architecture and extensive project development experience, Greg excels in creatively translating concepts into reality. He has a rigorous knowledge of design, production, and installation varying in scale from a piece of furniture to a building, highlighted through his six years as lead developer at an experiential marketing agency. While there, he worked closely with Brands such as Nike, Porsche, and Lululemon.
Prior to experiential marketing, Greg worked in exhibit design and interpretive planning with museums across the west coast. True to his polymath tendencies, he also has experience in new product research and development for consumer electronics. His unique perspective of both production and design consistently result in novel solutions for clients.
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.
Logistics and Procurement Specialist
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).
Senior Executive Assistant
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.
Head of Carpentry Department
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.
Maintenance Manager / Electrician
Project Manager / Project Engineer
Project Support Specialist
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.
Digital Asset Support and Creative Technology Specialist
Project Manager / Project Engineer
Head of Metals Department
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.
Associate Production Manager
After training as a stage manager, Adeline has worked in many industries including theatre, construction, events, and experiential design before finally landing in her current position here at Bridgewater Studio. She is looking forward to applying all the tips and tricks she has learned over the years to make this team the best we can be. If you're looking to brighten Adeline's day, a Diet Coke usually does the trick.
Project Manager / Project Engineer