Achieving greatness and a Green award for the past 5 years hasn’t always been easy. Fortunately, we’ve got a boss lady with rolled up sleeves and a heart of gold in Bridget Baker. In her role as Work Exchange Coordinator, de facto ecological conscience and department head on our internationally acclaimed Lightning Team, Bridget marshals the combined energies of an army of able-bodied who in the run-up to LIB reach out with hopes to be a part of the magic of it all. From building before the festival and tearing down afterward and all the maintenance in between, Bridget is the compassionate cat herder, who always comes through. With her trademark trusted leadership and a savvy knack for collaboration, she doesn’t just achieve exemplary results. She commands an admiration that extends from the executives at the top of our organization all the way to the grass roots of the festival community.
I have recently embarked upon a journey to live in a 24 foot travel trailer fulltime with my husband, David, to get back to what is simple, to pare down what is unnecessary, and to focus on what’s important. My motto is Be Clear. Be Simple. Be you. I apply this to Production work, as it can get stressful, and chaotic, and when you apply what’s important to a project, it is about the transformative experience festivals provide, and the growth that being a part of a work exchange team offers.
I’ve learned that the only limitation is myself. I am the only one holding myself back from anything in my life. Being self-reliant, independent, confident, and compassionate create a life worth getting up in the morning for. I learned to dance for the pure joy of it, to laugh more, to love more, and to connect.
Flume is my soundtrack. As a recovering perfectionist, it’s important to remind myself of my humanity as I go along.
I’m only human can’t you see
I ma-I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything’s okay”
Featured Image Credit: Kristin Weitzel
About Staff Picks: Our family tirelessly works to create and share experiences that you’ll remember forever, so to celebrate their accomplishments, highlight their contributions and give you a chance to get to know the rockstars of our team a little better allow us to introduce you to one of the magic makers behind the scenes in the newest installment of our monthly series: Do Lab Staff Picks.