Kerry Sheldon

Kerry Sheldon

Founding Partner

Kerry founded Bridgeport in 2010 with the intention of building a locus for learning, growth, and service that would endure beyond her own tenure. She is our Weapon of Mass Production. Capable of delivering any element of any project, Kerry's most beloved skills are group facilitation and public engagement.

Griffin Reames

Griffin Reames

Managing Partner

Griffin joined Bridgeport in 2013 after leading teams in settings ranging from small publishing to international utilities. She is a strategic business consultant and project management professional with expertise in change management, facilitation, and Lean Six Sigma process improvement.

Ryan Waggoner

Ryan Waggoner

Management Consultant

Ryan joined Bridgeport in 2014 after a diverse career including pension plan consulting and managing rapidly-growing software companies. Ryan is Brideport's resident data wrangler whose expertise also includes project management, team leadership, and change management.

Sue Slack

Sue Slack

Management Consultant

Sue’s collaboration with Bridgeport began in 2013, working as the team assigned to aid University of Michigan schools and colleges in a university-wide change management project. Since 1997, she has provided consulting services to higher education institutions, cultural, policy, and social service organizations.

Brittany Galisdorfer

Brittany Galisdorfer

Management Consultant

Brittany joined Bridgeport in 2016, putting her extensive quantitative training and professional experience serving academic institutions, non-profits, and local governments to use for Bridgeport’s various clients. Brittany's areas of expertise include project management and group facilitation.

Ashley Garcia

Ashley Garcia

Office Manager

Ashley is a customer service professional with six years of administrative support experience. Positivity and agility are hallmarks of her work. Ashley is meticulous about the logistical needs of the office and its clients, helping to ensure the success of Bridgeport's projects.

Bridgeport’s Values

These values are what make Bridgeport, Bridgeport.

Generosity:

We offer our time, effort, and wisdom without hesitation. We round down our invoices and round up our payments. We are the first to raise our hands and volunteer for the most challenging part of whatever task is at hand.

Curiosity:

We seek first and always to understand; we ask more questions than we make statements. We embrace what we don’t know as an opportunity to learn and grow. We are voracious synthesizers of data.

Fun: 

We bring a sense of playfulness to our work. We believe in the generative power of humor. We laugh often – though never at the expense of others.

Excellence:

We believe that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. We deliver practical, useful, relevant results. We are well-grounded in theory, yet confidently hands-on in our approach.

Humility:

We share credit lavishly, and wholeheartedly believe that no one succeeds alone. We allow Bridgeport’s work, character, and results to speak for themselves.

"Griffin and Kerry are smart about people, savvy in their approach, and really just fun to work with. I would use them again in an instant."

− Michele Frasier Wing, Director, Administration, Finance & Strategic Planning, University of Michigan Law School

"Griffin is energetic, smart, insightful, thorough, and dedicated to finding solutions that work for her clients. Bridgeport offers a level of commitment and personalization to the customer that is lacking from many other major consulting firms."

− Ellen Crissey, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, University of Michigan School of Public Health

"Kerry was great to work with- every meeting felt like a team effort filled with meaningful discussions, and she helped us design and carry out the project through many modifications and iterations."

− Bob Gillett, Executive Director and Angela Tripp, Managing Attorney, Michigan Legal Help Program