Bridget joined the Brand Fuel family as a Sales Coordinator on Alex’s Team (the A Team!) alongside of LaNell Jones.  She loves collaborating with her team and helping in any way she can. She also leads Brand Fuel’s “BrandGood” initiatives.

Before Brand Fuel, Bridget grew up in a small town in Virginia. She came to North Carolina to attend Elon University and has been living in NC ever since! At Elon, Bridget studied International Business and French and graduated in 2006. She spent ten years working in International Trade Logistics, specializing in exporting food commodities to countries all over the world.

When she’s not at work, Bridget loves spending time with her husband Brandon and their little boy, Caleb. She is learning the art of being a toddler mom, which seems to be a perfect balance of patience, silliness, and snuggling. She loves to travel whenever possible, see live music, eat great food, have a glass of wine or three, and have fun with her awesome girlfriends!

Childhood photo of BrandFuel employee Bridget Ray holding a hat and necklace.

Music: The Beatles. Bob Marley. The Allman Brothers. Perpetual Groove. The Band. Matisyahu. Paul Simon. John Butler Trio. I’m always in the mood for a 90s throwback – Oasis, Sublime, Weezer, Cake… let’s do this!

Favorite Place to Travel: Any place I have never been before. I love the adrenaline of being forced to figure out public transportation in a language you don’t speak. Eating an exotic meal that you would never dare to try at home.  For me, there is nothing more blissful than an aimless wander in an unfamiliar place.

Favorite Artist: My all-time favorite painting is Georgia O’Keefe’s Red Canna.  If you’re into rock and roll history (and who isn’t?), every photograph taken by Neal Preston is absolutely legendary.

Pet Peeves: When you order a Coke and get a Pepsi.

My Superpower: Hosting and Entertaining! To me, nothing is more exciting and satisfying than throwing a perfect dinner party. Come on over!

What I do when no one is looking: If I am alone, I am literally always listening to podcasts. Always. It is not at all unusual for me to be giggling out loud with my hands over my mouth stifling a laugh as I am all alone in a room looking like a crazy person.

Childhood Hero: My Great Grandmother. She lived to be 102 and had a skip in her step her entire life. She was so smart and sassy and the matriarch of our family…no one even thought about leaving the dinner table unless Ginna first gave you permission.

Celebrity Crush: Eddie Vedder (I’ll Paper Rock Scissors you for him, Brooks!)