Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs
B.A. – Huntington University
Office: WA 171
In his role as Associate Director, Bridger cherishes the opportunity to work alongside a group of dedicated SLCs who share a passion for taking care of the students of the Academy. Bridger still gets a kick out of working in an office directly across the courtyard from the apartment he lived in as a 1st floor SLC from 2013-2016.
Bridger was born in Hong Kong and lived in Macau through his childhood. His family moved to Huntington, Indiana when he was in fifth grade. He attended Huntington North High School and Huntington University (Class of ’09). During his time at HU, he was employed as a local sportswriter and radio broadcaster. Bridger has returned to Asia many times since moving to Indiana, including seven trips as a volunteer with English camps in China and a two-year stint as an English instructor in Macau after college.
Bridger lives in Muncie with his wife Shannon (3rd floor SLC, 2012-2015) and two children: Ben (3) and Hazel (1). Ben and Hazel are the only grandchildren on both sides of the family, so most of the family’s free time is spent visiting with grandparents. Bridger is an avid sports fan (Go Cubs!), loves learning about other cultures, and is always eager to try new types of food – the spicier, the better!