Roger Bridges joined Echo Horizon in 2017 as the Assistant Head of School, Director of Counseling, Community Engagement, Equity, and Inclusion. Roger hails from the South, having been raised in Mississippi, before heading to the West Coast for college and graduate school. He has worked with youth and families in non-profit organizations and independent schools. Prior to coming to Echo Horizon School, Roger served as Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusivity & Upper School Counselor at Windward School and as Associate Director of Counseling at The Branson School. Roger has nine years of experience as the Program Director/Consultant for a community-based educational outreach program, serving at-risk youth and is the Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Empowerment & Engagement Coalition Conference for African American Boys in Independent Schools. He has served as a facilitator and motivational speaker for schools and community-based organizations, including The Bill & Melinda Gates Leadership Institute, PACT Adopt, St. Lawrence of Brindisi School, and St. Monica's High School.
He also spent some time as a professional actor for live theater, film, and television. He has continued his artistic endeavors as a filmmaker. Roger's latest film Pebbles, Ripples and Waves is a documentary about the life of director Gordon Hunt (Oscar winner Helen Hunt's father). He is a passionate sports fan and athlete and possesses a deep appreciation for the arts (dance, theater, music). He and his wife Caroline are the proud parents of twin daughters and a baby boy.