Meet the Team

Tyler Gates

CEO, Managing Partner
Tyler is a visionary for the applications of VR/AR technology for enterprise and branding solutions. Over the past several years, Tyler evolved Brightline’s interactive digital marketing competency by transforming client needs into tangible concepts and ideas through the use of VR/AR technology. He has adapted Brightline’s highly immersive and interactive VR solutions to create projects for consumers ranging from training and simulations for government agencies to virtual autographs for major sporting facilities.

Erik Muendel

Founder, Managing Partner
Erik has been a national leader in the creative technology industry for over 20 years, focusing on innovative technology and user experience. In 2004, he founded Brightline, and the company has been growing in capabilities (and national recognition) ever since. Erik oversees all aspects of project/campaign creative and execution, from concept brainstorming to onsite installation and live event support. Erik earned recognition as one of DC Inno’s 50 on Fire, which is a testament to his natural drive for creative solutions and leadership.

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Jason Powers

Chief Creative Technologist
Jason has over 20 years experience in development, with a focus on interactive applications and blending cutting edge technologies to create great user experiences. An avid traveler and learner, Jason has built his career across the globe, and lived and worked in China. Jason has experience developing and overseeing VR, AR, touchscreen, mapping, and geolocation projects.  Jason is passionate about software development, and considers his career one of the best paid hobbies ever.

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Sara Allen

EVP, Client Services
Sara is a strategic marketer with 10 years of experience creating, producing and leading innovative marketing campaigns and events for some of the biggest brands in the country. Her ability to quickly determine a client’s needs allows her to discover, manage, and deliver strategic offerings and services that exceed expectations. With her passion for people, Sara truly enjoys leading teams and overseeing all aspects of the client service and production departments.

Donny Neufuss

EVP, Business Leadership & Enterprise
Donny is the Executive Vice President of Enterprise at Brightline Interactive. Donny’s career includes stints in entertainment, corporate enterprise and esports. Donny’s passion for gaming, innovative technology and creating one of a kind and memorable experiences is the motivation behind his everyday work and career thus far.

Dave Medina

Director of Design
Dave conceptualizes, creates, and produces VR, AR, video, user interface design, graphic design and full production of commercial event experiences. Dave is an alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design with lifelong dedication to the arts and design. He is the proud recipient of over 14 national design awards for his work. His work includes high-end VR/AR design for clients including Marvel, Warner Brothers, Bud Light, Geico, FEMA, and Toyota. Dave ensures that all of Brightline’s work incorporates forecasted future design trends into client solutions.

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Keith Boylan

Lead Interactive Experience Designer
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Lynne Calligaro

Account Director
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Nick Castelli

Director of Project Management
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Chris Crismond

Director of Development
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Robert Dough

Director of Strategic Partnerships
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Kent Gilbert

Director / SME, Military & Law Enforcement
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Andy Kasinski

Director, Frameworks & Gov Systems
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Yash Iragattapu

Immersive Technologist
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Adam Maceika

Senior Immersive Technologist
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Ali McEwen

Account Director
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Alex Mellinger

Vice President of Strategic Growth
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Nasrin Noory

Controller
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Michaela O'Brien

Project Manager
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Rick Olivieri

Account Director
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Brianna Ondris

Immersive Technologist
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Austin Payne

Immersive Technologist
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Alec Pilola

Immersive Technologist
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Sami Saab

Production Assistant
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Liv Sadler

Junior Immersive Experience Designer
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Rico Santos

Project Manager
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Liz Shaw

Operations Manager
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Vicki Sweet

Director of Executive Operations
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Immersive Experience Designer

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