Two Bit Circus lives at the intersection of technology and spectacle. We engineer entertainment that is imaginative and interactive, blurring the line between physical and digital playgrounds to create a new world of social amusement.

Based in Los Angeles, our interdisciplinary team of artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs develop spectacular productions with the goal to inspire, engage, and reinvent the way people play.

Robotics, lasers and electronics are in the mix. It would seem to be a mad inventor’s fantasy.”

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OUR TEAM

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BRENT BUSHNELL

CEO & Roustabout

A lifelong engineer and entrepreneur, Brent plays at making technology fun. Particular passions include group games, out-of-home entertainment, and inspiring kids to be inventors.

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ERIC GRADMAN

CTO & Mad Inventor

Eric is an inventor and entertainer who makes others see technology as magic. He has a colorful history as a circus performer, professional whistler, roboticist, and inventor.

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NANCY BENNETT

Chief Content Officer

Nancy is a former senior television and music executive, producer, and director. She has created TV shows, award winning music videos, and currently leads Two Bit’s Virtual Reality production specializing in 3D 360 immersive experiences.

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HECTOR ALVAREZ

Creative Director

Hector is a multi-disciplinary designer who revels in visualizing the impossible and making it real. With a background in digital marketing and industrial design, he sculpts ideas for maximum impact and efficiency.

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DAN BUSBY

Lead Engineer

Dan Busby is a Physicist who enjoys building creative pieces of art. From resonant fire tubes, to eight-person kinetic sculptures, to converting his ‘64 Spitfire to be 100% electric, he enjoys dazzling people with the beauty of science.

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JOHN ZAPOLSKI

Products & Strategy Acrobat

As an entrepreneur, designer, strategist, and educator, John has destroyed things (assault weapons) and made things (software, jewelry, financial services, films, and educational content). A hybrid thinker and maker, he has taught graduate programs in both art school and business school.

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ELISE LEMLE

Special Projects Director

Elise is an artist, educator, and theater nerd. Professional interests include immersive performance, the intersection of fashion and technology, and arts-integrated education.

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CASSANDRA ICHNIOWSKI

Producer

Cassandra is a producer and design researcher for location-based interactive experiences. Combining a background in theatre, computer science, and interaction design, she delights in making intuitive, immersive guest experience through quality storytelling and rigorous playtesting.

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KATHERINE BOMKAMP

Lead Learning Engineer

Katherine Bomkamp is a creative strategist on the Learning Team, using her unique experiences to create engaging STEAM-focused educational content. An inventrapreneur, she comes to Two Bit Circus with a background in engineering, entrepreneurship, biomedical technology, and dog rescuing.

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GRETCHEN HELPENSTELL

Art Director

Gretchen is a self-taught graphic designer who discovered her love for visual communication while studying entrepreneurship and crafting yearbooks. She’s a disciplined generalist who enjoys shaping cohesive design concepts while daydreaming about space and science.

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CONOR O’LEARY

Fabricator

Conor studied Mechanical Engineering and is a power tool enthusiast.  He likes to think of everyday as casual Friday.  Conor also enjoys long walks on the beach and chilling with dogs.

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ANABELLE DWYER

 Creative Marketing Manager

Involved in circus arts since she was five, Anabelle fits in perfectly at Two Bit Circus. She combines her love for people and creativity to uniquely inspire and engage the community. Her passion for new adventures lends itself well to exploring the unknown in and out of the workshop.

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AARON THOMEN

Research & Development Engineer

Aaron works in robotics and software engineering. He created MindMIDI, which can be used to listen to the electrical symphony of your own brain. His story includes time as a welder, jeweler’s apprentice, and stand-up comic.

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ANDREW BAKER

Engineer

Andy is a fearless creative technologist who frequently finds himself engaging in marathon style mechanical and electronic engineering. Andy comes from a long line of makers, builders and tinkerers, who for the past 400 year have been perfecting the art of survival in the frozen tundra of northern New England through creative in-situ resource utilization and extreme self reliance.

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JONATHAN YEPEZ

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Jonathan joined the team with a corporate background in healthcare, finance, event producing & education – specializing in the LGBT community. When he’s not being a social butterfly with his friends & family you can find Jonathan hard at work managing the CEO’s time and executing projects. Escaping the grasps of Corporate America, he’s happy to be able to wear a Marvel t-shirt to work.

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SEAN VOLTAIRE

R&D Engineer

Sean is an R&D engineer for TBC. In his spare time, you’ll find him casting masks, designing props, and programming.  He likes creating games that put technology into the hands of the people and spark the creativity necessary for a better future.

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ELIOT PHILLIPS

Engineer

Eliot is a mechanical engineer and hardware hacker. He got his start covering bleeding edge technology for a popular hacking blog. Now he applies that knowledge every day building LED sculptures, wearable tech, and magical boxes.

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BRONCO

Chief of Security

Bronco loves bacon, squirrels, and woofing at everything that walks through the door. He is fashionably forward, accenting his spots with a red bandana. 

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