The Management Team

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Anna Karp - COO & Co-Founder

Anna is the COO and Co-Founder of Bolster. Prior to founding Bolster Anna was the Co-Founder of OnisVida.

She holds a MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics.

Her favorite place in NYC is The Met and the one thing in her neighborhood she just cannot live without is Zabars (even if her pocket could).

 

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Clayton Benn - Head of Creative

Clayton heads up Bolster’s brand. Prior to joining Bolster he worked with Moet, HBO, PBS, MTV and Ford.

Clayton’s favorite place in NYC is Central Park because although it began as a wild place to escape the civil city it has since evolved into a quiet and civil place to escape our wild city.

The one thing in his neighborhood he cannot live without is The Museum of Natural History. To Clayton it is an endless source of joy, entertainment and wonder!

 

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Nicole Kaes - Head of Marketing

Nicole heads up marketing at Bolster. Before joining Bolster Nicole was Director of Marketing at Harri.

She holds a BA in Journalism from Ohio State University.

Her favorite place in NYC is Governor's Island when her dad is in town (he used to live there in the '80s).

The one thing in her neighborhood she couldn’t live without as a runner with a very energetic dog are open spaces. She loves having Prospect Park so close! 

 

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Fraser Patterson - CEO and Co-Founder

Fraser is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bolster and leads on strategy and product. Prior to founding Bolster Fraser founded Mexico’s first renovation platform in collaboration with Latin America’s largest mortgage lender INFONAVIT, was a Lecturer of Business & Entrepreneurship at Centro University and was a mentor to Endeavor entrepreneurs (including a former President). He was also a carpenter and general contractor in the U.K.

He attended University of East London for Anthropology and Kings College London for Pure Mathematics.

His favorite place in NYC is The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and the one place in his neighborhood that he could not live without is… the Bolster office!

 

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James Cockin - Lead Engineer

James is responsible for leading the software development team at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park - a nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline and he simply cannot live without his neighborhood’s Van Leeuwen Ice Cream store!

 

The Design Team

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Michael Fasulo, AIA - Architect

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park. A nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline makes his engineering brain

James cannot live without his neighborhood Van Leeuwen Ice Cream!

 
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Jessica Wetters, AIA - Architect

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park. A nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline makes his engineering brain

James cannot live without his neighborhood Van Leeuwen Ice Cream!

 
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Paul Capece, AIA - Architect

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park. A nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline makes his engineering brain

James cannot live without his neighborhood Van Leeuwen Ice Cream!

 
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Agustin Ayuso, AIA - Architect

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park. A nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline makes his engineering brain

James cannot live without his neighborhood Van Leeuwen Ice Cream!

 
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Alex Shkreli, AIA - Architect

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park. A nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline makes his engineering brain

James cannot live without his neighborhood Van Leeuwen Ice Cream!

 
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Ted Kane, AIA - Architect

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park. A nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline makes his engineering brain

James cannot live without his neighborhood Van Leeuwen Ice Cream!

 
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Shacha Tolda - Junior Architect

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park. A nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline makes his engineering brain

Shacha cannot live without her neighborhood restaurants, all of them!

 
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Alex Klein - Junior Architect

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

The Production Team

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Chris Amplo, Lead Build Manager

Chris is responsible for the planning and management of projects at Bolster. He has over 20 years of experience in construction in NYC and was formerly in a rock band.

He loves having a place like Central Park hidden in the middle of the hustle and bustle on Manhattan and cannot live without the ferry from Rockaway to Wall Street!

 
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Jacob Waltman, Build Manager

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster. He holds a BSC in Physics from Sheffield University.

His favorite place in NYC is Brooklyn Bridge Park. A nice walk with a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline makes his engineering brain

James cannot live without his neighborhood Van Leeuwen Ice Cream!

 
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Patrick Geelan, Field Operations Manager

Patrick is responsible for the wellbeing of our field teams at Bolster.

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University and a BSc in Engineering-Physics-Systems from Providence College.

His favorite place in NYC is Mr. Purple for its great views of the city (and pool!) and he stays sane by running near the UN.

 
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Walter Sweiconek - Job Captain

Walter. Walter. Walter. We all love him so much we think repeating his name thrice will make him appear! Walter is responsible for making projects happen at Bolster and is beloved by homeowners, neighbors and big grizzly supers alike.

Catch him at Madison Square Park or at his local pizzeria, sitting, relaxing and enjoying all NYC has to offer.

 
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Ryan Soares - Skilled Tradesperson

Ryan makes paint do things we thought only possible by the likes of icy roads, TV screens and plastic surgeons in Bel Air.

Ryan needs, we repeat, needs Central Park for it’s serenity and cannot, we repeat, cannot live without Trader Joe's.

 
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Jamie Tracy - Job Captain

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Kevin Powell - Skilled Tradesperson

Kevin is responsible for wood taking on exciting new shapes and finding its way to a beautiful new home.

During his practical interview, Kevin asked if we could all pause for a moment so he could help others with a curb-side delivery. Following a customary fortnight of reference checking, training and orientation, he was hired on the spot.

 

Andrew Bailey - Skilled Tradesperson

Andrew helps make our projects happen on site. Frequently referred to as a rock star, we have yet to evidence his musical abilities but his construction talent is undeniable.

 

Jeff Monohan - Administrator

Jeff sees everything at Bolster in terms of coin and flows of cash (ACH transfers really). He is responsible for treating our homeowner’s financial information as if it is his own.

He holds a BS in Financial Administration from Cal Poly.

 

Caterina Toscano - Experience Director

Caterina is responsible for making our homeowner’s renovation experience with Bolster out of this world. Prior to joining Bolster Caterina was Executive Director at the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

She speaks 6 languages and holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Paris (Sorbonne), a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies from Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México and a Diploma in Diplomacy Protocol from Instituto Matías Romero.

 

Greg Witkowski - Skilled Tradesperson

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Mr. B. AKA Butters. The Bolster Dog.

Mr. Butters - Hard to Say Really

Mr. Butters (aka Mr. B., aka Buttsy) is responsible for all things below 2 feet in altitude and despite his best efforts has failed to O.D. on a diet of construction materials, plastic wrap and cardboard box.