Our Team


Ross Bishop


Born and raised in Colorado, Ross earned his Engineering degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He worked as an Electronics Packaging Engineer for Lockheed Martin, and then started his own company as an Engineering Software Trainer and Consultant. Ross founded BrightLine Bags in 2007 during the time that he was working towards becoming a Certified Flight Instructor for Rotorcraft. He and his wife live just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Rafael, California where they enjoy Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Skydiving, and CrossFit.


Susan Arati

Director of Operations

Susan joined BrightLine Bags in 2008 bringing 20+ years of business management experience and has been the backbone of keeping the company running ever since. She is our Operations Manager and Chief Fire Fighter. When not dowsing the embers here, she can usually be found digging in her garden, studying up on all things organic, and chasing her two children through college.