The Escape Sacramento Team

Ryan Bautista
Ryan Bautista
General Manager

Along with being a team member of Escape Sacramento, Ryan is a HackerLab facilitator and owner of a maker business, Lazered.com. He spends his time designing, engineering, and fabricating pieces for both himself and his valued clients. He has an affinity for making light fixtures, furniture, and now puzzles! Along with his passion for making, Ryan loves to game. Be it computers games, board games, and of course puzzle escape games. He's excited to join the team and hopes to create exciting challenges that take you on an emotional and fun filled experience, escaping Sacramento.

Brian Rasmussen
Brian Rasmussen
Puzzlemaster

Brian was born and raised in Sacramento, and after some time at American River College and San Francisco state, transferred to Sacramento State and graduated with two BAs studying French, anthropology and linguistics. He spends most of his time watching movies, building Legos, reading comics, and playing all kinds of video, board and tabletop games. He is also a huge soccer fan, playing when he can and watching the rest of the time.

Josh Endter
Josh Endter
Operator

Josh is newer to the Sacramento area coming from Orange County last year with his wife, where he was born and raised. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Business and worked for The Disneyland Resort in entertainment. He enjoys hiking, role-playing video games, strategic card/tabletop games, musical theater, tennis/baseball, and is a recent escape room addict.

Elysse Endter
Elysse Endter
Operator

Elysse was born and raised in Northern California and moved to Sacramento in 2015 to be closer to her family. She is pursuing a BA in Sociology at U.C. Davis and is a part-time nanny. Elysse is a bookworm who enjoys hiking, spending time with her family, board games, word puzzles, musical theater, and her husband recently fueled her addiction for escape rooms.

Scout Hushbeck
Scout Hushbeck
Operator

Scout is a Sacramento native who has found her way back after a decade of living up and down the coast. She has a BA in Humanities and Religious Studies from San Francisco State and has done extensive graduate work in Library and Information Science. Most of her time is spent working as an outreach coordinator for California Musical Theatre and, more recently, as a writer and graphic designer for the episodic musical series Boxed Up. Scout’s interests include forgetting that amazing idea she came up with in the shower, yelling at her computer because she can't draw a straight line with a stylus, hate-watching terrible television shows, and sending awful, unrelenting puns in group chats.

Ethan at Virginia Beach, 2012
Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent
Co-Founder Emeritus

In 2013, Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent received his Bachelor's and Master's from Yale University, where he studied the sociology of modern China. The following year, in an unexpected twist, Ethan co-founded Escape Industries, whose flagship location in New Haven, CT opened in February 2015 and quickly became one of the area's top destinations. Besides living in Connecticut and California, Ethan has also lived in China, worked in Zambia, and bicycled more than 4,000 miles across the USA. As a kid, Ethan played through (and mostly failed to beat) Myst & Riven, the Crimson & Viridian Rooms, and Notpron. More recently, he has won and lost room escapes in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, California, and Taiwan. He is also a big board/table/group game fan: Taboo, Trhyme, Coup, Pandemic, Scotland Yard, Catan, Chronology, and Go are a few favorites.

Max Sutter
Co-Founder Emeritus

Max Sutter is the Chief Engineer of Escape Sacramento.  He studied mechanical engineering at Yale University, and until recently spent his days designing biomedical devices that will save your life some day.  But Max doesn't just want to save your life -- he wants to make it more fun.  So he now spends his time designing puzzles and challenges to confine, confound, confuse, and amuse you.  Drawing inspiration from games like Portal and Zelda and books like The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, Max hopes you have as much fun solving his puzzles as he does making them.