Fun, Funny Scavenger Hunt Experts | About Watson Adventures

Our Story

Our Story

Watson Adventures sprang from the mind of Bret Watson, a veteran writer and editor (and occasional stand-up comedian), who started creating scavenger hunts in the early ’90s for friends as a way to share his unique take on the lighter side of museums. As word of the unusual scavenger hunts spread, companies began to ask Bret to let them get in the game, and a business was born.
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1993

Bret finds inspiration at the MoMA, 
begins hosting hunts for his friends

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1993 - 1999

Corporate groups take notice, 
begin requesting private hunts

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1999

Watson Adventures is born!

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Present

Watson spans the nation,
 with more than half a million participants to date!

Meet The Watson Team

Dedicated to Outstanding Adventures and Superior Scavenger Hunts

Since its inception in 1999, Watson Adventures has grown to span the nation, with more than 500,000 people participating in hunts, including the employees of thousands of prestigious corporations. All the while, Watson Adventures’ scavenger hunts have received more media raves and other acclaim than any other company of its kind. Below, you can learn more about the creative, clever crew who’ve made our success possible.

Bret Watson
Bret Watson

Bret Watson

Founder & President
Julie Jacobs
Julie Jacobs

Julie Jacobs

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Stacy King
Stacy King

Stacy King

GENERAL MANAGER
Rachel Duncan
Rachel Duncan

Rachel Duncan

PRODUCER/MANAGER OF PUBLIC HUNTS/CUSTOMER RELATIONS
Ryan Greene
Ryan Greene

Ryan Greene

SENIOR WRITER
Jeanie Pai
Jeanie Pai

Jeanie Pai

PUBLIC HUNT OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Nina Krauss
Nina Krauss

Nina Krauss

ADMINISTRATION & SALES SUPPORT
Tara Hunt Melvin
Tara Hunt Melvin

Tara Hunt Melvin

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Eileen Gribbon
Eileen Gribbon

Eileen Gribbon

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Laura Lovejoy
Laura Lovejoy

Laura Lovejoy

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Wendy Murphy
Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Lauren Meley
Lauren Meley

Lauren Meley

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT
Kate Cohn
Kate Cohn

Kate Cohn

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Anne Parker
Anne Parker

Anne Parker

SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Christine Young
Christine Young

Christine Young

Sales Representative
Karen Stover
Karen Stover

Karen Stover

HUNT HOST, PHILADELPHIA COORDINATOR & CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Joshua M. Bott
Joshua M. Bott

Joshua M. Bott

HUNT HOST & LOS ANGELES COORDINATOR
Alexis Lane Jensen
Alexis Lane Jensen

Alexis Lane Jensen

HUNT HOST & SAN FRANCISCO COORDINATOR
Sharlette Williams
Sharlette Williams

Sharlette Williams

HUNT HOST & WASHINGTON D.C. COORDINATOR
Valerie Querns
Valerie Querns

Valerie Querns

HUNT HOST & CHICAGO COORDINATOR
Marysa Angelli
Marysa Angelli

Marysa Angelli

Boston Coordinator

Our Clients: A Selection

Accenture
Advance International
Advantas
Ayers Group
Berdon LLP
Collective Next
KPMG
Bain & Co.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Conner Partners
CROfessionals
Deloitte
Frank, Rimerman + Co.
Grant Thornton
Green Hanson & Janks
Hassett Willis & Co.
HCVT
Mercer Inc.
Milrose Consultants
Oliver Wyman
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Perelson Weiner LLP
Pimco
RSM McGladrey
Social Technologies
Stonefield Josephson
Two Degrees
Wald & Ingle
Wolters Kluwer
AARP
American Kidney Fund
American Lung Association
Association of the United States Army
Amit
Atlantic Philanthropies
Au Pairs in America
Autism Speaks
The Bible Fellowship
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Camp Haze
Cancer Research Institute
Catholic Charities
Center for Jewish History
Community Wealth Ventures
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
Consensus Building Institute
Conservative International
Daughters of Sarah
Friends of Israel Scouts
German American Chamber of Commerce
German Cultural Society
Grand Street Settlement
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Habitat for Humanity
Helen Keller International
Henry Street Settlement
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
IMAPS
Inwood House
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
JCC Manhattan
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
Jewish Women International
Juvenile Justice Initiative Program
Kinnus Bogrim
Life's WORC
Lincoln Square Business Improvement District
Memorial Sloane Kettering
Momentum Education
Mount Zion Church
National Marrow Donor Program
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Wildlife Federation
New York Explorers Club
New York Junior League
NYAC Explorer's Club
Peace and Education Coalition
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Rainforest Alliance
Red Hat Society
Robin Hood Foundation
Rotary International
St. Peter's United Church
Stamford JCC
Tuesday's Children
UJA Federation
Unicef
United Nations
Wall Street Rising
Winter's Eve
YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities
Air-Inc.
AMA Consulting Engineers
Artimus Construction
Arup
Centex Homes
Clark Contruction
Coastal Construction
Continental Contractors
Enviromental Partners Group
Foley Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Shawmut Design & Construction
Skanska USA
SRBL Architects
ThinkEco
Tishman Speyer
Amazon.com
Ann Taylor
Avon
Benjamin Moore
Born Footwear
Bose Corporation
Campbell’s Soup
Chopard
Clairol
Coach
Colgate Palmolive
Converse
Coty
Duracell
Diageo
Eisai
Energizer Battery Co.
Estée Lauder
Frito-Lay
Gattefosse
General Mills
Gillette
Nintendo
Nestle Waters
Nestlé USA
NARS Cosmetics
Miller Brewing Company
Michelin
Mars North America
L’Oreal
Life Is Good
Kraft Foods
Kimberly-Clark
Johnson & Johnson
ISI/Mars
IKEA
Hess Corporation
Henkel
Heineken
Hasbro
Gold Medal International
Godiva Chocolate
New Balance
New Balance
Ocean Spray
Oscar Mayer
Pepperidge Farm
PepsiCo
Philip Morris
Pernod Ricard
Philips
P/Kaufmann
Polaner Selections
Procter & Gamble
Red Bull
Revlon
Saucony
Schick-Wilkinson Sword
Sherwin-Williams
Skil Tools
Tory Burch
Tropicana
Unilever
Vibram
Warby Parker
Wrigley
Abingdon Friends School
The Academic Traveler
Academy of Educational Development
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Alumni associations of Dickinson, Ithaca, Oberlin, Smith, Wharton, Williams and affiliated Ivy League Schools
American University College of Law
Amherst College
Argosy University
Babylon Memorial Grade School
Brooksfield School
Catholic University of America
City College Alumni Association
College Board
Collegiate School
Deer Park School District
Dickinson College
Drexel University College of Law
The Dwight School
Edmund Burke School
Eisenhower Fellowships
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Fordham Preparatory School
Future Leaders Institute Charter School
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown Middle High School
Harvard Business School
Harvey Mudd College
The High School for Economics & Finance
Hofstra University
Institute of International Education
The International School
Johns Hopkins University
Kent School
Latin School of Chicago
London School of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
Montgomery County Community College
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
National Society for College Scholars
New York Foundation for the Arts
Pace University
Paul Robeson High School
Pepperdine University
Phillips Exeter Academy
The Pingry School
Polytechnic University
Princeton Class of 1997
Princeton Review
PS 72, 170, 329 and others
Quinnipiac University
Rutgers University
St. John's University
School of Visual Arts
Skidmore Alumni Association
The Spence School
Stern School of Business, New York University
Teach for America
Trinity School
Tufts University
UCLA
University of Chicago
University of Illinois
University of Mississippi
University of New Mexico
University of Notre Dame
University of Wisconsin
Washington University
Washington University Alumni Association
West Side Montessori School
Bay State Gas Company
BP
Chevron
Direct Energy Business
Dixon
GE
Hess Corporation
NIPSCO
Ridgeline Energy
Schlumberger
Sempra Energy Solutions
Southern California Edison
Southwestern Energy
Statoil Marketing & Trading
Allied T Pro
Amens Concierge Service
Capitol Services Inc. (CSI)
Concierge Unlimited
Connections Unlimited
Creative Group Inc.
Creative Parties
D and R Events
Danis & Danis
First Protocol
Jeff Parker Productions
Kool Events
Lizard IncentEvents
NEST DMC
PRA New York
Prometour
RBY Event Planning
Save the Date
Shackman Associates
Shaw & Co! Productions
Travel Associates
Wizard Events
Adams Street Partners
Abn Amro
ACA Capital
Alliance Bernstein
Allstate Financial
American Express
American Securitization Forum
Ameriprise Financial
Amper, Politziner & Mattia
AXA Equitable
AXA Financial
BancWare
Bank of America
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Scotland
Barclays
Bessemer Trust
BlackRock
Blackstone Group
BMO Capital Markets
BNP Paribas
Boehringer-Ingelheim
Brinster & Bergman
Calyon U.S. Equities Sales and Research
Capital IQ
Capital Z
CIT
Citibank
Citigroup
Commerce Bank
Credit Suisse
Deloitte & Touche
D. E. Shaw
Deutsche Bank
Discover Financial Services
Dunn & Bradstreet
Enova
Equifax
FactSet Research Systems
Fidelity Investments
Fitch Ratings
Freddie Mac
GE Asset Management
GE Capital
GE Corporate Financial Services
GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp.
Goodman & Co
Greenhill & Co.
Group M
Guidepost Planners
Harris Bank of Chicago
H&R Block
HSBC
Hudock Moyer Wealth Management
ICAP
New Balance
ICBA Bancard
ING Clarion
Innophus Inc.
Interactive Data
International Finance Corporation
iStar Financial
JP Morgan Chase
Lazard Asset Management
Macquarie Capital Advisors
MassMutual Financial Group
Mastercard
Merrill Lynch
MetLife
Milestone Advisors
Misys International Banking Systems
Morgan Stanley
NASDAQ OMX
Nomura Group
Oppenheimer Funds
Permal Asset Management
Pioneer Investments
RegentAtlantic Capital
RSM McGladrey
SBSB (Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc.)
Silicon Valley Bank
Silverpoint Capital
Smith Barney
Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking
Standard & Poors
Strategic Insight
Sunlife Financial
Swiss Re
TD Ameritrade
TD Bank
TD Securities
TIAA-CREF
Towers Perrin
TransUnion
Treasury Strategies
TSG Consumer Partners
UBS
USAA
U.S. Trust
Wachovia
Warburg Pincus
Wells Fargo
Wilmington Trust
W.P. Carey
Commodities Future Trading Association
British Council USA
British Embassy
Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.)
Concord Recreation Department (Massachusetts)
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Department of Justice
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
New York Board of Education
New York Power Authority
NIH / National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases
Singapore Economic Development Board
Transportation Security Administration
United States Air Force
United States Army
U.S. Army Reserve
Aetna
All Risks Ltd.
Allstate
American Home Insurance Co.
Aviva
Chartis Insurance
Chubb
Cigna Group Insurance
Clements Worldwide
Continental Group
Insurance Recovery Group
Liberty Mutual
Max Bermuda
Medmarc Insurance
MetLife
Munich Re
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
National City Insurance Group
National Union Fire Insurance
Nationwide Mutual
Navigators
New York Life
Partners RE
Risk and Insurance Management Society
Swiss RE
T Edmund Garrity & Co.
Tower Group
Travelers Insurance
XL Insurance
Allen & Overy
Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn
Baker & Hostetler
Baker & McKenzie
Blank Rome LLP
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Choate Hall & Stewart
Cleary Gottlieb
Crowell & Moring
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle
Davis Polk and Wardell
Davis Shapiro Lewitt & Hayes
Debevoise & Plimpton
Dechert
Dewey Ballantine
Dorsey & Whitney
Dow Lohnes
Drinker Biddle
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Fish and Richardson
Foley & Lardner
Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Goodwin & Proctor
Heller Ehrman
Illinois State Bar Association
Jenner & Block
Kelley Drye & Warren
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Latham & Watkins
Levenfeld Pearlstein
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
McAndrews, Held & Malloy
Mintz Levin
Morgan & Finnegan
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
O'Melveny and Myers
Pabbian & Russell
Patton Boggs
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Pillsbury Winthrop
Proskauer Rose
Roberts & Holland
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker
Schulte, Roth & Zabel
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett
Sinnreich & Safar
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Starr Associates
Sullivan & Cromwell
Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner
The Veen Firm
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Weisz Botto & Gilbert
Wenderoth Lind & Ponack
White & Case
Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
WilmerHale
Winston & Strawn
AMDOCS
Arista Air Conditioning
Asco Valve
Camfil Farr
Cummins, Inc.
Danaher
Eaton Corporation
Foley Inc.
Glen Raven
Henkel
Infineum USA
John Deere
National Gypsum
Nedap Light Controls
Owens-Illinois
Schott North American
SEPPIC
Trade Center Management Associates
Tyco
United Technologies
W.L, Gore & Associates
AOL Platform A
Arbitron
B2 Studios
Bishoff Communications
Bite Communications
Cunning Communications
DDB New York
Dean Media Group
Deep Focus
Dynamic Logic
e-Dialog
Fry, Inc.
FX Market Space
GfK Custom Research
Gupta Media
Jack Morton Worldwide
DK Design
Keri Levitt Communications
Kikucall
Leverage Group
LifeBrands
Makovsky & Co.
MaPS
Marina Maher Communications
Morpheus Media
MRM Worldwide
Nielsen Media Research
Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy Public Relations
Omnicom
Power Tate / Weber Shadwick
Pierce Promotions
Razorfish
Rubicon Project
Sopexa
Spectra Marketing
Time Warner Global Marketing
Tipping Sprung
Value Click
ZS Associates
AMC Networks
American Express Departures Magazine
AOL
Associated Press
Audible
BET Networks
Bloomberg
Business Week
CNBC
Cablevision
Cartoon Network
Child Magazine
City & Co. / Rizzoli
Comcast
Comedy Central
Conde Nast Traveler
Consumer Reports
Court TV
Crave Online
DirecTV
Discovery Communications
Disney
Dow Jones
Elsevier
Entertainment Weekly
ESPN
Facebook
Fleishman-Hillard
Food & Wine Magazine
Fox News
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Google
Gourmet Magazine
Gruner & Jahr USA
Harvard Business School Publishing
HBO
Hulu
Hyperion
McGraw-Hill
Meredith Interactive
Microsoft MSDN Magazine
MTV Networks
National Geographic Channels
National Public Radio
NBCUniversal
The New York Times Company
The Nielsen Company
O, The Oprah Magazine
Pandora
Parade
Penguin Random House
Popular Science
Prentice Hall
QVC
Random House
Razor & Tie
Reuters
Riot Games
Screenvision
Scripps Networks
Selecciones Magazine
Seventeen Magazine
Sony Pictures
Spotify
Teen People
Thomson Reuters
Time Consumer Marketing, In Style / Real Simple
Time Warner
Turner Broadcasting
Twitter
Universal Media Group
Univision Television Group
Vanity Fair
Vevo
Yahoo!
Yelp
Allergan
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
American Hospital Association
Amgen
Astra Zeneca
Aventis
BASF
Bayer Healthcare
Bayer Material Science
Biogen Idec
Boehringer Ingelheim
Boston Scientific
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Elsevier
Express Scripts
GE Healthcare
Genentech
GlaxoSmithKline
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
MedImmune
Medtronic
Merck
Mount Sinai
Novartis
Novo Nordisk
NYU Langone Medical Center
Oxford Gene Technology
Pfizer
PharmaNet
Philips Healthcare
Roche
St. Luke's Hospital
Sanofi-Aventis
Tufts Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
WellPoint
WebMD
Wolters Kluwer Health
Zimmer Biomet
ZLB Behring
Brooklyn Museum
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Long Island Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Science, Boston
Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago
New-York Historical Society
Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Queens Museum of Art
American Society for Training & Development
American Society of Hematology
American Veterinary Medical Association
Club 600
Financial Women's Association
IMAPS
The International Communication Assoc.
New York Bar Association
The New York Production Alliance
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
SHRM: Society for Human Resource Management
United Fresh Produce Association
The Young Presidents Organization
Women's Marketing International
XYZ Club
Corcoran
Cushman & Wakefield
Empire State Building Co.
Lincoln Property Company
RE/MAX
Sierra Realty
Tishman Speyer
Toll Brothers
Tower Residential
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Chipotle
Home Depot
IKEA
Jet.com
Limited Brands
McDonald's Corporation
Old Navy
Staples
Target
Tiffany & Co.
T.J. Maxx/Marshalls
Adobe
Aetna Information Technology
Alcatel Lucent
Antenna Software
Apple
AT&T
Boost Mobile
Cisco Systems
Dell
DoubleClick
Elsevier
Facebook
GoDaddy
Google
Honeywell
IBM
Intel/HP
iRobot
Konica Minolta
LinkedIn
Microsoft
Northrop Grumman Technology Services
Oracle and Oracle Direct
Qualcomm
Rackspace
Register.com
Samsung
Seamless Web
Shopzilla.com
Siemens
Sprint
Symantec
T-Mobile
Twitter
VeriSign
Verizon
Verizon Wireless
All Aboard America
Allied Pilots Association
Boeing
Booking.com
Bridgestone
British Airways
Global Tourisme International
Hilton
Hotels.com
Intercontinental Hotels
KAYAK
Marriott International
Mercedes-Benz USA
Orbitz
Travelocity
TripAdvisor
Uber Technologies
United Airlines
Virgin Airways
Washington DC Convention & Tourism
Aramark
CareerBuilder
Chief Executives Organization
Copyright Clearance Center
DHL
Lockheed Martin
Monsanto
New York Rangers
Panda Restaurant Group
Porsche
Rio Tinto PLC
Robert Half International
Sumitomo Group
Thomson CompuMark
Toyota Financial Services
United States Tennis Association (USTA)
Volvo
Weight Watchers