Our Team

Ice Lab proudly serves resorts, restaurants, cocktail bars, caterers and special events producers across the country with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic, including the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk delivery areas.

Ricky Fitzhugh
Chief Ice Officer

Over two decades, Ricky grew Baltimore-based Rosedale Ice into one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest commercial ice companies. In 2021, he sold the business to a publicly traded company operating the Reddy Ice brand. After previously acquiring two ice studios, Ricky bought Ice Lab in 2020 to expand the company’s capacity to deliver custom ice sculptures, bars and drink luges for festivals, corporate functions, weddings and special events nationwide. Under Ricky’s leadership, we’ve added a second production and freezing facility and launched Luxury Rocks, our artisanal cocktail ice division that produces clear, over-sized cubes for the hospitality and event industries.

Chris Wyer
Creative Director

A Certified Ice Carving Educator (CICE), Chris has been creating dazzling works of ice art for 25 years since starting his career in the hospitality industry. In 1998, he launched USA Ice, a Washington D.C. ice sculpting and event company. Chris joined forces with Ricky Fitzhugh in 2006 to expand Rosedale’s ice sculpting division. Today, he serves as our Creative Director, designing ice art ranging from a perfectly engraved cocktail cube to awe-inspiring 3-D sculptures of animals, icons and international landmarks. Chris is a skilled artist who practices metalsmithing, jewelry-making and woodworking in his home studio.

Mike Bullock
Operations Manager

For almost 20 years, Mike helped lead operations for Ricky Fitzhugh’s commercial ice business. After attending Towson University, he managed a liquor store for five years before joining Rosedale Ice. Today, this industry veteran runs our Glen Burnie sculpting studio where he manages customer communications, plant production and coordinates orders between our different team members. A die-hard Ravens and Oriole fan, Mike enjoys watching sports, spending time with his family and visiting the beach.

Allison Fitzhugh
Business Development Manager

Thanks to a business degree from Salisbury University - and skills honed working with her entrepreneurial father - Allie leads our client service team. She coordinates our designers, sculptors and technicians to ensure that we deliver outstanding ice sculptures and customer service. No stranger to the ice industry, Allie watched her father grow his business into the largest provider of bagged ice and sculptures in the Mid-Atlantic. She enjoys attending the many festivals Ice Lab produces and going to concerts and sports events with friends.

Jen Cox
Sculpture Designer

From corporate events, holiday food displays, celebratory liquor luges and winter festivals, Jen teams up with our creative director, Chris Wyer, from her Shenandoah Valley studio to coordinate and design each unique sculpture.

Angelito Baban
Ice Artisan

For 25 years, Angelito’s ice artistry has dazzled colleagues and patrons alike. The recipient of numerous ice sculpting awards in national and international competitions, he learned his craft growing up in Paete, Laguna - the wood-carving capital of the Philippines. Angelito moved from wood to ice when he entered the catering and hospitality industry. Today, in addition to serving as one of our lead sculptors, Angelito is a chef and ice carver at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Eric Caguin Baisas
Ice Artisan

Living in a small town, Eric learned to carve wood at an early age to help support his family. He then applied his carving skills to ice as part of his culinary career which has included positions at prestigious hotels and cruise ships.

Romero Garcia
Ice Artisan

With chainsaw, router and chisel in hand, Romero coaxes exquisite sculptures from each block of ice. His two decades of experience are evident in his detailed sculptures and confident approach. Romero leverages a sculptor’s practiced hand to swiftly sketch an outline before using a chainsaw to cut away the extra ice. He shapes each work with an electric grinder before adding the finishing details by hand with a chisel.