Meet the Team

As a Family owned business we value our employees and the unique qualities they have to offer at The Bear Factory. Please check below the name for how to contact!

Meet our founding family, Jerry Mclean accompanied by his daughter, Keia, her husband Jimmy and their daughter Araya. More than 20yrs ago while visiting Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan, our founding family strolled into a local gift shop for some window shopping. It was there they came across an archaic machine spouting fluff and a few unstuffed bear skins you pick from to “build your own buddy”. Here we are many years later where we had a vision where one day we would be able to offer a Green product line that holds up to sustainability standards while also providing an opportunity to educate children on the importance of environmental and animal conservation. Our inaugural line driving focus is to promote awareness of our oceans and the micro plastics that litter them. Our goal is to let plush for the planet be a conversation starter with the next generation while also providing an interactive build your own plush experience to create a memorable lasting impression.

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Thursday: 10:00a – 4:00p EST

10609 Hi Tech Drive, Whitmore Lake MI, 48189

p. 248.437.4930

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Jerry M.- President/CEO


Jimmy B.- COO


Keia M.- Director of Product innovation


Libby F. – North American sales manager


Nick H.- Warehouse Supervisor


Casey Y.- Logistics Coordinator


Audrey C.- Marketing and General Inquiries


Lindsey G. – Operations Administrator


Ethan J.  Shipping and Freight Coordinator

Addy C.- Warehouse Clerk

Ky F.- Warehouse Clerk

Mike A. – The Bear Factory Events division

A win for the Bear Factory community as a whole.

We could not be prouder to be recipients of the FastTrack Award from the Ann Arbor SPARK’s acknowledgment of our team’s dedication fills us with joy and gratitude. Kudos to our entire bear factory team for their contributions to making this possible. This is a collective achievement and a win for The Bear Factory community as a whole.

About the Global living Wage Coalition 
Living wages build and demonstrate respect by rightly valuing the societal contributions made by those that create and maintain the fabric of our communities. Our strategy seeks to complement worker voice and celebrate employers who are leading the way, uniting people around this common, positive, message. In an increasingly polarized America, it is a nonpartisan strategy appealing to both employers and hard-working people from all walks of life and all corners of our country.

The Mission: Overcome the barriers and create the incentives to enable employers to pay living wages, affording a decent quality of life for working families.

Ann Arbor SPARK is an economic development organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It’s focused on advancing the economic prosperity of the region by attracting and retaining businesses, supporting entrepreneurship, and fostering innovation. Here are some key aspects of Ann Arbor SPARK

The positive impact of individual and team efforts has made this possible.

SPARK is actively engaged in the local community, collaborating with stakeholders to address economic development challenges and opportunities. This includes participating in regional initiatives, advocating for policies that support economic growth, and promoting Ann Arbor as a vibrant place to live and work.

Overall, Ann Arbor SPARK plays a crucial role in driving economic development and fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Ann Arbor region.

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