Why hire me?
Because lighting matters. In addition to the obvious energy savings, recent scientific research has revealed that our bodies and our health are dependent on light. Science is beginning to reveal the importance of light on our sleep-wake cycles, our behavior, and many more aspects of daily life. I’ve absorbed the scientific research and know how to apply lighting systems to improve the well-being of people at home, at work, or in public spaces. Light color, placement, and intensity affect one’s energy, mood, health, comfort, productivity, and sense of safety. Lighting systems, fixtures, and controls make a difference in energy usage, maintenance expense, and operating costs.
Two decades ago, a focus of my MBA studies was operations partly because I have always had an interest and passion for understanding how to improve and optimize systems. Earlier in college, I had studied architecture for a time because I love knowing how structures are built and how to develop elegant and efficient designs. Little did I know that those interests, along with my penchant (my family might say obsession) for the intense study of how things work, would bolster my current role of energy-efficient lighting advocate.
I am driven to constantly examine lighting, to evaluate everything about it, and to think of ways to make it better. And I am driven (again, my family might say obsessed) to espouse the benefits and downsides of certain lighting choices, and to speak about cutting-edge lighting science or technology.
For over a decade I’ve been an avid student of everything lighting. Along the way, I’ve helped many organizations large and small achieve their goals with lighting and lighting education. I’ve worked with businesses of all sizes and types, including apartments, retail stores, banks, auto dealerships; large companies such as an airplane manufacturer and a coffee roaster; and institutions such as school districts, colleges & universities, museums, and military bases.
If you need an independent, unbiased, neutral evaluation of your lighting project, prior to and/or after installation, or a friendly guide to help you understand your lighting choices and the rebates available, or a subject-matter expert to develop education curriculum or training, or an enthusiastic speaker for your event, I can help you.
Contact me for a free estimate.