I love the sky at night. I love the stillness, the peacefulness, the nighttime noises from all the critters around my house. Landscape lighting is my absolute favorite because I love the softness and the variation of it. I love that I can make the lighting look different depending on where you are standing because the light is low level and small in scale so it’s blocked differently depending on your angle. I love the light given off by the moon and the patterns of the stars and I like that it changes throughout the year and is unique to your location.
I worked on the design of a Montage resort at SilverRock in La Quinta, CA. The owner, the architect and the interior designer were all a joy to work with. It was the type of project where everyone involved was passionate, excited, ambitious and really wanted to see it become something beautiful. The wellness, comfort and livelihood of the future occupants was a huge priority and the opportunities for exciting lighting design were endless. We focused a lot of the nature of place in a remote location in the desert where the dark sky, the stars, the rock formations and the wildlife took center stage and created buildings and lighting schemes that weaved into the natural landscapes – all while adding in some excitement, luxury and beauty!
I’m primarily inspired by the hard work of others. I love to surround myself with artists, creators, designers and inventors and lighting design gives me the opportunity to work with lots of different creatives from lots of different backgrounds. I learn a lot from seeing how others design and put things together and with lighting design I get to work next to architects, interior designers, lighting designers, manufacturers, contractors, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, project managers, and even owners who are all creative in their own unique ways.
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado | B.S., Architectural Engineering (2008)
- Licensed Professional Engineer
- LEED Green Associate
- NCQLP - Lighting Certified (LC)
- Living Building Ambassador