I had always had a passion for math and science and decided at a very young age, 9th grade, I wanted to be an engineer (even if only at the time it was because it was a male dominated field and I was boy crazy. LOL!) I graduated high school with honors and went to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville school of Engineering. I started my first internship after my first year of college at a local electrical and mechanical consulting engineering firm. After two summers, I attended school full time mechanical/electrical engineering and mathematics student and worked part to full time as an electrical designer and draftsman at another engineering firm. At that time, I found my passion for lighting. I worked for another 8 years as a designer while attending school, starting a life and a family.
After having my daughter, I moved to central Arkansas where I specialized in lighting as a manufacturer's representative for the next 15 years. I worked with architect, engineers, designers, and contractors providing lighting selections, designs, photometric calculations, installation issues, etc. Always staying active as a local leader in my community in organizations such as IES, ELA, NAWIC, USGBC and AIA. It's important to educate the community on lighting and energy efficient products. I've been published in several local magazines such as New Home Magazine educating about the lighting design process. I've traveled the country continuing to educate myself, visiting manufacturers and their facilities learning about the new technologies and advancements in lighting. In 2006, I was Lighting Certified by the National Council of Qualified Lighting Professionals and I'm currently renewing my certification.
In the last several years, not only did the lighting industry change but also the construction industry changed. As the industry became more technically complicated with the LEDs, etc. a pricing war began and it who was the cheapest. No quality, no common sense, just money. I became disgusted and discouraged. However, in January of 2016, I started LumenZ Lighting. It's the most courageous thing I've ever done. I made the decision that I could make a difference in the lighting and construction community. I love what I do and even more, I believe in me. I'm really good at lighting a space, creatively, energy efficiently, with good products, and within a very reasonable budget.
I can't wait to help serve you...
We HOPE YOU LIVE IN THE LIGHT YOU LOVE". -