enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Category - Legends Leaders Luminaries

A spotlight on the Legends Leaders Luminaries of the residential lighting industry

Krista Swiss

Krista Swiss: Leader (Retailer)

enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to present the winners of our annual awards honoring those individuals in our industry who have been nominated by their peers for leading by example...

Jacob Sperling

Jacob Sperling: Legend

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? As an engineering student, I took a job working for a residential lighting manufacturer. It was a small company, so I had the opportunity to explore...

Sarah Muniz Varaluz

Sarah Muniz: Luminary

How did you enter the lighting industry? Two years ago. I was working in retail management and wanted to move into corporate sales and find a job that aligned with my passion for fashion...

Bruce Bellwood

Bruce Bellwood: Legend

How did you get into the industry? I was born into it. I think I learned how to repair lamps before I could even walk. My grandfather started Tuthill Lighting in 1924 and my mother joined...

Matt Hulett Spectrum Hulett Group

Matt Hulett: Luminary

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? My whole family is in the industry; it’s in my blood. I’ve been hanging lighting fixtures since I could walk and spent my summer vacations in...

Shelley Wald WAC & Modern Forms

Shelley Wald: Leader

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? My parents started their company back in 1984. They were adamantly against my siblings and I joining the business. They wanted us to pursue a better...

Jodi Orange

Jodie Orange: Luminary

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? I was about to graduate from interior design school and knew I wanted to start my own company. I felt like I was ready, although I was still...

Tina Engebretso - Inland Lighting

Tina Engebretson: Leader

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE INDUSTRY? Kind of by mistake. I was teaching part-time for a few years after college and working for a tile and carpet shop. They were going out of business, so I took...

Richard Alan: Leader

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE INDUSTRY? Very reluctantly. My mother and stepfather had a thriving rep agency in South Florida and I didn’t want anything to do with it. Who wants to do what their...

Stuart Yadgaroff: Legend

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? I worked throughout college in a lighting store. After graduating, I moved to South Florida and got a job with Angelo Brothers. I started as a...