Meet the Team
The most vital component of our business is our team of lighting professionals.
Here's a little bit about each of them.
Michele purchased LU in 2015. She has a deep passion for the community and loves giving back, being involved in many civic groups and local charities. She is a great team leader whose vibrant energy nurtures LU's future growth and expansion.
Our General Manager and a lighting Professional since the age of 16, Brian is a wealth of product knowledge. His commitment to service and follow up make him a valuable LU Team Member. Brian is a NC native, currently living in Fuquay-Varina.
Carla's lighting career began in 1988 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She has been with LU Garner since moving to Raleigh in 2015. Her love of art and design makes this job exciting every day, even after 34 years in the business.
Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Matt has been in lighting for 22 years. He started at our Apex location before moving to Garner for a toal of 10 years.
"LU has a fantastic team spirit! The owners really take care of their team members." Matt currently lives in Cary.
Amanda started at our Wake Forest location in 2019 before moving to Garner showroom. She's a friendly person and a team player. She resides in Four Oaks.
Phil has been in the lighting profession for over 40 years, joining the LU team in 2015. This Raleigh native enjoys working on all different types of lighting projects and finds it rewarding helping clients solve all their lighting needs.
An NC native, Rose has been with LU since 1988. She's truly a team player who tirelessly performs many tasks for all of our showrooms. Friendly and funny are two words used to describe Rose. She currently resides in Garner.
Louise joined our team in 2016. Our Wake Forest location Manager, Louise comes from an extensive design background, including appearances on HGTV, her skills and customer service are definitely appreciated with our builders.
Tara has been in the lighting business for 17 years. She was the previous owner of Wakefield Lighting which was purchased by LU in 2018. Tara is truly an asset to the team being familiar with everything necessary for the smooth operation of our showroom.
Dulce just started with LU this year but has already shown a lot of team spirit, willingness to learn, and a great attitude. We can't wait to see how far she goes with our company.
Elizabeth is our Fuquay Varina location Manager. She joined the LU team in 2016 with a strong background in sales and customer service. Her attention to detail makes her a great asset to the company.
John is a seasoned lighting professional with over 36 years in the business. His years of experience make him a valued team member. He is an avid golfer and die hard Duke basketball fan.
Josh joined the LU team in 2016. As a former firefighter, Josh works well under pressure, he has a good eye for detail and always strives to get a job done right the first time.
Kim started with LU in 2019, coming from a customer service background. She's lived in a number of places before settling in NC for the last 15 years, currently living in Fuquay Varina.
One of LU's new faces, Nelly joined the team in 2021. She's an NC native who always shows up to work with a smile. She excels with customer service and enjoys making people happy. She currently lives in Youngsville.
Gary has lighting experience that started in 1983. Born and raised in NC and loves to help his customers find the right fit for any lighting project.
Andrew, an NC native, is another new face with LU but his enthusiasm and great customer service are true assets to our team.