David Nestor

PRESIDENT & OWNER OF URBAN LIGHTS

David’s lighting store career began back in the 80’s as the owner of Foothills Lighting located in Lakewood of Colorado, until he sold the showroom in 2005. After a brief time away, his dream was to open a new concept in a lighting showroom. He was pleased to open Urban Lights in 2010, where it went on to win Showroom of Year Awards in both 2011 and 2013. David’s goal is to create an exciting and informative buying experience for each customer that walks through his door by using a series unique merchandising techniques. David has always treated each display fixture in his lighting store as if it were a bottle of fine wine, giving it space, and allowing it to breathe. Avoiding the look of traditional big-box retail stores, David emulates an art gallery feel in his showroom, allowing the personality and character of each fixture to truly shine. David prides himself on having the best sales staff in any Denver lighting store, who continue to build the success of Urban Lights by offering innovative lighting expertise and an excellent customer service experience.

The market is always changing, and you are never going to get it just right… it’s a matter of giving it your best shot.
– David Nestor

Heather Kelley

SHOWROOM MANAGER, DENVER

Heather brings 20 years’ experience in the design industry to Urban Lights. With a degree in Interior Design, she began her career with high end residential projects and custom home builders before transitioning to retail and trade sales. Before moving to Colorado, she worked in Florida and Massachusetts, on Martha’s Vineyard, where she enjoyed a celebrity clientele. Heather loves all the different styles and options in lighting today and how lighting can transform a room or entire house. She most enjoys helping people make design decisions and seeing the end result come together. As a Showroom Manager at our lighting store, she especially appreciates working as a team with her co-workers to offer the exceptional product selection and customer service Urban Lights is known for.

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
– Aaron Rose

Rosie Goodwin

SHOWROOM MANAGER, COLORADO SPRINGS

Rosie has been in the lighting industry for more than 20 years. She started her lighting career in her hometown of Columbus, MS and moved to Colorado Springs in 2007 to enjoy the beauty of Colorado and all the activities it has to offer. Her lighting passion lies in the continual styles and unfolding of new technology that lighting has to offer.

Rosie prides herself on customer service, working hard to ensure customers at her lighting store in Colorado Springs are educated and informed on the current styles and technologies to make the right decisions for their needs. Her customers become more than just clients; they become friends, partners in the community and a network in which to grow. Rosie believes that there is greatness in everyone and it’s our responsibility to look within and find it, support it, and grow it.

Progress is impossible without change, those who can not change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard Shaw

Hannah White

LIGHTING SPECIALIST

Hannah comes from an extensive background in lighting that spans nearly 10 years. She has worked as a Lighting Specialist and a Showroom Manager in the lighting industry since 2013. Most recently, she managed the Urban Lights Denver showroom team for two years before moving into a management consultant and lighting specialist role at our new Colorado Springs lighting store in 2022.

Hannah prides herself on empowering her teams with consistent hands-on training and product knowledge on the latest trends and innovative LED technology. Hannah’s strong work ethic and ability to deliver exactly what her customers are asking for has allowed her to develop many wonderful relationships throughout the industry. Hannah believes a strong sales team is truly the most tremendous asset in providing award-winning service and the reason why Urban Lights is recognized for excellence year after year, as one of the best lighting showrooms in the Denver design & lighting industry.

I define a leader as anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.
– Brene Brown

 

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Rhonda Schmitt

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Rhonda has been involved in commercial and residential lighting for over 20 years, with a passion for how the lighting industry combines ever evolving technology and design. She became enamored with lighting when studying design and architecture, realizing that even the best architectural works of art are only as good as your ability to see them the way they were intended. Her personal view on design and lighting is that no one does it better than Mother Nature – no camera can truly compare to what the eye itself can do. We have, however, become great imitators.

I have noticed that most people in this world are about as happy as they have made up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln

 

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Karin Bruce

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Karin discovered Illumination Engineering at CU Boulder, a specialization within her Architectural Engineering degree, and has worked in the industry ever since. After graduation, she immersed herself into event and stage lighting in San Francisco, building up to the opportunity to design and construct a 70-foot lighted Eiffel Tower representation for the opening of the San Francisco Ballet. When she returned to her home state, Colorado, she found her favorite job of all time: working in a lighting showroom. This role provided the incredible combination of educating customers, solving problems and catering to each person’s needs based on their own unique situation. After several years of product development, marketing and blogging for various lighting companies, Karin is delighted to step into her wheelhouse again, joining the dedicated team at Urban Lights as Lighting Consultant.

You don’t choose your interests, they choose you.
– Jordan B. Peterson

 

 

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Jared Harrington

MULTI FAMILY SALES/COMMERCIAL SALES MANAGE

Jared started off his career in lighting showroom sales, specializing in merchandising of displays and installation of technical products for residential and commercial lighting. With more than 10 years of experience at lighting stores, Jared specializes in working with expansive custom home builders such as Brookfield Residential. His favorite aspect of his job is customizing lighting packages for his clients, upgrading their home from “standard features” to customized fixtures that bring out the homeowner’s individual style. Jared most enjoys helping his clients choose how they want to personalize their home, and ensure they make the choices that are best for them.

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
– Edward de Bono

 

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Jennifer Russell

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

With more than 12 years of experience at lighting stores, Jennifer specializes in commercial and residential lighting projects and most enjoys working directly with designers. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from Kirkwood Community College, and quickly followed her passion for lighting and interior design. Jenn’s favorite aspect of her job is staying current on the latest innovative products and ever-changing LED technology. Jenn has always been passionate about the reduction of energy consumption for a more functionally efficient environment, through the use of LED technology and brands that are environmentally conscious.

It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become.
– Dr. Seuss

 

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Jaye Morrow

CUSTOM HOME SALES

With over 30 years of Lighting and Design experience, Jaye specializes in commercial & residential lighting. Jaye attended the School of Fine Arts in New York City, pursuing his passion for creating one-of-a-kind custom fixtures. Jaye’s favorite aspect of his job is finding fixtures with artisanal accents that incorporate handcrafted elements to add authenticity and tell a story. With a strong background in art and painting, Jaye sees his clients homes as a “canvas” to their unique style, and loves to create a statement through the careful placement of distinct lighting and home accessories.

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW!
– Milton Glaser

 

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Jeff Fee

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Jeff has spent over 36 years in the lighting industry, beginning his career soon after graduating with a degree in retail merchandising in Tampa Florida. Jeff started off working with technical repairs for a lighting company based out Tampa, and eventually because the manager of the sales department. Jeff attended the Lightolier College to go onto to develop the first light lab on the west coast of Florida. In 1996, Jeff opened his own lighting business, where he concentrated on lighting consulting, specifically with residential and commercial properties. In 2012, Jeff accepted a management position with Lighting Inc., the largest lighting company in Houston, Texas. Jeff joined the Urban Lights Denver team in 2017 in search of new opportunities in sales, as he enjoys the many different aspects of the business, and still finds new challenges every day.

If you love what you do you will never spend a day at work.
– Jeff Fee

 

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Joey Burges

LIGHTING SPECIALIST

Joey began her career in the travel industry after graduating with a degree in travel & tourism, but quickly changed career paths once she discovered her passion for the fast-paced lighting industry. Now with over 20 years in the ever-changing world of lighting, Joey most enjoys seeking out that perfect fixture for her clients. Joey knows how to help customers completely transform their space, from something ordinary to something they absolutely love! Certified by the American Lighting Association, Joey specializes in working with designers, electricians, builders and residential homeowners alike. She loves the challenge of combining innovative ideas with customized lighting selections to bring her clients’ visions to life.

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

– Mary Anne Radmacher

 

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Madison Waldon

LIGHTING SPECIALIST

Madison comes from a family that has a long history in lighting, and she has always been drawn to the design aspect of lighting. She has a passion for working directly with clients to find that perfect light fixture, that will pull the room together and create that “wow” factor. In an age of mass-produced, machine-made products, Madison gravitates towards handcrafted, eco-friendly and inspiring designs, that tell a story of true craftsmanship. Madison’s favorite aspect of lighting is finding designs that really resonate with her clients, with quality materials and craftsmanship, customized to their individual style.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
– Dr. Seuss

 

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Julie Thompson

PURCHASING & LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Julie comes from over 15 years of lighting and design experience. She loves the challenge of helping her clients design their custom lighting layouts, which she believes is one of the most important aspects of making a house a home. With Julie’s recent new purchasing role at Urban LIghts, she keeps the showroom fresh with the latest lighting, furniture and accessories!

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
– Marilyn Monroe

 

Alex Esmael

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

With 25 years of sales and customer service experience, and over a decade worth of lighting showroom experience, Alex made the journey from San Diego to Denver to be near his three brothers and has been a great addition to the Urban Lights Sales Team.

Whether it’s only a single room or an entire home, Alex thrives on meeting new people, getting to know his clients at our lighting store and creating personalized spaces for them to enjoy and love.

Light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself the revelation.
– James Turrell

 

 

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Amy Roesch

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Before joining Urban Lights, Amy spent 20 years as a residential lighting consultant in California. She has studied interior design and has worked as a cabinetry designer. She specializes in residential lighting design and enjoys helping home owners and designers customize lighting to reflect the homeowner’s personality.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
– Walt Disney

Kiana Patel

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Kiana has always loved interior design and realized at a young age that she wanted to make things look pretty! She interned for Carline Burke Designs and Angela Alex Designs in Los Angeles, CA, and helped in the creation of many beachfront homes, including the home of the captain of the LA Kings professional hockey team, Anze Kopitar. Kiana loves working in lighting because it’s a world of its own. As important as the design of a home is, the lighting plays a big role in the aesthetic. To be able to say that she’s created a dream aesthetic within someone’s home means a lot to her.

Design is thinking made visible.
– Saul Bass

Bryan Morton

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Bryan is a Navy vet with more than 10 years in the lighting industry. He specializes in residential and commercial projects and creating lighting using a variety of trends. He enjoys working with clients on finding the perfect or hard-to-find items.

Big Bada Boom
– Leeloo

Marty Lepper

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Marty’s career spans 25 years in the interior design industry. For the past four years, she has specialized in lighting design. She is enthusiastic about helping homeowners create their vision through creative lighting styles and applications.
If you stumble, make it part of your fabulous dance.

Melissa Corbett

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Melissa has a diverse background in graphic design, photography, fashion, and interior design. Her passion for the arts started at a young age and comes from a family of artists which has brought her to where she is today. She has been in the lighting industry for three years and enjoys working with customers at our lighting store to create a unique and special touch to their homes.
All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.
– Viola Davis

Phillip Lind

MANAGER, CONTRACT SALES

Phillip is a fourth-generation electrician and has wired everything in the residential world from large multi-family projects to massive custom homes. He and his brother bought their father’s company in 2000, Lind-Brug Electric, and at its peak, managed 30 vans and 60 field electricians. After that, he founded and ran a boutique lighting showroom and later a home theater company, where he wired production homes and installed home and lighting control as well as home theaters. He enjoys the fashion of lighting and how you can change any home or room with just a different lighting fixture or package.

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
– Wayne Gretzky / Michael Scott / Phillip Lind

Anna Arning

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Anna comes from a family of artists, mostly musicians, and has had a love for the arts since she was little. She joins our lighting store from a diverse background in retail and loves how dynamic the lighting industry is. Anna enjoys every challenge that comes up and finding a solution for her clients. During her free time, she is a photographer, hikes with her dog, and teaches dance classes.
Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you.
– Judith Jamison

Bri Horn

Bri Horn

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

With a background of 14 years in custom home construction and hospitality combined, Bri brings knowledge and skill to the lighting selection process. Her firsthand experience in custom home construction allows her to draw on current, classic and timeless trends to guide homeowners, designers, and builders alike so they can achieve their desired aesthetic, bringing lighting visions to life!  She prides herself on her strong communication skills and strives to understand each customer’s concerns, making space for great design possibilities and attention to detail. Bri is not only a lighting design enthusiast, but she is also family oriented. As a mother of three kids, she juggles the busy nuances of life with her husband and their four-legged family members. Brianna is delighted to be in her new role, embodying her love for lighting while offering exceptional design services.

The light you bring into the world is beautiful, irreplaceable, and needed.

-TWLOHA

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