What We Do

We poured a century of experience into two minutes of video to help explain what we do – and why we do it.

Residential

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Commercial

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5 Promises of Better Lighting

Our team ventures beyond rudimentary task, ambient and accent layers to focus on what is truly important: the transformational impact light can have on our lives.

  • Do Better:

    Light can stretch beyond bare necessity to illuminate for our every need, enabling us to live each moment with increased safety, ease, and enjoyment.

  • Know More:

    Light can reveal detail in beloved places and faces, helping us know where we are, where we are going, who we are with, and even how our companions are feeling.

  • Feel Better:

    Light can wake us gently, energize our days, and prepare us for deep rest, and even improve our mood, contribute to enhanced cognition, and just plain help us feel better.

  • Focus Clearly:

    Light can draw our attention to a loved one’s face, a delicate task in hand, or to a beautiful architectural feature or cherished art, helping us focus on what is most important to us.

  • Change Easily:

    Light supports many of the changes we encounter throughout our lives, helping us adjust to seasons, change the mood of our space and soul, and even age gracefully.

We are proud to partner with the best custom integrators to assist with fixtures, controls, and programming to make sure your project turns out right.

Meet Our Team

Angelica Contreras

CAD Specialist

Angelica Contreras

CAD Specialist

Angelica, an architect based in Honduras, discovered her passion for interior design during a course at NABA University. Her interest expanded further into lighting and the effect it can have in a space. Her main motivation is to expand her knowledge and skills to be able to create exceptional designs through lighting. Angelica uses her skills in AutoCAD and 3D modeling as a member of the Light Can Help You support team.

Annie Osborne

Lighting Designer

Annie Osborne

Lighting Designer

Annie lives by the ideology that your surroundings deeply impact your life. Annie earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Interior Design before moving to San Francisco, where she cut her teeth in luxury residential design. She is passionate about utilizing her experience to help clients realize their aesthetic and functional dreams.

Joanne Glynn

Lighting Specialist

Joanne Glynn

Lighting Specialist

Joanne completed her bachelor’s degree in architecture in Argentina before returning home to Honduras. Her passion for lighting began while working on renderings for residential architectural studios and is looking forward to continuous professional growth with Light Can Help You. She is motivated by learning from others and is part of the Light Can Help You team focused on digital model building and documentation.

Alexis Cassidy

Lighting Designer

Alexis Cassidy

Lighting Designer

Alexis fell in love with the glitz and shine and found a divine path the moment she walked into her first lighting showroom. After finishing a business degree, Alexis built a career designing lighting and controls in high-end residential and hospitality projects in the ski towns of Colorado and beyond. Alexis is thrilled to expand on her vision of making architecture and designs famous through lighting with Light Can Help You.

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Meghan Smith

Lighting Designer

Meghan Smith

Lighting Designer

Meghan’s interest in bettering the relationship between human life and the built environment led her to find and join the Light Can Help You team. Informed by degrees in Psychology and Interior Design and a Masters in Architectural Lighting, Meghan’s design solutions focus on how light positively shapes the human experience. Her passion for helping others and the natural world leads her to enjoy projects that are socially responsible and sustainable by design.

Lisa Sowinski

Lighting Advisor

Lisa Sowinski

Lighting Advisor

Lisa’s passion for architecture, interior design, and construction led her to her latest role with Light Can Help You. She followed her Architectural Sciences degree with experience as a design associate with a luxury home builder, a project manager with a commercial construction company, and more in real estate and design. Lisa loves helping future clients discover how light can benefit their everyday lives.

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Gabriela Toleda

CAD Specialist

Gabriela Toleda

CAD Specialist

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Sharon Fuentes

CAD Specialist

Sharon Fuentes

CAD Specialist

Sharon’s excellent software skills are a key component of our process from 3D visualization through to final drawings and her work supports many of our projects.

Sharon is an architect based in Honduras with a growing passion for the lighting industry. She possesses excellent software skills and an eye for detail that serve as a key component to our process. Her expertise guides our 3D visualization through to final drawings in many of our endeavors.

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Kim Davis

Studio Leader

Kim Davis

Studio Leader

Kim has been fascinated with design since she was a kid analyzing the best way to arrange her bedroom furniture. During her tenure working as an interior designer Kim loved creating the lighting design portions of her projects, which led her to seek out more education from our founder, David. Learning how light can benefit our well-being has only grown Kim’s passion for lighting design, and she is grateful for the opportunity to share the gift. Before joining our team Kim served as an interior designer and project manager for 15+ years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior & Environmental Design from Illinois State University.

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Brady King

Lead Lighting Designer

Brady King

Lead Lighting Designer

Brady’s eagerness of storytelling through the use of light and the collaborative atmosphere of design has guided him through a career in theatrical and architectural lighting.  While earning his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of California – Irvine, he illuminated the stage with his designs for dance and theatrical productions.  This ultimately sparked his interest to architectural lighting where he has designed for entertainment, residential, retail, and hospitality projects.

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Kelli Hernandez

Studio Leader

Kelli Hernandez

Studio Leader

Kelli has always been fascinated with light. She began her career in theatre, and went to school at the University of California, Irvine to earn a degree in Drama with honors in Lighting Design. Since then she has gathered experience in any lighting she could get her hands on, including hospitality, retail, and commercial. She loves being able to help people’s dreams come to fruition and transform space with light.

Will Wermerskirchen

Lighting Designer & Director of Events

Will Wermerskirchen

Lighting Designer & Director of Events

Will studied lighting with founding designer David Warfel before launching an impressive career and completing additional degrees. Will came to us having previously worked at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC as a Production Manager, and opened The REACH expansion there in 2019. Will holds a Bachelors of Science in Theatrical lighting and scenic design from Illinois State University and a Masters of Science from Northwestern University in Leadership for Creative Enterprises.

Alessio Urso

Studio Leader

Alessio Urso

Studio Leader

Alessio’s deep knowledge in light and health led to a chance meeting with the Light Can Help You team and the discovery of a shared passion for improving lives. Alessio is a seasoned architectural lighting designer with substantial international experience. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and is passionate about light’s effect on our health.

Jessica Doyle

Senior Studio Leader

Jessica Doyle

Senior Studio Leader

Jessica was the first Senior Lighting Designer on our team and our first to lead her own Studio and has completed incredible residential and commercial projects from coast to coast. Jessica got her start in lighting design in the theatre, designing lighting for plays, concerts, and opera. After almost a decade within the theatre, she went back to school to expand her lighting design knowledge to include architectural lighting.

She graduated with her Master’s in Architectural Lighting Design from the New York School of Interior Design. Jessica has been with Light Can Help You since graduating, and loves being able to help people experience the benefits of lighting design in their homes.

Mark Langston

Partner & Chief Lighting Advisor

Mark Langston

Partner & Chief Lighting Advisor

Mark is a lighting geek from way back. He got his start in the industry through the Navy Nuclear Power program as an electrician. He has been blessed with the gifts of good spatial perception and a mechanical tilted mind. As an Electrical Contractor he experienced his first framing projector fixture, and as they say, “That’s all she wrote”! Mark has been in the lighting industry for 30+ years with experience in sales & product development at the manufacturing level for 20+ years and the distribution level for 10+ years. Mark loves that light is the only dynamic element in most spaces and how light can impact both a person’s mood and health. It’s a huge responsibility that draws Mark in to helping clients get what they need and desire in their environment.

David Warfel

Founder and Chief Lighting Evangelist

David Warfel

Founder and Chief Lighting Evangelist

David Warfel is Midwestern farm boy turned lighting designer, author, and educator who passionately shares the gift of light. Whether blogging at languageoflight.blog, writing for Houzz.com or designing residential and entertainment experiences from coast to coast, David simply wants to help others live better lives through the scientific and artistic application of light. From the local theatre to Carnegie Hall, from his parent’s kitchen to multi-million-dollar homes, from local pizza joints to the Las Vegas Strip, from school cafeterias to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line projects, David is endlessly fascinated by the power of light to reveal and transform space.

Light Can Help You