May 30, 2023
Dallas Market Center names 2023 Light Stars

Dallas Market Center, the home of Lightovation, a residential lighting trade event in North America, named the 2023 Light Stars honorees.

These individuals will attend the June 21-24 edition of Lightovation as honored guests, and the group includes top lighting professionals from across North America. This year’s 53 Light Stars represent 16 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces, encompassing all regions.

Anyone in the industry can nominate a Light Star, an exceptional individual who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to attend Lightovation but would greatly benefit from the experience. Honorees accepted into the Light Stars program receive airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations during the June show. Nominations were received this year through March 13.

In addition to travel and hotel arrangements, Light Stars are granted access to all Lightovation exhibits and events, including the Showroom of the Year Awards on Wednesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. and the Lighting After Dark party, taking place 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, at Scout at the Statler Hotel. Dallas Market Center’s Lighting Concierge Arturo Maluy will also lead orientation tours starting at 9 a.m. on both days.

“These lighting professionals are our VIP guests as we honor their commitment and experience,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We look forward to welcoming them, connecting them with other leaders, and expanding their knowledge through events, trends, and networking.”

The 2023 Light Stars honorees are:

  • Stacey Abrams, Capitol Lighting, Boca Raton, FL
  • Michelle Alley, Stokes Electric, Knoxville, TN
  • Paul Ambrosini, Capitol Lighting, Stuart, FL
  • Rivka Baitelman, Rivka Baitelman Design, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kaitlin Booe, Capitol Lighting, Charlotte, NC
  • Lisa Brooks, L B Designs, Cumming, GA
  • Cheryl Clemens, Crest Lighting, New Lenox, IL
  • Tiffany Cole, Light Works, Dallas, GA
  • David Cowper, Norburn Lighting, Burnaby, BC
  • Ashton Dove, Dulles Electric, Sterling, VA
  • Eric Dubois, Capitol Lighting, Paramus, NJ
  • Tyler Duncan, 1800lighting.com, East Hanover, NJ
  • Hailey Emett, Accent Lighting, Lake Oswego, OR
  • Elizabeth Fears, Burr Ridge Lighting, Westmont, IL
  • Kelly Filewich, Robinson Lighting & Bath, Toronto, ON
  • Jason Fisher, Del Mar Fans & Lighting, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Gage Fraser, Capitol Lighting, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jeff Green, Gross Electric, Toledo, OH
  • Baron Haas, Priority Lighting, Charlotte, NC
  • Rod Harder, B.A. Robinson, Edmonton, AB
  • Jana Hawili, Gross Electric, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dan Hengstler, Priority Lighting, Palm Desert, CA
  • RaChel Hill, CR Lighting, Decatur, GA
  • Cheryl Kittel, Richland Homes, Nashville, TN
  • Hailey Kleinberg, Elements Distinctive Lighting, Carle Place, NY
  • Traci Livingston, Progressive Lighting, Roswell, GA
  • Darian Mahan, Lee Lighting, Huntersville, NC
  • Ted Matos, Capitol Lighting, Eatontown, NJ
  • Mary Beth Moon, PDI, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Judy Padrick, Coastal Lighting, Chesapeake, VA
  • Elizabeth Paschal, Hubbard Pipe & Supply, Fayetteville, NC
  • Bailey Richlew, Robinson Lighting, Winnipeg, MB
  • Shannon Sanborn, Western Montana Lighting, Missoula, MT
  • Olga Sanchez, Capitol Lighting, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Tiffany Saunders, Hubbard Pipe & Supply, Wilmington, NC
  • Jenia Scates, Progressive Lighting, Kennesaw, GA
  • Michael Schimpf, Capitol Lighting, East Hanover, NJ
  • Linda Schneider, Georgia Lighting, Sugar Hill, GA
  • Jack Seibert, Crest Lighting, Chicago, IL
  • Mary Soeder, PDI, Nashville, TN
  • Brian Sterback, CS Illumination, New York, NY
  • Autumn Sullivan, Rensen House of Lights, Lenexa, KS
  • Robbin Thompson, The Brechers Lighting, Louisville, KY
  • Sharon Tiller, Winsupply, Alcoa, TN
  • Sheri Vigoda, Lightstyle of Orlando, Tampa Bay, FL
  • Geoff Vogan, Park Lighting and Furniture, Edmonton, AB
  • Will Voorhies, Alexandria Lighting, Alexandria, VA
  • Lawrence Walters, AV Imagined, Madison Heights, MI
  • Maddy Warner, CS Illumination, Vista, CA
  • Theresa Whitley, Coley Electric, Douglas, GA
  • Kaitlin Williams, Home & Light Valdosta, Valdosta, GA
  • Kelly Wilson, The Light House Gallery, Springfield, MO
  • Samantha Wilson, PDI, Alpharetta, GA



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