Our Team

 

Denver Lighting Designers

 

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KRISTEN BLAND | PRESIDENT & CEO | LIGHTING DESIGNER

Kristen's passion for design came at a very young age due in large part to the environment in which she was raised. Her father is the owner of a high end custom home building company and her mom is the interior designer for the same company. Kristen became interested in all aspects of design very early on. She graduated in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado and received much of her experience while working at a commercial and residential design firm. Later in her career she worked at Liesl Lighting where she found her love for lighting. Liesl Lighting gave her great experience in lighting design, specification, and product knowledge. Kristen founded FUSION Light and Design in early 2009 and continues to work on commercial and residential projects.


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TAMMY KLUVER GHIAI | LIGHTING DESIGNER | KEY ACCOUNTS

Tammy has been interested in building things ever since she could grasp blocks. Born and raised in Oregon, Tammy remembers watching her father start and successfully run his own construction management company and build homes from the ground up. A seed was planted and after graduating from Oregon State University, Tammy moved to San Diego and began her career in Interior Design.  Five years and another degree later, she realized she had to live closer to the mountains and moved to Denver to indulge in her personal love for snowboarding. Once in Denver, Tammy’s planted seed came into full bloom as she traveled around the globe as a Project Manager for Nike overseeing the comprehensive installation of Nike Brand retail shops.

With her extensive experience in Project Management and Commercial Interior Design, Tammy joins the FUSION team as our Design Manager. She leads our team to get projects done right, from start to finish.

Contact Tammy at: tammy@fusionlightandesign.com


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RACHEL HARTMAN | LIGHTING DESIGNER

Rachel Hartman has always had a passion for art and design.  She graduated in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2005 and has been working in design and art since then.  Over the past several years she started to focus on lighting, realizing that it is often an overlooked area of the design process.  Since then she has put all her creative energy and knowledge into becoming a lighting expert!

Contact Rachel at: rachel@fusionlightandesign.com


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KERI DORNBUSCH | LIGHTING DESIGNER  

Keri Dornbusch has been interested in lighting ever since she started her career in interior design 20+ years ago.  Since the beginning of her design exploration, she has grown to be an experienced designer through hard work and dedication.  She graduated from design school with a degree in interior design, and she has used those tools in order to satisfy the needs of her clients and business partners.  As a primarily residential designer, she takes pride in what she does and creates to the best of her ability.  As a born Midwestern, creating a working environment that produces productivity is at the top of her list.  With experience in customer affairs, Keri is easy to work with and always has a positive attitude towards our customers. 

Contact Keri at: keri@fusionlightandesign.com


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JEFF LEESE | LIGHTING DESIGNER

Jeff Leese was born in New Mexico and moved to Colorado in 1982.  Having a father and two uncles who are architects, he was raised being dragged around the country on family vacations to look at buildings, spaces, facades, interiors, and was clearly impacted by this when he went into lighting in 1991.  Initially cutting his teeth on lighting and lighting sales in Denver, in 1996 he moved to Basalt, Colorado and immersed himself in the world of Lighting Design, working on all manner of projects up and down the Roaring Fork Valley, including Aspen and Snowmass Village until he moved back to Denver in 2001.  Jeff firmly believes that as an element of construction and design, good lighting is often over-looked while still being one of the most critical aspects of design; that lighting is the best supporting actor to the ‘stars’ of any home or space – countertops, cabinetry, vaulted ceilings, exposed beam-work, textured walls or fireplaces, artwork and other appointments.  Jeff enjoys working with clients to create the atmosphere that they can see in their minds eye as their finished product.

Contact Jeff at: jeff@fusionlightandesign.com


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KRISTEN BENHART | LIGHTING DESIGNER 

Kristen’s passion for lighting design traces back to her love of all things interior design-related, hence her focus on residential projects. She hails from Texas but moved to Colorado to indulge in her love of the outdoors. When she’s not playing kickball, she’s hiking the many trails around Denver. Her friendly demeanor and positivity are a few of the reasons that Kristen is such a great asset to the FUSION team.

Contact Kristen at: kb@fusionlightandesign.com


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RONI ZAGORIA | LIGHTING DESIGNER 

Roni Zagoria is an interior designer and musician originally from Georgia. Her bohemian lifestyle has taken her to live all over the country including South Carolina, New Orleans, Hawaii, and finally Colorado in 2007. Her creative nature led her to attend Arapahoe Community College for Interior Design where she quickly developed a fascination with lighting due to the incredible impact it can have in a space. Whether she’s performing around Denver or designing in any capacity, Roni is always striving to inspire and to be inspired.

Contact Roni at: roni@fusionlightandesign.com


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trish pachak| lighting designer

Trish’s love of all things design has been a life-long passion. After studying Interior Design and Architecture in college, Trish has put her talents to work in all areas of design. Trish is well-versed in the use of lighting in design and loves to assist clients with choosing types of lighting which achieve the finished look that expresses their personal aesthetic.

With her experience in multi-family project and commercial lighting, Trish has developed a strong portfolio of successful projects done right from start to finish.

Contact Anna at: trish@fusionlightandesign.com


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ANNA BEYER| PROJECT COORDINATOR

Anna is a Wisconsin transplant, she received a degree in Interior Architecture and followed the family tradition of working in the building and lighting industries. After spending two years in a lighting showroom and deciding to relocate to Denver, she thought she’d try her hand at interior design-but soon realized she missed the challenging technical aspect of lighting. Enamored with Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle, Anna was thrilled to begin her career with FUSION in 2017, grow her lighting expertise, and enjoy everything Denver has to offer!.

Contact Anna at: anna@fusionlightandesign.com



 

Windsor Lighting Designers


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MARISSA EGLY | LIGHTING DESIGNER

Marissa found a passion for remodeling and restoration at an early age as her childhood home was essentially an ongoing remodel project. It seemed only natural to harness her lifelong love of design and make a career of it. She graduated from FRCC with a degree in Interior design with a focus in kitchen and bath design. She has been working in the lighting industry for the past five years. Marissa is a firm believer that lighting alone can either make or break even the best designs, making the integration of a quality lighting design absolutely crucial to the process as a whole. She was the first team member to be working primarily out of our Windsor office, an ideal central location to all of the residential and commercial growth that is currently occurring in northern Colorado.

Contact Marissa at: marissa@fusionlightandesign.com


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ALAN GAMBOA | LIGHTING DESIGNER

Alan developed a passion for lighting and electrical ever since moving to Colorado three years ago. He went to school for photography in Texas and is bilingual, originating from Mexico. While working for a hardware store he discovered a passion for learning about electrical wiring, connectors, switches and outlets. After going to work with his dad in the construction industry, Alan’s intrigue with the lighting aspect of the building process was the stepping stone into the industry. With so many styles and designs of lighting out there, Alan is eager to pass along his knowledge to both residential and commercial lighting applications.

 Contact Alan at: alan@fusionlightandesign.com


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MEGHAN SCANLON | LIGHTING DESIGNER

Meghan graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2015 with a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing. Shortly after she moved to Colorado where she worked as a Project Manager for a marketing company, using her love for people and design, she guided small business owners through the process of building their websites. Meghan has always had a passion for everything related to Interior Design and has been specifically drawn to how lighting can create life in any space. She is eager to become a lighting expert for both residential and commercial spaces and  to be a part of all of the growth in Northern Colorado. Beginning her design career with FUSION is a dream come true!

Contact Meghan at: meghan@fusionlightandesign.com


 

COLORADO SPRINGS LIGHTING DESIGNERS


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DIAN OATMAN| LIGHTING DESIGNER

Dian was the first FUSION Light and Design team member for the Colorado Springs office.  Born in the Caribbean on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, Dian moved to North Carolina in 1999 after meeting her husband.  Nine years later her husband was reassigned to Fort Carson, Colorado. Dian holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of The West Indies and worked as a Human Resources Officer and Insurance Marketing Executive in her home country.  After moving to Colorado, Dian discovered her passion for lighting in 2012 while working for Austin Bluffs Lighting. Her pursuit of this passion is evident in her earning the certification of American Lighting Association (ALA) Lighting Specialist in one year and she continues her efforts to become an ALA Certified Lighting Consultant.  Dian has accumulated seven years of custom home, semi-custom, remodel, and commercial experience and is certified and capable of creating a lighting design plan from blueprint.   Dian’s satisfaction comes through the happiness of her clients as she guides the process from design to the ultimate joy of project completion, creating spaces that are timeless.

Contact Dian at: dian@fusionlightandesign.com