Our Staff

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Patrick Harders

President & Owner

Patrick is the lighting mastermind behind Enlightened Lighting.
He was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. While earning his finance degree from UNC Charlotte, he began working with Tom Fenig, a pioneer in Outdoor Lighting… Click here to learn more about Patrick

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Josh Palmer

Field Operations Manager

Josh is the knowledgable, electrical guru on our installation team, in charge of managing all field operations.

He was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Growing up in a small town of under 400 people… Click here to learn more about Josh

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Andy Shumate

Sales & Trade Partnerships

Andy leads our Enlightened Lighting sales division.

He was born in Fairfax and spent his childhood in Annandale and Warrenton, VA. Andy began working in outdoor… Click here to learn more about Andy

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Karen Hu

Office Administrator

Karen is the driving force behind our office team. She is in charge of our company scheduling, billing and customer relations. When you call the main office phone line, Karen is the friendly voice…. Click here to learn more about Karen

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Danny Klassen

Field Technician

Danny is a member of our installation and service team.

He grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from Osbourn Park High School in Manassas. Danny has been working for Enlightened Lighting for close to a year. Prior to joining our team, he worked in … Click here to learn more about Danny

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Keysmer Galeas

Field Technician

Keysmer is a member of our installation and service team. He has 5 years experience in outdoor lighting, including both commercial and residential lighting.

Keysmer was born… Click here to learn more about Keysmer

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Laura Harders

Social Media & Marketing

Laura brings her social media-savvy skills to our company’s blog and creates and manages Enlightened Lighting’s content across various online marketing platforms and social networks.

She is a native of Northern Virginia… Click here to learn more about Laura