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C. Walter Beamer IV, PhD

Advisory Board Member • Instructor
Acuity Brands Lighting
Walter Beamer is a product of the lighting program at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he received his BS in architectural engineering. Lighting was the primary focus of his undergraduate education. His next step took him to Aspen, Colo., where he worked as a lighting designer with the firm of Robert Singer & Associates. Beamer returned to the University of Colorado for graduate school. During this period, he split...
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Teal Brogden

Advisory Board Member • Instructor
Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Bold, dynamic, unafraid of taking risks, Teal Brogden is an inspiring design thinker who reaches deep for the artistic essence to the core of a design challenge. Her curiosity fuels exploration that allows the possibilities within a design to come forward. As an avid listener, Teal enjoys the refinement that comes with vetting concepts in a collaborative team forum, and strongly believes there is balance innate in light and shadow,...
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Robert (Bob) Davis, PhD, FIES

Co-Director • Instructor
Pacific Northwest National Lab
Bob Davis joined Pacific Northwest National Lab in 2013 as Senior Staff Lighting Engineer, where his responsibilities include directing the GATEWAY Demonstration program. His 30+ years in lighting include experience with a large multi-national lamp manufacturer and with a small employee-owned luminaire manufacturer, where he led the new product development, engineering, and marketing teams. For more than 15 years, Dr. Davis taught and conducted research in lighting as a faculty...
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Mark Jongewaard

Advisory Board Member • Instructor
LTI Optics
Mark Jongewaard started as an illumination engineer at Lighting Technologies, Inc. (LTI) in 1989, later becoming vice president, director of the optics division and part owner until 2006, when LTI was sold to Musco Sports Lighting. Since the sale, Jongewaard and business partner Ryan Kelley led the formation of LTI Optics (LTIO), which spun off from Musco and continues the optics related business from LTI. This includes the development and...
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Jill Mulholland, PhD

IALD Education Trust
Originally trained in theater, Jill Mulholland has practiced, taught, researched, written, designed and built with light and lighting as an architectural lighting designer, assistant professor, in her PhD., Light Celebrating Place, and currently as a light artist. She has taught architectural design studios and lighting classes at Texas A&M, the University of Oklahoma and was awarded the Baker Chair in Light and Design at the University of Oregon in 2011...
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Jeff Quinlan, MS

Advisory Board Member • Instructor
Acuity Brands Lighting
Jeff Quinlan has a BS in Architectural Engineering and an MS in Civil Engineering both with emphasis in Illumination from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has worked at Acuity Brands Lighting since 1994. During this period, his roles have included Illumination Engineer, Manager of Product Design, Product Development Manager, Director of Innovation and most recently Vice President of New Product Development & Technology. He has worked on a...
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Jennifer Scheib, MS

University of Colorado
Jennifer Scheib received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in 2004 from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. During her undergraduate studies, she gained experience in lighting design at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design in Los Angeles and in LED optics research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her graduate research focused on metrics for human...
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Gary Trott

Advisory Board Member • Instructor
Interplay Lighting
Gary Trott is a product development innovator, technologist, and business leader with a passion for driving the development of breakthrough lighting products that change the way we light the world. This has been the focus of his 25+ year career and he has enjoyed working with lighting technology ranging from incandescent to LED. He has been the team leader or marketing lead of some the most significant new product releases...
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Sandra Vásconez, MA, MS, LC

Co-Director • Instructor
University of Colorado
Sandra Vásconez is a senior instructor in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She teaches lighting courses with an emphasis on lighting application and design to Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design students. Sandra has been at the helm of the Lighting Program at CU for thirteen years, is co-creator and co-director of the Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy, manages the Lighting Design Certificate offered to...