We're detail-oriented enthusiasts who stand by our word. Punctual and a little perfectionistic, we strive to provide our clients with an out-of-this-world experience. Most of our team is made of up family members who laugh over mom's pot roast or gather around dad's firepit. We're a tight crew but are dedicated to providing Seattle homeowners with a beautifully lit property that from start to finish expresses our values and exhibits our care for our clients.
Mary is a professional outdoor lighting designer with more than 12 years of experience from which she draws to create and install a personalized look inspired by the client’s dreams and desires. Her goal is to provide each customer an individually unique, high functioning, properly designed outdoor lighting landscape which provides great illumination all year round. Her method includes a thorough consultation, creative and unique, with second-to-none customer service.
An avid reader, born traveler, and inquisitive by nature, Mary is constantly educating herself for the benefit of her clients. When not working for her clients, she’s on her acreage gardening (both vegetable and flower beds) or tending her hive of bees – evidence that everything she puts her hands to, grows in beauty. A mother to 4 wonderful children and 9 grandchildren, she considers herself blessed. She also enjoys sharing her love of food with her family, friends, and clients. Explore this list of Mary's favorite restaurants here.
Her favorite lighting project to date is the Marymoor Park Property. The ponds and waterfalls on this property are unlike anything Northwest Outdoor Lighting has designed and installed before. The pictures do not do it justice and we have an amazing photographer!
Craig is our professional lighting installer, using his designer’s eye to install lights where others don’t, with such discretion that customers rave that the only evidence of his work is in the beautifully-lit landscape. He loves to work with his hands and is meticulous in his installation. He loves a challenge, especially if it makes the lighting design that much more special.
Craig is a mixed bag of diverse talents – from analyzing multi-million dollar business portfolios to building homes, discussing Ferrari engines to mentoring a lost soul, Craig lives life to the fullest. When he’s not working with Northwest Outdoor Lighting, you’ll find him putting the finishing touches on their complete home renovation that Craig did by hand. His perfect week includes biking the trails of the PNW, driving his Porsche to Mercury’s Coffee for a Chai Tea Latte, and playing with the grandkids.
Craig’s memorable property is the Snohomish Residence. The owners have been avid gardeners for decades and the property shows it! During any season, the acreage is teeming with color and the eye is drawn to points of intrigue throughout. Whenever the clients call for upgrades or maintenance, Mary is only allowed to schedule Craig for the job.
Max is Craig’s right hand man! Working side by side with Craig, Max is fast becoming an expert in the world of landscape lighting, has a vast knowledge of lighting placement, uses comprehensive tools to accommodate installations in difficult and hard to reach places, and handles much of the physical labor that goes into make perfect landscape lighting designs truly extraordinary. He is also in charge of all maintenance to our clients’ systems.
A young man of many talents, Max has studies the culinary arts, become a licensed Yoga instructor, and is also a gym enthusiast. When he’s not working on projects, you can often find him walking his beloved dog, Addie.
Max’s favorite property is the West Seattle Waterfront. The property challenged him due to the installation techniques that were needed and further cemented his love for lighting.
Katie is our marketing director. She develops our ad campaigns, builds brand awareness, and manages all of our digital content. Katie has come in like a breath of fresh air, always expanding our online presence and encouraging us to take new territory. She keeps us on point and we’d be lost without her!
Katie is a country girl living in the big city of Los Angeles. A mother of three young ladies and the wife of a writer/director, you’ll usually find her in the garden getting her hands dirty or cooking a homemade meal. She’s grateful for the mountain views she has, the beach bluffs of Malibu and the sun that shines on repeat.
Katie consistently refers back to the Suncadia Property. Designed by Olson Kundig, this home has a presence, especially now that lighting has been added. She tries not to rely on the images too often to show her bias.
Melissa is our bookkeeper and has been since the beginning of NWOL’s formation. She has a banking background and began climbing the corporate ladder in 2002. She went from teller to mortgage representative to management. She then left that world to raise her 4 children at home and enjoy their snuggles. Once they were busy with school, she began to slowly get back into that world and now has over 20+ clients she bookkeeps for. Well versed in all things Quickbooks, we’re grateful for her Type A personality that keeps us in line and above board with all our financials.
Melissa loves cooking, especially the food she can gather from her garden. Don’t be surprised to find her dressing the meat her husband brings home. They love to live off the land!
Her favorite project is the Hollywood Hills Residence. Not only was it a stunning reveal but it reminds her of her wedding since she got married at the Hollywood Schoolhouse nearby.