Designing With Light was founded in 1994 by Mike Bentien who is a Certified Lighting Consultant and Lighting Specialist accredited by the American Lighting Association and recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society. Mike started in the lighting industry in 1982 giving him decades of experience.
His interest in natural and artificial light effects sparked the desire to help clients light their spaces better than what was typically done.
Mike has been an instructor at many colleges and is still currently instructing, as he is one out of a handful of professionals certified to teach Lighting Design across North America.
Hayley KellestineLighting Consultant, D.I.D.
Hayley’s passion for good design brings a unique perspective to lighting. She understands how great lighting allows spaces to shine, to positively affect and enhance our clients spaces.
Hayley completed her Diploma of Interior Design at CATO graduating at the top of her class.
When not at the office Hayley enjoys spending time outdoors hiking in the beautiful Okanagan.
Rosslynd GrantReceptionist/Lighting Consultant
Rosslynd graduated from the Administrative Assistant Certificate program at Thompson Rivers University in May of 2016 and has been exploring her options in the world of administration since. On top of her exceptional administrative skills, she has also spent many years in customer service and always knows how to brighten up any room with her warm smile and bubbly personality.
When not in the office, Rosslynd enjoys going to yoga/spin classes, spending time at the beach, going for hikes in the summer, petting dogs & binge watching any semi-dramatic TV show on Netflix.
CleoHead of Security
Miss Cleo brightens everyone’s day with her sweet heart melting cuteness.
We believe that lighting has a large effect on our lives. From setting a mood, to creating functioning task light, to highlighting artwork and enhancing the architecture we create a space where you as the client feels comfortable.