Our Team 2017-08-18T04:44:28+00:00
Mike BentienPrincipal, C.L.C., L.S.
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.

Cheryl PappSales/Order Desk
Cheryl’s many years of experience in management and human resources bring exceptional structure and organization to our office. Her tenacious and bubbly persona brings a welcomed warmth and kind spirit to our work environment.

When not in the office, Cheryl enjoys the Okanagan lifestyle spending quality time with her husband on the golf course, enjoying the RV lifestyle and chasing after her four grandchildren.

Heather MeikleAccounts Manager
Heather’s many years of customer service, inside sales and accounting management bring a unique spin to her role. She prides herself on building and maintaining relationships with both suppliers and clientele so that all aspects of payables and receivables run smoothly. Her comical approach to handling the day to day makes for fun and laughs even when its time to pay the bills.

When not in the office, Heather spends time running her own venture with her husband and raising their two children. She loves boating, fishing, camping, quadding and really anything to do with her family and the outdoors. She’s also a die-hard hockey fan.

Jocelyn MeyerSocial Media Manager, BA Diploma
Jocelyn’s love for social media really shines through as she uses her marketing skills to help bring Designing with Light to you, our valued customer. She truly loves connecting with people and we’re happy to have her on our team!

Jocelyn completed her Business Administration diploma at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario. It was at Lambton College that Jocelyn found her passion for marketing.

After graduating in the spring of 2016, Jocelyn moved to sunny Kelowna to enjoy the weather and beautiful mountain views. On the weekends, Jocelyn enjoys exploring the Okanagan with her boyfriend and their dog, Sassy.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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.