ILLI Board of Directors 2020

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Jesse Loucks, President/Chair

Founder/Owner, JL Lighting Design, LLC

Intensive Course Class of 2008

As a licensed electrical contractor since 2001, Jesse tells how he was occasionally asked to install "landscape lighting." However it wasn't until he attended a workshop at Cooper Lighting in 2007, which was instructed by Jan Moyer, that he says he began to understand how to properly design and install landscape lighting. Inspired by his experience at Cooper, Jesse enrolled in the Landscape Lighting Institute (now the ILLI Intensive Course) in 2008 and formed JL Lighting Design, LLC in 2009. JL Lighting Design not only complements Jesse's contracting business, but it also advises landscape architects/designers and other electrical contractors on the intricacies of landscape illumination.

Patrick Harders

Founder/Owner, Enlightened Lighting, LLC & Sterling Lighting, LLC

Intensive Course Class of 2018

Patrick Harders has been in the landscape lighting industry for two decades, having personally designed over 5,000 lighting systems along the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. He is the founder of Enlightened Lighting, Washington, D.C.’s premier, full service landscape lighting design, installation, and service company. Looking to create a signature line of fully-dedicated and integrated fixtures, Patrick co-founded Sterling Lighting, LLC, an innovative manufacturer of premium LED landscape lighting fixtures, sold exclusively to landscape lighting professionals.

He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northern Virginia Chapter.

Dawn Hollingsworth, Treasurer

Founder/Owner, Darkhorse Lightworks, LLC

Intensive Course 2019


Dawn is a Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) by the Certified Lighting Design Commission, a Certified Lighting Professional by the National council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and a WELL Accredited Professional by the International WELL Building Institute. Dawn is also a Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). She has over 35 years experience with diversified expertise in theatrical and architectural lighting design and control systems, marketing, business management, product management and development, manufacturing, scenic design and event production.

Wes Jackson

Owner, Jackson Lighting Supply

ILLI Intensive Course Class of 2016

Wes Jackson, Lead Design Consultant/Vice President of Jackson Lighting Supply, ongoing Electrical Engineering Student at the University of Texas. Wes attended the 2016 ILLI Intensive Course at Van Neste Park, in Ridgewood, NJ. The following year he joined the ILLI Mentor Team for the Tokamachi, Japan Intensive Course and he will continue to passionately serve as an ILLI Mentor.

Jackson Lighting Supply is an Architectural and Landscape Lighting Distributor that offers Lighting Design, Consultation, and Training. Wes primarily consults for Landscape Architects, Custom Builders, Commercial Developers, Lighting Manufacturers, and Professional Lighting Contractors.

Jim Ply

Founder/Owner, Oak Crest Landscape

Intensive Course Class of 2008

Jim brings over 34 years of professional experience in all facets of landscape design and installation for various styles of homes. His portfolio includes charming cottages in Laguna Beach to the multi-million dollar estates of Beverly Hills. His award-winning designs are the result of his experience, attention to detail and strong client and professional relationships. His work has been featured in the 3rd edition of "Trade Secrets of Professional Landscape Lighting, Landscape Contractor Magazine, Landscape Architect Magazine as well as Luxe Magazine.

Jim is one of the founding certified members of the International Academy of Architectural Landscape Lighting (I.A.A.L.L.). He is a licensed Landscape Contractor in the State of California, licensed General Contractor in the State of California, an 'Award Winning’ member of the "AOLP – Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals," member of the Los Angeles chapter of the "Institute for Classical Architecture and Arts" and was a Lead Mentor for the ILLI – International Landscape Lighting Institute in 2018 at the University of Oklahoma.

Kathryn Toth, Secretary

Founder/Owner, Theia Lighting Design

Intensive Course Class of 2010

With more than 19 years in the lighting industry, Kathryn is an experienced Lighting Designer who strives to create artistic lighting solutions for architectural and landscape environments.  She has been the principal designer on both domestic and international projects for retail, hospitality, commercial, and high-end residential clientele.  After attending the ILLI Intensive Course in 2010, she incorporated the design principles that were shared by Jan Moyer and the ILLI Mentors.  Her projects are a unique artistic approach to landscape & facade environments.  Kathryn skillfully maintains the balance of the contrast ratios, code requirements, and IES standards while maintaining the aesthetic on large and small scale projects.

Jeff Kamm

Jeff Kamm, AIA, is the owner of Wadsworth Kamm Architects (WKA) located in Glastonbury Connecticut. He is a nationally registered, award winning architect who has been practicing for over 30 years. Jeff attended his first illi intensive course in 2011 and has been a part of the illi mentor training team in NJ, Japan, Oklahoma, and AZ.  His attention to detail and design brings a helpful energy to the BOD. 

 Jeff’s boutique firm specializes in unique, custom designs by collaborating with artists, landscapers, and contractors to create high-end residential and commercial spaces along the east coast. Jeff has worked on numerous residential projects in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, New York, and Martha's Vineyard. He and his team also specialize in well designed, durable, livable homes that utilize green building technology. His firm was the architect for a luxury, ultra-efficient home designed for a USGBC platinum rating which had the first residential wind turbine in Connecticut. His commercial work includes master site designs, offices, restaurants, retail, medical and financial institutions.

Jeff is a member of the USGBC; AIA; CSI; and a Certified Energy Crafted Builder


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John Tremaine, Founding Benefactor

CEO and Founder, Q-Tran

John Tremaine, one of the heirs of Emily Hall Tremaine, carries her vision forward in support of ILLI, seeing the organization bringing forth a new art form that is innovative and also provides the quiet space for contemplation.  In 1993, John Tremaine founded Q-Tran, Inc.  An accomplished lighting designer who was born into a family of lighting entrepreneurs and innovators, he began his career with The Miller Company, a firm acquired in the 1930's by his grandfather, who founded the National Electric Lamp Association.  NELA served as General Electric's lamp division and was transformed into a prestigious research institute that is still thriving today.  Operating with the mantra "EnlightenedThinking ©", Q-Tran was established to fulfill a need in the lighting industry for flexible remote transformers that eliminate noise and heat while enhancing the quality of light output.  John's creative foundation, entrepreneurial vision and extensive knowledge of the lighting industry has guided ILLI in its growth and burgeoning success.


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