Meet the Team
It's impossible to quantify what makes up a great staff or makes our work such a fun and exciting place to be. We all love working here and are all like a family. Lighting is our lives and we've all worked together for many, many years. Our customers can come into our store with confidence that they can come back years later and still see the same people working here. Each of us play a crucial role that makes our store unique. Our young, energetic atmosphere makes shopping for your lighting all the more enjoyable and we want you to enjoy your time here as much as we do! We invite you stop in and see for yourself.
Andrea Cracknell: Owner - email: email@example.com
Andrea started out at Pine Lighting one month after moving to Victoria from London, Ontario in 2007 after finishing a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. What started out initially as a much needed job - turned into a life's passion for bringing light into people's lives. Starting out knowing virtually nothing about lighting, to quickly becoming sales manager and outside sales to now, finally owning the store in 2013. It took a lot of hours and love of what she does to achieve her dream of owning a store.
Andrea continues puts tireless hours into making sure the store runs as smoothly as possible and is constantly trying to find new ways to create a fun and exciting place for the staff and for all the clients that walk through the door.
Randy Wilkes: Account Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy has a huge wealth of information and experience having been in the lighting industry for over 30 years. His focus is on larger projects - working with contractors, electricians, and designers. He does everything from multi unit projects to commercial spaces, new builds and everything in between. We are very excited to have Randy on board with us here. His wealth of knowledge of the lighting industry - from all sides - is absolutely the best in the city.
Josh Dingwall: Showroom Manager - email: email@example.com
Josh started out in our warehouse, but eventually moved to the sales floor and his now our Showroom Manager. Josh is very personable and carries a wealth of knowledge that comes with seeing job sites and fixtures in many of the projects we have done over the years, as well as listening and being involved in so many aspects of lighting. Josh is the most dependable person I have ever met, very hard working and aims to please in all he does. Josh is indispensable, he keeps the showroom looking amazing, makes us all laugh, and keeps us all young!
Phil Coffey: Sales - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil is such a great asset to our team and we are excited to have him here. He is constantly finding ways to increase his knowledge daily at such a fast pace it makes all our heads spin. He is a sponge for knowledge and always willing to search tirelessly to find the right light for the space or situation. He brings his kindness, excitement and eagerness to work every day, which makes our store a better place for us and our customers which are just a few of the many ways that he is so great!
Chad Thomas: Warehouse Manager/Computer Tech - email: email@example.com
Chad is one of the hardest working people we have ever met. Never a complaint and we have yet to see him have a bad day! Chad has come up with so many ideas on how to run things more efficiently and productively. He also brings an element of fun and laughter to our group with his jokes and sense of humor. Chad is irreplaceable and we are constantly wondering what he will come up with next to make us laugh or help make all of our lives and therefore our clients lives easier. He as been an incredible addition to our team in so many ways.
Brett LaPorte : Sales - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett has been such a great addition to our team here at Pine Lighting Victoria. He fit in as if he had been here for years already. Brett worked at Home Sense for many years before coming over to work with us, and his sales as well as his customer service experience has made his presence here invaluable. His work ethic is amazing and his e knowledge of all things lighting is starting becoming second nature to him. We look forward to seeing him light up the city in more ways than one!