LSW Lighting Ltd



Dean Lind


Dean is the "L" in LSW and grew up in Alberta. He discovered lighting while pursuing an education degree. Six pages into a lamp technical guide, and he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.

After gaining over 21 years of experience in lighting at both the retail and wholesale level, Dean moved on to purchase a lighting agency back in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since.
At LSW Lighting, Dean does some design and AGi32 work. With his help, his clients get the right design for their needs.

Dean also manages the business side of the agency while playing a leadership role within the sales and operations of the company. He also is the go-to IT guy.

In his spare time, Dean loves to play with his pooch (Jetta) and tool around with cars or computers. When he is not doing any of those he likes to tinker with his Harley Davidson Rocker Custom motorcycle.

Pat Skolski

Patrick, a founding member and the original "S" in LSW. Although he has recently retired remains a very close friend and will always be considered a Team member.

He remains the man who did everything at LSW organically. He is a journeyman electrician, who has a decade’s worth of experience of working for a lighting manufacturer, and an equal amount of experience working at the company formally known as Focus Lighting Agencies.
Patrick’s interests outside the world of lighting revolve around his family, riding the open roads on his shiny black Harley Davidson motorcycle and cheering on the hockey teams of Edmonton.

Colin Wright


Colin Wright - Colin Wright is the “W” in LSW and has worked over 25 years in the lighting industry.

Previous experience comes from being the Principal of Focus Lighting Agencies.
You can often find him working behind the scenes on stage productions and as a member of the crew for various live bands. *There is a story in there somewhere*.

Colin loves working with people on the design team to get the lighting to work out just right. It is a moment of pride when the outcome of the design matches the concept perfectly.

He takes on a mentor role with the up and comers in the lighting industry, to help them stay current with technology and environmental factors.

Colin appears to be a bit of a renaissance man when it comes to his time outside of work.
He loves the theatre, music, and traveling. He also finds time to give back to his community by volunteering for several charities and organizations around town.

Turning Edmonton into a world leader in lighting is Colin’s dream and he has the best words to live by: "Be Involved".

Edmonton Sales

Ryan Sonnenberg

Edmonton Sales Manager


Ryan comes to LSW Lighting with decades worth of experience at the manufacturing and contractor levels in the electrical field.

Supplementing his work experience, is several Philips Lighting Certifications, including courses in: Lighting Theory, Ballasts and other advanced lighting technology courses.

Ryan was also the first person in Canada to achieve the Philips Lighting LED certification.

Ryan came to find his passion in lighting, as a teenager, when he read a pamphlet about lighting technologies.

This led to his discovery that lighting can be used to positively influence the everyday lives of people. And since that moment, he has strived to achieve that ideal for his customers.

Jeff Nicholson


Jeff Nicholson. Local Style Icon. Car Guy. Sun Worshipper.

-Apprentice Millionaire. Champion. Crooner?

Cars! If you ever need to get Jeff’s attention, start talking about the glorious beasts of the road. The man is well on his way to filling an entire warehouse of collectible cars.

Now that you know a little bit about Jeff’s passion, you should know that he has worked a considerable amount of time in the electrical industry (almost 3 decades!), and he has volunteered his time to be a community leader – as a city champion football coach.

Michael Gonzalez



Michael Gonzalez – Lets play a game. We will give you a list of characteristics that we know to be true about Michael, and you can guess on whether he was a Boy Scout. Michael is known to be passionate, helpful, fun, outgoing, happy, trustworthy, smart, curious, cheerful, kind, a critical thinker, a planner, and a motivator. Next time you see him, ask him about the Boy Scout Motto – chances are he will be prepared with a statement.

Courtney Palchuk



Faithful, Inquisitive, Righteous, Defender of All.
Friend of Aslan.

Have you ever met someone who gives the impression that they have been on this Earth more than a few times? Courtney is such a person. Her presence is a calm one, but you get the sense that under the peaceful exterior she is brewing up some good magic. If you have watched her product videos, you will understand. We suspect that she walked out of a storybook into the offices of LSW.

Matthew Goodwin


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Calgary Sales

Hilary Zorn


High Flyer, Speed Demon, Supermom
Friend to Animals, Closet Drywaller, Trailblazer.

Hilary is a force of something (nature, will, friction), We are not sure. But the force is within her and its to be recognized. Hilary speaks with a voice of confidence, in every area of her life. Does that come from being a mom? Maybe. But it also comes from knowing her stuff. She has described herself as a lover of learning, which means she is going to get better and better. Her passion knows no bounds, just like a Supermom. If she isn’t already an expert, we think she would be excellent at archery.

Tom Clooney

Calgary Manager


Tom is always expanding on his education and training to provide the very best for his customers.
Recently he has been working on interpreting photometry and using lighting software.
He has been factory trained by most of our key lighting manufacturers and isn’t stopping there. He hopes to compliment his lighting education by completing the various IES courses that are available.

Steven Dumais



Hey, we are working on it. Come back!

Dawn Solomon



She is new. Let us get back to you once we know what she is like. Meanwhile, give her a call and say hi!


Mike Holmes

Quotations Manager


Mike was one of the original Advantage Lighting team members before they joined forces with Focus Lighting Agencies to become LSW Lighting in Nov of 2012. Being part of the Project Co-ordinator team, Mike is involved in all aspects of project completion.

In Mike’s spare time he can be found cleaning up at a poker game, or making plans for lighting Downtown Edmonton to resemble the Las Vegas Strip

Chris Chesworth



Songwriter, Family Man, Golden Retriever?
Globe-trotter, Guitar God Apprentice, Family Man.
When talking to Chris, you soon realize that his family means everything. He and his wife have 5 kids. FIVE! When not at work, Chris can be found spending time with them, and jamming on his guitar – chasing the audacious goal of being a shred artist. When asked what words describe him, Chris chose the following adjectives – loyal, dependable, and creative. Bet you $10 that you will find a tennis ball in his desk. He is definitely part Golden Retriever. Noodle On Chris!

Laura Bzowy



"A blank page of canvas". Her favourite!

Courtney Canfield


Courtney Canfield – Bibliophile | Chelsea Girl | “Yoginear”

Fulcrum | Caretaker | The Lady of the Lake

There is a great sense of balance about Courtney. So much so, that we suspect she would be a great asset to any professional tug o’ war team. She is calm, focused, and patient. Courtney has an eye (2 of them) that is trained to see differently, and we plan on making great use of her unique perspective and experience. And if you want to know where you could find her soul after our working hours, my guess is wandering through the portrait gallery of MoMA.

Nick Dombrosky


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Project Management

Cayley Sargent

Project Manager


Cayley has been with LSW Lighting since it was formed in November of 2012. As a Quotations/CSR team member she uses her 25+ years of customer service experience daily.
Cayley has a remarkable talent for keeping herself and the customer calm and happy. This might have something to do with her love of life and laughter. Her “joie de vivre” is indeed infectious.
In her spare time, Cayley can be found outdoors playing golf, slo-pitch, camping, or playing with her incredible dog Jackson! (Although we are not sure why, Dean often refers to him as Half Ton)

Trisha S

Project Manager


T – Environmentalist, Animal Caretaker, Future Jeopardy Champion
Support Human, Passionate, Bilingual

Passion about her job and other causes (such as animal welfare and environmental issues) are what drives T. She approaches the human and canine species’ with kindness, compassion, and thoughtfulness. Respect for our customers and manufacturers is what makes T excellent at her job. Just ask her, she will tell you!

Yehia Harrison

Project Manager

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POW! Here I am!

A past life Egyptian prince.

Yehia is a man to watch out for. Talk about a boy on fire. Yehia is hungry, and not just for his father’s delicious cooking. He is someone we should expect great things from in Calgary. Self described as strong, loyal, powerful, generous, kind, passionate and imaginative. He has all the qualities of a conquering hero. Perhaps Yehia, you could use some of these qualities to help the marine life of Canada. The lighting industry is known for their love of turtles, and is working on helping them survive. Is there marine life in Calgary?


Randene Craig

Randene has been with LSW Lighting Lighting since November of 2012. As the Office Administrator, she gets to use her natural sleuthing abilities to reconcile accounting discrepancies.

Outside of the office she spends time with her dog and stays centered by doing yoga. Not one to idle away her day, Randene follows the Dionysian attitude “Just Do It” (made famous by a certain sportswear company).


D.O.G (Director Of Greeting)

Jetta is our Director of Greeting (D.O.G) and has spent some time in Finishing School (aka several levels of Obedience and Agility training).

Jetta has been with the company part time since Nov of 2012. Her duties are quite varied but include running around, laying under desks and fetching the occasional toy until she exhausts herself.

Sometimes she will run off with Mike’s shoe

LSW Director Of Greeting