The Brite Nites Team

In 1993, Brite Nites’ founder and CEO, Dean Lyons, set out with a yellow jeep and a ladder to install holiday lights for a friend. It wasn’t soon after people started to reach out and our clientele kept growing and growing! 25+ years later and we are proud to say we have branched out and plan to light up all of the US! We are currently serving over 14 states! We wouldn’t be where we are today with out our Brite Nites team!

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Dean Lyons

About: He founded Brite Nites because someone offered him $25 to take their Christmas lights down from their house back in 1993! A family guy through and through, he loves being a grandpa. His enthusiasm for life is contagious!

Hobbies: Mountain biking in the summer, skiing in the winter, and adventuring with his family.

Jaime Lyons
VP Business Operations

About: Fun fact, Jaime is the President’s oldest daughter and has been with the team since 2013. She is responsible for creating processes to improve the customer experience and flow of business tasks. Jamie enjoys being creative and bringing new technology and ideas to the company. When not working, she travels with her wife on the weekends.

Hobbies: Organizing, paddleboarding, exercising, reading, and being outside!

Vallee Lyons
Noel Decor Concept Creator

About: Vallee is Dean’s wife and has been around the business since day 1! Dean and Vallee have been married for over 30 years. Vallee does all the Noel Decor designs each year and manages the Noel Decor team. She is a joy to have around as she always checks in on the team and makes everyone smile. When she’s not spending time working, she’s with her grandkids or spending time in her pottery studio. She’s a very skilled ceramist!

Hobbies: Hiking, Yoga, Bringing Family together and pottery!

Olivia Christensen

About: Olivia has worked in public accounting and financial consulting for over 20 years. She takes pride in her work and enjoys breaking things to make them better. She spends time with her family when she is not at work, probably forcing them to leave the house. Together they enjoy hiking, RZR riding, or just spending a lazy day at the lake.

Hobbies: Travel, Utah football, hanging out with friends, and finding new and exciting foods.

Jeremy Carpenter
VP Sales

About: Jeremy has founded multiple successful companies and loves being involved in the world of business. He is passionate about providing as much value to the consumer as possible and thrives in managing our sales force nationwide.

Hobbies: Traveling, visiting national parks, parkour, and being a father.

Ty Carton
Marketing Manager

About: Ty recently joined Brite Nites. He is a marketing powerhouse with 7+ years of experience as a Marketing Director across multiple industries. He is especially passionate about design work, and content creation. He’s dedicated to elevating the Brite Nites brand.

Hobbies: Cycling, Triathlons, Snowboarding, Camping, Traveling, 3D Modeling, Web Design, Digital Art.

Erwin Acabal
Operations Manager

About: Erwin has been doing Christmas lighting for over 15 years! He is a man of many talents whose knowledge of home structures and lighting projects allows him to troubleshoot any job. Erwin is always looking for ways to improve his work to meet challenges better. His family is important to him, and he enjoys spending quality time with them.

Hobbies: Photography, mountain biking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Chelsea Young
Client Success Manager

About: Chelsea joined Brite Nites in 2017, and clients love communicating with her! She works hard to make sure every client interaction is transparent and perfect. She is a social butterfly, appreciates all types of music, and is an animal lover.

Hobbies: Camping, kayaking, watching football (go Steelers!), gardening, decorating, and traveling.

Rodney Jenson

About: Rodney joined Brite Nites in 2022. He has been working in accounting and operations management for over 20 years. He has a demonstrated history of developing and improving policies and procedures with advancing efficiencies and processes. When not working, Rodney enjoys the outdoors with his family by driving through the canyons or hiking trails with willing people.

Hobbies: Alpine camping, biking, and enjoying Utah sports with family and friends.

Kyler Nielson
Designer Manager

About: Kyler spends most of his summer seasons working and building his landscape company and hiking around the mountains and hills of southern Utah with his dog Ace. He loves the vibe of Brite Nites. Kyler joined Brite Nites in 2020 and has loved every season spent here.

Hobbies:  Hiking, Bike riding, Skim boarding, Snow boarding and Geology.

Dave Weaver

About: Dave enjoys working with the clients to provide the best designs and making each project unique. When Dave’s not at work you can catch him at the the lake in the summer time wake surfing or at the golf course playing mediocrely. Dave is a huge snowboarding enthusiast. He also enjoys quality time with his friends and getting involved with the community.

Hobbies: Offroading, Golfing, wake surfing, snowboarding, & conquering earth

Tiffany Nascimento
Operations Assistant

About: Tiffany loves working and talking with people on the phone. If you get the opportunity to speak with her, she will bring a smile to your face. Tiffany is an excellent team player and does what it takes to make everything come together in the office. Most likely because she’s a team player as she loves sports! In the summer, she enjoys playing tennis any chance she gets.

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family and playing sports.

Kerri Bauer
Data Specialist

About: Kerri joined our team in 2017 and has over 15 years of experience providing high-quality data entry and administrative support from her home. Aside from work, Kerri is a loving mother of two beautiful children and a devoted wife to her husband of over 20 years.

Hobbies: Enjoys being with family and friends, most summer outdoor activities, nature photography, gardening, and volunteering.

Karli Brand
Creative Assistant

About: Karli has a degree in Graphic Design and has worked in marketing for the last four years. Karli is the President’s middle daughter, and the company started the year she was born, so Brite Nites has been around her entire life! Karli loves Christmas and getting to know other people.

Hobbies: Making smoothie bowls, juicing, traveling, and watching Netflix with her husband.

Cheyenne Stirling

About: Raised in rural Montana, she went to college to delve into the fascinating realms of plants and animals. Cheyenne loves exploring and traveling, always interested in trying new things, like her recent move to the Bay Area.

Hobbies: She enjoys rock climbing, trail running, beach volleyball, and biking, immersing herself in all things outdoors. Additionally, she derives great joy from coaching student-athletes, combining her love for sports and mentoring.

Laura Castellano
Jr. Recruiter

About:Laura is the 4th daughter in the Lyons family! She loves being a mom to an adorable little boy and spending time with her family! She has an HR background and is great in with interviewing and recruiting people to be a part of the Brite Nites and Noel Decor teams. She has a great design eye and also helps with Noel Decor interior projects.

Hobbies: Being outside! Going on long runs, cooking unique meals, and listening to podcasts.

Jesse Weaver
Jr. Recruiter

About: Jesse has been with Brite Nites since 2020 (?). She has had many different positions within the company from being a designer, to operations, to recruiting which makes her a great asset to the team. She has high energy and always brings positivity to the team! When she’s not working she’s traveling to new countries! Jesse spent time in Peru during the pandemic and now speaks Spanish fluently.

Hobbies:  Traveling, Climbing, Meeting new people.

Margarito Almenderez
Area Manager

About: For over 20+ years Margarito has been installing lighting in Utah. He is most likely the faster Christmas lighting installer in the world having installed over 1 million points of light on behalf of Brite Nites. he understands the ins and outs of electrical work and lighting. he comes to work smiling every day, we love having Margarito on our team.

Hobbies: Spending time with his wife and kids, and watching soccer.

Enrique Arellano
Area Manager

About: Enrique has been a key player in our Brite Nites team since 2015. He is passionate about doing things the right way and is always looking for new techniques and ways to be efficient. He is a problem solver and always wants the jobs to be done perfectly. He enjoys traveling to our locations across the country to train new technicians.

Hobbies: Spending time with his family, going to the gym, and listening to audiobooks.

Alanna Cottam
Account Development Manager

About: Alanna is a lover of all things Christmas and is an organization freak. They joined Brite Nites last year and look forward to many more! When not in the office, they are an avid theatre lover and enjoy spending time as a newlywed with their wife.

Hobbies: Board games, Video games, Quiet nights in with friends.

Pablo Acabal
Warehouse Manager

About: Pablo has been working on our operations team for over ten years! He organizes our warehouses across the country and knows the product line well. He is a fun person to be around and is always making us smile.

Hobbies: Pablo loves traveling every chance he gets!

Alex Benson
ADT Scheduling Lead

About: With over a decade of customer service experience under their belt, Alex is ready and eager to assist with your lighting needs down to the last detail. Outside of the office, Alex enjoys exploring the world and spending time with their nearest and dearest.

Hobbies: Video games, reading, watching movies – if there’s an adventure to be had, they’re there!

Mike Menendez
Territory Manager

About: Michael, a native of LA, began his journey in the corporate sales world at Verizon, dedicating several years to his career. A pivotal turning point came when he went on a 2-year adventure, traveling and engaging in seasonal work, ultimately leading him to discover Brite Nites. Michael relocated to Utah to fly fish and to begin working at Brite Nites. When he’s not casting lines or working, Michael co-operates a punk rock record label, Hidden Home Records.

Hobbies: Fly fishing, camping, working on cars, performing live music, and volunteering in local music communities.

Ceci Vergara
Territory Manager

About: Ceci loves Christmas, it’s one of her favorite seasons of the year. She loves visiting places and meeting new people. She spends most of her time learning new skills and studying topics that catch her attention. She loves being with her family and attending church every week.

Hobbies: Fly fishing, camping, working on cars, performing live music, and volunteering in local music communities.

Thamy Baeta
Client Success Team

About:Thamy moved from CA to UT in the middle of the year to start a new adventure. Coming from a customer service background, she wants to make sure she goes the extra mile for everyone while learning something new everyday. She loves to cook for her family and friends.

Hobbies: Spending time with her furry babies, crafting, and going on adventures with her family.