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
President

About: Founded Brite Nites because someone offered him $25 to take down the Christmas lights off their house back in 1993! A family guy through and through, he loves being a grandpa. His enthusiasm for life is definitely 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 better the customer experience and flow of business tasks. She enjoys being creative and bringing new technology and ideas to the company. When she’s not working she’s spending time traveling with her wife on the weekends.

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

Tony Ferris
VP Operations & Finance

About: Tony has been working in the Christmas lighting industry for 15+ years. He is passionate about making sure the client experience is as seamless and perfect as possible. His attention to detail is a big reason why Brite Nites is where we are today. When he isn’t working he is spending all of his spare time with his wife and 6 daughters!

Hobbies: Spending time traveling with his family

Jeremy Carpenter
VP Sales

About: Jeremy has founded multiple successful companies and loves being involved in the world of business. He has a passion for providing as much value to the consumer as possible and thrives in managing our salesforce nationwide.

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

Bobby Olah
Operations Manager

About: Over 12 years of leadership experience in various positions. Bobby is skilled in operational improvement, maximizing efficiency, operation cleanliness, and is amazing at managing projects and people. Everybody loves Bobby, he is a great manager and very easy to work with.

Hobbies: Loves spending time with family, swimming, watching movies, and going to Disneyland.

Chelsea Young
Office 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 music of all types, and is an animal lover.

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

Karli Brand
Executive Assistant

About: Karli has a degree in Graphic Design and has been working in the marketing field 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.

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.

Ezra Lopez
Hiring Manager

About: Ezra joined our team in January 2021 and quickly mastered the hiring role at Brite Nites. We look to hire the perfect employees all year long and Ezra takes them through a rigorous hiring process. He is amazing at what he does and brings so much organized professionalism to our team. When he isn’t working at Brite Nites he is running his Hibachi business called Shifuku, which is a fun high-end dinner experience to homes throughout Utah with his wife as his business partner.

Hobbies: Hibachi and one-wheeling everywhere he can.

Mary Blanco
Admin Assistant

About: Mary comes from a hospitality management background and knows what it takes to make sure a client feels completely taken care of. Mary moved from Florida to Wyoming to Utah and she currently loves being in SLC! It’s pretty cool that Mary speaks fluent Spanish!

Hobbies: Obsessing over her indoor plants and listening to too many mycology and true crime podcasts.

Tiffany Nascimento
Admin Assistant

About: Tiffany loves working with people 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 awesome 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.

Krysta Morgan
Web & Graphic Designer

About: Krysta has worked with Brite Nites since 2014 and loves having the holiday spirit year-round! When she’s not building a website or designing new art prints, she’s spending time with her husband and toddler.

Hobbies: Singing, painting, and going to Trader Joe’s.