Meet the Team

Administration and Vision

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John McCarty

President/CEO

 

I create!

To invent something that has never existed before is my greatest passion. Being told “No” or “that can’t be done” is the fuel that motivates me.

If you had told me I would end up owning a lighting manufacturing company when I was pursuing my degree in Architectural Engineering and later went on to get an MBA, I never would have believed you. However, there is this wonderful symbiotic relationship between my formal education, past accomplishments and my interests that goes hand-in-hand in the lighting industry.

Welding, sculpting, wood working, and of course inventing new luminaires, I can usually be found in the shop into the wee hours of the morning. No, I don’t sleep a lot, but with so many things to learn, improve, and accomplish, sleep is a currency I can live without to feed my curiosity.

I continually get to create something new and exciting while using cutting edge (and rapidly improving) technology… Who wouldn’t sign up for that?

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Danniell McCarty

Food & Fitness!

I am obsessed about fitness and food.  I work out to eat and eat to work out. After discovering pole fitness as an alternate way to stay fit, I was addicted.  I took classes and ultimately became a pole instructor.  In fact, when I am on the road visiting my customers, it’s not unheard of that I will take a fitness class of some sort, usually yoga, pilates or pole, while in your city.  It just one of many things I love. I also, enjoy preparing my own dishes at home and trying new restaurants when on the road. I will usually seek out the #1 Yelp rated restaurant in your area.

I adore my little family, including the four-legged furry family members who come to the office with me every day.  I am the mother of the President Elect of LUX dynamics, Keoni McCarty, a joyful handful to say the least.  She is the pride of my life’s accomplishments. I am also honored to being able to help support my husband in this amazing venture, LUX dynamics, he has created from the ground up with his own two hands.

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Keoni McCarty

President Elect

A book to the mind is as a gym to the body…

Whether it is a science fiction novel about time machines or a national geographic issue about volcanoes and earthquakes, I love to read! Unlike many of my friends and their video game addictions, books are my weak point. I find myself getting lost in the text, visualizing myself in the story, and finding a personal connection to the characters. To me, books are real-life dreams.

It is difficult to pull me away from a book, although, I love spending time with my dad at the LUX factory. I enjoy the hands-on experience with different tools and machines, organizing drill-bits, taps, end mills, and learning the business.

I have big plans to have a business of my own someday. I have been working on the business plan to manufacture fairy wands filled with refillable fairydust packets of varying potions. With this, if you’re in a mood to cast a spell to turn a frog into a prince or to have the ability to fly, you can go to the supermarket and buy that potion. My revenue from the initial sale of the wand is minimal, but I don’t care because I’ll make millions from the one-time use potion packs.

My company will be called LUXstar.

Outside Sales

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Jon Batten

Outside Sales Manager/West

 

Adventure!

I believe that you should find adventure and make the most out of every day! Many years ago, I took an exit on life’s highway and traded in my rafting guide gear for a business suit. Twelve years later, I have held roles in every level of lighting sales from inside sales to a national manager. I believe that excellent business relationships are built on trust, honesty, and communication.

I am excited to bring my lighting knowledge to LUX dynamics and look forward to working with all of you! When I am not traveling my territory spreading the word about LUX dynamics you will find me playing in the mountains of Colorado with my family. Where the only problem is deciding whether to ski, climb, bike, hunt, fish, or backpack.

Get out there!

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Bryan Arrington

Outside Sales Manager/Northeast

Love the process!

After realizing Major League Baseball had no use for an extremely below-average player, I figured college would be the best route for me. I’ve been in the lighting Industry for thirteen years, with the last three spent as a regional luminaire sales manager.

When I’m not selling lights, you can find me at wrestling tournaments, dance competitions, or baseball games with my three kids. In our free time, my wife and I go to concerts, run in Tough Mudders, get a good workout in, and most importantly, have fun. I love movies, most types of music, and I’ve been known to throw down on a video game every now and then. I enjoy working hard but never take myself too seriously. I am thrilled to help promote LUX dynamics’ products, values, and core beliefs.

I am a true believer in the fact that you have to do all of the little things right daily before you can get to the big things, and LUX dynamics lives by this principle!

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Inside Sales and Customer Support

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Rachel Van Riper

Quotations and Customer Service

It’s easy to find me and at the top of a mountain next to my 3 pooches.
I also enjoy a home cooked meal, prepared by my own two hands,
which always leads to just hanging out. Catch me on the court I have
been know to break an ankle or two.

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Ali Palaferri

Quotations and Customer Service

I enjoy traveling!
Seeing new locations, and adding them to my memory bank is a hobby of mine. One of the delights of traveling is being able to experience new cultures and embedding myself in their way of life. I like to think I’m continuously growing by exploring new environments.
You can find me drinking a cold-brewed coffee in the morning and a mix of tequila shots in the night. I am a great blend to any friend group, so to me, it’s important that I surround myself with amazing people.

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Engineering and Application Support

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Nick Martin

Technical/Applications Support and Graphic Design

Musician and teacher extraordinaire

 

I like to teach. Whether it’s lighting, software, computer hacking, or music, I find myself at my best while teaching. My love for music began too long ago to remember, when my house was always filled with song. I spent all my formative years learning to play anything I could get my hands on, and making music is my outlet for my creative self-expression.

 

Lighting captured my interest since working at LUX dynamics as it is a never-ending process, but nothing compares to the feelings I get when I play a lick like this:

 

(imagine “Freebird” by Lynard Skynard is being played)

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Andy Munter

Design Lead

The world is my playground.

 

Give me a mountain, and I’ll climb it. Give me a board, and I’ll ride it. Give me a bike, and I’ll learn how to do a wheelie. Anything “outdoor adventure” related is enough to get my attention.

 

With all the exposure to outdoor sports one could ask for growing up, I learned to love challenges. Doing a wheelie was my latest accomplishment. While going to school for my BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, I finally figured out the physics needed to accomplish this much craved (silly to some) task. Silly to most, but I’ll never forget my first wheelie.

 

Post-graduation, I went to work at LUX dynamics and rapidly moved up to Design/Innovation Lead. I will never lose my passion for the outdoors, but it seems that lighting has found an equal place in my heart.

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Sam Preciado

Engineering/Design Support

I love to learn and play the guitar!

 

About 11 years ago I started teaching myself how to play the guitar. There is something about playing that is so therapeutic to me and takes my mind off of anything I may be facing.

 

When I am not working in the Engineering department at LUX dynamics, I am always looking to enhance my own knowledge. My ultimate life goal is to never stop learning and innovating, so whenever I can have a good read or engage in an interesting conversation, I am on the right track.

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Accounting and Finance

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Conor Allard

AP / Data Entry

I love sports, if I had to pick one it would be baseball.
During my 4 years of college, I had the privilege to play baseball for the University of Nevada, Reno. I was a utility player but spent most my time playing first, second, and third. I now enjoy going snowboarding and playing pickup basketball on the weekend. I come from a big family where I have 9 siblings, 8 boys and 1 girl.

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Inventory and Procurement

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Charlie Wheeler

Inventory and Procurement

I’m a foodie, a geek and a speculator.
Being an ambivert, I can spend the whole day in deep conversation or unbroken silence. I have to blame this on the fact that I have dedicated a potentially unhealthy portion of my life to the pursuit of a good narrative. To this end, I studied English Literature at the University of Wyoming.
I read obsessively and eventually found a greater passion in writing. I have dozens of forgotten notebooks with lost musings and overly-developed plots. I love losing myself in the process of building a character that begins to feel alive, and I live for the moments where I am not considering what such a character might do but instead witnessing them attain a sentience of their own. It is in these moments that I get to act as an audience unto myself.
In other words, I am well and truly mad, and all of the characters that share my mind agree.

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Kylara Ruesch

Inventory and Procurement

Math, Science, & Superheroes!

 

Math and science have always fascinated me. Due to this, I’ve earned a Bachelors in Physics from the University of Nevada, Reno and used to be told I “had a calculator for a brain” by my peers back in elementary school. I like to understand how and why things work, which has come in handy pretty often at work.

 

When not at work, I can always be spotted wearing a superhero t-shirt and have become famous in my social circles for it. I like superheroes for their amazing deeds and abilities which I, sadly, do not have.

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Office Administration

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Michael Santana

Human Resources

I feel most comfortable with my air pods on full blast while enjoying the great outdoors.
I love participating in activities that give you a rush. Skateboarding, motorcycling, and anything involving water is how I like to spend my free time, but most importantly, are the great people I meet along the way. I would rather spend my nights hearing old tales and stories than on Netflix or Video Games.

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Trevor Scharton

Information Services

Coming Soon!

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Office Support

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Rania Diab

Administrative Assistant

Life is an Adventure!

Currently, I am a full-time student at UNR. When I’m not working or going to school, I love going out. I love going to festivals, road trips to random places, hiking, playing sports, and being around amazing people. Anything outdoorsy or active I’m always down to go!

I am a part of the Women’s Rugby Club and I have to say it is a great sport to get your anger out!

I believe that you can make the most out of any day with a positive attitude! I try my best to stay positive every day and I love making everyone around me happy. The people you keep around make a huge difference on how your life goes, so I tend to stick around positive and adventurous people. I will forever be grateful for the couple close friends I have, because even if we are miles away from each other and don’t talk every day, we are always around for the big moments.

The reason I love working at LUX dynamics is the positive environment. We truly are a close tribe and coming to work never feels like a drag to me.

I also love animals! I have 2 pets at home, both a cat and a dog, and I absolutely adore watching and playing with our barketing intern, Dagny McCarty!!

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Marketing, Videography, and Graphics

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David Howe

Photography, Graphic Design, and Videography

Coming Soon!

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Maintenance

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Jose 'Flaco' Andino

Building Maintenance

I have a great passion for the game of soccer. You can find me on my free time either watching my favorite team, Club America or playing a match with my friends, family, and loved ones.

I’m an avid camper, who enjoys the outdoors especially with good company like my dogs Champion, and Fanny.

Shipping & Receiving

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Megan Koth

Receiving

Coming Soon!

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Eliud 'Leo' Ortiz Sanchez

Shipping

I find peace and tranquility in the great outdoors. I love site seeing and finding new trails to hike.
When I’m not working hard, I’m always looking for projects to keep my hands busy. Currently, I’m looking for the best cuisine in Reno. I will spend the rest of my life searching for the perfect great food. This is my life’s passion.

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Production Supervisor

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Garrett Lawson

Production Supervisor

I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2020 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I enjoy hands on projects and mechanical aspects of objects which is why I decided to become an ME in the first place. I spend some of my free time working on my car as well as learning and fixing as much as I can when problems arise.

 

I also enjoy playing music. I have been playing music since I was in the fifth grade with my primary instrument until the end of high school being trumpet. In that time, I have learned many instruments like guitar, horn, and others. I’m also a family-oriented individual that likes to cook in my free time.

Production Leads

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Toan Chung

Production Leadership

Video Games & Education

 

Video games are awesome! There is not much better than sitting at home playing games with friends. It helps me interact with my friends while challenging me as well. My favorite video game is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon.

 

I am currently studying at the University of Nevada, Reno. I plan on graduating with a double major in Accounting and Finance.

 

If I had to make a life goal, it would be to survive.

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Isabel Ruiz

Production Leadership

Family & Sports

 

My family is my everything. I value my family to the max and spend a lot of time with them. Watching sports, eating dinner, or even hanging out with them in the living room always makes my day. I always greatly appreciate the friends I have that are as close as family.

 

I also love animals. They are so cute to me. It is as they are an immediate stress reliever. Seeing cute picture of a cat or dog also makes my day.

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Adan Trujillo

Production Leadership

Fixing & Creating

 

I love what I do here at LUX dynamics. For the most part, I am in charge of building crates. Ever since I was young, I loved to build things, so this job is right down my alley.

 

Outside of work, I enjoy working on cars or fixing up my house. What can I say? I am a fixer!

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Kristal Jamarillo Martinez

Production Leadership

Happily married mother who loves to cook for her boys.
I may come of as a little shy but I love making friends. I have an artistic vision, and love to illustrate in my art journal. Along with creating art, I like to wind down with a good book.

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Sebastian Martinez

Production Leadership

I like to surround my self around kind, warm hearted people. Enjoying the little moments of life is something I cherish. I’m often seen with a smile on my face, because to me I believe in creating your own happiness. I know for a fact “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

Quality Assurance

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Jasmine Reconose

Quality Control and Assurance

Hiking & Nature

 

I absolutely love hiking and nature. I have even taken a trip to Oregon to hike there. I just find it so peaceful to hike and view the nature around you. It allows me to unwind from my busy life and forget everything for the moment to enjoy the beauty around me.

 

I hope to hike in different environments soon.

Production

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Jeraldine Qiroz-Munoz

Production

”…Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounce it to you trippingly on the tongue…” — just kidding. I can’t remember one theatre kid who actually liked Shakespeare.
Who knew you could learn so much about yourself by pretending to be somebody else? Although pursuing it professionally isn’t in my cards , I really can’t deny all the help that theatre has done for me during those four awkward years of high school. Whether it’s exploring who I am in this world, or trying not to get caught doing something bad at LUX, acting in high school has helped me become a much better me than I would have without it.
To Mister Ka’ai’ai : if you’re reading this, (and I know you are , I sent it to you) thank you for everything. You raise good kids. I should know, I’m one of them!

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Damaris 'Dee' Moncado

Production

Coming Soon!

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Estella Martinez

Production

I am a caring mother of two who loves to read in her free time. I also like to go for relaxing walks in the park with my family, I find it very peaceful to be in nature.
Learning new things is always fun even when my kids force me to play Fortnite with them. I love listening to music all the time.

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Anderson Pereira

Production/Machinist

Coming Soon!

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Tyler Beck

Production

Coming Soon!

Dogs

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Athena McCarty

Food Safety Inspector

bark bark grr bark ruff.

 

Yip bark bark ruff bark! Awoo woo woo bark ruff ruff, grr bark bark awoowoowoo.

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Dagny McCarty

Horse

What Athena said.