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Our Team

Tyson Neal
Tyson Neal is the Associate Vice President of Legend Lighting and is responsible for management of operations and strategic planning. Tyson has been in the residential lighting industry for six years, and prior to that he had four years of experience working at Powerhouse Electrical Services in the residential electrical contracting industry. Tyson has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Trinity University. Tyson is passionate about LED lighting and helping design professionals, builders and homeowners to better understand how to incorporate LED lighting into their projects. Tyson serves on the Board of Directors of the HBA of Greater Austin and Austin NARI, and is a member of the Showroom Steering Committee of the American Lighting Association.

Carol Neal
Carol Neal is one of the co-owners of Legend Lighting and is responsible for showroom display selections, merchandising and pricing, in addition to helping plan showroom events. As an owner, Carol is involved in all aspects of the business, but she works closely with Legend Lighting’s retail sales associates and takes a particular interest in product selection and display. Carol takes pride in hand selecting products for display that are tailored to our clientele and make the Legend Lighting showroom unique. Carol’s favorite part of the business is working with her son, Tyson Neal, and being involved in the world of design and décor.

Kim Neal
Kim Neal is one of the co-owners of Legend Lighting and takes responsibility for marketing in addition to providing custom home sales support. Kim has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and had a twelve year career in sales and management at Xerox Corporation. In addition to working with our custom home sales, Kim attends builder and designer networking groups and helps plan showroom events. Kim writes a weekly blog post and quarterly newsletters, in addition to taking responsibility for Legend Lighting’s social media, including Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest and Instagram. Kim’s favorite part of the business is the new friends that she has made from her involvement in the design and construction industries.

Cathy Shockey
In her role at Legend Lighting as Outside Sales Associate, Cathy Shockey considers herself a “lighting therapist”, working with custom homebuilders and interior designers to find the perfect solutions for their need. Cathy has been in the lighting industry for ten years after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Texas and holds her Lighting Specialist certification from the American Lighting Association. Cathy enjoys seeing the whole lighting process come together from the lighting design to selections to installation. The most rewarding part of Cathy’s job is hearing from her clients that they love their lighting and about the compliments they receive from their friends and family. Cathy’s favorite lighting category is exterior lighting. She wants all of her homeowners and their guests to be “wowed’ every time they walk through the front door.

Resa Russell
Resa Russell is an Outside Sales Associate focusing on sales to custom homebuilders and the interior design trade. Resa has two years of experience in residential lighting and over two decades of experience in and around interior design, from decorating celebrities’ homes for the Christmas holidays to providing interior design for the humblest of spaces. With a background in floral design, Resa brings an artistic flair to her job. Resa loves making a personal connection with each of her clients and considers it an honor each time she has an opportunity to help a homeowner illuminate their space. Resa enjoys working with lighting that makes a statement and goes beyond just a fixture that lights a space.

Michelle Palma
Michelle Palma is a Custom Accounts Coordinator, providing sales support and customer service to custom homebuilders and interior designers. Michelle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Austin and has been in the interior design industry for three years and in the lighting industry for one year. Michelle enjoys seeing a house become a home and the impact that lighting makes on the process. Her favorite lighting products are anything with clean lines and contemporary/modern style in addition to unique pieces and working with color.

Kathryn Karkella
Kathryn Karkella is an Inside Sales Associate with responsibility for builder accounts and retail sales. Kathryn has been in the residential lighting industry for eleven years after graduating from Stephen F. Austin University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and holds her Lighting Specialist certification from the American Lighting Association. Kathryn enjoys helping homeowners select the perfect light fixture for their home. Her favorite lighting category is kitchen island lighting since there are so many creative lighting options, which allow a homeowner’s personality to shine in the most important room of their home, the kitchen!

Sherry Thompson
As Legend Lighting’s “Showroom Ambassador”, Sherry Thompson provides a warm reception to all of our customers, both on the telephone and in our showroom. Sherry also helps retail customers with lighting selections and quotes in addition to assisting with displays and pricing. Sherry has over fifteen years of experience in the lighting industry and is our resident expert on light bulbs of all types. Sherry enjoys working with customers and coming up with the perfect solution to lighting problems and challenges.

Maudie Edwards
Maudie Edwards is the Production Accounts Manager with responsibility for managing sales and order processing for production/volume homebuilder accounts. Maudie coordinates lighting packages, takes care of field related issues and manages the lighting for model homes and design centers. Prior to joining Legend Lighting in 2011, Maudie had five years’ experience in the real estate industry. Maudie’s favorite part of her job is building lasting relationships with customers and exceeding customer’s expectations with “above and beyond” customer service. Maudie enjoys working in the lighting industry because lighting is an essential accessory, and she takes pride in helping today’s stylish homeowners accessorize with lighting.

Donna Wozniak
Donna Wozniak is a Production Accounts Coordinator with responsibility for processing lighting packages for production homes in addition to warranty and field related issues. Donna joined Legend Lighting almost three years ago and has over fifteen years of experience in the inside sales/customer service industry. Donna enjoys working for a family owned and operated business and the daily interaction with her fellow team members and customers. Donna’s favorite lighting fixtures are anything embellished with crystal. She loves the glamour, sparkle and richness that they bring to a room.

Katherine Simms
Katherine Simms is a Production Accounts Coordinator with responsibility for processing lighting packages for production homes in addition to warranty and field related issues. Katherine has been a Legend Lighting team member for two years and has six years of prior experience in the homebuilding industry. Katherine enjoys working with builders and electricians in the field and loves pulling off customer service surprises on short notice! Katherine never tires of “bling”, so her favorite lighting fixtures are crystal chandeliers.

Miranda Rivera
Miranda Rivera is a Production Accounts Assistant responsible for inter-departmental facilitation of production builder accounts. Miranda assists in the design of lighting packages, preparation of sales proposals and coordination of field related issues. Miranda has three years of experience in customer service related roles with one year of experience in the lighting industry. Miranda loves contemporary lighting but also appreciates the elegance of traditional styles. She likes working with lighting because it can change the ambiance of a room with just one statement piece.

Chance Borunda
Chance Borunda is Legend Lighting’s Purchaser with responsibility for ordering lighting products, managing stock levels, tracking purchase orders and communicating with sales associates and manufacturers regarding orders, product availability and pricing. Chance has been in the lighting industry for three years and prior to that he served five years of active duty in the United States Navy. Chance credits his experience in the Navy to his precise attention to detail, which is required in his position. Chance is drawn to ornate, traditional lighting and says “the gaudier, the better!”

Eileen Brooks
Eileen Brooks is an administrative assistant at Legend Lighting and is primarily responsible for accounts payable as well as data management and special projects. Eileen has many years of experience in multiple roles including within the homebuilding industry. Her attention to detail and commitment to follow-through makes her an invaluable asset to our management team, and she enjoys the sense of accomplishment of carrying projects to completion. Eileen’s favorite lighting fixtures are beautiful crystal chandeliers.

Thomas Dragovich
Thomas Dragovich is the Legend Lighting Warehouse Manager with responsibility for all warehouse inventory and stock, in addition to coordinating the delivery of lighting packages to production and custom homes. Thomas has over fifteen years of warehouse experience, with ten years of past experience working in the lighting industry. Thomas has enjoyed seeing the changes in the lighting industry and the trends over the last decade. He takes pride when customers choose to work with Legend Lighting and strives to provide excellent customer service to both our builders and to his fellow team members.

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