Meet Our Talented Team
Do you know the Legend Lighting sales staff? Our lighting experts are ready to help you solve all of your lighting challenges and answer all of your lighting questions! Call our showroom today to set up appointment with one of our BRILLIANT sales associates!
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 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.
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!
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.
Alissa Fischer is an Inside Sales Associate with responsibility for retail sales and showroom merchandising. Alissa spent eight years in early childhood development prior to beginning her education in interior design. Alissa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (CIDA accredited) from the Art Institute of Austin and now has almost a year of experience in lighting. Alissa enjoys creating beautiful vignettes in the Legend Lighting showroom and making appointments with homeowners in their homes to provide lighting consultation. Alissa is drawn to lighting that is artistic in style and lighting fixtures that create an artistic focal point in a space.
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.