Night Light Inc

our team

Mitch Beiser, President & Founder

Mitch Beiser is the President and founder of Night Light, Inc. A graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in flight technology, airplane ratings of commercial, multi engine, instrumentation, and flight instruction. Mitch also has an airframe and power plant mechanics license. In addition, he holds an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Mitch has more than 35 years of design experience in the field of landscape Illumination. He began his career in Dallas, TX in the early 80’s. He returned to the Midwest to be near his family and escape the South’s notoriously intense heat.

Mitch originally opened shop in 1987 in Lake Zurich, IL. He was dedicated to 120-volt lighting, since low-voltage was yet underdeveloped and impractical for the high-end systems Mitch was creating.

During the mid-90’s Mitch worked with suppliers such as GE to develop higher-quality lamps, including a low-voltage series. He also designed all his own fixtures from the bottom up, developing a simple, elegant style of illumination. Since that time, his work has been marked by its dramatic yet subtle implementation.

Beginning in 2005, Mitch led Night Light into the world of LED. He perfected the newer, more efficient technology for comprehensive integration into Night Light’s designs.

Mitch has been recognized at the World Lighting Fair for his design excellence and asked to speak on many occasions at the Chicago Botanical Garden, Morton Arboretum, Golf Course Superintendents Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, and Illinois Landscape Contractors Association along with a plethora of clubs and associations.

Mitch oversees the daily operation of the business and provides significant sales utilizing to his vast network of clients. As the founder of the company he is also very involved in the design process as well as the training of all designers and maintaining Night Light’s focus on top quality and simplicity.

Dean MacMorris, Vice President

Dean MacMorris, ASLA, is the Vice President of Night Light, Inc. and has been the co-owner for more than 19 years. Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from The Ohio State University, an associate’s degree in ornamental horticulture from Mercer County Community College. He has more than 17 years of experience in the landscape industry as a project manager and sales and marketing manager The resulting expertise has played an important role in working closely with landscape professionals and designing lighting systems to meet their needs.

Dean provides significant sales and project management by way of his business and client network. His responsibilities also include: sales and marketing management for the sales staff, business development, and strategic and operational planning.

Dean has been privileged to speak at the Mid Am Horticultural Trade Show on two occasions, The University of Illinois on two occasions, Morton Arboretum, Purdue University, Illinois Turfgrass Foundation and the Bartlett Tree Experts Symposium, as well as myriad Garden Clubs.

He is on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) and the Advisory Board for PowerHouse SMART, as well as an active member and sponsor of:

  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Association of Licensed Architects (ALA)
  • Landscape Design Association (LDA). Past President and current board member
  • Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents (MAGCS)
  • Dean was the Past Chairman of the Plato Township Planning Commission.

He has published numerous articles in Chicagoland Gardening, American Nurseryman’s Magazine, Office & Commercial Real Estate Magazine, Landscape Contractor Magazine, Licensed Architect Magazine, The Landscape Buyer Magazine and numerous Chicagoland newspapers.

Chris Carey, Senior Lighting Designer

Chris Carey has been in the landscape illumination business for more than 15 years. Prior to this, he was a chief lighting technician for film and television production where he designed lighting for commercials, feature films, and a television sitcom. During his tenure in the film and television production field, he gained extensive technical expertise in lighting design. Chris currently applies his knowledge with Night Light, Inc. as a Senior Lighting Designer.

Chris’s instinct for the minute details of landscape illumination render him invaluable to our team. His background speaks to his acute spatial intelligence, taking into account angles and textures that affect the overall aesthetic of his work. His commitment to excellence in design and customer service never leaves a client in a state short of awe.

Chris has an A.S. from Alfred State College and a B.S. from Syracuse University.

Chris is a member of:

  • Garden Clubs of Illinois
  • Past President Landscape Design Association (LDA)
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)
  • Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)

Billy Oliver, Senior Lighting Designer

Billy is one of Night Light’s five premier lighting designers. Prior to joining the team, he worked for a pizza parlor, where he met his wife. When he began his studies at the College of DuPage, he came to work for the company to help fund his education. He has been around since 1999, working as a crew supervisor for twelve years, a production manager for one year, and a project manager for two years.

His comprehensive knowledge of nearly every role in the organization, vast electrical experience, and on-the-field applications of landscape illumination give him a unique perspective. His voice on the Senior Lighting Designer team inherently helps the company as a whole to operate more effectively.

Billy enjoys providing exemplary customer service in his position on the team, his wealth of knowledge making him a stand-out resource to all of his clients. He is exceptionally capable of considering each project as a whole and answering any question. He uses his intuition to create a smooth, hassle-free process that leaves everyone pleased to have worked with him.

He is an asset to every one of his colleagues, challenging them to consider the ways in which everyone can improve to better serve our clients and industry partners. He is known in-house as a lifelong learner.

Billy is also a member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA).

Lisa Pollman, Senior Lighting Designer

Lisa brings nearly 30 years of landscape design, construction, and plant knowledge to the industry of landscape illumination. She earned her degree in landscape architecture from the Ohio State University, with minors in entomology and anthropology. Her combined residential dynamics are derived from working alongside Illinois’ finest residential contractors and providers.

Lisa’s study and experience in the field of landscape architecture make her an excellent partner on the field, as she understands the integration of landscape illumination systems into the living backdrops of her work. She maneuvers the project in such a way as to preserve the project’s overall integrity. Her eye for design sprouts from her expert appreciation for all things green, highlighting what her clients appreciate most about their daytime landscape.

Lisa is known for dreaming with her clients, channeling her collective creative expertise to advise them in building a synergistic plan that is sure to mesmerize.

Lisa is also a member of:

  • Illinois Landscape Contractor Association (ILCA)
  • World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM)
  • International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Counsel of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)
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