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Valet is a design-build lighting company offering a full suite of services and products to owner/developers, designers and contractors.  We draw inspiration from the science, art, and logistics of lighting and are constantly looking to break the rules in a productive way.

 

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Our team takes pride in being the glue that holds lighting together for our partners from design through construction and post-occupancy.

•   Lighting Design and Consulting

•   Product Procurement

•   Warehousing and Fulfillment

•   Controls and Commissioning

•   Post-Occupancy Support

•   Customer Loyalty Programs

Team

Zach Bacon

Zach Bacon

Customer Success Manager

Zach, originally a native of Franklin, Tennessee, is happy to be back in his hometown after spending the last few years studying Finance and Marketing at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Prior to his position as a Customer Success Manager, he was employed in the financial services sector. As a college athlete, who played football throughout his college career, Zach is someone who values teamwork, competition and accountability. In his spare time, Zach enjoys watching sports, attending concerts and spending time with his dog.

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis

Vice President of Project Engineering

Kevin is interested in the intersection of sustainability and economic development. Since joining Valet in 2014, the focus of that interest has been on how to positively impact businesses and communities via energy efficiency.

Armed with over a decade of facility management and operations experience, Kevin is responsible for developing and executing efficiency projects.

Aside from Valet, Kevin is into woodworking, cooking, vintage/boutique shaving products, and fine coffee.

Kevin has a BS in geography.

Ashley Ewing

Ashley Ewing

Chief Financial Officer

Ashley's path to heading up all things financial for Valet started with bookkeeping in high school and over 8 years (and counting) experience as an enrolled agent with her own tax business. 

Hailing from the countryside of Mississippi, Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors with family, gardening, and yoga.

Ashley has a BA in accounting. She is married with two children.

James Ewing

James Ewing

President and CEO

While drilling ice cores on a shrinking Alaskan glacier, James came to the conclusion that our focus needed to shift from identifying and measuring problems to creating solutions. He realized we have existing technology with tremendous potential, but one of the main problems has been slow market adoption. Making technology more accessible has been his focus ever since. James is responsible for maintaining Valet's vision, strategy, recruiting, fundraising, and daily operations.

Aside from Valet, James is interested in books, music, and mountaineering.

He has a BA in philosophy and a MS in geography. James is married with two children.

Caleb Gamblin

Caleb Gamblin

Key Account Manager

Caleb, a Mississippi native, is an account manager primarily responsible for building and maintaining new and existing relationships, and working directly with general contractors.

Caleb joins Valet with a wide range of experience in the construction industry, including, but not limited to, assisting in the day to day logistics of construction jobs and putting together bids in Puerto Rico for FEMA. Prior to joining Valet energy, Caleb was in sales for Anheuser-Busch.

In his spare time, Caleb enjoys playing golf, attending football games and traveling.

Caleb holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Mississippi State University.

For questions or inquiries, contact Caleb at caleb@valetenergy.com.

Richard Huxtable

Richard Huxtable

Business Development

Richard grew up in a single stoplight town in rural Arkansas.  With little more than a high school diploma and hard work ethic, he left the soybean fields and headed for the construction industry as an apprentice electrician.  Fast forward 4 decades and Richard has a 30-year-old contracting business with average annual revenues north of $15 million.

Richard watched lighting technology progress over the years and recognized very early the awakening in the industry.  He has been pioneering relationships and working to bring LED technology to market since 2007.  Richard is responsible for general business development.

Out of the office, he enjoys golf, hunting, and a few fingers of fine scotch.

Richard is married with six children.

Noya Livne Kanter

Noya Livne Kanter

Assistant Project Engineer

Noya is interested in energy efficiency, sustainability, and how these intersect with business and economic interests. Originally from Israel, Noya is fluent in both Hebrew and English. Noya is an environmental advocate who enjoys traveling and yoga.

She has a BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Crissy Matesich

Crissy Matesich

Business Development Manager

After toiling in the vineyards of sales, customer service, and office management, Crissy decided that creatively connecting with people was her calling.  She is responsible for telling Valet’s story to those that want to hear it - and sometimes those that don’t.   

Crissy enjoys day-hikes, afternoons of painting, and evenings of live music.  She holds a BS in Business Administration & Marketing.  

For questions or inquiries, email Crissy at crissy@valetenergy.com.

Kyle Tackett

Kyle Tackett

Assistant Project Engineer

Kyle is originally from Franklin, Tennessee. As a former college basketball player, he is a natural team player with a strong competitive spirit and an ability to connect with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing and watching basketball, and is a true animal lover.

Kyle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Xavier University.

Jonathan Van Every

Jonathan Van Every

Customer Success Manager

Jonathan, originally from Jackson, Mississippi, recently relocated to the Nashville area. Prior to joining the Valet team, Jonathan spent a number of years employed within the real estate and financial services industries.

Prior to his time spent working within the finance and real estate sectors, Jonathan enjoyed an eleven-year career in professional baseball reaching the pinnacle of the profession as a member of the Boston Red Sox. He still remains involved in baseball by mentoring today’s youth on the fundamentals of the game.

When he is not working or volunteering, Jonathan enjoys the occasional golf game, spending time with his dogs, photography, and videography. He also never misses a New Orleans Saints game during football season!

Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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