Valet is a design-assist lighting supplier offering a full suite of services and products to owner/developers, designers and contractors at the national account level.  We draw inspiration from the science and art 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.

•   Design-Assist and Consulting

•   Fixture and Controls Procurement

•   Fulfillment Logistics

•   Controls Commissioning

•   Post-Occupancy Support

•   Customer Loyalty Programs


Zach Bacon

Zach Bacon

Customer Experience Manager

Zach, 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 Project 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

Customer Experience Executive

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 managing the planning and execution of lighting projects.

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

Kevin is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions and 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.

James is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions.  He has a BA in philosophy and a MS in geography. James is married with two children.

Noya Livne Kanter

Noya Livne Kanter

Customer Experience Manager

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

Team Operations 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 building and managing relationships.   

Crissy enjoys day-hikes, afternoons in the park with her son, 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

Customer Experience Manager

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.

Samantha Thomas

Samantha Thomas

Marketing Director

Samantha has a dynamic career background, beginning with event coordination in the eco-fashion industry in New York City, then pivoting to the nonprofit sphere and public relations. Prior to Valet, she spent six years as executive director of Dream Change, and three years as publicist to its founder, NYT bestselling author John Perkins.

A social entrepreneur at heart, Samantha is founder of the Love Summit Business & Leadership Conference and the #JustChooseLove movement, initiatives dedicated to raising awareness about how love - as an ethic - can create more prosperous societal systems. She has done extensive research on love and is currently writing a book about its impact on our personal and professional lives.

Samantha received a MSc in Global Prosperity at University College London and a BSc in Sustainable Living and Business from Maharishi International University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time outside, entertaining, and the culinary and cultural arts.


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