We believe in giving back control to home and business owners by helping them save real money and mitigate the impact of climate change.
Helping Our Customers
We believe that anyone who wants solar should be able to make the transition. That’s why we make the process simple, providing front to back solutions that give back control and reduce energy costs.
Benefiting the Environment
Climate change is real and the sooner we transition to a renewable-based energy economy, the lesser the environmental impact. We fully integrate technology to help our costumers achieve their energy reducing lifestyle.
We have a Founding and Management team with over 45 years experience in the industry, encompassing all aspects of the business. We take pride in the work we do and work tirelessly to help our customer achieve their own energy goals.
Mike Kirby is a seasoned solar strategist with over nine years of industry experience encompassing leadership roles in both operations and sales. As Lumina Solar’s President, Mike understands the importance of delivering unparalleled value to customers.
Prior to his current role, Mike gained significant managerial experience working for a national solar installation company, establishing himself as one of the company’s top representatives before eventually managing the entire MD/DC region. Under Mike’s leadership, his team quickly became the organization’s top performing territory.
Recognizing that solar is the way of the future, Mike became motivated to better serve and deliver more value to customers. With this in mind, Mike helped assemble Lumina Solar’s Founding and Management Team in early 2018. With 45 years of combined experience, Lumina’s Founding and Management Team aims to build the next generation solar company that will deliver cutting-edge energy solutions and provide unprecedented value to the customer.
Mike holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Delaware. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Sarah, hanging with their new born Benny, and playing basketball.
Colin Gload is a successful, results-driven manager with over eight years of professional experience in sales, operations, and strategy. He is a self-motivated change agent who values service to the customer, a strong work ethic, and new challenges. As Lumina Solar’s VP of Sales and Co-founder, Colin is the key driver behind the organization’s mission to provide customers with the industry’s most reliable and cost-effective solar energy solutions.
Before Lumina, Colin successfully developed a residential solar company and was key in establishing marketing approaches, innovative financing channels and budgeting. From there he worked for a national solar installation company, increasing his solar expertise by becoming the #1 solar consultant in the nation. Colin was able to work alongside company leadership to implement best practices for employee training, customer experience and service. To recognize his success, Colin was awarded the Maryland MVP and Rising Star awards and was later inducted into the company’s prestigious President’s Club. Colin is excited to leverage this past experience to implement lean and efficient processes for Lumina to maximize the overall customer experience.
Colin holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and has also received a NABCEP Technical Sales Ceritification. He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys paddle boarding, kite surfing, traveling, and catching some rays at the beach with his wife Brittany, and their dog Penny.
Erin Kelly is an experienced solar operations professional, and brings almost a decade of Solar experience working in residential, commercial, and utility scale solar. As Lumina’s Director of Operations, she has comprehensive leadership responsibility for areas including EPC, quality and reliability, supply chain, and product management.
Prior to her current role, Erin gained significant managerial experience working for a national solar installation company. Under Erin’s leadership, the operations teams were efficiently and effectively installing 55+ projects monthly, becoming the company’s best operations department.
Erin holds a BS in Environmental Management from UMUC and AA in Restaurant Management from BIC. She enjoys spending time with her Fiancé, Justin, and dog, Cooper. If the weather is nice, Erin is out exploring the many hiking trails in the region.
Yasi Jiang works as Lumina’s Director of Finance. In this role, she manages financial planning, risk management, record-keeping, and financial reporting in order to ensure long term sustainability and company profitability.
Previously Ms. Jiang worked at the Royal Bank of Canada, where she focused on tax accounting and optimization for the firm's US operations. Earlier in her career, Ms. Jiang was at Baker Tilly, where she specialized in tax compliance and planning work for clients in the technology, retail, and financial services sectors.
Ms. Jiang graduated with a BS degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is an avid golfer and was part of the women’s golf league in Zhuzhou, China.
Daniel Cramer is Lumina Solar's electrical engineer. He has 10 years in the industry having got his start in solar in 2010, first as an electrician, and then moving up to design and engineering. As Lumina's electrical engineer, he reviews every project to ensure it meets the highest level of electrical standards and NEC codes. His goal is to ensure we are installing safe, efficient systems, that are up to code and will mesh with the customer's current electrical set up.
Dan lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two kids. In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey, and is the head coach of the "Pottstown Penguins". Dan is excited about the future of Lumina and the Solar/EV/Battery industry.
Dustin Hamman serves as Lumina’s Install Manager and has been in the solar industry since 2011. He began his career as an installer and quickly worked his way up to Operations Manager at a national solar company prior to joining the Lumina team. As Lumina’s Install Manager, Dustin is responsible for managing the hiring, training and oversight of all installers.
Dustin’s experience gives him unique insight into the entire installation process. Having been in the solar industry for almost a decade, he knows all of the ins and outs of what it takes to properly manage a company’s install flow. He enjoys the team atmosphere at Lumina and is passionate about working for a company that is making a difference. As Install Manager, he enjoys having the opportunity to help others shape and advance their careers.
Outside of work, Dustin can either be seen riding motorcycles or anything with a board – surfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter, with skating in the mix as well. He is an avid traveler and is looking forward to his trip to Spain later this year.
Santo Alimo is the Quality Control and Safety Manager at Lumina. He mentors new install teams, evaluates them, and ensures that the installation process goes off without a hitch. He tests new technology and materials and instructs our install teams on how to use new equipment. As a 9 year industry veteran, Santo is also responsible for reviewing jobs after installation and ensuring that everything was done correctly. He follows up with our customers to ensure that they are happy at project completion.
Santo brings a wide range of experience in the solar field to Lumina. He has done commercial, residential, quality control, and maintenance work. We consider Santo to be the best solar installer on the East Coast and his leadership acumen and skillset allow him to effectively mentor younger install teams.
Santo has worked with most of the current Lumina employees for a while now, which has resulted in a great team chemistry and company culture. He enjoys working for a fast-growing company in a fast-growing industry. On his days off, Santo enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his wife and kids. He is also a musician who plays the piano, guitar, and drums.
Bryan Teodoro is a Site Surveyor with over five years of experience in the solar industry. He has conducted over 1,500 physical surveys on residential properties.
Prior to working at Lumina, Bryan worked at Tesla as an Installer and Site Surveyor and was rated one of the Top 5 Surveyors in the nation in terms of volume and 100% accuracy.
Bryan served in the U.S. Air Force as a Civil Engineer where he received comprehensive training in all aspects of building construction, leadership, and attention to detail. Through his time spent serving our country, Bryan learned the importance of leadership and taking care of others. He has a deep passion for delivering exceptional customer service, problem-solving, and pursuing innovation.
Bryan’s interests outside of Lumina include health, fitness, and working on performance cars. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Geena, and daughter, America.
Aaron Williams has been in the solar industry since 2008. He has done it all – surveys, installs, designs, permits, and all other documentation necessary to complete a solar project. At Lumina, Aaron serves as the Permit and Inspection Coordinator and is responsible for reviewing design plans and obtaining permits.
Aaron began his career as an installer and quickly began taking on a wide range of roles. His project management experience allows him to effectively manage all of the moving parts and communicate with the proper stakeholders at each stage of the project. He also has extensive experience handling interconnections, grants, and Maryland Energy Administration paperwork.
Outside of solar, Aaron has also worked trade shows as a carpenter. He enjoys wildlife and is a talented nature photographer.
Mark brings a range of experience to Lumina solar, with 9 years of experience in solar, and commercial and residential roofing. He’s a passionate and willing member of the team, and excited to offer his best to Lumina and its customers.
Having held several positions within the solar and roofing industry, his experience ranges from Human Services, Roofing Business Owner, Solar Installer, Solar Project Manager, Solar Quality Control Foreman, and more. With integrity as his guide and attention to detail as his goal, he currently serves as Lumina Solar’s Senior Site Surveyor. Mark loves meeting and serving new customers and training new employees.
Mark is a Theology major, holding his Bachelor of Science from Davis College. Mark enjoys spending his free time with his wife Ariann, kids, church, and friends.
Mark is Lumina’s Marketing Analyst. He’s always been interested in Solar and is very excited to learn the ins and outs of the industry from a founding team that’s been doing it for 45+ combined years.
After graduating with a business degree from Indiana University, Mark will be managing marketing efforts and working with the team to develop new lead sources. He’ll get creative and experiment ways to help more people go solar. He has marketing experience in the sports and home improvement industries and is excited to take this experience to the Solar Industry.
Venture For America, a nonprofit fellowship with a mission to place recent college grads in up-and- coming cities, brought Mark back home to Baltimore. He loves playing basketball, traveling, and
Erika Murray works closely with our customers to schedule their solar panel installations and inspections, ensure all systems are working properly, and provide great customer service. As the Operations Coordinator, she also oversees the interconnection and incentive application process to keep project timelines as short as possible.
Prior to accepting this position, she obtained her Master of Science in Sustainable Energy from Eastern Illinois University after completing her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University. Having had multiple internship experiences in various energy-related industries, Erika knew she wanted to establish herself in the solar business.
She enjoys helping customers save money on energy all while saving the environment too. In her free time, she can be found exploring Baltimore or going on a hike.
Nhi Nguyen serves as Lumina’s Staff Accountant. In her current role, Nhi is responsible for record keeping and assisting the Director of Finance. Her goal is to ensure that Lumina accomplishes both short-term and long-term financial strategies.
Nhi started her accounting career at an engineering firm where she was responsible for project billing and records management.
Nhi graduated with a BS degree from the Danang University of Economics in Vietnam and is currently seeking her Master of Accounting and Business Advisory Services at Towson University. She will graduate in December 2020 with her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
Nhi is a travel enthusiast and loves taking on new challenges.
Alexander Fegley joined Lumina as a Solar Consultant, adding six years of experience in the energy industry to the team.
Alexander started his career working in Bulk Power in New York for NYSIO and then gained extensive sales experience for a national solar company where he worked for three years.
Alexander loves making positive change in people’s lives. He genuinely believes in what he does and the vision of Lumina Solar. He takes great pride in his work, having had projects installed in Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
Alexander holds a master’s degree in Energy Systems Engineering from Lehigh University. When he’s not helping people go solar, Alexander has Ravens’ days and Jeep project days. He loves customizing his car and wiring and building sound systems.
Shane Williams is a Solar Consultant at Lumina, bringing 10 years of sales experience to the team. He started his career as a restaurant and bar manager and then transitioned into auto sales. Prior to joining Lumina he spent time at a motor fuel company doing commercial sales. Shane made the decision to switch to Lumina because he wanted to have a positive impact on the environment.
Shane is excited to help people learn about the different ways to go solar. He enjoys introducing people to a new way to save money and benefit the environment. He was particularly drawn to Lumina because of the forward-moving culture and the constantly evolving tasks. He is excited to be a part of a leading-edge company and with bright opportunities for growth.
Outside of work, Shane enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have twins who just turned one and a three-year-old son. He also loves the outdoors and staying active through exercise.