Office: (510) 982-3936
About Alessia Pope
Alessia Pope is the perfect blend of Tech and Design. Celebrating her 4th year with Lighting Systems as one of our “amazing brains” on the Applications and Tech Support Team, Alessia is also considered our “taste-maker,” driving the look and feel of our marketing materials and website content.
A Santa Cruz native, Alessia graduated from UC Davis with a BFA in Design. Little did she know at that time she would end up marrying her college sweetheart, Tobias, years later in her hometown. After graduating she put her degree to work as an Architectural Lighting Designer, in both New York City and San Francisco.
In her role on the Lighting Systems Applications and Technical Support Team, Alessia now dedicates her time to supporting Lighting Systems’ sales team by providing customers with specification assistance, lighting calculations and technical support.
Alessia and her husband are avid climbers and cyclists. They recently built custom bikes for bikepacking and bike touring adventures. A lover of art and music, she also enjoys painting in her art studio as well as jamming on her guitar.
Office: (510) 982 3917
About Alissa Carlos-Doucette
Alissa’s love for lighting was spawned by her early studies in interior design. While a student, she worked in a small lighting showroom in Walnut Creek. After spending the next 25 years in the lighting industry, her passion for lighting and design has not waned. In 2005, Alissa became a Certified Lighting Consultant (CLC) professional with the American Lighting Association and has worked in all facets of lighting.
We were fortunate to add Alissa to the Lighting Systems team in 2017 as part of the Project Quotations team. Today, as the Technical Support Manager, Alissa works closely with the sales team to provide clients with specification assistance, quotations, technical support, and exceptional customer service.
A Bay area native, Alissa spent many a weekend with her brother and father in Golden Gate Park, visiting the Academy of Sciences, hanging out at the Marin Headlands, and watching sport bikes race at Sears Point.
In her free time, Alissa enjoys spending time with her dog, Cali, and family. Her hobbies include driving & modifying her Camaro, travel, music, and Dharma studies.
Technical Support Department Manger
Office: (510) 982-3938
Cell: (510) 612-4721
About Brian Franco
Brian Franco has worked in the lighting industry for over 16 years. In 2005, after graduating from Penn State with a degree in Architectural Engineering (lighting/ electrical option), he began his career as a lighting designer in San Francisco. In his role on the Applications and Technical Support Team, Brian now dedicates his time to supporting Lighting Systems’ sales team by providing customers with design and specification assistance, lighting calculations and technical support. Brian has his LEED AP BD+C credential and is also a Lighting Certified (LC) professional.
As a child Brian and his family moved around a lot, including stops in Budapest, Hungary and Rochester, NY but he has always called the greater Philadelphia area home and still makes frequent visits there to see family. Between his younger brother and sister, Brian now has an additional three nieces and a nephew to visit on his trips.
Brian was recently married on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe to Brooke, his partner of 5-years. His passions are music, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, and snowboarding.