What services do you offer?
Portable Solar Lights. They’re not just for camping and hiking anymore.
We are bringing to the market a new portable solar light cartridge that is replaceable and used in lantern bases and several other lighting structures, bases, and accessories that can be customized from camping, hiking, tents, signage, and emergency preparation to décor, eco-friendly gifts, events, and gatherings, to everything in between. Our solar light collections enhance the design with durability and functionality, and we are also here to support those most vulnerable to power instability.
Our team is helping to revolutionize what solar goods can offer regarding savings, durability, functionality, form, and hours of power without compromising the appeal and aesthetic, an area lacking in the solar goods marketplace. Our new brand lineups will be the only solar lights that can be customized for branding and personalization and offer changing color tones, accessories, and much more—used indoors and outdoors. Our products provide solutions that are helping to solve some of the biggest problems we are facing right now, from our wallets, safety, and planet to our health.
“I hope our products will help motivate others to utilize the benefits of nature through products powered by the light of day.”
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy the development, ideas and strategies that are helping to solve real problems.
What inspired you to start your business?
A moratorium was placed on our industry and business we had been running successfully for years after Covid hit we were forced to adapt or shut the doors in the early days of the pandemic, we chose to chart a new path forward. With an initial white label product that we exclusively brought to market in the portable solar light space, we teamed up with an engineer to begin the process in bringing our own new and innovative products to market that solve problems for consumers within the indoor, outdoor, lifestyle, and décor needs.
What gets you out of bed every morning?
The first thing that gets me up is a giant cup of coffee! Seriously though – the desire to be part of something bigger than myself. Much bigger. Helping others…
What is your secret to making progress each day?
I have a system that I try to stay within. I try to task my days in categories such as Monday: marketing, Tuesday: sales, Wednesday content, Thursday operations, networking, branding, etc. In a new startup, many wheels are turning, and we can get lost in the weeds if we don’t stay organized.
Tell us one thing people don’t know about you.
I re-opened a small hotel in a small village in France, and managed the Festival of Musique while there.
A typical weekend for me is…
Saturday morning, I am usually working wrapping up the previous week. I am typically gardening at some point of the day. My husband and I are foodies, so you would typically find us scoping out the latest restaurants with each other or with friends.
What will people get from your business that they won’t get anywhere else?
Perseverance and heart. Relationships are key. I don’t look at at business as just being transactional.
Have you won any awards or had any special recognition or acknowledgement of your business?
I worked with some great teams who have won numerous awards, but this is a new start-up; the group is still small, so it is too soon.
What are your plans for the future of your business?
I have some ideas, but I am taking it day to day at this point.
What’s your secret talent no one knows about?
I won’t give up. I also have somewhat of a green thumb.
What did you want to be when growing up?
Architect and Ballerina
What is your favorite thing to do in the wonderful area of Central Florida?
Hiking, biking and eating!
What would people never guess you do in your role?
I spend two hours a month helping to empower other women. I love to learn & so I spend two hours a month with advisors who inspire and continue to teach me.
What do you love most about your industry?
Lights. They make everything better!
Seriously – I love the innovation side from ideas fruition. Helping to solve real problems through transformation.
How have you advanced professionally since starting your business?
I work with advisors every month. I try to surround myself with other people passionate about how they spend their time. Becoming a part of the UCF Incubation Program is a new opportunity for me that I hope will help advance all that I am doing professionally.