BOSTON, 1 AUGUST 2018 — Available Light is growing! Matt Zelkowitz, LC, Assoc. IALD, has been named Managing Principal of the Boston Studio. Sarah Gusky Kemerhas been promoted to Marketing Associate. Lighting Designer Dylan Bomgardnerhas joined our SEATS (Special Events and Trade Shows) Division and Meg Arbohas joined our admin team as Project Accountant.
Matt Zelkowitz’s seventeen years at Available Light have been filled with one-of-a-kind design solutions, relationship building, mentorship, and stellar projects. His leadership in the Boston office has been crucial to our long-standing partnerships with many valued clients. Matt’s award-winning projects include: the Susan Naylor Center at the Witte Museum in San Antonio TX; the new Trip Advisor Headquarters in Needham MA; and the new, upcoming International Spy Museum in Washington DC. “Matt’s design vision and strategic commitment to the future of our firm has led to the continued success and growth of Available Light,” says President & Creative Director Steven Rosen, “Under his tutelage, many of our designers have become associates and senior associates within the firm. He is perpetually looking at the future of the lighting design industry, and we are delighted to have him managing the Boston office.”
Sarah Gusky Kemer has been with Available Light for four years as Marketing Coordinator – creating and editing proposal qualification materials, writing press releases, submitting award entries, and managing marketing materials. From day one she has innovated and improved our public-facing communications and proposal writing activity. “Sarah has become a critical part of our operation,” reports Rosen, “Her personal mission is not only to make our team the best it can be but also to be sure the world knows who we are and why they should know us.” Sarah has been elevated to Marketing Associate: managing the proposal response process from preparation to final delivery, tracking business activity metrics, and helping to celebrate the success that is Available Light.
Dylan Bomgardner first came to Available Light as an intern and has returned as a Designer in our SEATS division. A 2018 recipient of an MFA in Lighting Design from Virginia Tech, Dylan’s main focus is supporting our tradeshow exhibit and special events activity. He approaches every project with a look tailored to each client’s particular needs. “The addition of Dylan to our team is a key component to our strategy of growth while maintaining quality,” says Bill Kadra, Managing Principal of the SEATS division, “His skills have allowed him to dive right into both the design and production work. It is a pleasure to have him here and I am excited to see Dylan develop and flourish in the company!”
Meg Arbo has come to Available Light as Project Accountant to help make the back-of-house operation as robust as the public work we produce. From generating invoices to organizing analytic financial reporting, Meg’s eye is on Available Light’s success. Managing Director, Doug Gustafson says, “We are so grateful to have Meg here at Available Light. Her experience, skill set, and attention to detail keep us all on our toes and running like a well-oiled machine.”
“I’m grateful for the talented Available Light staff,” added Mr. Rosen, “Keeping up with our growth takes true teamwork, from our project support folks to the designers to the principals. We’re excited to have this team helping advance the mission of the company!”
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