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Employee Highlight: Ty Rosser, Lighting Designer, Celebrating 10 Years with Landscape Lighting Pro!

Meet Ty Rosser!

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Ty is one of the lighting designers here at Landscape Lighting Pro and is celebrating his 10th year with the company. During that time he has played many roles including, working in the warehouse, lighting installation, service technician, blog writing, and now sales and design! If you call to schedule a consultation for landscape lighting, you will most likely get the chance to meet and work with Ty throughout your lighting project.

Ty was born in California and moved to Utah when he was 3 years old. He graduated from Utah Valley University in 2016 with a degree in English & Philosophy. If you have been a subscriber to the Bright Ideas Blog for a while, you have probably read some of Ty’s blogs! Ty and his wife were married in Korea 2 years ago and live in Salt Lake with their 3 dogs.

 

Here is a little interview with Ty to get to know him a bit better!

What is your favorite part of working for Landscape Lighting Pro?

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"My favorite part of working here has to be meeting with our clients. I love visiting with people and getting to know them. Its fun to get to walk around their property with them to figure out our approach to their lighting design. I often joke with clients that if they want to just let me loose I can design the lighting the way I think it should be done: however, I let them know that because I don’t live there, I don’t know how they enjoy and live in their outdoor space.

Getting to know the people I’m working with often times helps me tailor the lighting around their needs. Because no two people or homes are quite the same, every day presents something new!"

When not at work, what are you most likely doing?

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"I’m usually working on a project around our house. In 2016 my wife and I bought an old Victorian home in the sugarhouse area. The home was built in 1908: as the saying goes, old house new problems. There is always something else that we needs work when your home is over 100 years old. In 2019 we gutted the main floor; we knocked down two walls and completely redid the entire kitchen. It’s been a lot of work, but totally worth it.

Lately I’ve been constructing a Koi Pond in our backyard. Our plan is to try to have the entire backyard redesigned and landscaped over the next 3 years. My friend asked me last week why I keep taking on more projects around our house. I just shrugged and said I guess I must enjoy all the abuse I’m constantly putting myself through.

When I’m not working on improving our property, I’ve been studying Korean in my spare time. My wife’s mother and that entire side of her family are all in South Korea and a month ago I decided I wanted to start learning. I’ve now learned how to read and write in Korean (like a kindergartener or first grader). Haha, all that’s left is actually learning the language!"

What is your favorite weekend activity?

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"My favorite weekend activity is walking our 3 dogs, Regina, Olive & Winston on Sunday mornings down to liberty park with my wife.

It’s a great time for us to reset after a long week and have time to talk without any distractions."

 

 

 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

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"I’m ready to go back to Korea with my wife. There is a small island off the south coast of Korea called Jeju island: it’s a place where Korean people go to vacation (kinda like how Americans go to Hawaii). We want to visit there for a week or two to escape.

Hopefully by the time we are ready to return back to Korea I will have learned enough Korean to get around comfortably without English. I’d also love to visit Japan again, but you can only do so many overseas trips."

What has been the most interesting part of working for Landscape Lighting Pro?

"The most interesting part of working at Landscape Lighting Pro has probably been working with my Dad. I’m not going to sugarcoat it, working with family can be hard, challenging, and downright frustrating. I imagine that it can be impossible for some families, or put a lot of strain on the relationship for others. But somehow we’ve managed to make it work over the 10 years I’ve been here. 

Screen Shot 2021-05-20 at 8.47.56 AMIt’s actually really great getting to work together and has been a ton of fun. We get to spend a lot of time together that I think we would otherwise miss out on.  But I know he is going to read this, so let’s not get too mushy.

Dad, you’re a handsome devil and I love you: also I need a raise *wink*."

 

Thank you for all the time and work you have put in to making Landscape Lighting Pro successful, Ty. Here's to another 10 years! 

Want to schedule a consultation with Ty? 

If you are looking for a professional to help with your landscape lighting installation, request a consultation here! Let Ty create not only a functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your home even at night. 

At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For nearly 20 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond. 

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