Our Team

Chris MacQuarrie CLC

Chris has obtained professional qualifications as a Lighting Specialist (ALA) and also as a Certified Lighting Consultant (ALA)

She started her lighting career in 1994 and is a member of the American Lighting Association (ALA) and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)

Chris opened Atlantic Lighting Studio in 2002 and her goal for the business is to become the most trusted and professional source for residential and commercial lighting.

Over the years Chris has earned the reputation of being one of the most knowledgeable lighting designers in Atlantic Canada. The Certified Lighting Consultant designation is the highest achievement offered by the ALA and Chris is one of only six in Canada.


Nikki Gray

Sales & Marketing

Nikki came to us with an extensive background in retail.  Having managed a few successful businesses within the community over the past 18 years, she also has a buying background and a vast amount of experience in retail merchandising and branding.  

Her creativity, partnered with her knowledge and grasp of spacial awareness help her to invision a clients concept and bring it to light.  

Nikki has a large personality, a warm heart and a wonderful sense of humor!

Amanda Kirkpatrick


Amanda came to us with over 17 years of sales and customer service experience. She has written manuals on different sales processes which has provided assistance to many individuals entering a new sales environment. Amanda provides excellent service to her customers and has a way with lighting up the sales experience. She is currently in the process of completing her Lighting Associate course and soon to receive her Lighting Associate Certificate.  

In her spare time Amanda is very active volunteering in the community, however her true passion is pageantry. She is the current reigning Ms. Annapolis Valley and previously held the title of Miss Nova Scotia.

Gary Jordan

Shipping & Receiving

What would we do without Gary?  Behind the scenes at Atlantic Lighting Studio is Gary Jordan, a life long resident of the Valley.  Gary is responsible for all shipping and receiving, maintenence and moving stock.  Gary will check your order over and let you know when it is ready to be picked up.  We are thankful to have Gary on our team.