illi Board of Directors


Scott Williams, Executive Director

Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma

Dipl. Ing. Arch., ASLA, LEED AP, AOLP CLVLT #1388, AOLP COLD #1523

Associate Professor Scott Williams has taught at the University of Oklahoma since 2003.  His research and teaching interests are in lighting design, beginning design theory, design history, and historic preservation.  He earned his Bachelor's and Master's of Architecture from the Technical University of Munich in Munich, Germany.  Scott is a registered architect with the Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen and studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie In Düsseldorf, Germany under Sir James Stirling and Daniel Liebeskind.  He has been Project Architect with several German architecture firms, including the project Der Neue Zollhof with Frank Gehry.  He is a member of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) and its Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer (COLD) Committee; the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD); the Illuminating Engineering Society on the Oklahoma City Section's Board of Managers; and the American Society of Landscape Architects.


Jesse Loucks, Board Chair

Founder/Owner, JL Lighting Design, LLC

As a licensed electrical contractor since 2001, Jesse tells how he was occasionally asked to install "landscape lighting."  However it wasn't until he attended a workshop at Cooper Lighting in 2007, which was instructed by Jan Moyer, that he says he began to understand how to properly design and install landscape lighting.  Inspired by his experience at Cooper, Jesse enrolled in the Landscape Lighting Institute (now the illi Intensive Course) in 2008 and formed JL Lighting Design, LLC in 2009.  JL Lighting Design not only complements Jesse's contracting business, but it also advises landscape architects/designers and other electrical contractors on the intricacies of landscape illumination.


Belinda Biscoe, PhD

Interim Vice President for University Outreach, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Biscoe's areas of expertise include: research and evaluation, higher education administration, nonprofit administration, public school administration, school reform, early literacy, public school issues, substance abuse prevention, mental health, resilience, homelessness, workforce development, juvenile justice, lifespan developmental psychology (with an emphasis on early childhood and adolescence), substance abuse treatment, client management, women and family issues, poly-drug abusers, co-occurring disorders, and self-help organizations. Dr. Biscoe is also a co-founder of the Eagle Ridge Institute, a nonprofit substance abuse organization in Oklahoma City.  Also within University Outreach, she serves as director of E-TEAM - Educational Training, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement.

During the course of her career, she has written and received funding for more than 47 major grants, resulting in the application of millions of dollars to support initiatives for common education, non-profit organizations, and higher education. She is an accomplished public speaker, having presented papers at national, state, and local conferences.

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Patrick Harders

Founder/Owner of Enlightened Lighting, LLC and Sterling Lighting, LLC

Patrick Harders has been in the landscape lighting industry for two decades, having personally designed over 5,000 lighting systems along the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. He is the founder of Enlightened Lighting, Washington, D.C.’s premier, full service landscape lighting design, installation, and service company. Looking to create a signature line of fully-dedicated and integrated fixtures, Patrick co-founded Sterling Lighting, LLC, an innovative manufacturer of premium LED landscape lighting fixtures, sold exclusively to landscape lighting professionals.

He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northern Virginia Chapter.

Dawn Hollingsworth


Dawn is a Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) by the Certified Lighting Design Commission, a Certified Lighting Professional by the National council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and a WELL Accredited Professional by the International WELL Building Institute.  Dawn is also a Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).  She has over 35 years experience with diversified expertise in theatrical and architectural lighting design and control systems, marketing, business management, product management and development, manufacturing, scenic design and event production.


illi Board of Directors - Emeritus Members


John Tremaine, Emeritus Member

CEO and Founder, Q-Tran

John Tremaine, one of the heirs of Emily Hall Tremaine, carries her vision forward in support of illi, seeing the organization bringing forth a new art form that is innovative and also provides the quiet space for contemplation.  In 1993, John Tremaine founded Q-Tran, Inc.  An accomplished lighting designer who was born into a family of lighting entrepreneurs and innovators, he began his career with The Miller Company, a firm acquired in the 1930's by his grandfather, who founded the National Electric Lamp Association.  NELA served as General Electric's lamp division and was transformed into a prestigious research institute that is still thriving today.  Operating with the mantra "EnlightenedThinking ©", Q-Tran was established to fulfill a need in the lighting industry for flexible remote transformers that eliminate noise and heat while enhancing the quality of light output.  John's creative foundation, entrepreneurial vision and extensive knowledge of the lighting industry has guided illi in its growth and burgeoning success.


Lance Bennett, Emeritus Member

Vice President, Specification Sales, Cooper Lighting

Lance works as Vice-President of specification sales at Cooper Lighting, a provider of innovative, high quality lighting fixtures and related products to worldwide commercial, industrial, residential and utility markets.  Lance also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust.  He has been involved with the American Institute of Architects and the IALD in preparing and delivering educational and continuing educational materials and courses.  His company has been a significant sponsor of illi for many years and has spawned many new landscape lighting designers.


Mary Cutler, Emeritus Member

Founder/Principal, Gardens by Day and Night

Mary's dedication to her field is evidenced by her commitment to continually learning and practicing the profession.  After earning a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, she developed her passion for gardening and became a Master Gardener of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and then earned a Certificate of Landscape Design from the Landscape Institute of Harvard University.  Mary then combined that love with her love of lighting and became a Mentor for illi and now specializes in both landscape lighting and landscape design.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and a member of illi.  She lives on the shores of Dover, MA.