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Our Mission

We connect people to places and things to improve the lives of humankind. Using intelligent IoT endpoints, Environments integrates smart, scalable solutions that meet the present and future needs of every space.


From boardrooms to dining rooms, and warehouses to homes, we strive to elevate all settings.

Meet Our Team

We envision a world where technology seamlessly enriches lives. Environments’ parent company Lighting Environments has been a leader in the lighting industry for nearly 50 years, serving DC, Maryland and Virginia.


Started in 2020, Environments was created so that we could begin to build a specialization using our technology and smart building expertise. 

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Erin McDannald


cell: 301-512-3275

Tim Gunther


cell: 301-908-7935

Tom Albert


cell: 443-618-3400

Aubrey Thomas

   Partner/Commercial Sales

cell: 571-334-1303

Donald Ward


Sales Associate

cell: 443-536-3092

Joe Plakinger

Director of Technology

cell: 206-409-8686

Virginia Shriver



Administrative Assistant

Frank Cho


Project Leader

Lighting Technology

Cheyo Rogers

VP of Environments Sales
cell: 646-462-2480

Chris Leverenz

Controls Specification Sales Associate

cell: 301-775-6123

Brett Angstadt

Commercial Controls Manager
phone: 410-712-0239

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Natalie Atkinson

Controls Quotations Coordinator

phone: 410-712-0239
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cell: 410-370-9216

Mark Chmielewski

Project Manager
phone: 410-712-0239

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Damon Gelb

Project Manager
phone: 410-712-0239

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Brian Mandel

Controls Specialist

phone: 443-873-0888

Jeff Wilson

Field Service Technician

cell: 443-422-0499

Engineering Services

David Scheffer

Electrical Engineer
cell: 518- 986-2092

David Chmielewski

Lighting Support Engineer

Patrick Gallivan

Lighting Support Engineer

Meet Our Team
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