A team that
supports you everyday

Building partnerships, providing exceptional service, helping you grow your business!

Having the right team matters!

Our team

We are a diverse collaboration of personalities and skill sets who all share an appreciation for lighting and design. This collaboration allows us to provide an expanded perspective and expertise that positively impacts you and your lighting business.

Todd Bierowski

Todd is a proven leader with a passion for success. He has spent more than 20 years in sales and truly understands how to build strategic partnerships that offer growth and profitability. Todd is also active in serving his community, as he serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Northeast Wisconsin Region and as a football coach at St. Norbert College for the past 18 years. Todd is married to Blake and has two daughters, Avery and Egan. In his spare time he enjoys bicycling, running, travel, and spending time with his girls.

Tami Stauffacher
Director of Marketing & Business Development

Tami has spent the last 24+ years honing her lighting skills with retail, trade, and commercial clients in sales, marketing, buying, merchandising, and management roles. Her broad lighting perspective fuels her passion for partnership, collaboration, creativity, and success. Tami sings with three local choirs and serves as a producer, chorographer and performer for several musical theater shows a year. Tami and her husband, Kurt, enjoy travel and have two children, Allison and Isaac.

Kathy Skogen
Senior Territory Manager

Kathy Skogen brings the Décor Lighting Sales team  25+ years of experience from several industry channels.  In this time she's had success in both the Lighting Showroom and Electrical Distribution businesses. Kathy provides top notch service in ND, SD, and MN. If she is not working, you'll find her in her garden, with her family, or spending time with a good book.

Nick Curtis
Territory Manager

Nick has worked in the lighting industry for over 25 years, the first 15+ years were in a showroom in St. Paul, MN. Nick works in ND, SD, MN, WI and IA to maintain strong partnerships with consistent follow-through, communication and a little humor! He has worked with nearly every facet of the industry; showrooms, builders, electricians and is also our ceiling fan expert. In his free time you'll find him coaching baseball and playing some golf.

Troy Kaup
Territory Manager

Troy managed showrooms for Ferguson Enterprises for 11 years before becoming an independent sales representative with Décor in 2009. He works diligently to partner with our NE, KS, and southern IA partners. Troy is a Middle School Youth Group leader and head coach for his son’s basketball and baseball teams. He also volunteers for the local Boys and Girls Club and is a member of the Omaha Curling Club. Troy lives in Omaha, NE, and is married to Amy with one daughter and one son.

Pepper Carlson
Partner Care

Pepper brings over 32 years of lighting experience to the team. She worked as a showroom manager and buyer for 24 years and most recently worked as sales rep support and customer service. Pepper, her husband Mike, and their fur baby, Vivian reside in Green Bay, WI. Pepper loves to cook and bake, is a voracious reader, and dabbles in many crafts.

Dale Brown
Senior Territory Manager

Dale has the lighting business in his blood, as he followed in his father Neal's footsteps representing lighting in the Midwest. Dale brings 35 years of industry experience to Décor Lighting Sales as he covers central and southern IL, and northeastern MO . Dale is an avid outdoorsman and he devotes his spare time to St. Jude’s Church and a local senior care facility.

Jim Ippolito
Senior Territory Manager

Jim began his career in 1973 as a Sales Manager handling Nutone & LightCraft California. As they moved from factory sales to independent rep, Jim took his decade of experience and launched J.I. Marketing in 1983.   With over 40 years in the industry, dozens of awards, and being known affectionately as “The Fan Man,” Jim is energized and excited to represent Décor in the Chicagoland area. Jim is married with 2 daughters and lots of grand-dogs.

How we do what we do:

  • Develop partnerships with the Lighting Industry’s leading manufacturers.
  • Ensure that the companies that we represent are focused on bringing quality products to market that are innovative and growth-based.
  • Responsibly represent the manufacturer and distributor in all of our sales efforts.
  • Employ self-motivated, professional, goal-oriented, and creative salespeople.
  • Encourage a work environment that allows for self-fulfillment and family spirit

What our partners are saying...

Service, Partnership, Follow-up

I have had the pleasure of working with many agencies over the course of my 19 years with Bulbrite Industries, but few have surpassed the dedication and performance of Décor Lighting. Todd Bierowski is a visionary agency principal, who is equally adept at strategically growing his territory, all the while effortlessly managing people both internally and externally. Having agencies like Décor Lighting on my roster makes my job that much easier.

Brian Creeley

Director of Sales-Showrooms & Electrical Distributors

Bulbrite Industries

Troy Kaup with Decor Lighting Sales has always been amazing to work with. Any issues that come up from needing a replacement fixture to finding information on products, Troy has always been quick to respond and also quick to help resolve issues. Troy is the man!

Brian McGurn

Lighting Consultant

The Light Place/United Electric Supply,

When you think of a picture perfect rep, it’s Nick Curtis. He is always available when you call or text him and never will leave you hanging. He makes frequent visits to our showroom whether it is updating us on new products or just to say hello and crack some jokes. We love having him as our rep!

Allison Haley

Lighting Manager

Haley Lighting

Thanks for always being the best at what you do, it makes our lives easier.

Stephanie Petersen,


Design Lighting

Décor Lighting Sales and our rep, Kathy Skogen, have been excellent partners for our Ferguson-Sioux Falls location for over 15 years. They have provided top-notch training and support to all of our showroom associates and continue to help us achieve our lighting goals. We genuinely enjoy working with Kathy and the team at Décor and look forward to all that we can accomplish together!

Angi Allen

Outside Sales Residential Plumbing HVAC & Lighting


Working with the Decor Lighting team always feels like a true partnership. The communication and service levels received are above and beyond industry standards, and the support they provide our showroom with is a key component in the overall selling success of the lines they represent. From assistance with specification for larger trade accounts down to product training and merchandising for our retail team, this agency provides us top notch support and service across the board. We are lucky to have the Decor Lighting team as representatives, and look forward to continuing to grow with them and the product lines they represent in the years to come.

Tara Simons

Director of Business Operations and Marketing

Creative Lighting

Providing Service to Lighting Channels

  • Creation of Distribution Network
  • Manage & Create Display Orders
  • Facilitate Training to Distributor’s Sales Associates
  • Communicate Relevant Opportunities Specific to Each Lighting Manufacturer
  • Create Product Mix to Stay Within Budget Requirements
  • Secure Steady Supply Chain
  • Offer Product Solutions to Maximize Energy Efficiency & Code Regulation
  • Lighting Package Creation
  • Develop Partnerships with Top Tier E-Commerce Retailers
  • Site Merchandising & Management of Product-Mix/Data Collection
  • Create & Participate in Unique Marketing Campaigns to Drive Business to our Partners
  • Provide ongoing training/education to Sales & Customer Service

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