Julie Howell, Chief Executive Officer

Chris Kerlin, Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Howell started her career with Arthur Andersen in the audit practice. She later started an accounting consulting company called JMT Financial LLC with two other partners that served the back office/corporate arena in both Denver, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company was acquired by a publicly traded organization called Hudson Highland Group. She served as Vice President for three additional years after the acquisition. After taking some time away from the work force, she invested in Watts Up LED as she saw a growing demand in the emerging technologies sector. The emergence of solid state lighting solutions and the trend to move to LED technology intrigued her. The plan is to grow the company to serve the Rocky Mountain Region and assist customers in achieving efficiency goals. Mrs. Howell graduated from the University of Denver with both a B.S. and Masters in Accounting.

Mr. Kerlin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Technology from Purdue University, and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University. He has experience working in community development, refugee assistance, school construction affordable housing, green building and building commissioning. Chris got involved in LED technology to help building owners reduce energy consumption and save money. Before moving to Colorado Chris was the Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council New Mexico Chapter. Chris is a LEED Accredited Professional, Operations and Maintenance (LEED® AP O+M)

Executive Team