The LightWerks team welcomes new additions!

Paul Kennedy joined the LightWerks team as a Senior Systems Programmer.  He has been in the AV industry for over 12 years. Paul has worked as the lead programmer on numerous major projects for University of Oregon, including the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library, and the Student Rec Center. He has also worked with clients such as Airbnb, Netflix, Amazon, the NFL, and Google.

Paul is a certified Crestron programmer, AMX Solutions Master, Extron Authorized Programmer, and Extron Control Professional. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Application Development. He can be reached at (503) 503-9293 x 415 and [email protected].


Luis Chavez joined LightWerks as a Lead Systems Technician, after spending 12 years in other leading AV industry positions.  Luis has led multi-million-dollar projects for clients such as Stanford University and Juniper, and he was the lead installer for Netflix’s video wall initiative. Luis brings with him a plethora of experience to help guide LightWerks in the direction of growth in the Bay Area. He holds an AVIXA CTS certification as well as an OSHA-10 Construction certification. Luis can be reached at (650) 743-0373 and [email protected].

Senior Project Manager, Troi Helmer joined LightWerks in April 2022. She has over 23 years of experience in system integration project management, training facilitator, and Operations management. When in the field she has worked to facilitate beautiful spaces at Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle, Deckers, Caltrans and Nestle.  Troi strongly believes the key to a successful project is planning, resource management and communication.  Prior to LightWerks Troi has worked with two other system integrators where she was able to tailor her strengths in job costing, self-directed work team approach and maximizing bottom line efficiencies. Troi holds a CTS certification.  She can be reached at (714) 365-4758 and [email protected].