Our Lantern Specialists

Jan Clouse, President Carolina LanternsJan Clouse - President


Jan is a hands on business owner who is involved in every aspect of her business, from buying to the daily operations and sales.

Formerly VP of sales for International Shipping Lines, and a Regional Sales Manager.

Education: Licensed Realtor

Hobbies: Anything outdoors, boating, walking, running. working out, and the beach

Group and Associations: HBA Charleston Board, EAGC board, Red Cross, BOD, Mt. Pleasant Home and Garden, CRAN

Honors and Awards: Presidents award HBA 2004, 2005, Associate of the year HBA 2006, 2008, Associate VP HBA 2011/2012, Coastal Living Idea House 2004,2005,2007 Southern Living Idea House 2006, Completed Dale Carnegie Course Sales Advantage

Jennifer Crider — Office Manager, ALA CertifiedJennifer Crider — Office Manager, ALA Certified

Human Resources, AP/AC, and personal assistant to Jan Clouse.

Formerly customer service representative for International Shipping Lines.

Awards: Employee of the Year 2006 Carolina Lanterns, Dale Carnegie Course and Leadership Training for Managers 2006

Hobbies: Fishing, boating,  cooking, working out, and gardening

Jamey NelsonJamey Nelson — VP Sales, ALA Lighting Associate

Jamey Nelson joined Carolina Lanterns after a 15 year career in the surfacing business in the lowcountry. He heads up our Builder Sales Division. Jamey is ALA Certified, has a BS from Lander University and an MBA from The Citadel. He lives on James Island with his wife and two girls. He enjoys spending time with his family, triathlon and boating.

Shannan Payne PrestonShannan Payne Preston

Builder Sales Associate

Shannan is an ALA Certified Lighting Specialist focusing on residential and commercial electrical layout & design, product specifications for recessed, task, and accent lighting, and home lighting controls. She holds a BS in Public Relations from West Virginia University and resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband and son.

Tricia HansonPatricia Hanson

Builder Sales Associate

She minored in Advertising.  She has worked at Carolina Lanterns since May 2010.  Originally from Sumter, South Carolina, she has lived in the Old Village of Mt Pleasant since 2006

Education:Graduated from Clemson University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies.

Teri Edwards Teri Edwards

Inside Sales

After graduating with a BS in Political Science from Rollins College, Teri decided to make a change and  enter the design world. After gaining experience with Acquisitions and Domain Interiors and Design, Teri made a full-time commitment to design and started with Carolina Lanterns. Teri moved to the Charleston area three years ago and enjoys partaking in the exquisite cuisine, beaches and all the other outdoor festivities that the low country has to offer.

Kimberly NesbittKimberly Nesbitt

Builder Sales Associate

Pippa MalonePippa Malone

Inside Sales

Joining Carolina Lanterns and Lighting in 2014, Pippa brings a unique brand of enthusiasm embracing a new career in Lighting Design. Possessing a keen eye for detail and excellent customer assessment skills, she is able to transform clients’ electrical requirements into illuminating, functional design solutions.

With an Interior Design and Studio Arts background, Pippa has worked in Showroom Sales and Project Management, specializing in kitchen & bath design since arriving in Charleston in 1990. She has also been a freelance decorative painter and architectural illustrator. She enjoys practicing calligraphy, photography, reading and travel.                                                       

Beverly Shoemaker, Internal SalesBeverly Shoemaker

Internal Sales
Beverly is an ALA Certified lighting specialist who just moved to Charleston in June of 2016 from Dallas, Texas. Beginning as a receptionist at a lighting showroom and working her way up to outside builder sales, she has total of 17 years experience in the lighting world. Her experience ranges in everything from small residential projects to multi-million dollar custom lighting projects! Beverly was on the Board of Directors for the NARI (National Association of Re-modelers) Dallas, TX. She also served as their chapter secretary for two years and was on the Board of Directors, Education Board, and Associates Counsil for the Homebuilders Association of Greater Dallas. When she's off work she can be found enjoying the Charleston beaches, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Abbigail Hartwell, Internal SalesAbbigail Hartwell

Internal Sales
Abbigail moved from Pennsylvania to Charleston in 2010 and is happy to call it home. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts focused in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Charleston in 2013. Design has always had a special place in her heart after learning to read blueprints at an early with her grandfather, a general contractor. She enjoys spending her free time working on new DIY projects, spending time with friends, and walking around historic Charleston.

Alison MassariAlison Massari

Front Desk Office Admin

Alison has been with the Carolina Lanterns team since April of 2016. She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee, but has lived in Charleston since 2009. She graduated from College of Charleston with a B.A. in Arts Management and a minor in Studio Art and has been working in the Arts/Theater/Design world ever since. She has always gravitated towards customer service-related positions and loves helping people and solving problems.

Shavonne ClaytonShavonne Clayton

Sales Assistant

Has been working in retail for several years. She graduated from Francis Marion University with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in 2006. Looking for a change of pace, she joined the Army National Guard in 2011 where she embarked on an exciting new career and welcomed a world of opportunity.

She joined the Carolina Lanterns team in July 2013, and was hired permanently in November 2013.

She enjoys working hard and spending time with her son.

Hanna Reed, Warehouse Managerial AssistantHanna Reed

Warehouse Managerial Assistant
Hanna joined our team after a 10 year career with a local Non-Profit. She has a background in Sales and Construction. Originally from Chicago she has been in Mount Pleasant for 16 years and now calls this home. She has a BS from Southeast Missouri State University.

Richard Merola, Warehouse PersonnelRichard Merola

Warehouse Personnel
Richard came to the US on May 1995 (12 years old) from Olongapo Philippines. He was enlisted in the US Navy from February, 2006 through December, 2013. He loves to play and watch all types of sports, especially baseball and softball. He is a big Lakers, Dodgers, and Raiders fan. Basically all California teams since it's where he grew up. Richard is happily married to a beautiful Filipina and they have a beautiful daughter named Nina Marie.
"Remember to always be humble! Life is way too short to be mad all the time!"

Muzon Cheeks Jr. Delivery Driver/Warehouse AssociateMuzon Cheeks Jr.

Delivery Driver/Warehouse Associate
Muzon enjoys healthy relationships, comedy, creating art, intelligence, hip-hop, jazz, chicken Parmesan, firewater, chocolate chip cookies, mix media mash-ups, learning, and practice.


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