Our Lantern Specialists
Jan 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
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 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
Beth Clark — Showroom Manager, ALA Certified
Primary Buyer along with owner, inside sales, showroom display, whole house lighting design, hiring and personnel coordinator.
Formerly Account Manager in corporate office design in Seattle, WA. She also worked as an Aetna Field Interior Designer.
Education: 4 year BS degree with a major in Housing and Interior Design from the University of Arkansas.
Beth is also an ALA Showroom Steering Committee member, and is working toward Certified Lighting Consultant status.
Rod Jones — Inside Sales
Sales, and one of our resident Lantern Specialists
Formerly employed with Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Plams, SC and Diamond State Port Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware.
Education: Associates Degree in Arts and Science, Delaware Technical College
Awards: Top Salesperson of the Year 2006 and 2010 at Carolina Lanterns
Hobbies: Working out, cooking fish, and long walks on the beach
Laura Premak- Inside Sales
Results-driven , sales professional with over 20 years experience in Sales, Customer Service and Interior Design. Prior to returning to the U.S., worked in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and Nottingham, England as an Area Sales and Customer Service Manager for BTC . Before joining the Carolina Lantern Team, worked with Ravenel Custom Builders as an Interior Design Specialist.
Education: 4 year BS degree with a major in Biology , and Minor in Business Management from the College of Charleston
Hobbies: Running, Reading and Photography
Scott Whray — Inside Sales, ALA Certified
Certified American Lighting Association Lighting Specialist since 2002, Skill, from Designing builder packages for all price points. Also creates personal one on one lighting and electrical design to help you Celebrate your Home. Enjoys designing exciting new showroom displays.
Background:The Big Chandelier ( Atlanta,GA), Charleston Lighting and Interiors and a Special event designer.
Hobbies: Maha Shakti Kundali Yoga, poetry, art, cooking
Patricia Hanson — Sales Assist
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. .
Brooke Miller- Inside Sales
Residential and Commercial Lighting Specialist: Design, Exterior Landscape Lighting, Lutron Lighting Controls, Recessed, Accent and Track Lighting, and Electrical Energy Saving Solutions.
Education: 4 year BA degree with a major in Studio Arts from College of Charleston, Real Estate Licensed, Dale Carnegie Sales Training
Background: 8 years in the lighting industry. Working towards becoming an ALA Certified Lighting Consultant.
Hobbies: Antiquing/Flea Markets/Farmers Markets, Cooking, Outdoor sports, and Photography
Sam Ramsey — Warehouse Manager
US Navy Veteran with over 25 years of warehouse operations experience.
Hobbies include reading and crossword puzzles.
2010 Carolina Lanterns employee of the Year.