Carolina LanternsThe Original Charleston Lantern
Owner & President- "Lantern Lady"
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, Jan worked as a VP of sales for International Shipping Lines, and as 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
Meet the Carolina Lantern’s Team:
Led by industry expert, Jan Clouse, the Carolina Lanterns team is well versed and experienced in all things Copper, Gas, and Electric Lanterns. Our staff is trained and informed on the latest trends, styles, and aspects of Charleston Style Gas Lanterns. Our Charleston lantern lighting experts work daily to outfit homes, businesses, and notable landmarks with the romance and charm only Charleston-style gas lanterns can provide. We work with homeowners, designers, builders, architects, and others right here in Charleston and across the entire country. Our friendly team will not only lighten up your space, but brighten up your entire light shopping experience.
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
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.
Brooke joined the Carolina Lanterns team as an ALA Certified Lighting Associate and Website Manager. Her passion for design lead her to a career as a Corporate Accessory Buyer for 9 years. Needing a change, she explored the lighting industry over 4 years ago and loved it! She holds a strong background in interior design, buying, knowledge of the furniture/home furnishings industry, and lighting.
Outside of the office she enjoys a spin class, working out, paddle boarding, exploring Charleston, spending time with friends and family, and spoiling her French Bulldog.
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 joined the Carolina Lanterns team in 2010. She started her career working at the front desk and has moved through the ranks, first as a sales assistant, then a retail salesperson, and finally into builder sales. She is now an ALA Lighting Specialist. She is able to help with all aspects of home lighting. Using her vast knowledge of the product lines, she is able to do whole homes in any price range.
Tricia graduated from Clemson University in 2006 with a B.A. in Communications. She has lived in Mt Pleasant since graduating. Besides helping clients’ build their dream homes, her other big passion is Clemson Football.
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 in 2016. Teri moved to the Charleston area in 2013 from Roanoke, Virginia and enjoys partaking in the exquisite cuisine, beaches and all the other outdoor festivities that the low country has to offer!
Lisa Franz is originally from Muncie, Indiana. She has lived in Charleston for the past 12 years. Lisa joined the Carolina Lanterns & Lighting team in August of 2017. She’s ALA certified and has an eye for interior design. She enjoys boating, golfing and spending time with her adorable Morkie puppy, Griffin. She came to Carolina Lanterns from the fashion Industry having worked at Nancy’s and is ready for her new journey!
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 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 Council for the Homebuilders Association of Greater Dallas.
In certain cases, your aesthetic may require certain finishes, sizing, or other constraints. If this is the case while working with us, our team would be more than happy to help custom design a light fixture that perfectly meets your needs.
Sometimes thinking outside of the box is what can make a home or space truly shine. Whether it is putting a traditional lantern on a modern style home or opting for an uncommon finish, our staff is not afraid to work with customers and their designs to create something stunning!
At Carolina Lanterns, we want everyone to feel like family and at ease during their lighting selection process. Our staff welcomes any and all customers with open arms and strives to provide them with friendly, knowledgeable service.
The majority of our staff are native Charlestonians or have lived in our wonderful city for years on end. Their close ties to the city allow them to truly understand the charm of Charleston-style lanterns and select the best and most authentic options for your space.
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