The Earthlight Team
Timothy J. Schneider
Co-Owner and CEO
As co-owner of Earthlight, Tim’s daily responsibilities are mostly in project development and new product research. With over 30 years experience in the lighting and energy efficiency industries, Tim’s experience is crucial to our success. Tim started back in the 80’s and 90’s when he had numerous electrical contracting companies. In 1997, he sold his company to a large utility and in 1998 moved the family west to Oregon where he continued to work in upper management for several national lighting and energy conservation companies. Tim holds over 12 different electrical licenses throughout the country.
In 2006, the family moved back to Connecticut as Tim’s career moved to VP and Regional Manager of New England, NY, NJ, and PA. Meanwhile, Sam started Earthlight and it continued to grow each year and in 2011 Tim finally joined the family business.
Samuel J. Schneider
Co-Owner & Construction Manager
As founder and co-owner of Earthlight, Sam’s daily responsibilities are primarily in project management and customer experience. Sam oversees our install teams, scheduling, material ordering, and partner relationships. Since 2008, Sam has said “the job does not end until the customer is completely satisfied and that is achieved through good communication and quality workmanship from start to finish”. Sam earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University in Construction Management which has proven beneficial for his position and success with Earthlight.
Business Development Manager
Doug joined Earthlight fulltime in 2010 to help the Schneiders build the company. He grew up working in his own family-owned electrical contracting business. After college Doug pursued a career in Sales and Marketing with a focus in the field of health and wellness. Doug has expertise in new business development, business operation, physical plant management and employee development. His daily responsibilities include sales, commercial energy efficiency sales management and new business development.
Beth is responsible for for the accounting operations of the company. Which includes the production of financial reports, maintenance of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.
Residential Solar Sales Manager
Ben has been in the solar industry for years. He believes strongly in solar as a product that not only helps the environment, but saves homeowners money. In concert with a team of six solar analysts located throughout the state of Connecticut, Ben and his team work with our homeowners to secure the best possible solution for their home.
Director of Marketing
Andrea has over twelve years of marketing and communications experience and is currently working on obtaining her Executive MBA from the University of Connecticut. Her responsibilities are to oversee our marketing team as well as control branding and promote the company through key partnerships and promotions. Andrea serves as a Board member for Hartford’s Camp Courant as well as volunteering as a mentor for Nutmeg Big Brother and Big Sister.