Michael is an awesome dancer, dad, and project manager. He excels at connecting to people's bright spots and making them feel comfortable and appreciated. We're warning you...after he finishes a project in your house, you are going to miss having him around all the time!
Mike is a geek for building science and solving the puzzle of how humans can relate to the natural environment harmoniously. His favorite hobbies (backpacking, fishing, swimming and watching documentaries about the cosmos) both demonstrate and fuel his passion for being a mindful participant on the planet. In March 2015 he became a Certified Sustainable Home Professional and is ecstatic to apply his new wisdom on the topic to your home.
Studying Fine Art at Bard College solidified Mike's desire to make sculpture for a living. He took the more "practical" route after college of working in various trades (as a welder, deconstructionist, and assistant to other local design-builders), but he is winding his way back to making pure art as a first priority. Its a matter of perspective, though...because whether he's making a staircase handrail, a basement wall system, or custom built-in storage, he sees himself as installing art into your space so that you may feel inspired and alive. He just wants to support others in being their best selves. That's the gift he's glad to share.
Amanda is a natural at listening deeply and solving spatial puzzles, so being Bright Spot's "space coach" and chief designer is the perfect role for her! Since childhood she has been compelled to create beauty, often by crafting functional art from found things or reinventing a room to make it feel better. She jokes that she has "designer genes," since her father is an artistic architect and visionary.
Her work history is eclectic...it includes building houses, building trails, tearing houses apart and teaching...but every job has led perfectly to the creation of Bright Spot Design-Build as a vehicle for promoting personal growth and connection to the environment by up-leveling people's living spaces. Her two favorite hobbies are seeking spiritual wisdom (currently mostly from A Course In Miracles and Eckhart Tolle) and clearing clutter, and where those intersect her heart explodes with bliss.
Amanda loves to use her innate sense of balance and harmony to find spatial solutions that help people connect to their inner truths and passions. She's also a sucker for animals, origami, mandalas, walking, breathing fresh air, and making people laugh.