The Core Team
CEO and Principal Lighting Designer.
Andrew began designing and producing lighting for corporate and special events in 1994. His lighting career began shortly after graduating George Brown Theatre School when he decided to take a year away from acting to try his hand at stage lighting … and never looked back.
Today, Touch Light & Media’s extensive client base includes many Fortune 500 companies, production houses, and event management companies worldwide.
Touch Light & Media currently designs and manages the lighting requirements for over 75 events annually. If any event, visual concept, or environment needs to come to life - he's up for the challenge.
Andrew currently lives in central Oregon with his wife Kristi and son Mattox. Where he can be found skiing, hiking and generally spending as much time as possible outdoors.
Partner and Lighting Designer.
Matt has been providing lighting design for theatre and special events since 1998. He got his start working in a small theatre in Palatine, IL. , and was soon working on special events all across the greater Chicago area. Currently, Matt travels worldwide supporting events of all sizes. Matt loves the challenge of designing and lighting new and exciting event environments for his clients.
Matt currently lives in Chicago with his wife Lisa, and two sons Landon and Owen.
Tim Solar - V.P. of Production.
Tim has been working with stage lighting for 30 years on almost every type of show imaginable the world over. His expertise is in managing people, equipment and systems. He is a natural at alleviating bottle necks and streamlining operations.
Allyson Solar - Production Lead.
Allyson started working in theater at Centennial Hall, University of Arizona in Tucson while she was completing a computer science degree. Luckily for us she gave up writing code for a living and instead applies her keen eye for detail and organizational skills with our team planning, preparing and building shows.
Matt Mills - Lighting Designer, Programmer.
Matt is a creative Lighting Designer, director, and programmer with extensive experience with live events of all types. Matt has worked with many high profile artists both domestically and abroad. Matt's secret talent, however, is his ability to work seamlessly with the technical crew to plan, problem solve, and effectively help troubleshoot to keep the everything moving forward. WIN!
The Regular Guest Stars
Ryan Murphy - Lighting Designer, Programmer.
Ryan is just one of those people who is naturally good at everything - but because he's also so good natured and funny you never get annoyed with him being so much cooler/funnier/smarter than you. Glad he's on our team.