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Matt Hyden

Matt Hyden

Born in San Diego, CA I am a 1st generation Christmas Light Installer. I started hanging Christmas lights in San Diego in 1998 while keeping my day job at Ruth’s Chris.  After several years of dabbling in the mortgage industry,  I veered paths for some time to start a marketing company which eventually grossed $6.5 Million in its second year in business.  Being directly associated with the building industry, 2008 came around and presented a challenge to me to either sink or swim. I chose to swim.  After eventually selling the marketing company I turned myself back to my true passion, Christmas Lights.  Since then, I have been doing commercial installs all throughout California and conducting trainings for entrepreneurs seeking to get into the industry.

Chelsea Phernetton

Chelsea Phernetton

Chelsea an Orange County native that can easily be described as a savvy, high-energy, and results-oriented professional. Since 2018, Chelsea has been responsible for sales activities for commercial properties and assigned accounts. Along with presenting and selling products for CLIPA and Celebration Holiday Studio, Chelsea knows the importance of meeting her client’s needs, building long-lasting relationships, and consistently delivering a “white glove” experience to her clients. Chelsea also participates in industry Conferences, Seminars, Trade Shows, and Special Events across the country. While outside of work, Chelsea enjoys giving back to the community, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops with her fiancée, or playing with her 2 dogs Remi and Carl.

Christi Smith

Christi Smith

Christi, a Southern California native can be described as bubbly and ambitious. Since 2018 she has been responsible for the sales of assigned accounts throughout numerous regions. She participates in industry Conferences, Seminars, Trade Shows, and Special Events across the country. Her personable and professional character allows Christi to build and maintain solid friendships and long-term clients. When she is not attending to clients, you’ll find Christi running various marathons and enjoys holding the title of “mom” to her now-adult son.

Katreena Rodriguez

Katreena Rodriguez

Katreena was born and raised in the Bay Area and has made Orange County her home for the last four years.  She prides herself on meticulously handling various tasks with a positive, can-do attitude.  Her impeccable work ethic and integrity make her a valuable addition to the CLIPA team.  When she is not at the office you will find Katreena spending quality time with her son and her tuxedo cat Binx (who plays fetch).

Brett Mattison

Certified Trainer
Brett Mattison

In 2012, Brett was cutting grass and dreaming up his next adventure. He enjoyed participating in his friendly neighborhood holiday decorating contests and knew he could take that passion and turn it into a business. Lights All Year now has the pleasure of decorating residential and commercial properties across the Southeast. When not hanging lights, Brett uses his knowledge to train other entrepreneurs across the United States.

JC Chanowsky

Certified Trainer
JC Chanowski

JC has been fascinated with Christmas lights for as long as he can remember. One of his favorite memories as a kid was his parents driving around neighborhoods after Thanksgiving and looking at all the amazing Christmas lights and decorations. As he grew older, he shared the same memories with his kids and was often referred to as Clark Griswold because of the ridiculous amount of lights he would put on his own house each year. For the last 6 years JC and his team at Patriot Illumination have enjoyed spreading the Christmas cheer to their customers throughout the holidays and are on track to install over one million dollars in lights this year. He is passionate about helping others learn about starting and growing their Christmas light business.