Lighting Design Help Is Here!

We have an exceptional staff of American Lighting Association Certified and other staff to illuminate your lighting journey—and even have some fun along the way. Many on our team have been with Filament for years and come with an extensive interior design background. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a professional searching for fresh inspiration, we’re here for you. Please get in touch to book an appointment or with lighting design help questions.

Todd Pearsall


a 20-year career in residential and commercial projects, Todd opened Filament Lighting in 1998. Filament quickly became known for pushing the trends of contemporary lighting and bringing artistry to each project. Todd credits his entrepreneurial spirit to his parents, who were farmers with several side businesses, and who “taught me to dive into things without fear.” He enjoys passing along these lessons to his daughter, Ruby, and when not in the shop Todd can be found driving Ruby to her activities, or hitting the slopes on a family ski vacation. 

" My joy at Filament is helping people who feel overwhelmed and even fearful about their lighting project. They may not know where to start or even what questions to ask, but by the end they feel empowered with knowledge and excited about the result. Filament's return rate is less than 5% and that is our advantage (chains have a return rate of almost 45% for lighting). This is because we really take time to guide our customers, and we enjoy it!" 

— Todd

Sarah Tarter

Customer Service Support

Sarah has been with the Filament team for a decade. She is an organizational wizard who keeps all of our customer orders moving along without a hitch. Sarah is the person you will talk to if you need a status update or other info about your order. She enjoys golfing, and while she and her husband appreciate the empty-nest life, they also have fun traveling to visit their kids in Arizona and Chicago.

My favorite part of the job (besides working in this gorgeous showroom) is the relationships with customers. I like seeing them when they come in, or catching up on the phone. Many of our clients have long-standing relationships with Filament, which makes this a special place to work.

— Sarah  

Phillip Daugherty

Logistics Manager

Phillip comes from Memphis, Tennessee, and has now seen seven Minnesota winters. He is the wizard who keeps Filament inventory, warehouse and shipping services running smoothly. He lives next door to the store and has timed his walking commute to work at 2.5 minutes—useful during busy times! He has 10 years’ experience in distribution work and is another Filament staff member with a passion for learning languages (currently Japanese). 

" My cats wonder why I'm excited to get up and get to work each day, but I enjoy the feeling at Filament. It really is a place that is helping people create something wonderful, and it's fun to be a part of that.  "

 — Phillip