In 1996, Alex landed a job with The Boeing Company in Seattle, installing aircraft electrical systems. She moved into Flight Testing, obtaining her management certifications and an MBA in the process. Alex took business positions at Boeing in procurement and engineering, and attended Project Management training at Caltech to become an Engineering Project Manager. She attended Corporate Strategy training at MIT, and was promoted to lead business management for Boeing World Headquarters, including Executive Flight Operations, Community Relations, Administration and Office of the Chairman.
In August of 2008, Alex started her lighting business, Elegance Outdoor Lighting. Elegance is a licensed Texas electrical contractor, and NCTRCA certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise, specializing in (doing) design and installation of residential and commercial landscape and architectural lighting. Alex received the 2009 Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals’ Award of Merit; she participated in the AOLP “COLD” Lighting Design Program and served as Chair of the AOLP Design Awards Committee. She is a licensed PMI Project Manager, a member of Illumination Engineering Society of North America and of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers .
He has completed numerous certifications through the Construction Education Foundation, including mechanical, plumbing & electrical systems, and the supervisory training program. Currently, Marty enjoys a position with Riggins-Moreland Engineering as Estimator, Superintendent and Project Manager, as well as leading the team of installation technicians for Elegance Outdoor Lighting.
Marty enjoys NASCAR, football, baseball and golf, and has won several golf tournaments, including Olympic View Golf Club’s 2nd Flight Winner, 3rd Flight Champion and President’s Cup. He participates in numerous Charity Golf tournaments, and volunteers with the Byron Nelson Championship. Marty is active with Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys hiking, camping and fishing.
Alexandra Taylor has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma, with a concentration in Theater Lighting Design and a minor in Aviation. She received her pilot’s license in 1991. After college, Alex worked as an IATSE electrical stagehand for Walt Disney and Ice Capades; then returned to Norman, OK, as Artistic Director for the Renegade Shakespeare Company and Sooner Shakespeare Festival. There she directed performances, designed lighting, costumes, and managed daily operations for two non-profit organizations. During this time, she served as President of the Norman Arts and Humanities Council, as a director on the Arts & Humanities Roundtable, and on the University of Oklahoma Medieval Fair Board. Alex then moved to Dallas, TX to work with the Dallas Theater Center and Shakespeare Festival of Dallas.
"Brighten Your Home with Lighting Elegance"
Elegance Outdoor Lighting was featured on Dallas' own Home & Lifestyle Television.
Our segment, entitled "Brighten Your Home with Lighting Elegance" aired on the Dallas NBC affiliate, KXAS_TV and is produced by Omni Visual Media in Dallas, Texas.
Home and Lifestyle TV takes you around Dallas - Fort Worth and beyond, bringing stories that matter to its viewers. From Home Improvement trends to Travel, Food, Money, Health and Beauty, Style, and the best Restaurants and Entertainment Around - We bring it all Home.
Elegance Outdoor Lighting has received recognition for excellence in landscape lighting design from the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals.
This prestigious honor was presented by Nels Peterson of N Designs, at the AOLP conference in January 2010.
Alexandra Taylor received the Award of Merit for her residential lighting design in Highland Village, Texas.
AWARD WINNING LANDSCAPE
Martin Cowart is a licensed Master Electrician (#192359) and has over 30 years experience in the electrical field.
Marty joined the IBEW electrical apprenticeship program in 1979 while living in Kennewick, Washington, following in his father’s footsteps. He has risen through the ranks of electrical experience, starting as an apprentice, then obtaining his license as a journeyman, leading electrical crews as foreman, and running entire jobs as superintendent and project manager. He was responsible for management of wiring the conveyor system and coordinated placement of photo eyes and camera tunnels for the Fed Ex distribution hub in Hutchins, TX.