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MISSION:

Bring Light to Health

Light is a safe & effective treatment for hundreds of diseases, but the public is not yet aware.
We envision a world where every human has proper light access.

 

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Peter Forhan

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Peter is an avid inventor; obsessed with the practical applications of light. His infatuation with light began in 2019 after graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Materials Engineering. Before the pandemic, Peter invented Halo, the world’s first light-based hand cleaner. At the onset of COVID-19, he quickly scaled the invention into a company. Through a deliberate and recreational review of clinical reviews, Peter stumbled across an old discovery that changed his life. Light is a physiological requirement for proper human bodily function and modern humans are chronically deprived. Today, Peter is committed to building the vision of Niels Finsen; a light bath in every home.

Tripp Adams

Chief Executive Officer

Tripp joined JustLight after exchanging solution ideas with Peter early in the COVID crisis. Obvious to him now, Violet is a better solution than anything he was working on. He comes to JustLight with 20 years of leadership and operations experience, specializing in organizations in change. Prior to becoming a Light-disciple, he was the COO of Emagine Movie Theaters, a strategy consultant with Deloitte, and a corporate attorney with Reed Smith, LLP. Tripp has 25 years of active and reserve service in the US Navy and US Army. He has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, an M.A. in Economics from Old Dominion University, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Dr. Janet Price

VP of Research & Regulatory Affairs

Dr. Price earned her PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Michigan for her work researching the mechanisms establishing bacterial biofilm structure in E. coli. As an experienced Science Communicator, Janet is enthusiastic to bridge the knowledge gap between JustLight's research and the public. At JustLight, Janet oversees interactions with the FDA and among the various research laboratories to maintain a high caliber of scientific integrity, and to remain at the cutting edge of research.

Campbell Culling

Creative Director

Campbell studied graphic design at Wayne State University in Detroit, and afterward began to focus his energy on videography. In May 2019 he started Campbell Culling Multimedia LLC, offering graphic design, branding, and video services. Campbell has created effective branding and marketing strategies for numerous start-up companies, and provided necessary visuals to help those companies stand out to their consumers. At JustLight, Campbell heads the company’s branding, and is in charge of creating all content creation for the company. 

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Joseph Asker

Director of Digital Operations

Joey Asker serves as JustLight's director of Digital Operations; building and maintaining our online presence. After obtaining his BA from the University of Michigan with a dual-major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, and Sociology, Joey co-founded two start-up companies. He is excited every day to work with a company whose mission lines up so well with his own values and goals.

Noah Maike

Design Engineer

Noah is a Senior Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Michigan studying with a focus in design. Fascinated by the implications of light on our health, Noah joined the team in 2021 working on the development of JustLight's future products. Noah is very excited to be working with the team and dedicated to the vision of making light routine.

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Noor Alesawy

Associate Scientist

Noor Alesawy, the 2021 National Neuroscience Student of the Year Awardee, is a junior neuroscience and business student at the University of Michigan. Her growing interest in med-tech innovation has led to her heavy early involvement in the light therapy and AR/VR industries. Her interest in light therapy was sparked after conducting research and completing a project studying the effects of photobiomodulation light therapy on traumatic brain injury-induced opioid seeking at the United States Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center. After working there in addition to Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons Private Practice, Michigan Medicine Surgical Innovation Center, and serving as the Elected National Secretary for the National Neuroscience Council; she is excited to open more medical avenues for Justlight as a potential treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post-Surgery Pain, and much more, through translational and clinical research.

Our Community

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Tristan Woodsmith

Tristan Woodsmith is a clinical social worker who earned his bachelor’s in psychology and his master’s in social work from the University of Michigan. Tristan currently works as an independent contractor compiling research on the clinical applications of photobiomodulation, for JustLight. He is especially interested in the effects of light exposure on mental health and hopes to expand general use of light therapy as a mood enhancer. 

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Jake Serwer

Jake Serwer is the founder and CEO of Espresso Public Relations LLC, a leading Detroit-based PR and marketing firm. Jake oversees and manages media relations and strategic communication planning for JustLight. A former Washington D.C. television producer for Bloomberg News, Chris Wallace and the National Press Club, Jake earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.

Board of Advisors

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Dr. Leo J. Schowalter

Dr. Schowalter was employed by the GE Global Research Center after receiving his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois.  He was a professor in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Physics Department from 1987 until 2006 and was Department Chair from 1997 to 2000.  In 1997, he co-founded Crystal IS where he was the first CEO and later CTO until he retired in 2021.  Crystal IS commercialized UVC LEDs based on pseudomorphic AlGaN on single-crystal AlN substrates for disinfection and instrumentation applications.  Dr. Schowalter continues work as a designated professor at Nagoya U., a position he was appointed to 2019 as part of a collaborative effort with Asahi Kasei. In 2019, the Nagoya U., Asahi Kasei and Crystal IS team announced the world’s first UVC laser diode and, in early 2020, the best performance for far UVC LEDs in the 230nm to 240nm wavelength range.

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Vladimir Heiskanen

Vladimir 'Valtsu' Heiskanen has published a total of six peer-reviewed articles on medicinal subjects such as red light therapy, sunlight, mitochondrial health, and NAD(+). He administers a public database of more than 5,400 research articles on light and health. Valtsu lives in Finland and is a dental student at the University of Helsinki.

Peter was inspired to build Sunflower based on Valtsu's breakthrough journal - Photobiomodulation: Lasers vs Light Emitting Diodes?

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Robert Granata

Robert's career has spanned 34 years in marketing, sales, engineering and development, program management, and manufacturing to his current position of CEO at Eypex Corporation.  In 2016, his largest start-up company AGM Automotive whom specialized in lighting and electronics was acquired by a major automotive conglomerate after reaching annual revenues in excess of $378 million in revenue with factories strategically located around the globe. 

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