Meet The Energy Smiths Team

Who are the Energy Smiths?

The Energy Smiths is owned by David Gordon, Jason Knight, and Eric Knight. We have strong  backgrounds in energy efficiency, engineering, and sales. The ownership began working in the  energy efficiency industry nearly 20 years ago, and for the past 10 years, David and Jason have  owned a consulting company that provided energy efficiency assessments and lighting project specifications to various customers. Now, David, Jason, and Eric have teamed up to expand on  the deep industry knowledge and offer custom lighting upgrades. The Energy Smiths is not like other LED lighting companies in San Diego, they bring a new perspective and reliability to the industry with their family oriented background. The growing business has expanded the team, and works out of a comfortable office in Scripps Ranch, within short distance to all their projects in San Diego County. We are one of the only family owned LED lighting companies in San Diego! See what makes our team so special:

Meet our Team

Eric Knight

Eric Knight

Eric is the project manager at The Energy Smiths and is the head of sales and customer acquisition. This Kansas City native turned San Diego State Aztec has been working in energy efficiency for over 10 years. He is our favorite people-person and is an expert in direct marketing and sales.



Jason Knight

Jason Knight

Jason has been in the energy efficiency business since his time with the Industrial Assessment Center at San Diego StateUniversity. The bulk of his 15 year career has been spent developing energy efficiency projects and managing utility programs, helping local governments and business owners reduce their energy use. Here, he is in charge of engineering and calculations for energy usage in relation to utility bills.


David GordonDave Gordon

Dave is the owner and head of development of The Energy Smiths. As a graduate of UC San Diego, he has a great knowledge of the San Diego area and economy. He also has experience in the energy sector and government work, and helps lead the way in expanding business and logistics.


Emma Head Emma Head

Emma is the Marketing and Branding Coordinator at The Energy Smiths. A senior at San Diego State University studying marketing and sustainability, she brings new perspectives into the office thinking about both financial and green incentives for LEDs. Her role in the office includes building the website and marketing strategy, assisting the sales team, and acting as chief executive dog-petter.


The Energy Smiths teamRyan Amador

Ryan is The Energy Smith’s project manager. He has over 15 years of  experience in the energy industry making him a perfect fit at the company, as well as being another San Diego State alum. This jack of all trades wears many hats in the office helping with anything from installing, to ordering, to sales and beyond.



San Diego office DogMurphy & Porter

These brothers are the office mascots. The 7 year old black lab brothers always bring laughter and excitement to the team. Our favorite good boys drive home some of our most important company values: fun and family. (Pictured: Murphy)



How are we different than the competition?

The Energy Smiths stand out from other typical LED lighting companies in San Diego because we have deep knowledge about the products on the market, utility programs, and most importantly utility rates.    

We take the time to analyze the individual utility rate tariffs that each of our clients are billed against and we accurately use the appropriate billing rate for our energy savings analysis. This gives an accurate report of what savings are available. We also calculate how much carbon emissions can be diverted, minimizing each company’s carbon footprint.

Sounds like a good fit for your business? Contact us today for a free quote!