Shannon McLaughlin - COO/Master Electrician
As our “hands on” master electrician and operations manager, Shannon McLaughlin knows the ins and outs of electrical code compliance, electrical design, analysis and application, electrical estimating, and project management. With his service-oriented outlook, he strives to create a unified team environment at Mac Electric & Lighting. He also strives to exceed customer expectations by regulating quality workmanship, a dedication to professionalism, reactive service standards, and individually addressing every customer’s needs.
Shannon is the COO and master electrician licensed in both Colorado and Wyoming, and is dedicated to providing the best electrical service in either state. He's a Colorado native who enjoys the mountains and outdoors to include hiking, hunting, camping, four-wheeling, and fishing. He is a very dedicated husband and father who enjoys spending time with his family. He is also an avid supporter of the Thompson Valley High School Athletics.
Michelle McLaughlin - CVO
Michelle McLaughlin is the CVO and co-founder at Mac Electric. An entrepreneur at heart Michelle has comprehensive knowledge of all matters related to the business and helps with strategic planning, team and culture development, processes definition and company vision. She loves working with the team to master new and innovative ways to serve MAC’s customers and strives to provide a workplace where people can learn, grow, and find happiness.
Nothing is more important to Michelle than providing excellent customer service , therefore she takes much pride in MAC being honored with the Efficiency Works™. Highest Customer Satisfaction Award in 2016 & 2018.
Michelle is the mother to four wonderful humans, loves long evening walks with her husband and dog Dexter, spending time with family (especially while sitting in the bleachers at long and exhausting wrestling tournaments), working out, reading, gardening, traveling, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
Shiloh McLaughlin - Land Development Manager/Master Electrician
Shiloh McLaughlin's roots run deep at Mac Electric. He helped establish the family business from 2001 until 2007, and then reunited with our team in 2015 to help take Mac Electric to the next level. Shiloh is a Master Electrician in Colorado and is also a licensed Journeyman in Wyoming. He manages the organization and operations of the Land Development division of MAC Electric. He also estimates and manages projects and still does fieldwork, too. Shiloh believes in customer service, building strong trusting relationships with clients, and making sure that projects run efficiently and safely.
Shiloh is a native of Loveland, Colorado, and enjoys fly fishing, hiking, hunting, and pretty much any time he can spend outdoors with his lovely wife and three incredible children!
Gerald Amdahl - Journeyman Electrician, Project Manager
Gerald Amdahl is a licensed Journeyman Electrician with experience in commercial, residential, and industrial electrical applications. Gerald has been with Mac Electric for more than seven years and enjoys the variety of work that comes with the job.
He enjoys challenging projects requiring control design and creative solutions. Gerald is knowledgeable and friendly and goes out of the way to exceed customer expectations: He makes it a point to leave job sites in better shape than expected. After he's done wowing our customers for the day, he fills his free time fishing, mountain biking, four-wheeling, snowboarding, camping, dirt bike riding, and working on home projects. Gerald believes that making fitness a part of his schedule helps him remain positive, alert, and energetic.
Tanya Forbes - Office Manager
Tanya Forbes brings over 15 years of experience in office management and customer service to her position of Office Manager with the Mac Electric team. In addition to a wealth of knowledge and experience, she brings her positive energy and outgoing personality! She truly enjoys the opportunity to make another person’s day better through excellent customer service and responsiveness and everyone who has the pleasure of interacting with Tanya feels happier thanks to her!
After she's done helping our customers and team for the day, she fills her free time by spending time with her two children, partaking in a variety of activities including softball, volleyball, country dancing, and spending as much time outdoors as she can fishing, hiking and being active! A fun fact about Tanya is that she was an All American Diver in college!
Todd Buchler - Director of Sales
Todd has over 17 years’ experience in Business-to-Business sales both internationally and throughout the USA. His experience selling everything from Commercial Art to Industrial Supplies has enabled him to work with every type of client and adapt quickly to the needs and expectations of our customers. He loves music, movies and considers himself a bit of a history buff. He is eager to earn your business and establish the kind of relationships his clients have come to rely on.
Josh McLaughlin - Journeyman Electrician
Josh McLaughlin has been a loyal part of the Mac Electric team for over 5 years. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the electrical trade, and enjoys working in the family business. Josh loves learning the ins and outs of the trade and working through challenges resulting in happy customers, he values learning from the experience of MAC’s senior electricians. When he's not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife Mechole, the Colorado outdoors, fishing, hunting and playing in competitive golf tournaments.
Chris Wright - Electrician
Chris Wright has been a part of the Mac Electric team since April, 2018. Chris is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. Here at Mac, he loves being able to help companies and communities better themselves through innovative electrical solutions.
Chris uses the power of his smile to take on any project. As a movie buff, he would be your go-to when hit with movie trivia, especially when it comes to The Fast and the Furious. So it’s no surprise that he enjoys video gaming competitions. Chris does get some Colorado sunshine—his dog, Yeezy, a husky/heeler/shepherd mix drags him out for hikes and fun at the dog park.
Mitch Fordred - Apprentice
Mitch Fordred has been a part of the Mac Electric team since May, 2018. He served in the Army for seven years, earning two achievement medals and worked for another electrical company before joining Mac. Every day on a project presents new problems to solve and a variety of jobs to take on.
Mitch enjoys spending time with his wife, Allison, new baby, Finnley, and Leo the Lab. He recently has been training and competing in triathlons and marathons, although his training in Fatherhood has been an adventure, too!
Christian Gwynn - Apprentice
Christian Gwynn joined the Mac Electric team in July, 2019. Christian is a recent graduate and former wrestler from Thompson Valley High School in Loveland. He pursued his position here at Mac because he wanted a job that he could build into a career and sought out a fun family atmosphere.
When not at work, Chris spends every weekend on the mountain snowboarding and would give up his day job if he could get paid for it. He puts up with summer by disc golfing and video gaming.