Meet the Crew


Nigel Costolloe, Owner

Nigel Costolloe is the owner of Catchlight Painting. He learned to paint summers in high school and started his first company after graduate school.  He is active regionally and nationally in the Painting Contractors Association as Executive Director, He has roots in Australia and England, enjoys a good cup of tea, Monty Python, and considers Vegemite an elixir.

If you’d like to read more, click here: Nigel Costolloe Business Profile, inPAINT Magazine 2016


Michael Snyder

General Manager

As General Manager at Catchlight, Michael is charged with modernizing and optimizing processes, software and platforms to improve operational efficiency, ensuring Catchlight’s high standards are met on every project. Working in hospitality and tech for more than 25 years, Michael brings with him proven leadership skills and a talent for problem solving. He has the perfect blend of experience and expertise needed to manage the logistics of a busy painting company, honing the culture in which team members feel valued and respected, and ensuring every customer is well cared for.


Eraldo Scarpatto


Eraldo is undaunted by even the most complex challenge. With Catchlight since 2000, Eraldo is the go-to foreman for any project requiring a clever solution or the use of a lift. “I don’t like to do things halfway. Customers appreciate a job done well, and this is how I need to work.” Eraldo enjoys spending time with his wife and son and is an amateur photographer.

Lynne Damianos

Damianos Photography

Lynne Damianos specializes in creating distinctive photographs of architecture and interiors, products and people for business. Her images help clients stand out from their competition and win awards for their work. Damianos Photography is a MA WBE/DBE.

Scott Walsh

Interior Estimator/Project Manager

Scott’s forte is exacting interior work at pristine locations such as The Four Seasons and Battery Waterfront Boston. Scott is especially detail-oriented, a perfectionist in the best sense and whisper-quiet. Except when checking in, customers barely know Scott’s present. “I love the art of painting and the technique involved in painting detailed work, brushwork especially.” When not painting, Scott plays golf, travels with his wife and visits historic places such as Sturbridge Village. He enjoys art history and art museums as well.

C. Alex Goes


Alex joined Catchlight in 2008 as Carlos’ right-hand man – and son-in-law. Not only is Alex a careful painter, he’s a whiz with a vacuum inside and out: “I like to clean!!” When not at work or with his wife and two young sons, Alex enjoys playing basketball and soccer, or drums and the guitar at church.

Kristina Yee Vitullo

Mason & Martin, LLP

Kristina, Partner at Mason & Martin LLP, a general practice law firm, has been critical in offering professional and legal insight and counsel on an array of issues that impact a small business, to ensure Catchlight’s best practices are simply that, the best. Between raising two sons, competing in adventure races and climbing Mt. Washington, Kristina is actively engaged in the Brookline charitable community.
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Peter Woods

Exterior Estimator/Project Manager

Peter joined the Catchlight team in 2018 and brings with him 12 years of experience in residential, commercial, and new construction painting. A Massachusetts native, Peter lived and worked in Seattle, WA for six years, and has recently returned to his home state to continue his career. When he isn’t painting, Peter enjoys to playing the guitar or going on a hike.

Doug Richards

Carpentry Foreman

Doug ran his own company before deciding he’d rather paint than manage a business. He joined the Catchlight team in 2012. Doug has an impressive breadth of skills and a delightful twinkle in his eye.

Huey (RIP)

Office Dog

It’s Huey’s job to remind us all to stop and smell the fire hydrants! He is determined, and passionate about this responsibility.

Catchlight painters adhere to Training Best Practices and Painter Training available through the Painting Contractors Association (PCA), and are subject to drug testing and background checks through the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) listing.

Catchlight estimates are provided free of charge.

All Catchlight work is guaranteed for three years, inside and out.

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