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KEY EMPLOYEES HELPING YOU

We recognize that our team makes the work happen and works hard to make it all seem simple. Below are a few of the key members of our team who are involved behind the administrative scenes and upfront in the studio.

  • Mikel Castillo, Chief Financial Officer And General Manager Of Associated Crafts And Willet Hauser Mikel Castillo, President is responsible for forming the administrative processes at Associated Crafts® / Willet Hauser®. She has been able to establish policies and procedures that have successfully handled the amazing growth that Associated Crafts® / Willet Hauser® has experienced. In her spare time she enjoys her new grand child, playing sports and spending time with her Yorkie dogs.
  • Kathy Jordan, Stained Glass Painter At Willet Hauser Kathy Jordan is a world-renowned glass painter with an entrepreneurial spirit. Kathy’s disciplined reverence for the tradition of historic glass painting combined with the capability of asserting any prerequisite style of glass painting anchors her true love for the craft. She has been working in stained glass for over 30 years, creating new meaningful designs and teaching others the fine art of theological glass painting.
  • Melissa Janda, Stained Glass Painter And Designer At Willet Hauser Melissa Janda graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and started her career immediately as an artist in the stained glass community. She is an accomplished glass painter and designer with over 20 years of experience. On the weekends you will find her on her hobby farm surrounded by her husband, cats, plants, ladybugs, chickens and bees.
  • Garrick Holey, Stained Glass Artist And Overseer Of Studio Operations At Willet Hauser Garrick Holey graduated from St. Mary’s University and immediately started his career in stained glass. Garrick’s natural eye for design, classic training and easy going spirit quickly made him an invaluable team mate. Garrick is responsible for all studio operations and other specialized duties. In his spare time you can see Garrick enjoying outdoor activities such as biking and skiing in the beautiful bluffs surrounding Winona accompanied by his wife, 3 kids and dog.
  • Greg Bayless, Stained Glass Craftsman Who Performs Restoration And Installation At Willet Hauser Greg Bayless is an experienced craftsmen who has been dedicated to the stained glass industry for over 30 years. He has not only executed the restoration and installation of countless pieces of historic stained glass across the United States but also influenced the processes at Associated Crafts® / Willet Hauser®. On the weekends he is often still traveling for work or visiting family.
  • Tim Hudson, Leader Of Consulting Teams At Willet Hauser And Associated Crafts Tim Hudson is a Michigan native who now calls Arizona home. In 2008 he left the mortgage industry as a broker in order to apply his skill set to helping churches maintain their historic stained glass windows with Associated Crafts® / Willet Hauser®. Today he leads both consultant teams at Associated Crafts® / Willet Hauser®. On the weekends you will find him spending time with his wife, usually heading to the perfect camping spot. They have raised three adult children and have been “empty-nesters” for the last seven years.
  • Rebecca Pennington, Scheduling Manager for Associated Crafts / Willet Hauser Architectural Glass Inc. Rebecca Pennington, Scheduling Manager for Associated Crafts / Willet Hauser Architectural Glass Inc. Rebecca started working for the company in 2009. Rebecca began as a filing clerk and moved into the sales department as an administrative assistant. She was responsible for preparing proposals and building sketches for our sales team. Rebecca was promoted to scheduling manager in 2017. She is in charge of scheduling projects for all twelve road crews, ordering materials/equipment, travel arrangements for crews, reporting to management, and customer relations regarding schedules.

    Rebecca is a native to Arizona and continues to live in Mesa with her husband and children. Prior to starting her career in stained glass, Rebecca was a data analyst for a automotive company for 9 years. She also has experience in accounts payable, cashiering, front end management, customer service calls, and data entry.

    Rebecca has a strong work ethic. She excels at multitasking, problem solving, and organization. Rebecca has a warm and bubbly personality. She is committed to the future of this company and ensuring that we are the best.
  • Pam Hamre, Leader Of Administrative Efforts For Willet Hauser And Associated Crafts Pam Hamre is a Minnesota native. She has been with Willet Hauser® since November 1980 when she graduated from Minnesota State Mankato. Today, she leads administrative efforts from the Winona studio. Pam’s commitment and work ethic is inspirational to the entire company. With her family she enjoys all the seasons that Minnesota has to offer.
  • Leslie Elliott, Responsible For Client Services And Transactions At Willet Hauser Leslie Elliott was born and raised in Wabasha, MN. She is responsible for client services, making those transactions seem seamless. She has worked with Associated Crafts® / Willet Hauser® since 2010 starting as a part-timer. Since then, Leslie has been promoted to taking over the accounting department. On the weekends she spends time with her family and friends.
  • Mark Steele, Willet Hauser Mark Steele is a 30 plus year veteran of the trades specializing in stained glass for over twenty years. Know for his customer service and dedication to quality Mr Steele is our leading trainer. Mark enjoys passing along his many years of experience to entire production team. His quest for perfection is infectious. In his spare time, Mark enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his granddaughter.

We are also always expanding our current team and promoting our teammates.