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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 is responsible for forming the administrative processes at Associated Crafts®. Having had a profound influence on that company she brought her experience to Willet Hauser as well and now oversees both companies as Chief Financial Officer and General Manager. 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. When Willet Hauser was purchased in 2014, he brought those talents to the forefront even more so to lead both brands in his oversight of studio operations. In his spare time you can see him 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® and now Willet Hauser Architectural Glass®. 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®. Today he leads both consultant teams at Willet Hauser & Associated Crafts®. 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.
  • 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 the administrative efforts for both companies from the Winona studio. With her family she enjoys all the seasons that Minnesota has to offer.
  • Lesli Elliot, 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 Willet Hauser since 2010 starting as a part-timer. When the company was purchased, she remained and was promoted to taking over the accounting department. On the weekends she spends time with her family and friends.

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

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