Our Leadership Team

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John Phillips

CEO

As an entrepreneur with a long history focused in the stained glass and construction businesses, John Phillips Jr. has the unique understanding of how art and construction meet through the preservation, restoration, and design of historic windows.

John became acquainted with the world of stained glass as a young boy. He would accompany his father John Phillips, Sr., who was employed as Hauser Art Glass’ east coast studio consultant, on visits to churches. During this time he learned the many facets of the stained glass field, from art to business.

John eventually went on to work for his father, and later consulted for other studios before performing contract work for Willet Hauser.

In 1997, he and his wife Mary started their own stained glass studio, Associated Crafts, which quickly grew to become one of the largest and most respected restoration studios in the nation.

His relationship with Willet Hauser came full circle when he was given the opportunity to purchase the business in 2013 after Jim and Mike Hauser decided to pursue retirement. The Hauser’s, having known John since he was 8 years old, mentored and taught him over the years and witnessed him grow within the industry. They realized that he had the knowledge, integrity, and desire to carry on the tradition of their iconic American stained glass studio. With the acquisition complete in 2014, John Phillips, armed with passion and a talent for team building, led the way for a re-awakening of the studio, a renaissance of talent, spirit, and dedication to the craft, necessary for posterity.

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Mary Phillips

CEO/ Director of Special Events

Born and raised in Iowa on a farm, Mary attended Murray State University on a rodeo scholarship. Her field of study was accounting. During Mary’s time at Murray State she met her future husband, John D Phillips. They were married in Pennsylvania and lived there a year before their son JW was born. They then moved to Iowa a few years later where Shelby was born. In 1996 the family moved to Arizona where Mary worked for America West Airlines starting in the reservation department, eventually advancing to management as a supervisor for many departments. Mary finally settled in the emergency planning and response department.

After recognizing the growth of the family stained glass business Mary decided to leave the aviation business to help build Associated Crafts® & Willet Hauser® as co-CEO.

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Mikel Castillo

President

Began her career in bookkeeping and general management. She has taken those skills to various companies before starting her own bookkeeping firm which serviced over forty clients in the Phoenix area for more than a decade. Associated Crafts® became a client in 2004. In 2012, Associated Crafts® employed her as General Manager, overseeing all aspects of bookkeeping, human resources, and general management for the company. She now oversees operations of both Willet Hauser™ and its sister studio, Associated Craft® at the corporate office in Arizona. She 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 grandchild, playing sports and spending time with her Yorkie dogs.

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Robert Bohannon

Vice President of Operations

Has a rich background in stained glass and operations management. He currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at Associated Crafts® and Willet Hauser®™ and has overseen operations since 2004. From 1982 to 1994, Robert was founder and owner of Bohannon Construction before he decided to open his own repair and restoration stained glass studio, Alpha 1. He continued with Alpha 1 for 11 years before joining Associated Crafts, and now, the Willet Hauser family.

With over thirty years in the craft trade industry, specializing in wood and stained glass fabrication, contract bidding and problem solving, Robert Bohannon has a rich background in stained glass and operations management.

During the 1990’s he was the proprietor, designer and fabricator for an antique reproduction furniture company, Gothic Creations. The company specialized in Southwest style furniture, with its Native American, Mexican and Spanish influences, as well as Queen Anne and Shaker reproduction pieces. Robert’s work can be found in collections in Germany and the United States, especially throughout the Southwest.

During his time at Alpha One, Robert assisted John Phillips, Jr. in the design of aluminum extrusions for Associated Crafts®protective covering services. Additionally, he created a specially designed instrument that enabled the firm to bend the aluminum extrusions, a necessary detail that allowed craftsmen to contour new framing onsite to closely match the existing millwork. This electric bender is still used today exclusively by Associated Crafts and Willet Hauser.

As the Vice President of Operations, Robert is responsible for navigating each unique project, troubleshooting anything from installations to framing solutions. He stands, in a sense, on the front lines- problem solving any issue that a sales representative, road crew member or client might encounter, whether it be onsite or in house. Additionally, he is responsible for strict quality control, ensuring that all commissions are completed appropriately and according to the terms outlined in all contracts. Bohannon’s rich woodworking and design background aids him in the design and fabrication of the light boxes he is responsible for creating. In addition to his role as Vice President of Studio Operations Robert also serves as a minority owner of Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc.

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