Meet The Team

Don

Don is the president of Atlas Stationers. His grandfather started the company in 1939 in the Chicago Loop. Some of his favorite hobbies include discovering IPAs, listening to LPs with Mrs. Atlas, attending concerts at the Genesee Theater in Waukegan and boating on the Chain O’ Lakes. His favorite fine writing instrument is the Sailor King of Pens with the Stormy Seas finish.

Therese

Therese, otherwise known as Mrs. Atlas and momma T, is Don’s wife. Most famously known in Chicago as the super Bear’s fan who wears shorts every day (yes...even in the winter) until the Bears win the Superbowl. Most people don’t know that she can juggle WHILE riding a unicycle! She enjoys attending sporting events and spending time with her grandchildren. Therese loves every pen brand equally as she sees the beauty in them all!

Brian

Brian is the Vice President of Atlas Stationers. He is the oldest of the 4th generation to join the family business and has been with Atlas for 10 years. He oversees multiple departments including accounting, e commerce, shipping, and day-to-day operations. When Brian is not at Atlas, he is spending time with his wife and two children, Camden and Isabelle! His favorite hobbies include talkin’ sports, fantasy football, running, and going to Disney World with his family! His favorite pen is the Cross Quartz Blue Peerless!

Brendan

Brendan is the youngest of the Atlas Family. He is fourth generation Atlas working closely with his parents and his older brother. He manages the retail store and enjoys meeting everyone who walks through the doors. He is highly addicted to fantasy football and loves all things sports. All he needs to have a good time is a nice IPA and a fine writing instrument. His all time favorite pen is the Pelikan M800 Stone Garden paired up with Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite ink.

Charles

Charles has been in the industry for over 40 years being recognized as a pen legend in Chicago. His favorite activities include practicing calligraphy, gardening and trying out new recipes while cooking. Charles enjoys every fine writing brand but puts Pilot at the top of his list. His all-time favorite fountain pen is the Pilot E95s.

Alvin

Alvin is a Sales Associate who is a lover of all things fine writing. He loves discovering new music and art as he is an artist himself. When he is not talking pens at Atlas, Alvin is most likely working on his printmaking or photography. He has three cats named Peanut, Larry, and Hazel. His favorite pen is currently the Kaweco Brass Sport with a fine nib, paired with Diamine Sepia.

Ericka

Ericka is one of our amazing sales associates and is a collector of all things stationery. She owns over 75 journals and has yet to write in any of them! CRAZY, RIGHT!?! The fear of ruining the first page is real. She enjoys writing, going on adventures, and meeting new people. One of her favorite brands is Blackwing as she hopes to collect every special edition pencil. She is new to the world of fountain pens and will soon experience going “down the rabbit hole”!

Phillip

Phillip is part of our retail staff who interacts with customers on a day-to-day basis. He has moved back and forth from Illinois and California since 2010. He recently moved back to Chicago in 2019 and joined the Atlas team. He is a sports fanatic who understands the pain of being a Chicago Sport’s fan! Phillip’s life goal is to become a certified real estate agent who wants to help people find their dream home. His favorite fine writing instrument is the Ferris Wheel Press Brush fountain pen!

Debra

Debra works in our retail store and assists with product arrangement, sales, and customer service. She lives in the neighborhood and visited Atlas many times before joining the team. She has collected fountain pens for many years beginning in 1974. She enjoys reading, baking and helping others! Her current favorite fine writing instruments is the Cross Botanical fountain pen.

Tim

Tim, one of our fine writing experts, joined the A Team in October of 2021. Aside from being a fountain pen fanatic, Tim absolutely loves his films and music. His favorite genre of movies is Sci-Fi & Horror, while his favorite genres of music includes Jazz, Blues, and Classic Rock. When he is not playing with his puppy, Murphy, he is exploring Chicago and reading about history at coffee shops. His favorite pen is the LAMY 2000 (F) and his favorite ink is the Ferris Wheel Press Pumpkin Patch.

Drew

Drew is a jack of all trades. From pulling orders, assisting in the retail store and preparing products for the shelves, Drew does it all! He is a huge comic book fan and an aspiring comic artist. His favorite superhero is Spiderman, and he is rarely seen without a Faber-Castell in hand. When you see Drew, you have to ask him about his original concept drawings. They are truly amazing!