Meet The Team
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 Pineider Pyscho with Palladium finish.
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 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 S.T. Dupont Diamond Guilloche!
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 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.
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”!
Jomel is part of the fulfillment team that prepares and ships out any and all online orders. If you ordered it chances are he's packed it. He's also a growing enthusiast in the fine writing sphere starting off from pens and moving his way down to learning about all types of stationery. You probably won't see him on the floor but if you're around long enough, you may just get lucky and spot him pulling orders in the store. He's not one for sports but has been keeping up with F1 when the season comes around.
Clarence is part of our retail team and is in the store most of the week. He grew up in Milwaukee but has lived in Chicago for almost 7 years now. Yes, he is also a Packers fan for those wondering! In his free time he enjoys weight lifting, 2D Animation and cycling up and down the lake front. While relatively new to fountain pens he hopes to be able to wield a flex nib soon to make his handwriting much more dramatic.
Alyssa loves notebooks with smooth paper, shimmering inks, washi tape, and everything pastel. You might see her with a pen in her hair when she's in the store to pull orders. She tries to switch it up every few hours or so.