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Staff Directory

Steven Atlas

Steven Atlas

Owner
Steve founded The Frame Maker in 1976 in a small shop in National City. He moved the business to the current location in Mission Hills in 1999. Steve has forged many successful relationships among skilled artisans, dynamic manufacturers, talented designers and exciting artists in San Diego and is proud to have supported the art & design communities in San Diego for 40 years.


Samantha Atlas DiPirro-Beard

Samantha Atlas DiPirro-Beard

Operations Manager
A family operated business since 1976, Steve's daughter Samantha joined The Frame Maker part-time in 2005. Upon graduation from San Diego State University in 2008, Samantha took over managing day to day business activities. Samantha currently holds the position of Operations Manager and oversees all business and building operations. As an Industry Partner, Samantha is an active member of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers. In her spare time she volunteers with the Center for Community Solutions San Diego . Samantha will be co-chairing the 18th Annual Tea & Tonic event next April.

  


Greg Strange

Greg Strange

Lead Designer
Greg is The Frame Maker's lead designer and resident design authority. Greg has been working with Steve and the San Diego art & design community at The Frame Maker since 1980.

  


Tom Houk

Tom Houk

Designer
Tom joined The Frame Maker staff in 2005. As a designer, Tom co-ordinates all of our work with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, in addition to handling many of The Frame Maker's professional gallery and designer accounts.

  


Jason Sherry

Jason Sherry

Lead Art Preparator
Jason joined The Frame Maker staff in 2001 and is our lead art preparator. A working artist with a degree in Fine Art from San Diego State University, Jason has exhibited his work in several San Diego galleries, most recently at Seminal Projects in Little Italy.

Jenna Refuerzo

Jenna Refuerzo

Picture Framer
Jenna is a painter with both a Studio Art and Art History degree from UC San Diego. Jenna has been working as a full-time production picture framer at The Frame Maker since 2008.

Dana Zikas

Dana Zikas

Picture Framer
Dana has been working as a full-time picture framer at The Frame Maker since 2010. He handles both production and custom work in addition to materials procurement for the shop.

  


Trish Kinkead

Trish Kinkead

Design Assistant & Framer