Staff

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Our team of experienced professionals awaits you.

Count on our knowledgeable and friendly window fashion professionals to coordinate your decorating project from start to finish. Our staff has received extensive training on Hunter Douglas window fashions and more – including design, measuring, installation and trouble shooting.

george-phillipsGeorge Phillips
Owner/CFO
In 1995 George decided he had had enough of the corporate word and left to begin a new adventure with Marianne. What began as a window covering business has grown to a complete design center under George’s careful eye and keen business sense.George is an avid guitar fan and plays almost every day. Ask George how many guitars he owns? He also enjoys playing golf and keeping up on his favorite sports teams.


Marianne Phillips
marianneOwner/Designer
Marianne has been designing since 1996 and owned Altra Home Décor with George since 2005. She enjoys developing long term relationships with her clients and is thrilled when they return for another project. She is a certified Hunter Douglas window treatment expert and will happily find the right treatment for you. Kitchen and bath design are also a passion of hers and she has created many beautiful designs for her clients. When not busy at work she enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes on George. They both love to travel, but only if there is no snow – warm and exotic if you please. If Archie and Edie, their beloved Jack Russell Terriers, can join them on the trip that makes it even better.


 
Jennifer Crossan
jenniferDesigner
Originally from Scotland, Jennifer came to Arizona and received her degree in Interior Design from Scottsdale Community College. She has experience in all areas – from flooring to countertops to window treatments. She is your go to girl. Her motto is “Vision is the art of seeing what’s invisible to others.” Whenever she can, she goes back to the UK to visit her Grandma. She is fanatical about her pets, currently 1 dog and 2 cats, all of whom are rescues. Jennifer has been with her partner, Frank, for five years and together they love to travel and discover new places. Never afraid of a challenge, Jennifer has laid laminate, wood and tile floors, installed kitchen counter tops, backsplash and shower surround, even artificial turf.


 
Lisa M. Johnston
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Designer
Originally from the Midwest, Lisa came to Arizona in 1988 and studied Business at ASU.  She has enjoyed working in various sales and account management capacities in the valley for the last 20 years.  Raised in an artistic home with an engineer father provided a foundation for creativity and problem solving.  By combining aesthetics with functionality, Lisa can expertly suggest great solutions aligned with her client’s visions and budgets. She strives to please every client, on every project.  She is the proud parent to 3 college age daughters at NAU, ASU and U of A that account for lots of fun and busy weekends across the state. When she is not busy with career and family, she enjoys up-cycling thrift store finds into unique home decor pieces and playing with her four legged gals, Lexi and new grand dog Luna.

Sue Roberts
sue-roberts-1Showroom Manager
Sue recently relocated to Sun City West from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spent the majority of her career working in the High Tech Industry in Silicon Valley.  She worked in the Administrative Management field from start-ups to large corporations and spent many years as Inside Sales support.  But her real passion has always been decorating and organizing.  She is thrilled to be part of the team at Altra Home Decor and knows her keen sense of Customer Service will easily be applied as she meets new clients visiting the Showroom.  In Sue’s spare time she enjoy combining travel with photography and always seem to have her hand in remodeling and interior painting projects whether for herself or friends.  Her favorite road trips are to Prescott and Sedona and enjoy cooking with friends.


Alberta Begay
alberta-begaySeamstress
Bert, as she is known to her friends and family, has a great attention to detail. She creates the most amazing windows treatments that are installed in your home. She has been creating beautiful window fashions since 1970.Bert also creates beautiful hand loomed rugs in the traditional Indian style. These rugs can take a year or more to weave and are in high demand to a every elite clientele. When not weaving rugs, Bert loves playing and doting on her wonderful grandson Patrick.


nathan-yazzieNathan Yazzie
Upholster
Nathan has years of experience in upholstery.  His specialities include beautiful cornices and cushions,  His attention to detail makes every item a work of art. As an lifelong Arizona resident, Nathan know his way around the state and spends free time up north with his family.


mascotsArchie & Edith
Official Mascots
Archie and Edith are our official mascots. These two Jack Russell Terriers are in the showroom most days to greet you and guide you around the showroom.
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