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Meet The Team

Meet the team that makes The Commons at Phase all that it is! Our executives and feet on the ground have answered a few questions to help you get to know the faces you see in the office each day. Now that you’ve met us, be sure to say hello next time and tell us your go to coffee order, or favorite adventure. 

– Sincerely,

Your Phase Family

Frank Bealer  

CEO – Phase  

Go-to Coffee Order: Tall Blonde Vanilla Flat White 

A Fun Fact About Me : I used to be in a punk rock band 

Last Book I Read: Think Again by Adam Grant 

Next place I want to travel: Bali 

Jeff Williams  

COO – Phase  

Go-to Coffee Order:  Iced coffee (only before mixed doubles tennis so I don’t let my wife down) 

Last Book I Read: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins 

Favorite Part About Working at Phase:  Seeing us grow up (just like our students) 

Favorite Adventure:  Biked 200 miles with my family through France, ending at Omaha Beach 

I was Born In: West Virginia (almost heaven)

Ayanna Hawkins 

Marketing Director and General Manager – Phase  

Go-to Coffee Order: Vanilla Chai Tea Latte XHot 

Favorite Adventure: Climbing the Great Wall of China

I was Born In… NYC 

Devaun Walker  

Project Manager – Phase  

Go-to Coffee Order: Grande, Black 

A Fun Fact About Me: I can play 7 different instruments 

Next Place I Want to Travel: England 


Johna Castro 

Marketing Consultant – Phase 

Go-to Coffee Order: Lavender Latte  

Next Place I Want to Travel: The Philippines 

Favorite Instagram Account: @bradmontague   

Francesca Connolly  

Sales and Events Manager – Phase Events 

Go-to Coffee Order: Double short americano. 

Last Book I Read: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Next Place I Want to Travel: Croatia  

Favorite Adventure: Spending time with the Bedouins of Egypt. 

Favorite Thing About Working at Phase: Getting the chance to work with people of all different backgrounds, industries, and culture through hosting events.  

Jackson Speed 

Community Manager – The Commons 

Go-to Coffee Order: Vanilla Soy Latte 

Last Book I Read: Love is a Mixtape by Robert Sheffield  

Next Place I Want to Travel: London 

Favorite Adventure: Tuna Fishing in Costa Rica, and making sushi on the boat, fresh from the ocean! 

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