Meet the Craftsmen
From concept to completion the Mary Undoer of Knots Shrine has been a team effort with dozens of artists and craftsmen withstanding sometimes harsh conditions to make this dream a reality.
Since June 1984, Chauncey Meyer has been guiding the skyline of Tucson with his intuitive talent. Reflective surfaces that bounce evening light around a home, river, stone absorbing the harsh summer heat, appear effortlessly compatible in a Chauncey environment as seasons vary and the way day light changes throughout the day is one part technology and another part experience.
"A space should have a grace about it. Good architecture shouldn't overwhelm, it is the place that you enjoy without noticing. The spaces I design feel clean, refined, and comfortable" Chauncey Meyer.
A degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona, a Bachelors in Interior Design and a degree in Architectural Technology from Southern Illinois University, this transplant has been building in Tucson since the early 80's.
Chauncey's work can be seen on the web at
Filmmaker / Digital Designer
Jeff brings his unique skills as the Chief Everything Officer for JL Images to the project as documenting and guiding the digital media marketing for the Shrine.
Jeff also created the website and designed the logo for the foundation.
Jeff Landers founded his business JL Images in 1993 producing video, film and multi-media projects for companies across the US and in Europe.
Jeff has produced and directed video and film projects, live broadcast television, commercial photography and marketing/ digital design consulting for clients around the world.
Jeff's work can be seen on the web at
The Choros Artist
Andrew Gould has degrees in art history and architecture, and is a well known designer of Orthodox Churches. His company, New World Byzantine, is recognized as a leader in traditional design and urbanism. In 2011, Andrew founded New World Byzantine Studios, a liturgical supply company for the manufacture and sale of liturgical furnishings. In 2012 he founded the Orthodox Arts Journal, an online journal for the promotion of traditional liturgical art and the artists practicing it.
Andrew's work can be seen on the web at
The Master Carpenter
Michael Vasquez is a native of Tucson with more than 37 years’ experience in the building industry. He enjoys collaborating in challenging projects while also giving back to charities, such as Habitat for Humanity and Tu Nidito. Michael is currently an active member of the Centurions and donates time to other various nonprofit organizations.
Vasquez Construction is a family business founded in the early 1970s by identical twins, my father, the late Richard Vasquez, and my uncle, Robert Vasquez.
Three generations have helped shape Vasquez Construction into what we are today. We are a full service general contractor with more than 47 years’ experience in executing custom projects in areas such as design build, custom homes & renovations, master carpentry, outdoor kitchens, and framing in both small and large scale projects.
Vasquez Construction’s work ethic and craftsmanship has been the foundation of the company with each employee contributing passion by delivering only the highest quality service to our clients.
The Master Builder
Gary Griffith has been building unique homes and buildings on Mt. Lemmon for decades. His team of craftsmen have earned high marks in their attention to detail. This project has been a challenge in just about every way.
Miguel - The Master Mason
Miguel Maranda and his family have been in the Masonry business in Southern Arizona for decades. The attention to detail to the Shrine's landscape is amazing! More...
Roofing, Painting, Plumbing
Jose Garcia is an entrepreneur in the Arizona and Nogales Mexico. He incorporated Diana's General Contractor Company in Tucson Arizona 25 years ago where he is well know in commercial and residential renovations.
Blacksmith Master Welder
A native of Tucson born and raised; he's a true artist at heart in many venues. For the last 22 years he has dedicated himself to the art of metal fabrication. Keith has worked on some notable projects including his contributions to the restoration of the historic church of San Xavier del Bac on the Tohono O'odham nation (desert people) in Tucson Arizona. His knowledge and artistic skills lend themselves to very fine work as shown on the campus of the Shrine and inside the shrine where his gates are displayed as pure works of art.