The US Men’s Sheds Association is led by five National Directors.
Phil Johnson, a Managing Director of the USMSA, focuses on
marketing and IT efforts for growing US Men’s Sheds across the country.
Phil was formerly a Jet Pilot in the Marine Corps and holds a master’s
degree in Software Engineering. He has worked extensively in aerospace
technology and software development and is a certified Project
Management Professional. Phil has 40 years of experience in forming and
growing non-profit organizations in education, sports, human rights,
youth programs and senior wellness. He was recently recognized by
AARP with the “50 over 50” Award for his efforts in organizing the US
Men’s Sheds Association.
Steve has an education in Chemistry and Civil Engineering. His working career includes working for a large petrochemical company where he held positions of increasing responsibility. Subsequently, he worked for a major environmental engineering firm with responsibility for a division of 400 scientists and support personnel. For work, Steve travelled extensively throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Steve’s volunteer work has included teaching various merit badges to the Boy Scouts, serving as Vice Chair of a chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), he is a church elder, and he has served on his township Environmental Advisory Council. In 2018, Steve was instrumental in starting the North County Men’s Shed in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and in 2019 he joined the Board of the US Men’s Shed Association. Steve is an avid golfer and he is a Private Pilot with an Instrument Rating.
Mark Winston, a Managing Director of the USMSA, has worked in the Men’s Shed movement for over four years and helped start the second Men’s Shed in Canada. He holds a university degree in education. Mark is an entrepreneur and a consultant in starting new businesses and raising venture capital. He is responsible for Men’s Shed’s outreach to senior’s wellness and mental health organizations. Mark’s motto is, Helping others is the best thing you can do for yourself. He attends many national and international conferences on how to break the cycle of social isolation and loneliness to promote the Men’s Shed movement.