Over the last 20+ years, I’ve been involved in just about every aspect of the jewelry industry.
My career spans back to high school where I started at the bench at only 14-years old and sold my jewelry in high school. Even then I was an entrepreneur!
I’m a formally trained goldsmith and received my BFA in Jewelry and Light metals from RISD, but school was just the beginning.
Throughout my career, I’ve learned the ropes through working for others, designing, wax carving, and managing a high-end retail store.
I’ve owned several businesses including a brick and mortar shop, representing over 40 jewelry designers and a costume jewelry company. Each experience has formed me and led me to my current business as a private jeweler.
My journey has not always been easy or without failure. After the 2008 recession, I lost everything. With massive debt and no systems in place, my reality was pretty grim. Slowly I was able to climb out of those grim days and rebuild a solid foundation and a business that can withstand fluctuations in the marketplace and even a pandemic.
To say I’ve seen it all is an understatement, and now it’s time to put all of my experience to use helping other designers grow, with the benefit of my many years of trial and error and successes.