A native Californian, I currently reside in Sacramento - where I work on public policy and environmental protection. A creative person by nature, I have used jewelry making as a creative outlet to manage the high level of stress associated with working in politics in addition to an illness that has plagued me for some years. I have a life long love with the coast and mountains and you'll see a lot of my work inspired by these themes.
My love of gems started when I was very young, my grandmother gave me a ruby, saphire and emerald gold pendant when I was four - which I still cherish a great bit. Over the years, her gifts of precious jewels and rare minerals inspired me to learn all I could about different gems and minerals, and dream of a day when I could play with these gifts of the earth with my own hands. I'm happy to say that those dreams are coming true.
- Born on June 20
- Joined July 19, 2008
- Sacramento, CA, United States