The jewelry business was not even on my radar when I graduated, but after a long weekend with my Mother and her partner in 1989, they were able to talk me into giving the business a try. They convinced me to give it one season. I moved from the nightlife and fast pace of Miami Beach, Florida to a calm, quiet farming community in Ohio. It was here that I did in fact develop a passion for the jewelry business. I learned fast and moved up quickly in the company. Within a year, I was traveling the world, buying diamonds and forging precious relationships in the industry, most of which I have continued to hold onto through today. It was in 1989, on that very first day I started in the jewelry business, that I met Todd. He and I worked together for fourteen years for this retail jewelry company, helping grow it from the one store to twelve stores over the course of those years. In 2003, Todd and I went into business for ourselves, partnering to open the Diamond District. We opened in a 1400 square foot location, outgrew it in 2009, and opened our 6000 square foot showroom where you’ll find me most days. I absolutely love the jewelry business and all its moving parts.
In the community, I have served on the board for the Heart Ball and Todd and I continue to host various charity events in our store. I believe that being locally involved is important and living in Southwest Florida a privilege. Todd and I truly enjoy connecting with and celebrating our community.
When I take time off, I love playing poker, watching sports with my daughter, babysitting Raider, my new favorite puppy, and spending time at the beach.