8yo member of Holland Michigan gem and mineral society. The next youngest member was at least 40.
Geology camp in the 8th. Northern Michigan university science camp… I was a DORK!
Hunting for Lake superior agates on high school spring breaks. I still have cutting rough from walking beaches with my mom looking for lake superior agates and greenstones… also some fossil coral AKA Petosky stones form some of my earliest memories.
Worked for several designers who are household names at least in the jewelry industry before trying my hand at being my own man in 2003. Through many ups and downs and lessons learned, I’m a better jeweler than I was yesterday and plan on continuing to improve as much as is possible.