I took jewelry in high school just as a suggestion from the counselor and ended up loving it. I took all the available courses and at one point had half my schedule there in senior year. After I got out of the Navy I started working at a jewelry repair store where I would meet my future business partner. Not long after starting there I sold my first piece of jewelry. Soon after that I teamed up with the jeweler and we formed (or rather, I joined) Zander's Creations. We made wedding sets, bands, creative jewelry and more. My personal favorite to design however is the more creative out there or nerdy type jewelry. I designed a DNA band that seems to be pretty popular. From 2009 to 2014 I was the main designer for Zander's Creations. I have since left the company and am now working on my own line of jewelry. Stay tuned for that!