I come from a family of professional teachers. More than anything else, the passion, energy and power of education is what drives me.
I’ve performed training for the JCK Convention in Las Vegas, the GIA Alumni Association in Dallas, American Gem Society Conclave in Washington D.C., International Gemological Institute seminars in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, Polygon symposiums in California, Texas and Florida and other diamond industry workshops.
My full-time duties involve training jewelry store principals and sales pros on the following topics:
- Retail sales training
- Competitive analysis
- Cut-quality analysis and improvement
- Diamond photography and video imaging
- Laboratory grading
- Diamond mining
- Synthetic diamonds
- Industry history
I’m passionate about reaching and inspiring professionals of all different ages, experience levels and philosophies. To do this I use creative, honest framing which creates paradigm shift, and an up-tempo interactive style designed to stimulate energy and dialogue.
Sessions can be customized. One on one dialogue or screen-sharing can be done remotely on short notice. In-store “Academy” presentations and fully produced lectures for larger audiences can be scheduled in advance.
I’ve had the pleasure of appearing in television, radio and podcast interviews on behalf of the American Gem Society Laboratories, the International Gemological Institute, Crafted by Infinity Diamonds, Whiteflash.com, the Yamaha Corporation of America, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, Tomball Independent School District, MTV’s SuperBowl XXXVIII Halftime, the BOA Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Vic Firth Incorporated. I also serve as an interviewer, narrator and actor for various tutorials and videos used for professional training for gemologists and music students in public schools.
Contact me if you’d like to discuss cooperation.