Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), Gemological Institute of America
Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser (I.C.G.A), American Gem Society
Accredited Senior Gemologist, Accredited Gemologists Association
Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Member, Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers
Member, Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Member, American Society of Jewelry Historians
Member, Scottish Gemological Association
2014-2015 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP)
Insurance Producer’s License State of Washington – 864202
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, University of Puget Sound
President, Northwest Gemological Laboratory, Inc. (NGL), an independent laboratory for the appraisal for fine jewelry and gemstones.
Media consultant for consumer advocacy on gemstones and jewelry scams – appearing in segments aired on CBS Evening News, This Morning, local affiliates KIRO and KING TV. Expert panel discussion on diamonds, KIRO radio, gemological expert, Antiques Road Show, PBS.
Expert testimony in jewelry and gemstone matters at trial and through deposition.
Estimated articles appraised: 200,000+
Several hundred appraisal clinics
Director, Northwest Gemological Institute, L.L.C. (NGI), school of gemology and period jewelry.
Instructor, developer of gemological courses open to the trade and public including Diamond Grading, Gemstone Identification, Gemstone Evaluation, Opals, Jade and Precious Metals, corporate training nation-wide. Host of the Northwest Jewelry Conference, an annual multi-speaker gathering for period jewelry enthusiasts.
American Gem Society – Appraisal Standards, Education, Gemological Sciences committees
Accredited Gemologists Association – Board of Governors, Conference committee co-chair
Gem Guide – Advisory Board for gem values, featured contributor on appraising
See “Recent Events” listing for recent trade participation.