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Jean Simmons - Office Manager

 

Jean Simmons

Jean has been the Office Manager for Simmons Fine Jewelry since 2001. She has over 20 years of computer and office management experience. Jean’s extensive knowledge has paved the way for Simmons Fine Jewelry to remain ahead of the curve with our instore computer system and processing technology. Her caring attitude extends to her co-workers, family, and friends alike. When not at the store Jean enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and cooking.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Allan Beck - Shop Manager / Jewelry Designer

 

Boise Jeweler

Allan Beck is the Custom Jewelry Designer and Goldsmith for Simmons Fine Jewelry. He holds a Degree in Geological Engineering, and is a Lapidarist. He uses the latest and greatest technology in CAD/CAM processes for the custom pieces he creates, so each one is a wonderfully precise work of art. He has a great passion for creating jewelry, and a discerning eye for it. Allan likes to hike in the mountains looking for gemstones to cut, gardening, cooking, and teasing his two daughters. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Blake Simmons - Sales Associate

 

Blake loves the jewelry industry and has been working closely with his father since the young age of 17. He graduated from Boise State University in 2011 with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. Blake has completed in-depth trainings with Breitling, Tag Heuer, Hearts On Fire and William Henry and uses his knowledge and experience to continue building the family business. In 2008 Blake married his lovely wife, Jill, and they welcomed their two beautiful children, Tatum and Krew, to the world in 2015. When not helping to support the store they enjoy spending quality time together, hunting, camping and going out on the lake.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachelle Simmons - Christensen - Sales Associate

 

Rachelle Simmons-Christensen is the only daughter of Jay and Stacey Simmons. She came to work for the family business in 2006 and loves working alongside her father. Rachelle enjoys meeting people and building relationships. Her laughter and fun-loving attitude help create a relaxed environment people feel comfortable in. Recently married to Chad Christensen, the newlyweds spend their free time wakeboarding, snowboarding, camping and spending time with family. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crista de Lathauwer - Sales Associate

 

Crista de Lathauwer has twenty years of experience in the luxury goods industry. She moved to Boise in 2002 from the Bay Area and has been with Simmons Fine Jewelry since 2006. She loves meeting new people everyday, and visiting with those she already knows. Crista feels the best part of her job is helping people celebrate the special moments of their lives. In her free time she is an avid Formula 1 racing fan, and enjoys traveling. She has already visited 223 cities in over 17 countries! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Neal Hunt - Sales Associate

 

Neal has enjoyed being in the luxury jewelry industry since joining Simmons Fine Jewelry in 2009. Neal uses his fun, light-hearted personality to connect with every person he meets, and ensures the same personalized service each time they walked into Simmons. Having completed in-depth trainings with all our luxury brands, Neal has the knowledge and confidence to help anyone with their jewelry needs. Outside of work, Neal spends quality time with his wife Shawny, sharing adventures in the great outdoors with their five children.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shannon Opfer - Sales Associate

 

Shannon has been in the luxury jewelry business for over twenty years. She attended Northwest Gemological Institute in Belleuve, Washington with an emphasis on diamond grading, colored stones and design. She is dedicated to making lasting relationships with her clients as she helps them celebrate special moments in their lives. Shannon moved to Boise area in 2008 from Seattle. She loves spending time with her three children,  mountain biking, running and enjoying the many outdoor activities Idaho offers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Valeen Crow Behunin - Graduate Gemologist (GIA)

 

In December of 2011, Valeen received her Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California. Valeen has worked alongside Jay since 1990.  She started as a Sales Associate, helping Jay to build lasting relationships with clients for the last twenty years. She is now the Appraiser for Simmons Fine Jewelry. In her down time, she enjoys gardening, crazy quilting, and letting her dog Runt take her on long walks. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gilbert Moreno - JA Certified Bench Jeweler

 

Gilbert Moreno has been a jeweler for over 19 years, and was the first in Idaho to become a Jewelers of America Certified Bench Jeweler. He came to Simmons Fine Jewelry in 2009, bringing with him years of experience. When not in our jewelry repair department, he enjoys riding his vintage Harley-Davidson. Gilbert also takes great pleasure spending time outdoors with his beautiful wife Melinda and their three dogs Lily, Nelson and Beau.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike Lokteff - Bench Jeweler

 

Mike is a third generation bench jeweler. Originally from Moscow, Idaho, he was introduced to the art of bench work at a very young age from his father. Mike takes great pride in his work and has a passion for the jewelry industry. In 2009, he married his wife, Erin, and they have two beautiful girls, Macie and Kenda. When he’s not in our jewelry repair department, Mike enjoys basketball, fishing, hunting and camping with his family.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Laurie Souders - Business Office

 

Laurie has been with the Simmons Fine Jewelry business office since October, 2011. She has over 30 years of administrative and office experience in a number of industries, including fine jewelry. Laurie is passionate about her work and the jewelry at Simmons, as she is the first person to receive inventory into the store. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Laurie and her husband enjoy spending time on the golf course, trips to McCall and Maui, eating Mexican food and Boise State Football!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Simmons Fine Jewelry Staff

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