BETSY BLANCETT NACRELLI

Co-Founder and CEO

What do you do? A little bit of everything - I design all of our product, coordinate with our factories, work with National retailers and make sure the entire business runs smoothly.

Where are you from?  Hardinsburg, KY

What’s on your desk?  A picture of Ryan O’Reilly, my Ember Mug, a pile of gemstones and mounds of paperwork.

What are you known for in the office?  Wearing my signature high bun.

What is your favorite vacation spot?  Tough choice - probably Italy or Greece!

When’s your birthday?  July 10th

What is your favorite station to listen to while working? Lizzo Radio on Pandora

What’s your favorite Joya piece?  The Katherine Studs

When should people contact you?  If you have any questions about starting a small business or are in need of St. Louis restaurant suggestions!

 

 

KATIE SCHENK

Director of Community + Customer Experience

What do you do?  I handle customer services issues, send out  orders, send out any donation requests, keep website updated, work on managing inventory, process refunds and returns. Book local pop up events St.Louis.  And an array of other things around the office depending on the day and time of year.  

Where are you from? St Louis, MO

What's on your desk?  A few cups, reading glasses, a lamp for more light, packing supply items, and post it notes with different reminders written on them 

What are you known for in the office?  Not hearing what is being said.

What's your favorite vacation spot? Glenn Lake, MI or Destin, FL - it's a tie!

When's your birthday? April 27th

What's your favorite station to listen to while working? Mumford and Sons pandora station 

What's your favorite Joya piece? Carol Necklace 

When should people contact you? If they have questions about a piece, order, or event. 

 

 

EMILY MARKARIAN

E-Commerce + Marketing Director

What do you do? I'm your first impression of the brand, the maker of all things visual, and your Instagram caption queen.  Also my phone is always in hand and my daily screen time reports are embarrassing.

Where are you from? St. Louis, MO

What's on your desk? My MacBook + monitor.  A few half-drank water bottles.  Too many post-its.  My phone, a mini tripod, and a camera.  And of course my AirPods.

What are you known for in the office? Breaking office chairs

What's your favorite vacation spot? Santorini, Greece

When's your birthday? October 21st

What's your favorite music to listen to while working? Recently I've been listening to Justin Bieber's "Changes" album

What's your favorite Joya piece? Theresa Necklace

When should people contact you? If you're in need of product photos or have any questions on or about social media, I'm your girl!

 

 

CLAIRE LEGRAND

Director of Operations

What do you do? A little bit of everything, which is what I love about my job! I run one of our wholesale portals, Faire, I assist in dreaming up and executing our fabulous Sample Sales and parties, I help find other women-owned small businesses to collaborate with, and I love to have a hand in designing our beautiful Trade Show booths. I'm always down for a trip to India with Betsy to visit our vendors!  Are we out of Sharpies and paper towels? I'm on it. Do we need more wine and maybe a nice charcuterie board at the office? I'm your gal.

Where are you from? St. Louis, MO

What's on your desk? My laptop. A small notebook with my many and varied lists. A sticker that says "Maybe Today, Satan". A beautiful painting by local artist Jessica Hitchcock. Coffee. Hand Cream. A John Cena action figure (long story). A glass of wine or bubbly if it's anytime after 3pm. My phone and charger...because Betsy will inevitably need to borrow it.

What are you known for in the office? Being late.

What's your favorite vacation spot? Seaside, FL

When's your birthday? June 3rd

What's your favorite music to listen to while working? Drake

What's your favorite Joya piece? The Stiletto Earring in Labradorite

When should people contact you? If you'd like to collaborate with Joya for an event or if you have a product you'd like us to feature in one of our famous Local Love Boxes, if you have a charity you'd like us to consider donating to, and definitely if you're going somewhere for Happy Hour.

 

 

BLAIR DOBSON

National Sales Director

What do you do? I'm am always looking for awesome new retailers to partner with and ensuring the companies sales objectives across all regions are met. I am always looking for creative new ways to grow our revenue as a brand.  

Where are you from? St. Louis, MO

What's on your desk? My MacBook + a hot cup of coffee that I never get around to drinking.

What are you known for in the office? For burning everyone out with my space heater

What's your favorite vacation spot? Tulum, Mexico in Winter and Aspen, CO for summer

When's your birthday? April 29th

What's your favorite music to listen to while working? Lauren Daigle

What's your favorite Joya piece? Multiple Etruscan Double Cuffs stacked! (Iris Apfel is my Inspiration foreva!)

When should people contact you? If you're interested in carrying Joya in your store, re-stocking items, booking a trunk show, or shopping event.

 

 

THERESA ALLEN

Operations + Merchandise Associate 

What do you do?  I help you with all your customer service needs, when I am not doing that I am helping run your wholesale account from collecting your payment to walking you through a reorder!

Where are you from? St. Louis, MO

What's on your desk? My MacBook, a coffee that is probably cold, tons of pens, a notebook full with notes, and folders with all your information! 

What are you known for in the office?  Yelling at people for not putting items back.  OR Being the youngest.

What's your favorite vacation spot? Grand Haven, MI

When's your birthday? February 7th

What's your favorite music to listen to while working?  Kasey Musgraves

What's your favorite Joya piece? Etruscan Double Cuff 

When should people contact you? If you need to exchange, return, or talk about placing an order!