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Education & Qualifications

Penny

  • Laser Welding for Jewelry Training, 2010.

  • Gemvision Computer Aided Jewelry Design Training, 2011.

  • Chief Designer for Matthew C. Hoffmann, Ann Arbor, MI. 1984-1993.

  • Concert Musician, Principle Oboist, Detroit Youth Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, Interlocken Concert Band, 1976-1982.

  • Classical antique woodwind instrument restorer, 1979-1985.

TJ

  • American Society of Appraisers, PG/GJ204 Personal Property Valuation – The Legal & Regulatory Environment, 2019.

  • American Society of Appraisers, GJ203 Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Advance Assignments, 2018.

  • American Society of Appraisers, GJ202 Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Insurance Coverage, 2018.

  • CPAA Pearl Specialist.  2018

  • Gemworld: Corundum ( Ruby & Sapphire) Identification, Treatments, & Pricing. 2018

  • American Society of Appraisers, PG/GJ201 Personal Property Valuation, 2017.

  • American Society of Appraisers, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 2016-2019.

  • American Society of Appraisers, Appraisal Practices & Code of Ethics Course. 2017.

  • Board Member Michigan Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association, 2012 - 2018.

  • Member National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, 2012 - 2017.

  • Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America, 2012.

    • Graduate Colored Stones Diploma, 2012.

    • Graduate Diamonds Diploma, 2012.

    • Pearl Grading Lab Class Completion, 2012.

  • Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America, 2000.

    • Colored Stones Grading Certificate Recipient, 1999.

    • Gem Identification Certificate Recipient, 1999.

    • Colored Gem Stones Certificate Recipient, 1998.

    • Diamond Grading Certificate Recipient, 1997.

    • Diamonds Certificate Recipient, 1995.

  • Board Member. Michigan Guild of Artists and Artisan, 1994-1997.

  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Detroit, 1991.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Western Michigan University, 1984.

  • Université de Haute Bretagne, Rennes, France, 1982