I was born in Gallup, NM, raised in Pindale NM and graduated from Gallup High School in 1986. My career as a silversmith started when I was 14 or 15 years old, as a buffer for my parent's handmade sterling silver beads.Through an acquaintance I met the late Kirk Smith during the summer of 1986. Kirk mentored me on my style of creating jewelry; traditional Navajo stamping with an antique finish, high polish bracelets, earrings, concho belts, rings, squash blossoms, hair tie's and so forth. I remember this as an exciting time in my life. I moved on to design my own styles of Navajo Jewelry which are well recognized.
Making Jewelry is my passion.