Growing up in the North Carolina mountains, Tracy was surrounded by natural beauty that certainly is interwoven into every piece of jewelry she designs. As a child, she visited Grandfather Mountain's gemstone exhibit. Huge North Carolina emeralds, amethyst, and more captivated her, leading Tracy to become a self-titled gem nerd. Tracy prides herself with understanding gems almost as much as she understands metal. Twenty years later finds her designing for celebrities, professional athletes, charities, and galleries. All helped propel Tracy to launch a successful online jewelry boutique, however she considers becoming an instructor at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art the pinnacle of her career. Tracy looks forward to meeting all her future students, budding jewelry designers, and fellow gem nerds! You can reach her at email@example.com.