Geoff has been making jewelry and art since he was 10 years old. His mom, an artist, and his dad, an engineer with an MBA, meant that he was exposed to a blend of creativity and practicality. Art in the forms of sculpture, blacksmithing, woodworking and ceramics are all part of his background. Although it has always been the jewelry arts that have been his personal favorite.
He first began working as a goldsmith in 1986 where he had the good fortune to learn from many talented artists. Geoff is always looking to learn new techniques and study ancient ones as well. He has been working in the retail setting for the last twenty years. Before that, he created his own designer line with clients such as Nordstrom, Macy’s and dozens of fine jewelry stores across the country.
Restoration and repair of family heirloom pieces are his specialty. Geoff is fascinated by old methods and finds it necessary with the restoration of antique pieces to blend these ancient technologies with the newest such as Laser Welding and Computer Aided Design, or CAD.
Geoff first started working with Sierra Moon over 25 years ago as the original owners and founders, Gary and Jan Lord, purchased his line of custom jewelry. He sold his jewelry to the second owners of the store as well and in 2014 began his present position as Goldsmith at Sierra Moon.
“The foothills are a fantastic place to live and do business. The people are wonderful and lean toward creativity and old-fashioned value. This creates a fertile ground for art and high-quality art business. I love it here.”