Elizabeth has lived with diamonds, wildfires, and miracles. The Graduate Gemologist and communication specialist speaks to hundreds of people about adventures with heart. From South Sea pearls to South American emeralds, her work in gemology and writing have brought exciting travels.
But life is rarely all sparkle. Elizabeth lost more than rare stones or Faberge eggs as a wildfire survivor. Her family lost everything, save what the fire fighters put outside as a remnant. Determined to thrive, rather than just get by, now she spots potential as much as she finds inclusions in her microscope. Her creative eye and stories help others rise above circumstances, finding hope and courage. Using her background with gemology, ten years in corporate marketing and public relations, and youth ministry, Elizabeth explores current topics full of depth and intrigue for tweens and teens. She also speaks and blogs for adults and kids on living a diamond-resilient life.
You can see a list of her appearances and recent publications HERE
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Craftsman writing residency through the Christian Writers Guild, and holds a degree in journalism/public relations and minor in marketing and English from Baylor University. Previously, she worked several years in marketing, corporate writing, and public relations with Ernst & Young and tech companies. She also holds degrees in graduate gemology, graduate diamonds, and graduate colored stones from the Gemological Institute of America. She worked in the jewelry business for several years doing appraisals, a tad of designing, and selling fine jewelry.