Meet the Healing Crystals Warehouse Staff!
Ashley loves all things metaphysical and is constantly experimenting with different energy exercises. She's our in-house Reiki master and energy sensitive. She enjoys conducting energy work, hiking in the mountains, and spending time at home with her significant other and miniature Schnauzer, Cali. Ashley completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 and loves bringing new people into the yogi lifestyle. She loves to travel, but her favorite place to visit is Washington state, with her best friend. When she needs to get away and reset, you can find her on a paddleboard or dock practicing yoga on the Canandaigua Lake in western New York.
Becky W.was born and raised in Northern Virginia and has a great love for the entire Washington, DC, area. In the warehouse, she is one-half of “Team Unbearable”, with her roommate and desk-neighbor Erin T. She also enjoys taking breaks from the computer screen to help pick out crystals to send to customers. Her favorite thing to do away from
Healing Crystals is to read and write as much as she can, chasing her lifelong dream of being a novelist. She loves cheering for the Nationals in the summer and the Capitals in the winter, and Erin T.'s cat likes her best.
Chris K.has been working part-time at Healing Crystals since 2011, currently handling payroll, bookkeeping, and helping with pick and pack, especially on hectic Mondays. She has the best seat in the house between “Team Unbearable” and management moguls Donna and Kelli, with Jesse and Phil nearby to keep things interesting. When she's not at the warehouse, she loves spending time with her family and friends, shopping, trying new recipes, and watching "The Property Brothers".
Donnais a designer at heart, and holds a degree specializing in commercial design and space planning. Prior to joining the Healing Crystals team, she owned her own retail business for 20 years, which focused on creating a unique merchandising experience. When she is not at Healing Crystals with her fabulous "work-spouse" Kelli by her side, she is often collaborating with her DYI "project-weary" husband on which room in their home she wants to redesign next. Married for 43 years to her childhood sweetheart and the "love of her life", she is also blessed to be the mother of 2 and delighted to be the grandparent of a very energetic grandson with another on the way (maybe a girl this time?). Donna has devoted much of her time to Youth and Grief Ministry and a particular passion of hers has been in the study and teaching of biblical eschatology over the course of the last 23 years. In between her busy lifestyle, she likes to spend quiet moments reading and cuddling with her 2 cats, Molly and Maggie.
Erin T.is a transplant from Cape Coral, Florida and hasn't been happier. She is one half of “Team Unbearable” at the warehouse with her roommate, Becky W., who has put an identical sentence to this in her own bio without talking to Erin T. first. In her free time,
Erin enjoys writing short stories which she hides from the world, drawing on her Wacom tablet named 'Baby', and crocheting hats to peddle to chilly Virginians come winter. She lives with two roommates, a spoiled bratty cat, two Leopard geckos bursting with personality, and a scared-y cat Ball python.
Jessewas born and raised in Northern Virginia, and is Healing Crystal's resident “spooky kid”. He loves Halloween, horror movies, monsters, the paranormal, urban legends, and is drawn to all things supernatural. When he isn't at the Healing Crystals warehouse you can find him ghost hunting, exploring abandoned buildings, practicing tarot readings, and/or working on his clothing line “Little Creeps”. Jesse is a true Gemini and has 2 distinct personalities. While one personality loves spooky things, the other personality loves more conventional things like Football (the Pittsburgh Steelers), going to concerts, riding roller coasters, and spending time with his pet Chinchilla “Nudge”.
Jim has over 20 years’ experience in retail and customer service. Happy to talk to you over the phone or via email, Jim has an eclectic background including classic philosophy, English Literature, Irish Mythology, obscure trivia, and giant Kaiju movies. When he's not writing training manuals or answering customer phone calls or emails, Jim collects nicknames, enjoys fishing, reading, and visiting with his family and friends.
Jordanwas born in Central VA, and moved to Northern VA after finding his best friend and love of his life. He has a son who is turning 8 yrs. old and is the coolest. Jordan will soon be a green belt in the Martial Art Hwardo, and has hopes of obtaining his black belt within the next year. He also hopes to teach martial arts in the future. Before becoming a member of the Healing Crystals family, Jordan spent 5+ years in law enforcement, where he spent time working with convicted felons in a special unit, called “Healing Environments", which allowed him to assist their chances of living a healthy positive life once released.
Maintaining a healthy, strong, peaceful mind and body are things focused on during martial arts training, and is also the focus at HC as well. Jordan says it is like a dream sometimes to have a chance to make a living bringing peace and healing to so many people, and to experience the power of crystals. Jordan’s favorite crystals are Golden Tiger Eye, Ruby in Zoisite, Lapis Lazuli, and Rhodochrosite.
Kelliwas born and raised in Virginia. She is drawn to all things sparkly, and has been a huge "Rock hound" most of her life. Kelli feels blessed that she is able to be in a field that she is so passionate about. When she isn't at the Healing Crystals warehouse with her "work-spouse" Donna, you will find her embracing life with her husband (whom she has known since she was 8 years old) and her four-legged “son”, Chewbacca.
Kevinwas born and raised in south/central Virginia (there is a difference) and loves the rural/country lifestyle. He currently commutes from the West Virginia panhandle and lives "up on the Blue Ridge". Kevin enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking, hunting and canoeing. When he is not roaming the woods and mountains, he is experiencing life with his wife and husky dog, Jenny.
Melanywas born and raised in Guatemala, and moved to the U.S. with her family in 2006.
She worked as a full-time nanny before joining the Healing Crystals crew in 2013.
In her free time, she is a part-time Zumba instructor and enjoys working out, running marathons, and cooking/baking. She has two wonderful sisters and a doggy named Keyla.
Working at Healing Crystals has brought big changes to her life, making it more peaceful and enjoyable, especially at the warehouse with all of her co-workers who have become her 'work family'. After being on the team a while, they felt the need to give her the nickname "meow", which is their way of saying Mel, with love.
Phil, prior to his arrival at Healing Crystals, was interning at the US Patent and Trademark Offices in Alexandria, Va. When not at the warehouse, he is either active in pursuing his Computer Science BS, or lovingly aggravating his other half. On a Sunday afternoon you can find him grilling a feast for his momma and sharing a cold one with his papi. He enjoys both Golden Tiger Eye and Lapis Lazuli because it reminds him of his past adventures and travels. Out in public, he gets constantly mistaken for William Levy, and feels bad when
he has to break it to folks that he is not. All of his friends call him Noble Phil because no matter what situation he is in, he always chooses to do the right thing; even when it goes unnoticed.
Robin is a photographer and graphic designer with a BFA from the University of Delaware.
Although she's lived all over the country, she currently lives in Tyson's Corner with her roommate, his husky, Asher, and her cat, Puck. When she's not playing with crystals, she's watching “Doctor Who”, nerding out with her friends, or trying to find other outlets for her creative energy. She wire wraps, quilts, draws, paints, and even blows glass upon occasion. Many of her wire-wrapped pendants are stones from Healing Crystals, and are available for purchase on her website https://www.etsy.com/shop/Robinzeggblu.
If you're interested in having something custom wrapped, she's always open to ideas. She can be contacted at email@example.com. Her favorite crystals are Labradorite, Rainbow Moonstone, and Fluorite. Allons-y!
Santi “Me llamo Santi". He was born in Columbia but did most of his growing up in Virginia. Currently, he's going to school to be a ceramics major. He's the proud parent of a beautiful little German Shepard mix named Lacey. He likes to spend his free time at Pure Virtue melting glass, at his home studio playing with mud, going to festivals in the summer time, or running around chasing bands with his friends.
Wendywas born in El Salvador in the middle of the Civil War of El Salvador, but raised in Northern VA. She earned her A.A.S. degree from NVCC, specializing in Veterinary Technology. Wendy's previous job was at a vet hospital as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She enjoys her free time running, hiking, hanging with her animal “kids”, camping, reading, painting, gardening, etc. She shares her life with her partner and best friend, Ivan, as well as her kiddos - Stewie, the miniature poodle; Storm, the Siamese mix cat; Basil the white dove and Karma the homing pigeon. Her favorite crystals are Amethyst and Tree Agate.
Posted on September 27, 2014
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