In 2001, after graduating with honors from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies with a BS in Industrial Design, I moved to California. As I settled on the west coast and began working at a small furniture design company in Oakland, I decided to change course and follow my dream of traveling the globe. I spent the next year planning my travels, then I picked up and left. After spending extensive time in Asia, with those vivid experiences on my mind, I was inspired to take my passion for design to the next level.

Flash forward nearly 12 years, and jewelry has become a part of my daily routine; it is the source of my inspiration. I use texture, color, sounds and tones as my tools for transforming a simple section of material into a unique piece of jewelry.

My designs celebrate clean geometries and effortless angles. I love creating collections that complement any style, from casual and everyday to chic to timeless.

The CMD Studio & Showroom is located in the bustling Mission District of San Francisco. While there, you can check out our creative space (brimming tools and sketches) and try on our beautiful finished pieces. We have recently expanded and now also have a full-fledged production studio in upstate New York. Our team of eight is amazing, empowering—and growing! Come visit us anytime; we’d love to introduce you to CMD.

Just fill out the contact form or call 415.637.7762 with any special orders or questions.


Design, small production studio and Showroom in Mission District, S.F.


Full production studio just outside of Ithaca in upstate New York.


I am in constant observation of my surroundings, and subconsciously I am inspired by architecture, colors, contrasts, and textures in nature. The fun part is that I don’t seek out inspiration; it is virtually everywhere. At random moments, ideas flood my mind and I write or sketch them down as quickly as possible. Immediately I begin to imagine these ideas (soon to be designs) laying on a person’s chest or wrapped around a finger. My process is organic and unplanned, spontaneous and surprising.

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CMD’s Hours:

Monday, by appointment
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-7pm

+1(415) 637.7762

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