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Why WJA?


Meeting new people and forming meaningful business relationships is the hallmark of the Women's Jewelry Association and its world-wide network of members.  

Twin Cities

President: Kelly Williams, KW Goldsmith
President-Elect: Alina Sciorrotta, GIA Chapter Alumni President

Past-President: Sue Karr, Sue Karr Jewelry

Treasurer: Dana Winden, Diamonds Direct

Secretary: Alice Winker, T Lee Fine Custom Jewelry

Communications: Julie Burkhart-Haid, Burkhart Design Studio - Nate Smith, Naté Atelier Designer Jewelry - , Lauren Shoff. L Shoff 

Events: Dawn Morel Bruggeman, D. Morel Gemologist, INC 

Membership: Sue Karr, Sue Karr Jewelry - Carol Brady, Carol Brady Jewelry - Vicki Sober, Allison Kaufman
Social Media: Nate Smith, Naté Atelier Designer Jewelry

Scholarships and Grants: Laurie Kottke, Laurie Kottke Fine Jewelers

Senior Advisor: Kathy Bernu, Kathy Bernu Design & Christian Family Jewelers

Members at Large: Ginger Dery, Roger Dery Gem Design 

2020 Twin Cities Chapter Shining Star:  
Laurie Kottke, Laurie Kottke Fine Jewelers


About WJA Twin Cities

WJA Twin Cities Chapter is an active, well-blended group of women from all facets of the jewelry industry, complemented by an expanding male membership. This is THE premier networking group for those in the jewelry industry in the upper Midwest, and our many events always draw a crowd. The chapter offers a mix of educational and social programs to enhance the business skills of our members while providing networking opportunities in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 

Twin Cities Board (2019). L-R, Nate Smith, Dana Winden, Julie Burkhart-Haid, Kathy Bernu, Dawn Morel Bruggeman, Sara Commers, Laurie Kottke, Sue Karr. Not pictured: Kelly Williams, Lauren Shoff, Alina Sciorrotta, Alice Winker, Carol Brady, and Ginger Dery

Sue Karr of Sue Karr Jewelry

Feb. 2, Snuff Bottles from the MIA Collection with Dr. Liu Yang