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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

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President: Alina Sciorrotta, Sharp As A Culet


Past-President: Kelly Williams, KW Goldsmith

Treasurer: Kelly Williams, KW Goldsmith

Secretary: Alice Winker, Independent Designer 

Communications: Lauren Shoff. L Shoff 

Events: Dana Winden, Diamonds Direct

Membership: Carol Brady, Carol Brady Jewelry 
Social Media: ‚ÄčLauren Shoff. L Shoff 

Scholarships and Grants: Laurie Kottke, Laurie Kottke Fine Jewelers

Senior Advisor: 

Members at Large:


2022 Twin Cities Chapter Shining Star:  
Julie Burkhart-Haid, Burkhart Design Studio


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

Dawn Morel Bruggeman of D. Morel Gemologists