Twin Cities

President: Sue Karr, Sue Karr Jewelry
President-Elect: Kelly Williams, KW Goldsmith

Treasurer: Dana Winden, Diamonds Direct

Secretary: Alice Winker, T Lee Fine Custom Jewelry

Regional Director: Sara Commers, Commers Custom Jewelers

Communications/Past-President: Julie Burkhart-Haid, Burkhart Design Studio - Nate Smith, Naté Atelier Designer Jewelry - Alina Sciorrotta, GIA Chapter Alumni President, Lauren Shoff. L Shoff 

Events: Dawn Morel Bruggeman, D. Morel Gemologist, INC - Alice Winker, T Lee Fine Custom Jewelry

Membership: Kelly Williams, KW Goldsmith - Dana Winden, Diamonds Direct - Vicki Sober, Allison Kaufman 

Social Media: Nate Smith, Naté Atelier Designer Jewelry

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

Scholarships and Grants: Laurie Kottke, Laurie Kottke Fine Jewelers

Members at Large: Ginger Dery, Roger Dery Gem Design - Carol Brady, Carol Brady Jewelry

2019 Twin Cities Chapter Shining Star: Dana Winden, Diamonds Direct


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, Kathy Carey, Catherine Lehman, Carol Brady, and Ginger Dery

Jennifer Maxwell
of Leigh Maxwell in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Feb. 24, Digital Marketing with Nate Smith
April 27, An Evening With Rhoda Olsen, CEO of Great Clips
June 15, Gem Legacy with Roger Dery Gem Design