Mike Teel is the store owner. After leaving Western Michigan University’s Jewelry and Sculpture department in 1987, he apprenticed into the retail jewelry trade. He has over 30 years of experience at the bench; producing and maintaining fine jewelry.
Cecilia is the store manager at Teel Jewelers. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on East African Adornment. She has worked in the jewelry industry for 8 years and in retail management for 10 years. She also fabricates copper, silver, and gold jewelry.
Gerald is an appraiser at Teel Jewelers. He is a graduate of Gem City College of Jewelry Design and Fabrication and has over 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry right here in Kalamazoo.
Chip is the head sales associate at Teel Jewelers. He has a Masters in Human Resource Management and 20 years of customer care experience.
Jackie is a bench jeweler at Teel Jewelers. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Bachelor of Fine Arts Program emphasizing in Metals and Jewelry. Her skills include silver and gold fabrication and repair, custom design, bead stringing, pearl knotting, and engraving.
Paige is a part time sales associate and polisher at Teel Jewelers. She is attending Western Michigan University in the Metals and Jewelry department and in the College of Arts and Sciences for Spanish. She fabricates bronze, copper, and silver jewelry.
Zoe is part time associate. She is a senior in high school and will be attending Western Michigan University in the fall of 2018. She is a photography enthusiast and has interest in learning the jewelry trade.