Meet the Team
Our professional, skilled staff includes our designer Michele, sales associates, and bench jewelers educated through the Gemological Institute of America.
Michele Rohn, Owner
1997 marked a dream come true with the opening of her first retail jewelry store, then named Ageless Treasures. Within 18 months the business grew tremendously and Michele moved to a larger location and hired her first employees. Ageless Treasures operated until December 2005, when Michele & Company emerged.
With a total design of the interior of the store and increased employees, Michele & Company started its journey! In January 2011 Michele & Company moved to a new free standing location and once again increased the showroom to over 2000 sq feet. With this increased showroom we have taken the opportunity to build our bridal and diamond jewelry brand.
In 2012 we started traveling to Antwerp, Belgium to buy diamonds for our customers. We take pre-orders before our trips and act as your personal shopper buying the best diamond for you direct from the diamond capital of the world.
Michele has always been the designer of the jewelry that is made at Michele & Company, but in March 2013 she also stepped back into the role as the head bench jeweler. Michele has been a bench jeweler since 1990 when she started her apprenticeship. The love of art has been with her since high school and her days at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. She has turned her art into beautiful art creations that can be worn for generations.
Michele is currently finishing her Graduate Gemology course from GIA. She has a certificate for Pearls and Pearl Grading and has taken advanced classes on diamonds. With this expert training she has learned to enjoy working with her customers to find or make the perfect jewelry to give as a gift or wear themselves. She treasures the many great friendships that have developed with customers throughout the years and she looks forward to all the new friends to meet in the future.
Michele wakes each morning to read and drink tea before starting her day creating jewelry. Michele & Glen, her husband of 25 years, enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, swimming, and taking walks with their grandchildren. They have 4 married children with 5 grandchildren and hopefully more to come.
Glen Rohn, Sales Manager
As a lifelong sales professional, Glen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) a Master’s of Science Degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University and has received an Accredited Jewelry Professional certificate from GIA.
In 2007 Glen retired from his automotive and home improvement sales career. He embraced the jewelry field with his passion and love for sales. He implemented weekly sales training and the GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional program at Michele & Company. We have all enjoyed learning from Glen and implementing the training tips for improved customer relations.
You will always find Glen on the sales floor conversing with clients & friends. Glen has been very active in our community serving as Chairman of the Board many years for Lapeer’s DDA, Board of Directors for Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce, regular Wake-up Lapeer sponsor, Past Kiwanis member and enjoyed working as a volunteer for Sheriff Kalaquin’s Senior Program.
Glen plans to enjoy semi-retirement in 2014. We’ll see what he considers “semi-retirement”! He enjoys COFFEE, golfing, and hiking. We all know that when he does semi-retire that the one thing he will miss the most is his 4 wives!!
Amanda Davis, Store Manager
Amanda has been with Michele & Company since 2005. She has been working in the jewelry business since she was 17 years old. Her passion for the jewelry industry has made her great at working with clients and developing lasting relationships.
Amanda’s organizational skills have moved her into the role of accounting and purchasing. She has been traveling with Glen to learn the financial aspect of running the business and works with our business consultants on a regular basis.
Amanda is an Accredited Jewelry Professional through GIA. She has a certificate in Pearls and Pearl grading and is starting her Graduate Gemologist degree.
Amanda enjoys bowling & sitting around campfires with friends and family. She is married to a wonderful man, Bob and has 2 amazing children.
Mandy Nix, Sales & Marketing
Mandy started her jewelry sales profession in 2009, along with being a marketing intern for Congressman Kildee. She studied Business Communication at U of M Flint, and is an Accredited Jewelry Professional through GIA.
Mandy enjoys customer relations via sales and social media. Her education helps her organize the marketing, advertising, event promotions, and social media needs for Michele & Company. She has started a recycling program for our business also.
Mandy’s spare time is spent golfing, camping, biking, & gardening, and spending time with family, her boyfriend Aaron and his son.
Jessica Elliott, Apprentice Jeweler
Jessica joined Michele & Company in 2012 as our jewelry apprentice. She is now proficient in sizing rings, soldering chains, cleaning castings, buffing and assists in the casting process. Jessica is currently learning to set gemstones and more advanced repairs. She also helps on the sales floor. Jessica is married to her wonderful husband, Kyle, and has 4 beautiful children.