Susan – Owner/President, Boss Lady
Susan Shieldkret holds a Graduate Diploma in Pearls and a Certificate in Jewelry Essentials from the Gemological Institute of America, an M.A. from NYU in Media Ecology/Communication Theory, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts. Susan created The Passionate Collector® in 2005 and sold jewelry to private clients and at fundraising boutiques. In mid-2007, she launched www.thepassionatecollector.com
to offer online shoppers a selection of her favorite jewelry and accessories. Susan is adamant about bringing a great selection of products, wonderful design and reasonable prices to all her customers, both online and at her Orange County, CA boutique.
Nancy - Store Manager
Nancy Doll joined the team here at The Passionate Collector late in 2014 as the Store Manager. Nancy is originally an East Coast Girl, born and raised in Portland, Maine. This did not hinder her from from growing up with a flair for fashion and accessories! She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Business Administration. Retail management has dominated the breadth of Nancy's career and she has lived in several different states including MA, TN and HI, but she now considers CA her home as she lived here for twenty plus years. Her past positions include working for Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, White House / Black Market and Lucy Activewear. Nancy's outgoing and friendly personality lend itself well to a retail environment where she has established loyal clienteles. She is focused, organized and possesses a "can do" attitude. When not at work you'll find Nancy exercising near the ocean, swinging a golf club, socializing with friends, boating or cruising to some new and exotic destination!