Meet the Family

Billy Craig, Owner

“Alexandrite is my favorite stone,” says Billy.  A lifelong love of gems and the experience gained working alongside his uncle repairing jewelry ultimately lead Billy to become a Graduate Gemologist Appraiser from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America).  It is this knowledge along with his passion for jewelry that has allowed Billy to take Craig’s from small-town family jeweler to a nationally recognized store. Anyone who knows Billy will tell you that he is fiercely loyal, fair, and always has his customer’s best interests at heart. To Billy, there is nothing better than selling something that tells your story by celebrating life’s special occasions. “Open your jewelry box and I bet you know when and how you received each piece. What other gift does that?”

Laura Verses, Buyer/Vice President

If you want to know what the latest fashion or jewelry trends are, look no further than Laura.  What began as a part-time high school job has become a 20-year and counting career.  Now the Vice President of Craig’s, a degree in Apparel Marketing was a natural transition into the role of Buyer. For Laura, there is nothing better than seeing all the new pieces that a line has to offer.  She is personally responsible for helping countless people rework old pieces into something fresh and fun. Laura believes no occasion is too small to get someone, (or yourself!) something special, and she will gladly take the time to help you.  “Sometimes people ask me how I could stay at the same job I’ve had since high school, I tell them, I can’t imagine being anywhere else”

Katie Coellho, Diamond Specialist

Katie began her career at Craig’s over 5 years ago. Initially applying for a marketing position, she quickly realized that her true passion was sales. A degree in English helps her stay in constant contact with customers and assist in the store’s appraisals. Katie is our store’s resident “CSI” who is constantly researching for us and our customers. Her favorite area of jewelry is bridal and she would love to help you pick out the perfect ring in a fun environment. “Everything is better with a little sparkle” is Katie’s motto!

Debbie Larson, Craig’s Consultant

It was a fateful day when Deb walked into Craig’s. Lead into the store by her love of jewelry, she chatted with the staff while making a purchase. As luck would have it, Deb was looking for a job and she quickly went from devoted customer to bona fide Craig’s Girl! With a background in accounting, her financial aptitude has helped Craig’s to make smarter buying and business decisions. Deb loves nothing more than helping someone find the perfect gift for a loved one while also getting to try on new jewelry herself!