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at r|o we are fortunate to have a few of the greatest souls working with us to keep this business and passion always moving forward. let us introduce you to our exceptional staff babes.
jill | operations + events lead
the backbone of the r|o operation
a true OG, jill has infuenced just about every corner of r|o's operations with her magic. from managing the day-to-day operations, to cutting stones, to scheduling our time and booking events, jill is an integral piece of our success and growth. what's more, you'll likely catch a glipse of her rocking raw stone pieces on the daily, in our product photos, as well as during any of the events and fairs we attend. she does it all and then some.
having lived all across the U.S., this georgian born, alaska-lived, hawaii familiar, now new jersey-an, is well-traveled and mom of two fierce little ladies. board game connoisseur, kayaking obsessed, and in love with all things coffee, jill is the chill bad-ass of our company.
carrie | production lead
the free spirit and intense fingers behind our pieces
being our newest addition to the r|o female forward staff, carrie is our hardware expert. being an independent jeweler for the better part of a decade, this multi-faceted, fierce human ensures the quality and functionality of every one of our designs. with a light-hearted and free-spirited wit, she's yet another major branch of the raw opal family tree.
loving her fur baby, tahoe, she is also the nerd you want on your side in any dungeon crawler. much like the rest of our staff, board gaming and role playing games are a piece of her soul. also a talented actress, tattoo model and artist in her own right, she adds that spice of eccentricity to our babe tribe here at r|o.
whitney | social media liaison + marketing director
the curator behind the voice and online presence of r|o
whitney is the genius behind the r|o website as well as the witty, clever voice that's reflective of our mission and passions here.
aside from championing the best of us for halloween costume supremacy, whitney is a wife, busy utah mom of two beauties, the owner of her own company, hyped party co., and still somehow finds time to help run r|o online. being a night owl like many of our tribe, she also leads a life of awareness and concern for our earth. the perfect fit.
jenn | production + fulfillment
the bts fingers and analyst
being a creator and business owner herself, this master embroiderer, jeweler, and skull enthusiast is the newest addition to our team. we couldn't be luckier to have such a skilled artisan working on our pieces. she brings expertise and true perspective to the r|o tribe.
her company PrettyInShop showcases her incredible talent and love for all of nerd-dom. she, in fact, was our first custom piece and our first-ever bride! we have since expanded our bridal and special occasion services immensely, and it's all because of one pair of custom raw opal bridal gauges.
junebug | operations
the r|o mah and general manageress
june not just keeps us running smoothly behind the scenes, but she hand cuts our product cards, stamps our boxes, makes our luxury linen gift bags and so much more. if there is some arduous, momentous challenge to cross, she brings the reality check and perspective we need to tackle said issue.
being mom to 5 perfect children | r|o founder included |, and grandmah to like 9000 grandkiddies, she loves to garden, go antiquing, and is, at heart, a gamer like the rest of us. she owns TheTuftedLoft, a luxury linens company where she offers hand-fringed fine, natural linens for a variety of household needs, like dinner napkins, aprons, runners and other sustainable homewares. she is the boggle + scrabble connoisseur every business needs in order to survive.
caity | product photographer
the earthly and creative lens for our photoshoots
the face behind the lens on all of r|o product shoots, this incredibly talented photo-guru brings the vivid, crisp and creative visuals we come to rely on. our look is one day your look and caity makes that pop!
being a creative herself, caity is a jane of all trades with her custom handmade wares, cooking prowess and green thumbs. mommy to the coolest and equally creative little dude, caity blesses us with her impressive visual taste and is a r|o inspiration.
chelsea of rosebud photography | photographer
the style and feel behind our look
with the spirit for all of the adventure raw opal lives for, chelsea is the high-end lifestyle photographer that ensures our looks are realized in our very earth-chic way. her vision allows our clients to imagine how they will feel wearing a raw opal piece.
this boss babe is at the top of her game. between working with countless other businesses, creatives, entrepreneurs, and magazines, chelsea is THE photographer to have in your corner. the chicest momprenuer, her eye for fashion, love for art + the classics, and her bomb new studio place, makes us feel extremely lucky to be one of her VIBs | very important boss |.
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the literal canvas for showcasing our products, these impressive females bring the r|o aesthetic to life.
abby | model
our chic sophistication and conscientious feel
a longtime friend, cheerleader, and style inspiration for r|o, abby reflects the look and feel for the trendy, eco-aware individual that typifies our average customer. you will find her lovely features as the backdrop for many of our newly launched products and seasonal campaigns.
mommy to 4 fur babies - belle belle, kevin bacon, daisy, and rosa. abby is a detail-oriented expert event curator, dedicated runner, halloween costume genius, and makes the worlds most delectable french macarons.
leanne | model
the zen keeper and overall calm of r|o style
being the calm and still presence needed during our chaotic photoshoots, leanne showcases our looks with grace and beauty.
she is also an intensely talented musician. she plays the xylophone among many other instruments. her talents are top level!
bryanna | model
the one to watch
the old soul of our tribe and yet the youngest, this fiercely intelligent pre-med student has accomplished more in her life than most. with countless jobs, board gaming skills that are just simply unmatched, and a new home, how she has time to model for r|o is beyond us…
what we do know: this babe is going places.
meg | staff mannequin
lending her zany, breath of fresh air to our look
more appropriately named "the hair," meg is the blonde (sometimes rainbow) you'd see displaying our hair accessories. with a whimsical and comedic charm, she's the unique palette we need to capture our looks both hair & otherwise.
with three mischievous tikkens at home, she is one of us uber-nerds who enjoy board gaming and role playing games alike. also a talented actress, she is everything unique about our babe tribe here at r|o.