I was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1969. I have always been fascinated by rocks and minerals since I was very young, and pursued a college education in Geology/Mineralogy and Psychology at CSN in Nevada, Henderson campus, of which I practiced my first act of philanthropy and donated my entire mineral/gem collection. I have 2 diplomas from GIA in Carlsbad campus, California. Iâ€™m currently pursuing my G.G. (Graduate Gemologist) designation.