Madeline has been making jewelry in one form or another for more than 20 years. With the nudge and support of Dawson she created MIMOSA in 2008 then took the business full time in 2013. She turns her ideas into carefully hand-carved wax creations to be cast into metal and focuses on the direction and mission of MIMOSA.
If she's not at work she's probably with her kids, at a book club/ business club meeting, running the lakes or The Office Trivia Night (killing it).
Owner/ Designer/ Shop Construction & Maintenance
Dawson, former Landscape Architect, and serial entrepreneur sold his company to join MIMOSA in August 2015. He does everything from make and create jewelry and setting stones to adding a second story to the shop when we need it. There is no way a title could capture what he brings to the table, just trust us when we say he’s multi-faceted ;)
In his free time he digs old cars out of the woods and swamps --see more about that at @manmosahustle
Head of Production
Grace came to MIMOSA in June 2017 with casting experience she was eager to put to work! She's all about production from building wax pieces to pouring melted metal, she takes the ideas from their wax to wearable form! Most recently we’ve been working to cut down on carving time by using her skills with the milling machine. She cuts the wax base for a design and hands it off to Madeline to finish the details.
When she's not at MIMOSA she keeps her hand busy @surgudstudios making things like this embroidered beauty she's wearing!
General Manager- Director of Shop Operations
Greta joined MIMOSA in August 2017 with a background in mass communication. She is the manager of all things! She also writes blog posts and newsletters, creates content, works events, manages our schedules and supplies and generally keeps us and the shop running like a machine.
Away from us she's probably tending to her growing garden or planning adventures.
DONNA MAY STEIN
Head of Buffing and Finishing
She started out as a long time customer from Lafayette (originally from southern California) but she eventually made her way to join our team in September of 2018. She's been buffing and polishing jewelry to perfection ever since!
She's a curator of all things vintage and a master of recycling denim into wearable works of art.
Alina helps us navigate change and pursue greatness in all that we do, through everything from one-on-one check-ins to full day workshops where we analyze and reflect on what worked and didn't and how we can improve. She challenges us to show up fully for our work and each other and helps us to be accountable to that.
She works remotely from 30A and spends her days pretty much like this picture- on the beach living her best life ;)
JOELLE FERRARA @joelleferrara
Jewelry casting and buffing
Joelle joined MIMOSA part time in November of 2018 and full time in June of 2019. She has a background in casting and ceramics and is training to be our head caster at MIMOSA!
Check out her instagram for more of her personal clay creations.
GRIFFIN GOWDY @griffingowdy
Wax production, Assembly
Griffin joined MIMOSA part time in July of 2019. She comes to us with experience we're busy putting to good use. She's assisting Grace with wax production, and assembling.
Check out her instagram for more of her personal clay creations as well!
SAMANTHA WOOD @simple__sam
Samantha joined MIMOSA full time in September 2019. She came to us with such impressive shipping skills she made the choice an easy one. She's brand new on the team and we're excited to have her! If you place an order from here on out, more than likely she's the one who sent it to you with all the care in the world!
Buffing (and a whole bunch of other stuff ;)
Caroline has been in and out of the MIMOSA shop for the last couple years now helping with volunteer projects or showing up when we needed extra hands. She came to us sort of a jack of all trades but is now working full-time on our buffing team!
SAMARA THOMAS @sam____thomas
Buffing and antiquing
Sam works with us part time mostly buffing and antiquing jewelry for you! She's a wildly talented artist and when she isn't with us she's building those gorgeous window displays at Anthropologie or selling her artwork at the Mid City Makers Market!