Our Blue Skies Team
Tina Harrison, Owner
With a background in art, blue skies functions as Tina's current 'canvas.' She and her amazing staff search high and low to find the best stuff and most beautiful jewelry around. Then they put it all together to create visual wonder and a rich sensory shopping experience. Tina loves working with the artists and vendors who supply all the product you'll find in the store. "They are great, hardworking, creative souls. And I also love our wonderful customers who we often get to know rather well. There's obviously a connection between aesthetics and values because our customers share the same values we do. We really like and appreciate them."
Denise Shropshire, Manager
Denise is a familiar face to blue skies customers because she has worked at the store since it was born in the year 2000. As our Inventory Manager, she keeps blue skies running like a well oiled machine and always has watchful eye out for the brown UPS truck, because she knows more good stuff has arrived! Denise often wears something by her favorite blue skies jewelry designer, Barbara Hoff. Besides her lovely self, you’ll also find Denise’s beautiful ceramic creations amongst the offerings at blue skies. Her favorite book is Having Our Say by the Delany sisters and her favorite movie is the original Imitation of Life which she has seen at least 325 times.
Madison started at blue skies in the Summer of 2017. She’s a self-professed “plant lady” who loves to read and doodle on just about anything. Her favorite book is The Old Man And The Sea, and her number one movie is Donny Darko.
Renegade Silver studs and a rotating selection of our nature-themed books are Madison’s favorite items at the store. When asked what she loves most about her job Madison says, “Getting to work with a team of amazing women and interacting with people on a daily basis. I love the privilege of working in a store with cool stuff and people.”
Hannah joined blue skies in December 2017. Her hobbies run the gambit from old school to new school activities, with board games and video games being her favorites. On the question of cats or dogs, Hannah loves the doggies. Her number one movie is Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Mixture candles and jewelry from artist Courtney Weil are her go-to items at the store, and helping people find the perfect gift really makes her smile.
The constant influx of cool new items, and the opportunity to artfully arrange them around the store definitely drive Rebekah. This creative multi-instrumentalist started at blue skies in Spring 2018. Rebekah plays four (4!) instruments: piano, bass, ukulele, and a little guitar. She loves to read and watch movies. Her favorite book is the Bell Jar, and her most watched movie is The Lost Boys. When it comes to jewelry, Rebekah absolutely loves the rings at blue skies. Her top non-jewelry item, our hilarious + saucy socks from Blue Q. Rebekah says the best thing about working at blue skies is " Everyone here is lovely and I love being a part of this team!"
Kate is a girl of many talents: She loves drawing, dancing, and hanging out with friends. Her favorite book is Harry Potter, and her favorite movie is The Iron Giant. When it come to jewelry, Kate loves the nature inspired pieces of Michael Michaud and her favorite non-jewelry item would be our Good Luck Pigs, "Because they've been here since I was a kid." She loves her job at blue skies because "Everyone ends up being friends and that makes coming to work so much fun."