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.
Harlee is a girl of many surprise talents: She loves reading, writing, and hula hooping. (not always at the same time) Her favorite book is a tie between Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Grief Is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter, and her favorite movie is Phantom of the Opera. She joined the blue skies’ team in early 2016 and really loves the creative environment of the store. "We're all creative and brilliant in different ways, and it creates an amazing environment that not a lot of people get to experience at their job." Harlee's favorite jewelry artist thus far is Courtney Weil, and she adores the extensive selection of journals.
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.
Alexis Brooke McDade
Alexis started at blue skies at the close of 2017. Hiking and coloring are two of her favorite pastimes. Alexis’s favorite movie is SLC Punk (so good) and her number one book is The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis. When it comes to jewelry, rings are at the top of Alexis’s lists, and her favorite non-jewelry items at the store are all the home decor and wall decorations. Her favorite thing about working at blue skies so far, “The strong team of dynamic women I have the pleasure of working with.”
Darcii joined blue skies in Spring of 2018. Quick, clever, and possessing a great eye for helping you find just the right gift, that's how we would begin to describe her. Darcii spends her time reading, gaming, and pursuing language studies. Her favorite movie is Romeo + Juliet, ( the Baz Luhrmann version) and her top book choice is The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice. When it comes to jewelry, the simple tasteful designs by artist Kristen Hughes always catch her eye. Her favorite non-jewelry item at the store would be our colorful paper star lanterns. When asked what she loves most about her job Darcii says " The blue crew! Being surrounded by awesome people and selling awesome stuff couldn't be more fun!"
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!"