Christy has been in the jewelry business since 1994 after earning her accounting degree from Knoxville Business College. Her area of expertise at Kimball's Jewelers is Inventory Control. She handles receiving and labeling of new products, provides customer service support to sales staff, prepares critical inventory reports to outside vendors, places orders, and aids in shipping to Kimball’s customers throughout the U.S. She also takes on the responsibility of pearl stringing.
Danny is a second-generation jeweler and business partners with his wife, Kim, and his father, Jim. He has 30 years of business experience inside and outside the jewelry industry, 19 of those with Kimball’s Jewelers.
Danny is responsible for the store’s financial management, vendor relations, operations, purchasing, client sales and services, and property management. “I feel blessed to serve the Knoxville community and additional clients across the country on behalf of Kimball’s,” he says.
Jill began working in the jewelry and gemstone industry in 2000, and has vast experience in management, inventory control, quality control, buying, and selling. She has completed the Graduate Gemologist program through the Gemological Institute of America, has also become an Accredited Jewelry Professional, and is a Pearls Graduate through GIA. She is currently enrolled in courses with the American Gem Society to become recognized within this organization as well.
For more than 40 years, Jim Overbey has helped East Tennesseans find the perfect jewelry at Kimball’s Jewelers. Jim graduated from Hampden-Sydney College (the last college founded in the colonies before the Revolutionary War) in 1955. He then served in military intelligence in Germany until 1957, and returned to school, earning his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1959. From then until 1972, he was a district manager for Exxon before joining Kimball’s Jewelers.
Jim is a Registered Jeweler and a Certified Gemologist in the American Gem Society. He is passionate about community activities, and has been involved with a spectrum of projects, including the 1982 World’s Fair, the Rotary Club of Knoxville, the Downtown Organization, and Webb School.
Kim, a partner in Kimball’s ownership, joined the company in 1999, as it was transitioning from its downtown location, established in 1933, to its new West Knoxville store. Kim helped oversee the critical elements of the move, including the design and build out of the new Kimball’s store.
As President, Kim’s responsibilities have included brand acquisition, establishing customer service standards, purchasing, human resources, and vendor relations. In addition, she had the lead role in growing the value of the Kimball’s brand to where it is today. Kim is involved in other family interests, but is always available to Kimball’s customers and the Knoxville community.
Lauren is a Knoxville native who graduated from Maryville College in 2011 with a degree in Business and Organization Management. She started working at Kimball’s Jewelers part time during the holidays, fell in love with the business, and has continued her career with us. Highly trained in timepieces and precious gems, Lauren keeps up to date with the latest jewelry fashion trends and provides a fresh perspective on our offerings.
A native of St. Thomas, Rafael has 35 years of experience in the jewelry industry. His love for artistry and design began at an early age while working for Little Switzerland in the Virgin Islands. He has achieved several certifications in precious metals, diamonds, colored gemstones, and Swiss watches. His belief is that jewelry is an emotional expression of one's self or the person they are presenting to and should be a representation of how you feel. Rafael takes great pride and pleasure in helping bring his client's visions to life.
Romina Baker bridges the gap between traditional jewelry making techniques and cutting-edge technology. A summa cum laude graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in jewelry and metalsmithing, Romina has been in the industry since 1998. She is trained in the classic ways of making jewelry, but also embraces CAD design, which she believes gives rise to more imaginative ideas and better problem solving.
Her prize-winning work has been exhibited in galleries ranging from Asheville, NC to New York City. And she loves what she does: “To hand a piece to a customer and then share in the joy and happiness they experience is such justification to purpose. What a blessing—that I was chosen to to assist in such a moment.”
Stephanie has been a part of the Kimball’s family for over three years. She began her career at Kimball’s as sales support, worked into a full time sales position, and now she is the merchandise manager. Stephanie is responsible for maintaining vendor relations, providing analyses on store inventory levels and industry research on the newest trends affecting our industry. Stephanie is a Psychology graduate from the University of Tennessee.