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Lisa Kelly Lisa Kelly
Founder & CEO

A true pioneer in the industry, Lisa has been beading and teaching for more than 25 years. She was voted one of the nation's Top Ten Instructors by Bead & Button Magazine in 2010. That's like getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Except beads. And you don't have to put your hands in cement.

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Paul Kelly Paul Kelly
Vice President, Director of IT

Dubbed "The Website Wonder" Paul is responsible for making all things "computer" run smoothly. The "King of Code" also enjoys playing music with his band, sailing and seed beads. (Okay, no seed beads, but that man can PLAY the guitar!)

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Claudia Navarrete Claudia Navarrete
Head of HR and Video Editing

As head of HR and video editing, Claudia does it all! In fact, she is the best dancer who never tried out for 'So You Think You Can Dance.' We are glad because it means she won't become famous and leave us for Hollywood. How would Beaducation exist without her?

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Mel McCabe Mel McCabe
Facebook Live Co-Host and Joy Bringer

Mel is the co-star of our award winning (as voted by us) Facebook Live show. She loves the bling and has jewelry making deep in her soul. She has traveled from Texas to Vietnam in search of sparkly stones and adventure. Her vibrance and joy is a constant boost here in the office, and her singing ain't bad either!

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Lora Curran Lora Curran
Customer Service

Lora heads up our customer service team. When you hear Lora’s helpful and sunny voice on the phone you would never know that she is a tough hockey player. We only know that because just last week she mistook a rubber block for a puck and made a goal by shooting it neatly through the door to the shipping department. Her favorite thing is to hear from our customers, so please drop her a line anytime. Her office is big and she gets kinda lonely.

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Colin Mahler Colin Mahler
Receiving Coordinator

Colin is the fastest counter we know, which makes her very good at her job. She is also meticulous and a sucker for details! She catalogues all of our products as they arrive on our doorstep, updates current prices, re-packages items and puts everything in the correct spot. But Colin is more than just a numbers whiz. She knows her way around a jeweler's bench with 26 years of experience, nine of which have specialized in chainmail. You may recognize her as the teacher in our chainmail classes! Jewelry is a big part of Colin's life at work and at home, but she still finds time to read, cook (and eat!), and spend time with family and friends.

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Angela Silva Angela Silva
Marketing Team Lead

Angela is the woman with the marketing 'know-how' bringing Beaducation's videos and products all over the globe. As a Sicilian who loves to cook, we knew she would be a fit with a team who loves to eat. She has already made several nicknames for herself: The Beadyo Brander, The Baconater (for her love of bacon) and The Dog Whisperer (as a dog owner herself who has made friends with some of the furry team members right here at work).

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Mike Vargo Mike Vargo
When Mike is not fixing bugs and deploying new code for Beaducation, he can be found fervently biking around town or jamming on his bass. Mike is a coder by day and a musician by night with a passion for coffee, jazz and dogs. He holds the Beaducation Bowling Team's highest score with a record-breaking throw and he's got the medal to prove it!
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Izzy Kelly Izzy Kelly
Inventory Assistant

As the youngest member of our Inventory Team here at Beaducation, Izzy keeps our otherwise 'over-40' team quite hip. When she is not playing volleyball, she can be found strumming her guitar, playing the piano and belting out beautiful songs at home. We are pretty lucky to have this star athlete and budding musician in our midst, and we are not just saying that because she is the Boss's daughter - we like her - we really really like her! With her voice, musical talent and high vertical leap, we are pretty sure it won't be long before we are all saying, 'We knew her when....'.

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Stella Stella
Head of Security

Stella leads our security team. No need to have a working doorbell when she is around, she will let you know when someone is at the door. She is also quite the conversationalist. She is happy to tell you all about her day....and then some.

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Gamble Gamble
Master of the Inventory office

For almost 4 years I’ve come to work with my mama to make sure things run smooth and I meet my belly rub quota for the day. I often enjoy the soothing sound of products being sorted and counted while I nap. Some of my strengths; strong in eating the beef jerky, playing with my food and running with all my might towards those who give me loves. Though I’m a little fella, I’m full of personality and will charm the socks off of you with my squinty eye look.