Jill holds a B.S. in Earth Science from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and an M.S. in Geology from Louisiana State University. She took her first jewelry class in the 1980’s and has been learning new techniques ever since. As an instructor for the Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Jill has taught workshops and classes in Viking weave, beaded bevel weaving, bead weaving, and intarsia. Jill is also currently teaching non-jewelry techniques as paper quilling and resin-tile torching.