Stefanie Miller is a cum laude graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with a BA in English and Art History. Her study focused on extensive research and compilation of reports, presentations, and essays that honed her analytical and writing skills.
After graduating, Stefanie worked for a nationally-known non-profit organization as a researcher. In this position she gained extensive knowledge of valuing antiquarian books as well as other antiques, pottery, manuscripts, art, and collectibles. Her greatest contribution was discovering value in things that were otherwise discarded.
In 2013 Stefanie moved to Missoula and began working as an appraisal researcher and consultant for a noted art appraiser in Montana. At the same time, she began coursework for the College for Appraisers of California, where she completed a rigorous program dedicated to appraisal ethics as well as the overview of a wide range of personal property including Americana collectibles, jewelry, silver, and furniture. She has since taken and passed the National USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) course and exam.
Jonathan brings a background in gems and jewelry, as well the materials and manufacture related to those fields. He has been involved with collecting gems and jewelry for the past five years. Among Jonathan's other areas of expertise are extensive knowledge of Militaria (specifically US Civil War, World War I, World War II), firearms, and weapons. Jonathan has a BA in History from Goddard College in Vermont and is currently attending the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where he has completed coursework in diamond grading.