Alissa completed her formal metalsmith training at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco under the guidance of Alan Revere. She then went on to study under a handful of master goldsmiths in the Bay Area before launching her own line of jewelry. Each piece of her collection is meticulously hand crafted out of her studio in Oakland, California along side her poodle June, and her studio mate Adeline Jewelry.
Before deciding on a career in jewelry, Alissa spent 2 years as a park ranger in Yosemite National Park. She was stationed at Tioga Pass, where she had the daily pleasure of greeting excited visitors into the park. The Topographic Collection is a direct reflection of her time spent living and working among Yosemite’s awe inspiring peaks, majestic rivers, and towering Sequoias. She hopes that each piece will spark the wanderlust ,and beautiful memories these wild places hold within the person who wears them.