Meet The Fossil Cartel Staff

Meet Anne, The Fossil Cartel Assistant Manager

Anne is originally from Pennsylvania where she began her love for rocks and fossils. One of her favorite childhood memory includes “rock picking” with her grandfather which is when she began collecting specimens. Anne spends her free time making jewelry, working with polymer clay and creating wearable art. She is also a volunteer at KBOO Community Radio. Her favorite rocks are amethyst and celestite.

Sales associate Jen standing in the storeMeet Jen, The Fossil Cartel Sales Associate and Web Manager

Jen began her journey with minerals about 3 years ago when she began working at a rock and crystal store in Chico,CA called Geology Rocks! And Minerals. From there, her love and fascination for the ever-expanding mineral world grew from there. From going to trade shows to rockhounding, she is a rock enthusiast to the core. Spreading the knowledge and ultimate appreciation of these amazing works of natural art is just one of her many passions. Some of her favorite minerals include amethyst, labradorite, and vanadinite.











Meet Jem, The Fossil Cartel Sales Associate and Son of Owner, Susan

Jem’s love for rocks and minerals can be traced back to tagging along with his parents to gem shows, as well as helping out at this very store when he was little. Connecting with others over a shared love of stones and fawning over unique specimens are some of his favorite pastimes. In the future, he hopes to work with kids in building healthy and knowledgeable relationships between them and the natural world. Some of his favorite rocks are pietersite, dioptase, and opal.