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.

Fossil Cartel sales associate Jesse kneeling next to a large citrine geodeMeet Jesse, The Fossil Cartel Sales Associate

Jesse Lee has been with The Fossil Cartel since January 2020 soon after she moved to Portland from Ashland, Or. Her interest in gems and minerals was piqued when a friend of hers taught her how to make wire wrap jewelry in 2013 and she has been collecting minerals and making jewelry ever since. Jesse is also a certified QHHT hypnosis practitioner and facilitates past life regression hypnosis in her free time. Some of her favorite gems include opal, elestial quartz, moldavite, and amethyst.

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.