Virginia grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida after her father decided to be part of going to the moon and joined the space program. Virginia is a licensed Clinical Social Worker retiring from active service in 2009. She is a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a BSW and MSW. After leaving the active work force, Virginia took some classes in jewelry making and found that creative spirit come alive. “I have always had an urge to be creative but until the last few years never had the time.” She loves peace and sense of accomplishment a piece of finished jewelry brings. Part of the fun comes from searching for materials to include in her finished products. Friends and family members benefit from her creativity as she can’t resist giving gifts for all occasions.Virginia joined the gallery in 2010; her interest in the gallery began with her relationship and friendship with Richard Ross, widow of our gallery founder.