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Our Team

HOVER OVER EACH TEAM MEMBER’S PHOTO TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEM.

Oz Hefner

Oz Hefner
Owner and Jeweler Extraordinaire

Oz has been a jeweler for 44 years and has been in business for almost 37 years. He is certified through GIA in studies of Gold and Precious Metals and Diamond Grading through Gem School America. Oz is also a certified laser specialist, being the 4th jewelry store in North Carolina to complete repair work with laser technology. Not only does Oz stay busy with jewelry repair, he is also the President of the North Carolina Jewelers Association.

Fun fact: Oz is ordained and has officiated three weddings in the store… so far!

Contact: oz@ozsjewelers.com

Brenda Hefner

Brenda Hefner
Owner/Boss

Brenda is the backbone of the operation here at Oz’s Jewelers. When asked what she does, she replied, “everything Oz doesn’t.” She can make magic happen!

Fun fact: she has been to every state but Kansas!

Contact: brenda@ozsjewelers.com

Melissa Haynes

Melissa Haynes
Business Manager

Melissa keeps the Oz’s team organized and running smoothly! She comes to us with a degree from UNC and 20 years management experience. Melissa has worked part-time at Oz’s Jewelers since 2012 and join the team full-time in 2019.

Fun fact: Melissa is very addicted to the Zillow real estate website.

Contact: melissa@ozsjewelers.com

Kaylie Younce

Kaylie Younce
Sales Associate

Kaylie is an artist by trade. She has a bachelor’s degree in studio art and has her own line of ceramic jewelry, KaylieMade. She is great with all customers and makes friends with everyone!

Dalton Powell

Dalton Powell
Sales Associate

Dalton is a senior at Challenger Early College High School. His great personality makes customers feel taken care of! He has a bright future in front of him!

Dalton is sporting Mr T starter pack in above picture.

EmilyAnn Graudin

EmilyAnn Graudin
Sales and Marketing

EmilyAnn has been a member of the Oz’s Jewelers team since August 2018. She comes to us with degree in marketing and loves anything with sapphires.

EmilyAnn works part-time at Oz’s Jewelers but can be reached by email through-out the week!

Contact: emilyann@ozsjewelers.com

Karen Abernathy

Karen Abernathy
Sales Associate

Karen has been in the jewelry industry for over 25 years and with Oz’s Jewelers 3 years. She truly loves connecting with her customers and loves the excitement jewelry brings people.

Fun fact: Karen once proposed for a nervous young man to his girlfriend in the jewelry store… and she said yes!

Karen works with us on Saturdays

Sarah Sharpe

Sarah Sharpe
Sales Associate

Sarah works with us when she is home from college. She is a junior at South Carolina University studying communications.

Kathy Cloninger-Lowman

Kathy Cloninger-Lowman
Sales Associate

Kathy is a newer member of the Oz’s Jewelers team. She retired from Catawba County Schools and now enjoys spending time with her kids and grand-kids!

Fun fact: Kathy once snuck into the Grove Park Inn to meet Patrick Swayze… her and her friends made it all the way to the pent-house suite before getting caught!

Kathy works with us part-time through out the week.

Vitoria Pope

Vitoria Pope

Klaire Starr

Klaire Starr