Sales Team

 

 

LEON DAVID

I love the jewelry business. Practically everyone that walks into our store is celebrating something and I'm excited to help get the party started. This is something I've enjoyed since I was little as I was raised in the store. My parents used to stand me on a box to clean the cases when I was about six. All through Junior High and High School, I worked in the store after classes.

My first big job at Ben David's was head engraver. At the time, we had the largest trophy department in the area and I probably engraved every bowling trophy in Danville from 1969 to 1974. I received my formal jewelry training in Washington, DC while working for friends in the business.

During my time in Washington, I met and married Jackie, my bride of over 30 years. I have two grown children, Jordan and Julia, and will soon be a proud grandfather of three. When I’m not in the store waiting on the greatest customers in the world, I like to fish, ski, play golf and travel. Come visit us soon and start your next celebration with me.

 
 

ALAN SMITH

Alan is a Master Jeweler with over 33 years of bench experience under his belt. He has been with Ben David Jewelers for a combined 10 years and is truly one of our biggest assets. Apart from the everyday jewelry repairs such as sizing, setting stones and soldering items, Alan also has the ability to design jewelry, carve waxes and cast each piece right here in our store. He takes your ideas and brings them to life.

In his spare time Alan loves salt water, beaches and fishing.

 

PATRICIA ALBERTER

I have been with Ben David Jewelers for the past 28 years. I manage accounts, bookkeeping and collections. I have done just about everything there is to do here and still continue to learn and grow.

I have a son, Kevin, who lives and works in Lynchburg. I am a proud Nana to McKenzie my sweet, precious princess.

My husband, Peter, and I spend most nights and weekends out on our back patio enjoying the birds and flowers with our fur babies Jackson, a Weimaraner mix; Peaches, a toy Poodle; Smokey Joe, a black cat; and Dusty Blue, a Lynx Point Siamese.

I consider my co-workers here an extended part of my family. It is great to work at a place where everyone truly cares about the customers and staff.

 

CAROL SETLIFF

My career in the jewelry business began in 1979 in my hometown of Martinsville. In 2008, I joined the Ben David family. This is an awesome place to work and I love my job and co-workers. It is so much fun meeting people and making lifelong friendships. It is a blessing to be a part of the many happy occasions in their lives. At Ben David, we love love!

I am a member of an amazing church in Martinsville, Mercy Crossing and I serve on the"Dream Team".                                                                              
Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do.I have an adorable morkie puppy named Charlie. My favorite place to be is at the beach. God has blessed my life beyond anything I could imagine.

 

LYNN HORSLEY

I have been employed at Ben David Jewelers for 40 years. I have had the opportunity to do just about everything there is to do in the company, but my love and passion is sales. In this career, I have had the opportunity to meet wonderful people and to be a part of many special moments in their lives.

My husband Billy and I have been married for over 20 years. Between the two of us, we have five children and many grandchildren to love and spoil. I am very active in my church and enjoy both singing in the choir and teaching in our children's church. I am very proud and fortunate to work for such great employers and with wonderful co-workers.

 

KATI GIBSON

I absolutely LOVE working at Ben David Jewelers. I could not ask for a better place to work. I truly enjoy the one on one connection I have with the customers here. The people that work here are absolutely awesome as well as the customers who come in. Its very gratifying when a customer leaves here with a big smile on their face and you know you helped make that happen.

When I am not working I spend the majority of my time with my two beautiful little girls, Brayla Dawn and Alena Rose. I do save some time for my other half, Jason, and our chubby dashound, Macie!

The mountains is my happy place. The gorgeous scenery, Poor Farmers Market and Nancey's Candy Company does my soul good! I also really enjoy a good book and a great cup of coffee.

 

JOY BATES

I've been in the Inventory Department at Ben David Jewelers for over 20 years. Some of my responsibilities include placing orders, shipping and receiving, and working closely with the vendors and sales associates on custom designs and special orders to ensure our customers the best service available. It's a great place to work.

On a more personal note, I am married to a wonderful man, Mike Bates. Between us, we have two great kids and two sweet grandchildren. When we are not at work, we enjoy spending time together with our family. We are also very active in our church and appreciate all of God's abundant blessings in our lives.

 

Conner Vandenburg

I love my job at Ben David Jewelers and have enjoyed every minute being here. For 3 years now, I have been fortunate enough to call everyone here my family and to learn from them. I love working with jewelry and helping people find that special piece to take home with them.

I currently attend Liberty University pursuing a degree in Family and Child Development. When I’m not at school or at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love the outdoors and going to the lake and beach.

 

 

Journie Walker

I love working for Ben David Jewelers. I could not have imagined a better job. I'm more than glad to be apart of this work family because everyone is very loving!

I'm currently a full time student of Averett University. I'm majoring in Mathematics with a secondary teaching license and aslo majoring in accounting and finance. Phew! Set to graduate in 2020! Wish me luck!

 

Katie Underwood

From the first time I walked in Ben David, I knew I would love to have a job here. After graduating, I realized that nothing would make me happier than seeing others happy. That's exactly what I see everyday at Ben David. I see memories be made. I am truly blessed to be given this opportunity and will always do my best to make sure each and every customer leaves with a smile on their face. I'm proud to say that I'm a part of the Ben David family!

Just a little bit about me when I'm not at Ben David. I love spending time with my family, hunting, or hanging out with friends. I am an alumni of Liberty University where I majored in Psychology of Human Services. Working at Ben David has made me see just how much I love interacting with people and learning about them.

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