JT is a graduate of Averett University where he played baseball. He started his career in the jewelry business in 2005.
At 22 years old he started part time in the industry shadowing his uncle along with managing rental properties. Shortly afterwards he was promoted to the store manager and in 2008 he became general manger of all the family owned jewelry stores. In 2017 JT become owner of Ben David Jewelers.
JT married his wife ,Beth, in 2009 and now is the father of three beautiful children Tripp, Bryce, Mahala.
JT enjoys playing with his children and likes to watch and play sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April Barber, manager of Ben David Jewelers has focused on creating meaningful relationships with Ben David customers. Her desire is for Ben David’s to be a place clients can come relax while they browse all of the beautiful jewelry.
April married her husband, Tommy, in 2002. Together they have two children, Blake and Bailey. April is very much involved with charities and events throughout the city of Danville.
April has truly enjoyed creating lifelong relationships with her customers. She values these relationships and is thankful for all the love and support she has received through the years. April is looking forward to meeting you helping all your jewelry dreams come true.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
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!
Angela Plotkin I joined the Ben David family in 2018. I absolutely love coming to work every day. The employees and customers have become like family. We all work well as a team to make sure each and every customer is happy when they leave our store. It is so rewarding to be apart of someones special day or finding the perfect gift for an upcoming event.
I have two amazing kids Carsen and Madelyn who are my world. They keep me busy with soccer and ballet. The beach is my favorite getaway spot. A day off includes Netflix and time with my kids.