Our Team

  Tim Shaheen, Owner   Our shop's owner and go-to guy for just about everything, Tim trained with Lawrence to learn about metalsmithing and is our primary 3D CAD design specialist for all of our cast pieces. He manages our vendor relationships and is the primary point of contact for diamonds and other stone purchases. Tim lives in Old Town with his wife (Meaghan), son, and yellow lab. He travels as much as possible with his family and loses his mind once a year when the Caps are in the playoffs.

Tim Shaheen, Owner

Our shop's owner and go-to guy for just about everything, Tim trained with Lawrence to learn about metalsmithing and is our primary 3D CAD design specialist for all of our cast pieces. He manages our vendor relationships and is the primary point of contact for diamonds and other stone purchases. Tim lives in Old Town with his wife (Meaghan), son, and yellow lab. He travels as much as possible with his family and loses his mind once a year when the Caps are in the playoffs.

  Meaghan Foran, Owner   Having spent years in corporate and legal environments, Meaghan brings our shop its operational order. She is responsible for Alx&Co.'s branding, design, and marketing while managing our business's daily operations. With an eye towards quality and service, she loves bringing a traditional craft to a new audience through our shop. When not at Alx&Co., Meaghan can be found chasing her tiny toddler around Old Town or hiking in the Shenandoah with Tim. 

Meaghan Foran, Owner

Having spent years in corporate and legal environments, Meaghan brings our shop its operational order. She is responsible for Alx&Co.'s branding, design, and marketing while managing our business's daily operations. With an eye towards quality and service, she loves bringing a traditional craft to a new audience through our shop. When not at Alx&Co., Meaghan can be found chasing her tiny toddler around Old Town or hiking in the Shenandoah with Tim. 

  Lawrence Miller, Expert Silversmith Consultant   Lawrence is widely recognized as the premier resource within the Washington, DC area for fine silver repair and restoration. With 30 years of experience, his fine touch and expert eye can bring the most damaged heirloom back to its original glory. Lawrence lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children and manages his own antique restoration business with which we exclusively partner for his services. 

Lawrence Miller, Expert Silversmith Consultant

Lawrence is widely recognized as the premier resource within the Washington, DC area for fine silver repair and restoration. With 30 years of experience, his fine touch and expert eye can bring the most damaged heirloom back to its original glory. Lawrence lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children and manages his own antique restoration business with which we exclusively partner for his services. 

 
  Ana Tkabladze, Manager   Originally from Georgia (the country, not the state), Ana moved to Virginia as a child and has lived in the DC region ever since. As the daughter of two accomplished artists, Ana grew up surrounded by an array of creative outlets but she was drawn to the craft of jewelry making at a young age. Now a full-blown "obsessive addict", she has studied enameling, metalsmithing, and works with our CAD software for jewelry design. Ana travels extensively (when she can) and will bring you delicious Georgian food (if you ask nicely).

Ana Tkabladze, Manager

Originally from Georgia (the country, not the state), Ana moved to Virginia as a child and has lived in the DC region ever since. As the daughter of two accomplished artists, Ana grew up surrounded by an array of creative outlets but she was drawn to the craft of jewelry making at a young age. Now a full-blown "obsessive addict", she has studied enameling, metalsmithing, and works with our CAD software for jewelry design. Ana travels extensively (when she can) and will bring you delicious Georgian food (if you ask nicely).

  Ricardo Covarrubius, Expert Goldsmith   Ricardo has been with our shop for over a decade and is one of the most knowledgeable resources around for goldsmithing and fine jewelry repair. He hails from Bolivia and learned his craft from his father, who lived his life as a goldsmith in Cochabamba after learning from his own father before him. Ricardo's skill at the bench is unmatched, and he often perfects pieces that have been rejected (or ruined) by other, less experienced jewelers. He lives in Alexandria with his family and tries to get back to Cochabamba about once a year.

Ricardo Covarrubius, Expert Goldsmith

Ricardo has been with our shop for over a decade and is one of the most knowledgeable resources around for goldsmithing and fine jewelry repair. He hails from Bolivia and learned his craft from his father, who lived his life as a goldsmith in Cochabamba after learning from his own father before him. Ricardo's skill at the bench is unmatched, and he often perfects pieces that have been rejected (or ruined) by other, less experienced jewelers. He lives in Alexandria with his family and tries to get back to Cochabamba about once a year.

  Stephen Pier, Jeweler and Polisher   Stevie joined our team as a polisher but has proven himself capable of so much more. A Virginia native, Stevie has trained as a jeweler and polisher for many years. He honed his skills as a bench jeweler by studying with our team and his expert polishing skills keep our silver holloware jobs looking sharp. On his days off, you may find Stevie enjoying DC's local music scene and/or just being a nice guy to the world. 

Stephen Pier, Jeweler and Polisher

Stevie joined our team as a polisher but has proven himself capable of so much more. A Virginia native, Stevie has trained as a jeweler and polisher for many years. He honed his skills as a bench jeweler by studying with our team and his expert polishing skills keep our silver holloware jobs looking sharp. On his days off, you may find Stevie enjoying DC's local music scene and/or just being a nice guy to the world.