Our Team

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Tim Shaheen, Owner, Principal Designer   Tim is our primary 3D CAD design specialist for all of our cast pieces. An accomplished bench jeweler with fifteen years of experience, Tim also creates our handmade line of bangles and other accessories out of sustainable-sourced recycled materials and he sets and finishes many of his own custom-created CAD designs. 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, Principal Designer

Tim is our primary 3D CAD design specialist for all of our cast pieces. An accomplished bench jeweler with fifteen years of experience, Tim also creates our handmade line of bangles and other accessories out of sustainable-sourced recycled materials and he sets and finishes many of his own custom-created CAD designs. 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, Creative Director   Meaghan is responsible for Alx&Co.'s design, our vendor relationships, and our marketing. With an eye towards quality and service, she loves bringing a traditional craft to a new audience through our shop. She meets with clients for custom design projects and is in the process of earning her GIA Gemological degree. When not at Alx&Co., Meaghan can be found chasing her son around Old Town or hiking in the Shenandoah with Tim. She is also the founder of  The Seedling Collective , a creative studio in Old Town designed for retail pop-ups, workshops, and other projects.

Meaghan Foran, Owner, Creative Director

Meaghan is responsible for Alx&Co.'s design, our vendor relationships, and our marketing. With an eye towards quality and service, she loves bringing a traditional craft to a new audience through our shop. She meets with clients for custom design projects and is in the process of earning her GIA Gemological degree. When not at Alx&Co., Meaghan can be found chasing her son around Old Town or hiking in the Shenandoah with Tim. She is also the founder of The Seedling Collective, a creative studio in Old Town designed for retail pop-ups, workshops, and other projects.

 
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. Ana manages the daily operations of our workshop and serves as the primary point of contact for our repair work. 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. In her spare time, Ana  creates her own enameled works of art .

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. Ana manages the daily operations of our workshop and serves as the primary point of contact for our repair work. 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. In her spare time, Ana creates her own enameled works of art.

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 over thirty years of experience, his fine touch and expert eye can bring the most damaged heirloom back to its original glory. Lawrence’s specialty is restoring antique fine silver, but he also creates contemporary handmade sterling silver cups and other accessories on commission. He is a GIA-graduate gemologist. Lawrence lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children.

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 over thirty years of experience, his fine touch and expert eye can bring the most damaged heirloom back to its original glory. Lawrence’s specialty is restoring antique fine silver, but he also creates contemporary handmade sterling silver cups and other accessories on commission. He is a GIA-graduate gemologist. Lawrence lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children.

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.