Owner, House of Stone by CoCo, LLC
House of Stone by CoCo launched as an online company in August 2014. My company initially started with the sale of t-shirts that display positive Christian messages such as “Turn’t Up 4 JESUS” and rapidly expanded into an international market with customers in France, Germany and Kuwait (as well as the U.S.).
As a Celebrity Jewelry Designer Visionary, my company provided uniquely designed, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry creations, which exuded elegance, grace & sophistication as well as pieces for “everyday wear”. I designed for Grammy Award Winner Chrisette Michele and Singer / Songwriter Terrell T-Rex Simon among others.
My first Runway Show, “Road2Fashion” debuted in May 2015 where I was commissioned to design thirteen exclusive pieces for this elite show, which truly established me as a bona-fide jewelry designer and business professional. With dedication and hard work, many began to take notice and in 2015 I was featured in a myriad of magazines as well as interviewed by numerous Blog Talk Radio Shows.
With all the buzz surrounding my Brand, I hosted a successful Industry Mixer where business professionals were able to network amongst each other along with celebrities, notably, Ms. Debra Antney and Food Network Celebrity Chef, Chef Maurice. Not only did this event catapult my Brand, it showcased my business acumen. Celebrity Chef Maurice quickly took notice (as did many) and requested a joint business venture and in January 2016, I hosted “House of Stone by CoCo Presents Celebrity Chef Maurice”.
I dedicated twenty-two years of life serving (Retired) in the United States Army. It is important for me to give back to the military community and mentor/coach women veterans through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I would not be the woman I am today and where I am in life without my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am truly passionate about my relationship with Him and why I penned my first Memoir, A Soldier’s Story: Strength Despite Adversity (March 2018). I discussed the hard truth about war and how I overcame many obstacles that were meant to destroy me.
I currently reside in Bonaire, Georgia and like most business professionals, I have my hands full as a wife, mother, visionary, author, business professional and Co-Founder of New Beginnings International Outreach Ministries of Central Georgia (September 2016). I enjoy serving others not being served.
I have proven that I can take the dream of becoming a business owner and turn it into a reality, accomplishing amazing things in less than four years.