Our Team

Owner Karen

Owner

You may have seen the sweetly smiling redhead in an enormous geode on a billboard alongside I-35 in Austin, but who is that Mona Lisa of crystals that some of us pass by everyday? Meet Karen Richards, the Owner and Founder of Nature’s Treasures Texas!

Born in California, she has explored and lived in many regions of the US before making her home in Austin, TX over 30 years ago. She has been a successful business woman in a wide...

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Inventory Manager

Amanda received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education in 2007 from Concordia University in Austin, TX. Amanda joined the Nature's Treasures family as a front counter employee in 2010. Since then she has worked her way up and is now the Inventory Manager. She oversees the entire inventory process from our shopping trips to Denver & Tucson to processing and even stocking and restocking new and exciting products within the...

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Retail Manager

Michael received his Bachelor's of Science in Earth Sciences from Rice University in 2008 and continued on to earn his Master's of Science in Geosciences from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. As the Nature's Treasures Retail Manager, Michael sees to daily operations, employee relations, customer relations, jewelry purchasing, educational outreach, and marketing & advertising. Keep an eye out for him on the “We Are Austin”...

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Online Operations Manager

Tami was born in the Quartz-filled foothills of Arkansas, and raised in the shady pines of East Texas, Tami developed a profound love of Nature. An avid learner and excellent student, both academically and spiritually, Tami learned how to focus her intuitive abilities at a young age which allowed her to open her own metaphysical shop before coming to Nature's Treasures. With a passion for Tarot, astrology, history and mythology,...

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Growing up in the suburbs of Houston, Amy spent much of her time as a kiddo running around with her Barbie camera taking candid photos of her family and pets. She later received her degree in Digital and Photographic Imaging from Texas State University. After graduating, she moved to the eccentric city of Austin, worked in the hospitality industry, and began to build her portfolio to make photography a full-time career. The stars aligned and...

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Although born in Colorado Springs, Alex grew up in neighboring Georgetown, but has always spent most of his time in Austin-proper. As a business management major at ACC, Alex recognizes there is so much to learn about the world. He first started on his spiritual path through music, numbers and numerology. Alex says "I love everything about Natures Treasures, and the conversations with the customers more than anything else". When he is...

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Tamatha, originally born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Florida but came to Austin by way of Utah. In addition to her many talents and hobbies, Tamatha has a Paraprofessional Degree in Montessori Education and an AAS in Biotechnology. She loves people and feels enriched working with both the staff and customers at Nature's Treasures as a Front Counter employee. Tamatha loves to read, watch Kdramas and MCU movies, and write books. As a...

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Born and raised in ATX, Katie G attended The Art Institute of Austin and studied Media Art and Animation hoping to join Pixar Studios! However, as life sometimes goes, spirit led Katie to San Marcos where she learned office administration! Today she uses both of these skill sets at Nature's Treasures helping to create product content, maintain inventory, , handle shipping and intuitively select items for customers of the Online Store. Katie...

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China Rose grew up all over finding that home is where the heart is. She moved to Austin from Durango, Colorado with her daughter in 2015. A renaissance woman, China's jobs have varied from sushi chef to landscaping. Now she helps coordinate inventory and orders for Nature's Treasures Online. Outside of work, she enjoys skateboarding, cooking and swimming, and aspires to breed insects and become a mermaid someday!

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Juyna was born in Kerrville, TX and grew up in Georgetown, TX where she studied Business Management at Southwestern University before completing her degree at Texas State to be a little closer to family. Juyna was a frequent customer for a number of years before joining the NT family as a front counter employee in 2015. She is now the Inventory Department's Assistant Manager and loves being a part of processing all the new treasures after the...

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Justin grew up in Leander and received two associates degrees from Austin Community College. He joined the Nature's Treasures team as part of a competition with a friend to see who could get a job in a geology-related field first. In addition to a passion for rocks, Justin loves biking and went abroad to Bosnia to bike the mountainous terrain there. You may see him in our Rock Depot, but if you're into Austin night life you might also see...

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Nance grew up in Pennsylvania before moving to the Southwest to finish her education in Arizona. In addition to being a semi-retired optician, Nance works at Nature's Treasures as an Event Coordinator, Aura Reader and Front Counter Staff Member. In any role Nance loves learning new things and assisting customers and coworkers. She loves nature and exploring, and utilizes her intuitiveness and massage training in 'assisted touch...

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Austinite Kathryn Esquivel joined NT in spring 2019. Kathryn enjoys helping our customers and practitioners while learning the many uses for crystals and minerals. Her favorite right now is the Phantom Quartz. Kathryn has also recently received her recertification in Reiki 1 and 2. When Kathryn is not planning her next crystal grid she is at NSpire Salon behind the chair or dancing salsa at Central Market!

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While studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, Christine traveled to Austin, Texas with her class for a design project which inspired her to move out to our weird city after graduation. She finds joy in befriending stray animals, making people laugh, and creating magic with art, design, and computers. You might see her covering our in-store events for social media or peeking out from the corner of the Online Store - but...

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Originally from Orange County, CA, Katie has always loved crystals, but didn't really start learning about them until about 4 years ago through various online groups. Having a family of 6, Katie likes to spend her spare doing all sorts of arts and crafts, including making jewelry. She also enjoys learning about different cultures, reading and singing. At Nature's Treasures you can find Katie in either our Retail Showroom or in our Rock...

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Leah works on many of our outstanding events. Leah is a New Paradigm messenger. An Austin native, she just hasn't found a reason to leave. She attended UT as a Speech Communications major, and as an event coordinator, hosting events and interfacing with all kinds of people is a joyful and energizing experience for her. Leah is a 5D planetary community facilitator, speaker, and personal awakening coach, and has written three metaphysical...

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Robert studied Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University, and worked in landscaping until 1988. When Robert's wife bought Dyer's Jewelry Supply and Lapidary, Robert taught himself the art and science of lapidary and agates so that he could help her run the business. Robert first worked with Nature's Treasures at their former Kramer/Braker location by assisting customers,...

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Chris is a Houston native that moved to Austin in 2016. With his B.A. in Studio Art and Philosophy Minor, he continues to pursue his artistic endeavors in various media including darkroom photography, painting, drawing, and jewelry making. Working at the Front Counter of Nature's Treasures, he has rediscovered a childhood passion for crystals that compliments his vast knowledge of classic and esoteric beliefs.

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Merrieh was born in Milledgeville, GA. She grew up outside Austin in Leander, TX. She joined our team with a shared love of sea shells, crystals, and gems. As a hairdresser her passion to reveal others outer beauty has transformed to helping others find their inner light thru the love and healing potential from crystals.

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Laura is originally from the coast of California, moved to Austin to be closer to her daughter. While in California she taught Reiki & yoga, facilitated mantra groups, ran her own specialty gardening business and did freelance writing. Being drawn to metaphysics and inspired by her grandmother and Native American great grandfather, she has studied world religions, herbal medicine and vibrational healing from young...

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Heather moved to Austin from Seattle to be closer to her family. She spent 5 years as a caretaker before joining Nature's Treasures Front Counter Team. She has always been drawn to crystals, especially Pietersite, and is happy to be learning more on the job. She enjoys live music, dancing, bowling and playing pool in her free time.

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Madisen grew up in Mason, Texas before moving to the Austin-area. She attended Texas State University, where she obtained her Bachelor's in psychology with a minor in anthropology. As one of the Front Counter Trainers and Aura Readers, she enjoys interacting with both customers and employees, especially when she gets to discuss astrology or help people find crystals that heal energetic ailments. Outside of work she enjoys dancing,...

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You might not have met Cheryl while at the store, but if you are reading this - you might recognize her work. She maintains the main NTRock.com website, creates the monthly newsletters and designs billboards, flyers and other eye-catching ads that notify you of sales and special guests presenting here at NT. Cheryl is a mosaic artist and sometimes teaches classes here allowing you to use the beauty and bounty of Nature's Treasures in a...

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