With her thirty-plus years of experience in retail selling beautiful things, Gretchen eased effortlessly into the Archeo team. Lengthy studies in Art History, as well as in art forms ranging from drawing to ceramics, fine-tuned her eye and her appreciation for handmade and well-crafted objects, and she fell instantly in love with Gabbehs and African artifacts.

As if she weren’t already perfectly suited, Gretchen also loves traveling, especially to Europe, where she has roamed extensively––preferring to wander in places like the remote, coastal Italian village where she bought a hand-hammered copper pot that is her most treasured souvenir.

Pets: American bulldog, Harley

Visits when traveling: castles, pubs.

Hobbies: growing herbs and vegetables in her new miniature greenhouse.

Impulse trip: Japan