Born in Frankfurt, Germany, raised in Texas, Japan and the East Coast, LeAnita's international experience inspires many of her designs. She is a globetrotter who incorporates semi precious, precious stones and precious metals from around the world.
That inspiration has garnered media attention in Sheridan Road Magazine, Redbook Magazine, FOX News, Make It Better North Shore, Modern Luxury NS Magazine, and Today's Chicago Women. LeAnita graduated cum laude from University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in Fine Art. She is a talented painter in addition to designer and was a co-founding member of Gallery 659 in Glencoe, Il.
She has been a member of the North Shore Art League, and Chicago Artist Coalition. She has exhibited in juried shows in New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Chicago.Illinois, and has created exclusive statement jewelry as seen on Latino Fashion Week, Next Fashion Chicago, Emerge Fashion Show-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, CNN, Real Housewives of New York City and was selected by the Catholic Charities to be the sole jewelry designer for their 2011 Annual Gala of the Arts Fund raiser, which raised $150k.
LeAnita has provided in kind jewelry pieces to support Saks Key to The Cure, Juvenile Diabetes, Austin Speaks,and Maggie Daley After School Matters. In addition, to her artist strengths she has been successful in leading sales teams at JPMorgan Chase, American Express, First Data and Fifth Third Bank.