I’m Marissa Lindstrom, a born and raised Michigan gal currently residing in Murray, Kentucky with my best friend, Kristin, and our very sassy cat, Willow. Born in Holland, MI, I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, exploring dunes and old growth forests, getting muddy catching frogs, and freckling in the sun. So naturally, when it came time to choose a college and career, I chose to head north to Northern Michigan University, where I earned my Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Through working with native flora, fauna, studying sustainability, food systems, and so much more, I realized being an interpretive naturalist and environmental educator is my true passion (I love to tell people I’m a “super cool nature school teacher”). I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working as a naturalist in Michigan, Alaska, and now Kentucky (where I scored my first “big girl” job)!
Our sassy pet cat, Willow.
As a naturalist, I spend my time at the nature center I work at engaging with visitors about native flora and fauna, caring for our rescued wildlife, and promoting and inspiring a love of the outdoors and a strong conservation ethic. I also often have the opportunity to interpret wild animals that visit the backyard of the nature center (I LOVE using my Beth Millner’s wildlife jewelry as references for butterflies, woodpeckers, songbirds, and hummingbirds). In short, I absolutely love my career and all the challenges, new ideas, and adventures every day brings. My career also allows me to promote sustainability and foster a love of conservation in children and adults alike.
On the job as an environmental educator.
This environmental consciousness is one of the main reasons I feel so connected to Beth Millner Jewelry. I first discovered this true Marquette gem on a rainy day in college, running to the Co-Op across the street for a few groceries. After shopping, I decided to duck in the unassuming and charming store, and to my surprise I found shelf upon shelf of beautifully handcrafted jewelry, made out of recycled metals and featuring the Michigan stones and gemstones I grew up collecting. And just like that, I fell. That day, I bought a pendant for myself and one for my sister. In the months after, I purchased a beautiful set of earrings featuring woodpeckers and then, one day, my most wonderful partner, Sean, gifted me a set of chickadee earrings (my favorite bird).
Needless to say, I’m very much a fan of Beth Millner Jewelry, which was why I applied to be an ambassador this summer! Not only does Beth specialize in recycled metals and stones, but she uses recycled packaging and practices fair wage policies. THIS is the kind of business I want the world to be populated with. Conscious, kind, sincere, and with such an eye for detail and beauty. To share such a wonderful business with more folks feels like a privilege!
Feel free to follow my ambassadorship this summer and get a glimpse of my beautiful jewelry in action @marissahlindstrom
Have a great summer :)
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I LOVE these! I bought them for my daughter because she is such an amazing Gardner. I know she will love them too.
My wife lives the Dog Pendant! Reminds us of our Silver Labradors and how they play on Lake Superior.
My husband, Joe bought me these earrings for our 27th anniversary. They are beautiful and I wear them almost every day. I have two other pieces of Beth Miller jeweley just as treasured
I love my new charm. It’s just the right size.
Another wonderful purchase for my wife who has fallen in love with Beth Millner jewelry. Not only a beautiful piece, but a wonderful fundraiser for Marquette County.