"Hi! My name is Alaina Sharp. I am a proud lifelong Michigander and currently live in Jackson, Michigan.
Ten things about me:
10). My five kids make me laugh more than I ever thought was possible. I was introduced to Beth’s work because I post more ridiculous pictures and videos than a person should on Instagram. I started following the account and I was hooked.
9). I co-founded an event called nErDcampMI. It’s a free conference for educators focused on helping our students love reading and writers. This July, over 1800 adults and 1500 students attended. It’s all kinds of crazy and wonderful and it’s something I’m really proud to say I helped to bring into the world.
8). Teaching today’s high school students gives me hope for our future. If you could meet the ones I get to see every day, I think you’d agree with me that we’re all going to be okay.
7). Going for a run is the only thing in my life that never fails me. When things look bleak or overwhelming, a run always makes things better. People make mistakes and wine bottles empty, but a good run is always there for me.
6). I love cheese. I just thought that was worth mentioning.
5). I feel like I’ll never really, truly get my $&@! together. How am I supposed to be a good role model for teenagers and a guiding light for my five children when I can’t be reliably depended upon to shave my legs biweekly?
4). If I could, I’d snowshoe through a conifer forest every day until I died.
3). There is no better jewelry than jewelry that is handmade. I’ve been a lifelong fan of art fairs and craft shows. I fell in love with Beth’s work because, on top of the expert craftsmanship, it is eco-friendly and nature-inspired. Her pieces remind me of all the things I love in nature: snow, sand, surf, sun, and sky.
(and...trees? But that doesn’t start with an s, so...)
2). I believe there is power in our thoughts. I battle daily to not let them get the best of me. I started meditating this year before school and, I have to admit, I sure felt goofy and uncomfortable. But it has truly been transformative in my personal and professional life.
1). My life dream is to be the oldest woman to cross the Ironman World Championship finish line in Kona. I have finished two Ironman races, and, while I was definitely not the oldest competitor, both stand out as the most incredible moments of my life.
I am honored and humbled to have been chosen as a brand ambassador. I am so excited to be a part of this adventure!"
Are you an influencer with a passion for jewelry, the natural environment, or handmade items? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!Go ahead and fill out our application, letting us know why YOU would be a stellar ambassador. Applications will be welcomed until April 1st, which is the deadline to apply.
Calling all local non-profits! We want you to be a part of our fundraiser jewelry program! Each year, we select a few Upper Peninsula organizations from a pool of applications. Once selected, Beth designs a custom piece for each organization to be sold in our studio in downtown Marquette and online. A portion of sales from each piece is donated to the applicable organization.
I am so excited to be here to keep sharing Beth Millner’s Brand with all of you! I am going to share with you my top 5 favorite things as your holiday gift giving guide! Secret... there are more than 5!!