Rick has been in the jewelry industry for over 45 years, he has been our store owner for 25 years. Rick has lived in Springfield since 1994. He is a Certified Gemologist through the American Gem Society, and a Graduate Gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America. He is involved in the Rotary Club of Springfield, Lotus Club, and Cedars Club. Rick is known for his stylish dance moves, eyeglass collection (thanks to Springfield Family Vision!) and loves being “Pop” to his grandchildren.
Jessica has been with Maxon for 4 years and was born and raised in Springfield. She is a Registered Jeweler through the American Gem Society and Applied Jewelry Professional through the Gemological Institute of America. She keeps our heads on straight and our grammar in check. In 2018, Jessica was a Springfield Business Journal Most Influential Women Honoree. She is involved in Leadership Council through Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, The Network, Missouri State Alumni Association, Junior League of Springfield, United Way of the Ozarks (Generational Engagement Committee), Sunrise Rotary Club (Committee Chair), Ozarks Counseling Center (President-Elect), Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks (Big Sister & Advisory Board Member), she is also the former President of the Rotaract Club of Springfield and a co-owner of Float Trip Pickles. Her hobbies include traveling with her husband Ryan, enjoying the Greenway Trails, and helping young professionals get connected in Springfield. She loves hiking and has Mount Kilimanjaro on her bucket list.
Kendra ClaxtonSales Manager
Kendra has been in the jewelry industry for 18 years. Her favorite thing about her job his helping people celebrate the happiest times of their lives. She has worked for Maxon for 2 years, leading our sales team and bringing lots of laughter. She has earned the Applied Jewelry Professional credential through the Gemological Institute of America and the Certified Sales Associate designation through the American Gem Society. Kendra is from Pleasant Hope, is an animal lover, and enjoys spending her free time at the lake or spoiling her 4 nieces. She has a cat named Kittens and a dog named Pants.
Jay CaseyBench Jeweler
Jay has 40 years experience as a bench jeweler and has worked at Maxon for over 20 years. He is a Springfield native. When he’s not repairing jewelry he enjoys riding dirt bikes and sitting in his driveway watching storms. He also enjoys working out and traveling anywhere with a beach. Jay has 2 sons and 4 grandsons. He doubles as our jeweler and our in house comedian. Jay is one of the most important elements to our Maxon experience, keeping our clients happy with his fast turnaround time and excellent craftsmanship.
Andrea Bateman Sales Professional
Andrea joined the Maxon team in 2020 after many years as a travel agent! She has been able to travel to France, Monaco, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and so many more! She loves hiking, gourmet cooking, and Refit classes. She has two kids, Jordan and Darby and several fur babies; two tabby cats and a “Dorky” (half Dachshund, half Yorkshire Terrier). Andrea spends time volunteering through the Venues church working with Crosslines Food Pantry as well as their special needs ministry, “Recess”.
Jane McElvaineStore Owner
Jane has been with Maxon for over 25 years as the store owner and leading our sales floor with her charisma. You can’t leave without a hug from Jane! She is a Certified Gemologist through the American Gem Society, and a Graduate Gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America. She is currently involved in the Junior League of Springfield, in which she was the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. In 2001, Jane was a Springfield Business Journal Most Influential Women Honoree. She is also involved in the Springfield Executive Breakfast Club, Lotus Club, Cedars Club, and the Pi Beta Phi alumnae club. Since moving to Springfield in 1994, she has served on many clubs and charitable organizations. Jane has two granddaughters and her favorite day of the week is “MiMi Friday.”
Morgan BrockDigital Marketing Manager
Morgan has worked at Maxon since 2017 and was recently promoted to Digital Marketing Manager. She manages our social media and website, and loves to showcase the quality fine jewelry and the accredited sales team. She has earned the Applied Jewelry Professional credential through the Gemological Institute of America and the Certified Sales Associate designation through the American Gem Society. Morgan is from Strafford, Missouri and graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2017 with a business management degree. She is involved in the Junior League of Springfield and is the Assistant Chair for the Plaid Door committee. Morgan’s favorite hobbies are going antiquing with her mom, getting coffee, hanging out with her puppies Poppy June and Sissy May, and golfing very poorly. Morgan’s best friend is Grace McElvaine, Rick and Jane’s 5 year old granddaughter.
Chelsea BulenSales Professional
Chelsea began working at Maxon in 2019 after being deployed in Afghanistan for a year. Her favorite part of working at Maxon is all the fun customers she gets to meet, especially when they bring their dogs. She was born and raised in the Springfield area. Chelsea likes spending her free time doing anything outdoors, spending time with her 5 nieces and nephews, and her sweet dog Barrett. Her secret talent is that she can lick her elbow.
Dustin GerleveSales Professional
Dustin joined the Maxon team in 2020. He has been in the jewelry industry over 20 years! Dustin’s very passionate about motorcycles. He also loves spending time on Table Rock Lake with family and friends. Dustin is always accompanied by his co-captain Kruzer James Gerleve, his miniature schnauzer!