I’m Jeffery Bolling, son of Rev. Thomas and Phyllis Bolling; my parents are doing well and married for 45 years. After leaving the U.S. Military in 1986, I started in the jewelry industry as a sales associate for Cowell and Hubbard, a Zale’s division store in Akron, Ohio. I quickly discovered that I had natural selling skills, and worked my way up to manger of a store in New York. Seeking more independence, I took a sales job on the road with a company in Los Angeles. I later did diamond remount shows for several large chain stores, before returning to full jewelry sales.