Blake Simmons

Store Manager |

Blake loves the jewelry industry and has been working closely with his father since the young age of 17. He graduated from Boise State University in 2011 with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. Blake has completed in-depth trainings with Breitling, Tag Heuer, Hearts On Fire and William Henry and uses his knowledge and experience to continue building the family business. In 2008 Blake married his lovely wife, Jill, and they have two sets of twins. When not helping to support the store they enjoy spending quality time together, hunting, camping and going out on the lake.

Crista de Lathauwer

Assistant Manager |

Crista de Lathauwer has twenty years of experience in the luxury goods industry. She moved to Boise in 2002 from the Bay Area and has been with Simmons Fine Jewelry since 2006. She loves meeting new people everyday, and visiting with those she already knows. Crista feels the best part of her job is helping people celebrate the special moments of their lives. In her free time she is an avid Formula 1 racing fan, and enjoys traveling. She has already visited 223 cities in over 17 countries!

Allison Hazlett

Sales Associate |

Allison has over five years of experience in the luxury goods industry. Born in South Korea and raised in Hawaii, she moved to Boise in 2011 to attend Boise State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Allisons’ favorite part of her job is building relationships. She likes to spend her free time outdoors, traveling and hiking with her fiancé, Alec and her two labs Rio and Chloe.

Anjel Murphy


Anjel has an extensive background in sales and customer service. Originally from Alaska, Anjel moved to Boise in 2011 to make a new path for her future by attending Boise State University. She will always greet you with a smile, and loves to help her customers find that perfect piece of jewelry to compliment their style. When she’s not working, Anjel enjoys being outdoors with her husband, Matt, and their two dogs Bailey and Winnie.

Valeen Crow Behunin

Graduate Gemologist (GIA) |

In December of 2011, Valeen received her Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California. Valeen has worked alongside Jay since 1990. She started as a Sales Associate, helping Jay to build lasting relationships with clients for the last twenty years. She is now the Appraiser for Simmons Fine Jewelry. In her down time, she enjoys gardening, crazy quilting, and letting her dog Runt take her on long walks.

Allan Beck

Shop Manager / Jewelry Designer |

Allan Beck is the Custom Jewelry Designer and Goldsmith for Simmons Fine Jewelry. He holds a Degree in Geological Engineering, and is a Lapidarist. He uses the latest and greatest technology in CAD/CAM processes for the custom pieces he creates, so each one is a wonderfully precise work of art. He has a great passion for creating jewelry, and a discerning eye for it. Allan likes to hike in the mountains looking for gemstones to cut, gardening, cooking, and teasing his two daughters.

Mike Lokteff

Bench Jeweler |

Mike is a third generation bench jeweler. Originally from Moscow, Idaho, he was introduced to the art of bench work at a very young age from his father. Mike takes great pride in his work and has a passion for the jewelry industry. In 2009, he married his wife, Erin, and they have two beautiful girls, Macie and Kenda. When he’s not in our jewelry repair department, Mike enjoys basketball, fishing, hunting and camping with his family.

Jean Simmons

Office Manager |

Jean has been the Office Manager for Simmons Fine Jewelry since 2001. She has over 20 years of computer and office management experience. Jean’s extensive knowledge has paved the way for Simmons Fine Jewelry to remain ahead of the curve with our instore computer system and processing technology. Her caring attitude extends to her co-workers, family, and friends alike. When not at the store Jean enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and cooking.