A Native Nevadan …
Pat grew up in mining towns throughout Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. His father, Fran Schultz, worked as a mining engineer in gold, copper and silver mines, an industry often subject to frequent relocations. It’s possible that Pat’s interest in precious metals and gemstones may have had its beginning in these early years. Going back even earlier, his Grandfather Schultz was a silversmith by trade who arrived in this country, circa 1900, and worked for the prestigious Lunt Silversmiths in Massachusetts.
Pat spent his early years in Cuba, New Mexico, a small town located in the Four Corners area. Cuba, NM is close to the Navajo reservation, and Pat remembers, “looking forward to weekends at his friend’s homes, playing around with making jewelry and creating sand paintings.”
During his freshman year, he attended a Pueblo Art School for a training session that would strongly influence his chosen career.
The Schultz Family
Pat and Terri’s days are filled with activity. Pat works diligently to meet his custom work timetable; while also designing new pieces for his collection of fine jewelry for sale. In addition to owning and managing his local jewelry business, Pat is also an accomplished cook and ardent gardener. And, if you have some time, I’m sure he would love to talk with you about trains; he is quite the aficionado.
Terri works full time as an Animal Services Field Supervisor for Washoe County Regional Animal Services, and she also partners up with Pat at the jewelry store in her off-hours. She enjoys spending her early mornings tending their veggie garden or working on other projects around the homestead.
When Pat and Terri finally get around to grabbing some downtime, you’ll usually find them at home with family members or friends dropping by; or, they’re taking off on a leisurely road trip and experiencing new and exciting places.
Celebrating 31 years together …
Pat and Terri are devoted to their growing family. They have three adult children – Amanda, Johnny, and Pat’s daughter, Jessie (who is currently living in Nebraska.) They are the proud grandparents of Blake and baby brother Beckett, sons of Johnny and Keirsten Schultz, and the recent arrival of little Ellie Ann, daughter of Amanda and her husband, Joe Cirone. The little boy with the beaming smile is Joe’s son, Lance.