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Meet the incredible team behind Jeff Walters Jewellers

Jeff Walters

Jeff Walters

Owner / CEO

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In October 1998, a new and innovative Jewellery Store was launched in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Jeff visualized this new concept in the jewellery business most of his adult life. "What we do here, is transform the jewellery buying process into a pleasant, relaxed and entertaining experience where the customer learns what we know about diamonds" The store and website have been designed to make Jeff’s customers feel more comfortable and in control of their purchasing decisions.

Having worked in his father's jewellery stores over the years, Jeff was able to develop a unique system of running a business. It became clear to him over time that customers want to be taught how to make an informed decision around diamonds and how to work with custom designs. Hence, Jeff Walters Jewellers has become a learning environment.

Running a successful Jewellery company occupies most of Jeff’s day to day activities, but like he says “I always have time for my customers”. So the next time you come into the store or have a question to ask the “boss” himself, please contact Jeff directly. You’ll be glad you did.

Yvonne Sucharzewski

Yvonne Sucharzewski

Office Manager

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Yvonne has been with Jeff Walters Jewellers from the first day the company opened in 1998. As the Office Manager, she handles all in-store accounting issues as well as all administrative activities. Her commitment and attention to detail allows Jeff Walters Jewellers to make good decisions on a daily basis. Yvonne also brings a good balance between her creativity and humor to the table. If you have questions about your order or repair, Yvonne is the one to speak to.

Jon Letham

Jewellery Consultant

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Jon is the newest member of the Jeff Walters Jewellers Team, originally a retail employee for over a decade before moving into the automotive manufacturing sector. Returning to this customer-driven environment, Jon’s professional demeanor and desire to serve, will impress our long-time customers and new clients, alike. As a former customer himself, Jon has reaped the benefits of our warm and welcoming environment and is eager to reciprocate his experience with you.

Shanon McGuinness

Shanon Huismans

Jewellery Designer / Personal Shopper

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Shanon first joined the team at Jeff Walters Jewellers in 1998 on a part-time basis while she was in high school.  She continued to help out during her breaks while attending University. Shanon then spent a significant number of years living abroad.   Having honed her skill sets in design and customer services abroad, she brings with her over 10 years of retail operations experience from her time spent in the Middle East.

Shanon returned to Canada in 2017 and looks forward to helping you with your custom design requirements.

Sue Walters

Sue Walters

Digital Marketing Manager

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As the proud wife of Jeff Walters, Sue has joined the team in April 2017, after retiring from a rewarding 30 year teaching career with the Simcoe County District School board. She brings with her a host of interpersonal skills in working with others, in a confident and compassionate manner. Sue is an integral part of the tech team, as Digital Marketing Manager at Jeff Walters Jewellers, by assisting with website administration and social media communications. Her passion to communicate clearly and please others is evident through these media platforms,  so that customers have what they are looking for when they need it. She looks forward to meeting all of you upon your visits to the store.


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