AMANDA JARON, Founder/President
Amanda Jaron has been designing jewelry since she was a child. Her high-end elite clientele from all over the world seeks her sometimes for funky, often romantic, and always sophisticated designs. The launch of A. Jaron Fine Jewelry in 2004 has been well received all over the world. Amanda’s collections have a rich yet relaxed kind of luxury with a resort feels that gives her work a distinct edge.
Amanda has traveled the world for more than a decade while designing in NYC. She created pieces for clients in Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, and Jones New York. She’s crafted couture runway pieces for fashion houses of Europe. Amanda found inspiration in her native sun-drenched Florida. Ultimately settling in Naples, fittingly called the “crown jewel” of Florida, Amanda found the artistic muse she needed.
Her source of inspiration paid off as Jaron’s unique collections and fearless designs have captured the attention of style-conscious fashion experts and A-list celebrities. Yet she describes herself as a luxury designer who is accessible to everyone. Amanda’s philosophy is to create red carpet moments for the everyday woman, celebrities, fashionistas, and the social elites.
In 2010, Amanda opened A JARON Fine Jewelry design studio in Naples, FL. With both a retail jewelry and design studio, Amanda takes inspiration from her philanthropic efforts and close relationships to her clients she now begins to take her biggest endeavor to date, The GLITTER Foundation, Inc.
Amanda holds a B.F.A. from UofArts in Philadelphia. She is committed to the Education Foundation of Collier, David Lawrence Center, Cancer Alliance of Naples, PACE Center for Girls and donates jewelry to numerous non-profits. Learn more about Amanda at ajaron.com
Angela Bruckner has been elected as secretary to the Glitter Foundation Board of Directors. Since achieving her bachelor’s degree in marketing/management at North Texas State University, Angela has served as a leader in sales, sales training, marketing, product development and sales management primarily in the residential real estate and the medical device arena.
For the past 9 years, Angela’s focus has been to come alongside her clients and coach them through the distractions that derail execution. She reinforces the key drivers that organizations utilize to achieve their critical number and performance goals!!
Angela Bruckner brings 18 years of performance based coaching to her clients Her experience in and out of the trenches helps her connect and build credibility and trust. Her commitment to improving her own performance brings a freshness to each coaching experience. She employs real-world and customized examples of thinking patterns that distract us from performing our best and exceeding goals.
Angela currently lives in Naples, Florida with her husband and their two sons. She is available for keynotes, individual and team coaching as well as workshops and special events.
“As a member of the board, I hope to support our mission of generating funds and resources for children that would benefit from art therapy camp education. I am thrilled to be asked to join the board of the Glitter Foundation.”
Barbara passion for art, lead her to teaching, she has been an art teacher for over a decade. Her philosophy is to keep it fun! She works to make her students of all ages feel as if they are at play while creating. She works to allow them to express themselves through their inspiration.
An advocate for education, Barbara spends her days teaching art, an her evenings pursuing her Master’s in Education at Florida Gulf Coast University.
LANE WILKINSON, photo maven
A Graduate of FIT in NYC, Lane is our “Photo Maven”. Her namesake photography company combines Fashion Fusion, Philanthropic Galas, Invitation Only Parties, Celebrity Chef and Vintner Dinners, Private and Public Social Scenes, High End Festivals, and Lifestyle Portraits.
With benevolent support in pictures for local community organizations, events, public and private portraits, Lane has partnered with The GLITTER Foundation to Launch “The Mona Lisa Project” in efforts to preserve the past, present, and future of art and life’s legacy. Learn more about Lane at wlwphotography.com.
KATHY KARPOVICH, sparkle outreach
Kathy an avid Tri-athelete. came to the foundation in 2014 with an idea… “We need a “I don’t sweat, I SPARKLE!” Glitter5k. The inaugural run drew more than 300 runners while partnering with Girls on the Run Collier. The 2nd annual drew more than 400 people to raise more than $12k for children in Collier County.
A seasoned lender for 25 years, Kathy has roots in New Jersey and finally found her roots in Naples!
Kathy sits on the Community Advisory Committee for the Shelter of Abused Women & Children. She is an active member of the Humane Society in Naples.