Linda Miller and David Self offer 70 years combined retail management experience earning numerous National Awards from Fortune 100 companies. In 2012, they opened WaterGemz Jewelry in the farmers market environment and grew it to 4000 items.
WaterGemz showed at many festivals and 12 different Farmers Markets, working under many different management styles. In 2015 they opened two successful markets. In 2018, four markets were in operation, 2 of them for non-profits. Aside from their business experience, what sets them apart is their desire to give back to the community and to those with whom they do business.
Philanthropy and Civic Experience
2003 Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
2004 Immokalee Helping Our People in Emergencies
2005 Hurricane Relief (organized 8 volunteer busses)
2006 Bonita Springs Elementary Garden Volunteer
2008-11 St. Matthew's House Volunteer
2014 Pace For Girls Patron
2013-14 ABWA President Neapolitan Chapter
2013-15 S. Bufton Memorial Education Fund Chair
2014-16 Jamaican Outreach Project Patron
2016 Patron to: RPAC, Bonita Springs Lions Club, Morton Plant Hospital
Small Business Mentorship