The Studio – Jewelry Blog by Rio Grande

Mark Shipman

I’ve done all kinds of work—audio engineer/road manager, radio DJ, television director, retail management, GM of a large-scale bagel bakery and more—but in 2000 I finally returned to New Mexico and joined Rio Grande as a Business Coach. It's a job that makes me think and makes me smile every day.

I'm madly in love with my girlfriend and only slightly less in love with our pit bull (unfortunately, Anubis passed away in 2012). I'm a reader of books and a watcher of movies. I love listening to, writing and recording music and working on independent film/video projects. I have a constantly growing art collection—anything from landscapes to abstracts—for which I need more wall space and better lighting. Others think I drive too fast.

Business works a little differently here at Rio and I'll do my best to share some of the ins and outs of our culture and why we work the way we do. If you have any questions regarding our business structure, let me know.

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