I’m so grateful God chose this path for us!

by Michele Willis, Builder, Alabama

I started Premier part-time to pay for adoption expenses. Little did I know how it would change my life.

My husband, Ernie, is a pastor and we had been on many mission trips to Matamoros, Mexico, working in several different orphanages. God used those experiences to open our eyes to adoption.

In 2010, after we had been blessed with two boys, Jackson and Carson, we felt it was God’s timing to adopt a little girl. We wanted to adopt from Mexico because the Lord had given us the desire while working there. Immigration issues here and political changes in Mexico combined to put an end to those adoption plans. We were devastated. Mexico was the only country we had ever considered.Read More »

Premier takes Disneyworld!

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   Our Dream Disney Designer Trip was absolutely incredible.  From seeing the children’s smiles at our Character Breakfasts to awesome training poolside, from ending with the Red Hot Disney Party at Hollywood Studios to building new and lasting relationships not only among other Jewelers, but among other Premier families – everyone had an unforgettable week!  Congratulations to all those who worked hard enriching lives and were able to join Premier in Disneyworld.

There are so many wonderful Disney memories and experiences; many captured by our trip photographers and found in our Dream Disney 2013 album on Flickr!  Here are a few special moments from some of our Premier Leaders.  Share your favorite Dream Disney Trip memories with us by commenting below or on our Facebook page!  It really was a fantastic Designer trip, and we are excited to announce the 2014 trip at our National Rally in just a few short weeks!

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~ Brandi Wilson, One Diamond Designer from Alabama and Jeweler since 2007 ~

   My daughters, Baylie (6), Lacie (12), and Kylie (9), were super excited about the Dream Disney trip with Premier!  We are so thankful to all our Hostesses and Customers who helped us earn this trip!  I am so blessed and thankful for your friendship and support.  My girls made this sign to show their appreciation as well!  We had a blast at Disney!  My 3 sweeties really enjoyed the parade and fireworks show at Magic Kingdom.  Thank you Premier for such a magical time!!!! So blessed to be a part of such a wonderful company and family!

q~ Tracy Williford, Two Diamond Designer from Georgia and Jeweler since 1993 ~

I really enjoyed the trip to Disney with my friends and Premier family!  Some of these ladies I have been friends with for 20 years but have never had the opportunity to meet their children.  It was fun to get to know them!  It was neat hanging out and training with so many Premier Leaders at the gorgeous Swan an Dolphin Hotel pool!  On Saturday, it was exciting to see everyone in the same Premier t-shirts at Hollywood Studios for the closing event!  As we walked around the park that day, people were asking who and what we were which gave us the opportunity to share about Premier.  Premier really treats us well!  I have so many priceless memories with my Downline and friends, and I can’t wait to start working to earn the next trip.  It’s worth the work … I will be there!

~ Cori and Mike Garavuso, Five Diamond Designers from Florida and Jewelers since 1992 ~

   We had the most wonderful family vacation ever!  Thank you Andy, Tim, Peggy, Bob, Kevin, Gina, and ALL our Premier Family Peeps!! This was a trip full of memories for a lifetime!!  We loved this family picture from our last Premier Disney trip in 2004 with Andy and Joan when our kids, Michael, Zachary and Briana first met them!  What a special moment.   We were blessed to have the opportunity to re-create the moment with Andy this year with Joan watching from Heaven above!


Don’t forget to check out more awesome Disney pictures on our Flickr: Dream Disney 2013 Album

Disney Memory ~ Melody Box

What did Snow White say when her photos weren’t ready? 

Someday my prints will come!

My own “Prints” and I had so much fun at thePicture2 last Disney Trip!  Laughing and being silly just comes with the territory at Disney World, and the “Disney Way” of making everyone feel like a kid again was undeniable!  I get excited just thinking about the fun we will have this year!

ALL of my favorite memories of that trip include my Premier family and sideline!  23 years ago, Randy and Elizabeth Draper told us that we would make friends for a lifetime in Premier.  I could barely imagine the importance of that statement back then.  Now, each Designer trip is like a college or family reunion, as we get to see our friends from all over the country; celebrating accomplishments, learning from them, encouraging one another, being inspired, even praying with each other!

Picture1The additional bonus for that first Disney Trip was the privilege of bringing your children.  The first morning of the trip, we were sitting at the breakfast table with our Premier family, celebrating a birthday of one of our Designers and talking about our plans for the day, when the kids (who had been having a special breakfast with Mickey) came up and surrounded us – their faces full of excitement and anticipation for the day!  I loved seeing the pride in the eyes of their parents as they introduced everyone, and I loved knowing that Premier had given all of us a dream vacation that would be a highlight for any family.

Other fun memories: Picture3 Kent and Pauline Meier sharing their impersonations of Mickey and Minnie; going to Sea World with a group of Jewelers that included Gayla Ungerer’s daughter Maysn; laughing non-stop with Elizabeth Draper; and enjoying it all with my own Prince Charming!


Why do people go to Disney World?

So they can get a little goofy!

It’s a good thing my “job” feels a lot like the place where dreams really do come true!


Phil and Melody Box are Four Diamond Designers in Fort Worth, Texas.  They have steadily built their business since becoming Jewelers in March 1992 by encouraging and serving others.  They are true examples of the Premier Spirit but they’re greatest accomplishment is their family.  They have been married over 22 years and have their three wonderful children. 

Disney Memory ~ Lynda Soss

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a Premier Designs Jeweler for over 20 years now!  soss2The biggest blessing for my husband Jeff  and me has been my ability to stay home with my two sons, Jeffrey and Matthew, who are now 20 and 18. As young parents, we weren’t able to afford to travel.  Thankfully, Premier offers wonderful Designer trips that we’ve worked hard to earn and have been to places like Toronto, San Diego, Maui, Scottsdale, Tampa, and Washington D.C. … just to name a few!!

One of my most favorite Premier trips was to Orlando, Florida.  It was a great time of relaxing and rejuvenating with my Premier girlfriends.  We sunbathed at the pool while taking notes as fast as we were able to write, as other Designers shared their incredsoss1ible business ideas. I’m grateful to Cindy Heufel and Tracy Williford who treated me to Circus de Soleil show; it was amazing!  Jeff and I didn’t take our children with us, but we were able to make a family Disney trip about a year later directly because of our Premier income. The boys loved it!  We are soooo excited to be going to Disney World with our Premier friends again this June.


Lynda Soss joined Premier Designs, Inc. as a Jeweler in November 1992.  She is a Four Diamond Designer who lives in Savannah, Georgia.