Meet Our Team!
Mike Nixon - Sales Manager
We feel very blessed to have Mike at our store! He loves assisting our customers and is happy to help our customers in any way he can. Whether it's answering your questions, taking in your repairs, creating a beautiful custom design, or helping you to find the perfect gift for your loved one--Mike is here for you!
Mike was born and raised in Holladay, UT and graduated from Olympus High School in 1990. After one year at Utah State University he served an LDS mission to Taipei, Taiwan learning Mandarin Chinese. He graduated from the University of Utah in Chinese and Economics and worked in the International Admissions office while attending school.
After graduation, he took a sales job at William's Jewelers, a family owned store in Salt Lake City. He quickly fell in love with the jewelry industry and working closely with customers. Within a few years he became the store manager and spent 25 years building many valued relationships with the customers of William's Jewelers. Desiring a new challenge and a change of scenery to Southern Utah, he jumped at the chance to join the team at Forever Young Fine Jewelers and hopes to spend many years here.
Mike is very passionate about making sure his customers receive the best possible experience and are treated like family when they are in the store. He tries to go the extra mile so that each customer feels like they are valued no matter the size of the purchase. What Mike loves most about being in jewelry, is the people that he gets to develop relationships with. He truly enjoys being involved in so many special occasions and appreciates the trust his customers put in him.
Away from the store, Mike loves spending time with his wife Casey and their four kids. He loves to golf, travel, hike, kayak and almost any outdoor activity. He loves all sports but especially soccer, basketball and football and is a huge Jazz, Utes and Real Salt Lake fan. He is also an avid reader of books and loves to attend plays, concerts, and musical events.
Mary Leigh Howorth - GIA Graduate Gemologist & Appraiser
Mary Leigh has over 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry! As a GIA Graduate Gemologist, she is our expert when it comes to analyzing stones and jewelry. In fact, she answers so many jewelry questions for us and our customers that we came up with the hashtag: #askmaryleigh
Before working at Forever Young Fine Jewelers, Mary Leigh worked for McArthur Jewelers, Family Pawn, Ashey's Jewelry by Design, Albert's Jewelry, Zales, and Martin Binder, Inc. in Indiana. Her organization skills and strong attention to detail are so valued by our team and clients.
Mary Leigh works full-time at our store. She does all of our appraisals, designs our showroom, keeps track of our inventory, and also assists with custom design. Mary Leigh is also trained in stringing and does all of our pearl necklace restringing.
When she is not at work, Mary Leigh loves spending time with her husband Ian! They love traveling in their camper together and visiting new and interesting places. She also loves small snacks and treats!
Douglas F. Owen - Master Bench Jeweler
Doug entered into the jewelry business in the spring of 1979, so he has been working on and creating fine jewelry for over 40 years!! We know when it comes to jewelry repair, our customers want someone with experience and who will do quality work. We feel confident that Doug is one of the best jewelers in the country and we are honored to have him on our team!
Doug has won several awards for his jewelry designs and work, but one of the most prestigious is was a Jewelry Design Award Winner of the Arizona Jewelry Association while working for Wesley Jewelers in Phoenix, AZ.
Doug trained under Paul J. Dangler of Paul J. Dangler Designers & Goldsmiths. He was the Co-Owner of O&S Goldsmiths and also a Co-Owner of D. Fitzgerald's Fine Jewelry. He has also worked for Cornelius Hollander of Cornelius Hollander Designs and with Jewelry By Gauthier, both of which are located in Scottsdale, AZ.
He is a master when it comes to hand carved waxes, hand-fabrication, stone setting, custom jewelry design, and jewelry repair. He is passionate about not just "doing the job", but "doing the job RIGHT." Bring in your jewelry and ideas and you will be amazed at what Doug can create for you!
When Doug is not a the jewelry bench, he enjoys hiking, camping, playing guitar and anything outdoors!
Tom Laub - Master Watch and Clock repair
Megan Young - Owner