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Meet The Team

Our head of the team Philippa started her jewelry brand over 20 years ago. Philippa Roberts Jewelry is carried in specialty shops and museum stores around the world. She opened the Philippa Roberts store in Oakland, CA in 2006. She’s often found running back and forth between store to studio helping customers find the perfect gift or designing her new upcoming line. Philippa lives in Oakland with her husband, Brian, their daughter, Charlie, and the three cutest dogs in the world, Rosie, Scout, and Ginger.

Coffee Order: Almond Milk Latte Extra Hot with Two Shots of Brown Sugar

Sandy is our fabulous store manager here at Philippa Roberts. She’s been working with Philippa since 2012. When she’s not helping Philippa curate a lovely selection of jewelry and gifts, merchandising the store, or building the calendar; you can find her seeking adventures with her little orange vizsla, Layla.

Coffee Order: Black Iced Tea

Cheryl is a retired store manager from the SFMOMA. She walked into the store 6 years ago to say “hello” and here she is, still enjoying the family that is Philippa Roberts. She’s a two day a week store peep. She spend her time off reading, walking, and enjoying friends.

Coffee Order: None

Puja works our front desk as a retail associate. They spend their time outside of Philippa Roberts trundling around the Bay Area theatre scene as an actor, director, and writer. 

Coffee Order: Iced Oat Milk Latte

 

Sigi is our newest sales associate! They retired from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum/Legion of Honor, in October 2022 and started working with us shortly after. You can see Sigi welcoming visitors, learning procedures, and helping the team with projects. When they’re not working, they are playing guitar, creating soundscapes, and spending time with their grandson Quinn. Sigi lives in Oakland with their wife Lisa, and dogs sparky and Watson.

Coffee Order: Chai Tea

Joanne comes from a multicultural background with Colombian and British parents, born in California and raised in Belgium. She works in the shop and loves helping customers find unique and personalized gifts. Joanne has been with the Philippa Roberts team since Winter 2021. When not at the shop she works with clients as a healing practitioner with a background in physical therapy and energy medicine. She loves any and all outdoor adventures, reading, baking (eating baked goods) and cuddling with her dog Layla. 

Coffee Order: Iced Oat Milk Matcha Latte

Amelia has been with us since August of 2022 and is one of our sale associates. She spends most of her time outside of Philippa Roberts going to school, playing soccer, listening to music, and sewing.

Diana is the full time wholesale production manager. She has been with the team for over five years. Outside of Philippa Roberts she works on her own jewelry line and projects. For fun she spends time with her partner Jim, catches up with friends, bakes, and enjoys movie nights.

Coffee Order: Iced Green Tea or Chai Oat Milk Latte

Chloe shares the same South African nationality as Philippa and has lived across the world while growing up. She moved to the Bay Area with her family in 2007. She has been a member of the studio production team for 4 years and is the unofficial DJ. In her free time she enjoys exploring hikes around the bay, camping throughout California, throwing dinner parties with friends and seeing live music. 

Coffee Order: Bone Dry Oatmilk Cappuccino or Iced Almond Milk Latte

Katie worked with us full time for four years and now pops in a couple times a week when extra hands are needed. She is an artist and jeweler with her own line. Some of her items are also in the store! When not in her work studio, she spends her free time adventuring with her pup Daryl and friends.

Coffee Order: Almond Milk Latte

Rosie joined the team in 2015. Not the OG Shop Dog (that was Maggie) but the Queen of working the counter for treats and greeting customers when they come in the store. Also loudest snorer and stinkiest farts. Rosie's two sisters, Scout and Ginger have to stay home.

Coffee Order: All The Treats

Daryl is a rescue pup from Mexico. He mostly assists with the production team in the back, but can be found time to time checking in on the store. He’s shy but is learning how much love in the world is waiting for him. He spends his free time napping or adventuring with his mom. Occasionally they rendezvous with her sister and Daryl’s brother Rick.

Coffee Order: Biscuits