Founder’s Message

In 2010, I was going through a financially arduous time. The last thing I wanted is to let my two daughters see me fail.  

I didn't have a degree, and going back to school wasn't going to quickly bring in more income. I was determined to create something unique for profit. 

I was gifted a pendant that inspired me to develop a belt buckle.

Creativity has always come easy for me. It's in my writing and in every medium I've ever worked with. 

I had no formal design education, but what I did have was talent, skills, and experience.

I took my ideas, passion, and my promise to my daughters and founded Blue Ribbon Buckle Co. in 2011.

I had developed two belt buckle prototypes that were anything but perfect. My finances weren't any better, and I greatly needed opportunity. 

In 2012, I was sworn into the United States Air Force. I intentionally chose to be in their metallurgy program to be trained as a welder and machinist.

Eight months later, I returned back home and closely collaborated with a product engineer. Together, we developed a precision belt buckle, the Buckle Locket - it's what's out in the market today!

Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas don't make any sense. Only YOU know what stokes your fire. Only YOU know what you are capable of, and your vision was never theirs to begin with. They will never understand your creativity and desire, so stop exhausting your energy to explain it to them. Some things are best just done...even if it takes years! 

I am my daughters' #1 example. My words have weight, and my actions move mountains - as I keep my promise, because a passionate  committed mind cannot be defeated.

Enjoy the journey with all it's twists and turns, because without the struggle, what good is your success anyway?