Lois met Christopher while in high school. College brought her to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Though her degree is in Sociology and History, she became an integral part in building a jewelry business with Christopher. Traveling, hiring, firing, pushing the paper and doing the buying for the store keeps her very busy. She has also been involved in the renovation and renewal of Champaign’s downtown district where the store now finds itself surrounded by other small businesses and a thriving entertainment district.