Our Leap

The idea for Embark blossomed during the height of COVID when homeschooling, working from home, and trying to stay sane were all we could think about! We had a vision to bring a fresh and approachable fine jewelry shopping experience to our hometown of Lafayette. What started as e-commerce, pop-ups, and private appointments on Katie's dining room table has grown into a beautiful showroom in Lafayette. Here, customers can enjoy champagne while they shop jewelry at all price points, get an ear piercing, or a piece of permanent jewelry. Embark's mission is to break the mold of a traditional jewelry store and we are just getting started!

Katie Kennedy

Katie is a ray of light and loves people. Her background in retail (where the customer always comes first) and understanding consumer buying behavior brings a multitude of strengths to the table. Not to mention, the girl loves digging into data and built Embark's website herself. She's married to her middle school crush and has 3 babies - 1 girl and twin boys.

Erin Judice

Erin is a ball of positivity and has a background in Marketing in PR (she's also known as an idea machine and the Embark visionary). After working for various companies in their marketing and branding departments (think: Food, Retail, and wholesale industries), she now uses those many fresh ideas to grow Embark across both Louisiana and Texas markets. Erin also has 4 beautiful young girls and helps run the business while living in The Woodlands, TX. 

Michelle Robertson

Michelle is the strategist of the group, but also has a background in Design and Merchandising. After working in New York for a few fashion brands, she started a styling business back home before finding her love of fine jewelry and design. Her favorite part of Embark is working one on one with customers to create their dream piece of jewelry. She and her husband just welcomed their first little one at the beginning of January 2023, a little boy! 

Meet The Team

Taylor Beadle

Custom Projects Manager

Marguerite Durio

Sales Manager

Maryellen Burns

Inventory & Merchandising Manager

Allie Ryan

Process & Events Coordinator

Oliva Bell

Marketing Coordinator

Adley Landry

Sales Associate

Hear Our Story

Erin, Katie, and Michelle took a leap from their corporate jobs and have not looked back! They hope Embark can help women shine on the big days, the everydays, and all the days in between!