Hampton Roads Body Piercing Specialist
MEET OUR STAFF
Dakarai Crowder / Apprentice
Dak graduated from Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. At the age of 16 he was already a sponsored skateboarder in the local skating scene until the Piercing Industry sparked his interest.
What started out as a rebellious hobby has since evolved into a blossoming career with Dak currently apprenticing under the guidance of our Senior Piercer Jordan. He loves getting creative with custom jewelry, making beautiful pieces to match each customer's unique style and personality. He is known for giving consistently excellent customer service, and making it a priority to ensure customers have a great experience at Finder's Keepers Body Piercing. His favorite pieces of body jewelry at the moment are custom bent Industrial barbells.
In his personal time, Dak likes to keep himself busy with martial arts, working out and auto mechanics.
You can find him going back and forth between both our Janaf and Greenbrier locations, so don't worry, there's enough Dak to go around!
Finder's Keepers is a woman owned and operated studio. Kimberly Rowan is known as a pioneer in the piercing industry.
She started her career as a studio owner and piercer in 1997 in Hampton Roads at a time when to be a piercer you had to invent your own technique and create your own way, since there was no training because it was a brand new industry. Very little was known about piercing and jewelry at this time. Information was shared through small mom and pop shops that were producing what we now call basic steel body jewelry out of their basements. Kimberly studied wound care and jewelry metals, as well as she worked hands on with clients to help with problematic piercings to develop techniques and skills as a piercer in the formative years. She then taught others to pierce and has been apprenticing piercers for the past 21 years. She still maintains some of her first clients in Hampton Roads. As the industry grew and the jewelry market exploded in the early 2000's Finder's Keepers kept pace with the new jewelry and is well known for one of the largest selections of body jewelry on the East Coast.
Born in Detroit Michigan and raised in North Western Michigan, she graduated from Traverse City High School in 1984. Kimberly left Michigan thereafter and went on to explore many places across the United States - finally claiming Hampton Roads as home. Expressing her passion for music & Liberal Arts, she studied in California at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon & Grossmont College in La Mesa California. She also attended the University of Minnesota for a short time.
Among her many talents and hobbies, she really enjoys cooking, canning, sewing, bike riding, traveling, and swimming, and doing home projects along with painting unique furniture. She has a great love for her husband,
3 kids, 4 grandkids and pups!
Kimberly has been piercing for over 21 years and is the original founder and owner of Hampton Roads Body Piercing Specialist, Finder's Keepers Body Piercing. She continues to work as Senior Piercer in both the Janaf store in Norfolk and the new Chesapeake location at Greenbrier.
Her son Jordan is Senior Piercer and General Manager of both Studios.
Shannon Hallett/ Piercer
Shannon Hallett is the girl who everyone knows as the pin up girl who pierces over at Finder’s Keepers. She has been piercing for over 3 years now and apprenticed under Senior Piercer, Jessica Starling (trained at Finder's Keepers). She has been at Finder’s Keepers since October 2013. Born in Maine to a Navy family, she has lived a few places around the world and across the United States. Finally calling Virginia home, she graduated from Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake. Following, she studied Art at Tidewater Community College for 3 years and is currently licensed as a cosmetologist and has been licensed as a cosmetology instructor as well for the past 8 years. Using her passion for creativity, she has previous experience in hair salons and retail. Some of her hobbies include painting, making hair accessories, and she also does Pin-up modeling. Starting off with basic ear piercings, her favorite piercing that she has right now is her Conch, but she has yet to decide her favorite piercing that she does in the shop. She believes that each person comes in wanting a specific piercing and ends up leaving with one customized to fit their anatomy, so each piercing is different and unique, making it hard to choose! You can find Shannon to be an excellent piercer and you can find her at our Greenbrier / Chesapeake studio.
"It's not only our job, but our pleasure to give you the best quality of customer service in today's Body Piercing Industry!"
Ashleigh Beaird / Body Jewelry Specialist
Ashleigh Beaird has been working our counters and providing great customer service in our studio since July 2015.
She was born and raised right here in Norfolk, Graduate of Lake Taylor High Ashleigh is working towards her Nursing Certification. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the beach to paddle board. Prior to her employment with us, she worked as a cashier at Wings-N-Things. The start of her love for Body Piercing was at age 11 when she got her ears lobes pierced. Today her favorite piercing is is her Triple Forward Helix because there are so many different color coordinations & styles she can do with it.
Not only does she enjoy working with our regular clientele, she especially enjoys the excitement new customers who are getting a first time piercing in our studio. For all the fun things we do as a family at Finders Keepers from parades to going out for dinner, "This job is truly one of a kind"-Ashleigh. You can reach her at the Janaf location.
Our staff is dedicated to helping you with all of your piercing needs, from customized-jewelry to wound care
Michelle Kippes / Assistant General Manager, Piercer
Michelle Kippes is a licensed professional piercer and specialist when it comes to helping people pick out the appropriate style and sizes of jewelry for their piercings. Her first experience with body piercing and jewelry was when she got her navel pierced as a teenager. Although she has since had several other piercings along the way, currently her favorite piercings are now Dermals. Ask Michelle why she like dermals so much? Because they are small, dainty, easy to maintain and can be put just about anywhere!
Michelle began working at Finder’s Keepers on Valentine’s Day 2013. Raised in Winchester Virginia, where she graduated from Millbrook High School, Michelle now calls Hampton Roads home. Showing her love for animals, she has earned a certification as a Veterinary Assistant. Her other jobs in the past included working as a Vet Tech and she also worked at Victoria Secret’s as a bra specialist. She enjoys spending her time outside of work hanging by the pool, laying out on the beach, hiking, kayaking, and cooking. Michelle truly enjoys meeting and working with a large variety of clientele. Michelle’s friendly attitude along with her creativeness brings great customer service to our clientele at Finder’s Keepers daily. She mainly is found at the Janaf but occasionally you will find her at the Chesapeake location. You can contact Michelle at either location, or by her email: email@example.com
Kimberly Rowan / Owner /Senior Piercer
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Kat Naginey / Apprentice, Customer Service
Kat, apprenticing under Senior Piercer, Jordan Summers is motivated and excited to become one of Hampton Roads Body Piercing Specialist at Finder's Keepers Body Piercing.
She is a graduate of Indian River High School in Chesapeake Virginia.
Kat has spent the last few years in Oxford England, where she found a job working in a tattoo and piercing studio and worked her way up to the Manager of the studio. During that time, she fell in love with the art of piercing and decided to become a professional body piercer. Kat moved back to Hampton Roads and came to Finder's Keepers for an apprenticeship. Her favorite piercings are her navel because of all the choices of unique jewelry and her vertical labret. Kat's hobbies include Aerial Acrobatics and fostering homeless animals. You can find her at either studio helping clients choose the right size jewelry and changing out jewelry.
Jordan Summers / Senior Piercer / General Manager
Jordan has been part of our family at Finders Keepers since day one, and has been piercing for 13 years. Jordan's career began at Finder's Keepers at 10 years of age doing small jobs around the shop after school and by the age of 14 he was working part time selling jewelry on the front counters. Born in Michigan- he was raised in Norfolk Virginia, where he attended High School, following at Tidewater Community College where he obtained his Emergency Medical Technician certificate. Currently he manages both the Janaf/Norfolk location and the Greenbrier/Chesapeake location as a Senior Piercer. Some of his hobbies include surfing in the summertime, Muay Thai, working out, gaming, and hanging out with friends. Jordan's first piercing was his tongue at 14 years old. Growing up in the piercing industry, he has seen a lot of new piercings develop over the years. His favorite piercing today is the Vertical Industrial because he loves the way it fits and looks in the ear. What Jordan admires most about being a part of Finders Keepers is being able to identify and build relationships with customers daily. Jordan's piercing expertise and experience have established him as a well known piercer in Hampton Roads. You can contact Jordan on facebook under Jordan Summers, or at our Chesapeake location.
All of our staff have been trained hands-on in our studios we are here to give you the best advice and quality care!