Meet Our Team
DANA SMITH - FOUNDER
GOLDSMITH - DESIGNER - CAD MODELLER - GEMMOLOGIST
Hi! I’m Dana. My passion is designing and creating custom, one-of-a-kind jewellery. I love every aspect of the process from first getting to know you and understanding your style and needs, to coordinating all the moving pieces through design and production. My ultimate satisfaction comes from seeing your emotional reaction to the finished jewellery and the connection to the personal stories that you have trusted to share with me.
I’m a small-town girl at heart and believe that integrity is everything. I feel very grateful to lead an amazing team of professionals, all guided by the same principles.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my partner, Murray at our lakeside home, travelling, playing sports and ideally being on a golf course somewhere! I am very proud of my 2 grown children who are incredible young adults and the 3 amazing stepchildren that I adore.
Dana is one of few industry leaders that is a trained bench jeweller, jewellery designer, CAD modeller and gemmologist.
DIANNE MACMILLAN - OFFICE MANAGER
I am Dianne. I am honoured to be the first employee of Dana’s Goldsmithing in 1992 and a member of a great team. My office manager role is never dull or boring, it keeps me challenged with learning something new every day with this fast paced, forward thinking workplace environment.
I am a lifelong resident of Port Perry and am hometown proud to be working, living and a part of such an exceptional community.
I like gardening, walking but mostly I enjoy sharing fun and laughter with my husband and two sons.
EDWIN CALDERONE - LEAD GOLDSMITH & LASER WELDER
Hi there, I’m Edwin. Born and raised in Columbia, this is also where I started my family and followed in my father’s footsteps by pursuing a career in jewellery. At the young age of 21, we moved out to Miami for several years, where I had the opportunity to further my career and experience within the industry. I enjoy making beautiful things and work in an environment where my coworkers make the atmosphere lovely. In my spare time, I enjoy learning about investment opportunities, enjoying sushi and being as active as I can.
LINDA BRUNO - SALES MANAGER & DESIGN CONSULTANT
Hi, I'm Linda. My passion has always been designing. As a graduate of Ryerson University, I used my creative nature to earn a degree in Fashion Design. After spending over 15 years designing apparel for retail and wholesale, I found a new home here and have learned to channel my eye for detail into helping our customers find or design that perfect piece. As Store manager, I am blessed with an exceptional staff that bring their experience, passion, and flare with them every day. Growing up in the city, I moved to Port Perry about 4 years ago and fell in love with this wonderful community. Outside of work you will most likely find me walking in the park, taking pictures of some of the local treasures and wildlife or enjoying some quiet time with my wonderful partner.
SANDRA MARTIN - SENIOR SALES & PRODUCTION
Hello, I’m Sandra. I was always drawn to jewellery store windows and wondered how things were made so, from a young age, I wanted to make fine Jewellery and work with my hands. Graduating from George Brown College in 1991, I became a goldsmith and now run the Production behind the scenes in this beautiful, historic building we get to work in. Born and raised in Germany, I inherited my artistic flair from my Omi and have passed that creativity onto to my daughters. Colour makes me happy, and I adore being surrounded by colourful gemstones and pearls. I love my work family and being part of such a great team. Outside of work I am drawn to the ocean and enjoy travelling to old, historical cities and spending time with family.
JAMIE DUFF - PRODUCTION COORDINATOR & SALES ASSOCIATE
Hi I’m Jamie. I joined the Dana’s Goldsmithing team in 2020 after graduating from University, diving headfirst into the world of jewellery and learning everything about our custom design process! My main focus is sales and as a Production Assistant, but continue to learn about all the different aspects of our operations as I go. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time at home, helping out on our farm and taking my boy (dog mom) on long walks!
SHANNON DALEY - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT & SALES ASSOCIATE
Hi, I’m Shannon! I have been interested in art and design my whole life, which led me to attend George Brown college for Jewellery Arts. I have worked in the jewellery industry for over 10 years. From sales, to repairs and production, I love being able to help out wherever I can. I’m a total sucker for vintage-inspired jewellery, especially those with millgrain details and colourful gemstones. In my spare time, you’d likely find me going on mini adventures with my daughter, spending time by the water and exploring antique shops!
SARAH MACALISANG - MARKETING DIRECTOR
Hi, I'm Sarah! Recently moving to Port Perry along with my passion and background in Marketing, Graphic Design & Photography, led me to my chapter at Dana's Goldsmithing. I graduated from George Brown College in Graphic Design with a major in Advertising. Shortly after, I wanted to further study Advertising & Marketing where I graduated from Seneca’s Creative Advertising program with a major in Creative. As Marketing Director, my favourite part of working at DG is capturing photos of all custom designed jewellery and reading all the meaningful stories behind each piece. I am grateful to work with an amazing team and love that I can combine my background and love for jewellery into this fun role.
KYRA - PRODUCTION MANAGER & DESIGNER
Hey, I’m Kyra! For as long as I can remember I’ve had a love for all things art and adornment. After graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts I travelled and worked until I came upon the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College. That’s when I had found what I was meant to do. I thoroughly enjoyed learning the jewellery design & goldsmithing processes and was even fortunate enough to win a few awards for my work upon my graduation. As Manager of Production and a Designer at DG I get to work among such an incredible team and be a part of the beautiful work that we do, which is so special. I know that have found my place.