The Walton’s Team
Mike Walton, Owner and certified GIA Graduate Gemologist
Mike got his start in the jewelry business over 35 years ago when his mother, Melba, opened Walton’s Jewelry. He received his Gemology degree from GIA’s campus in Carlsbad California in the early 1980’s, and has always enjoyed traveling the world seeking out gems and jewelry to bring back to Franklin. Mike is now enjoying the retired life - spending a lot of his time on his boat in the Florida Keys with his wife, Adrian.
Julie Walton Garland, Manager, Social Media Coordinator, certified GIA Graduate Gemologist
Julie officially joined the Walton’s team in 2012 after she had spent six years in Colorado - having graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder and working in the event and wedding industry after graduation. She decided to pursue her Graduate Gemology degree and was given the opportunity to become a part of the family business - a decision she is grateful to have made every day! When not at Walton’s, she spends her time with her husband, Patrick, and her son, James.
Miller Salmon, Office Manager, Repair Specialist, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Diamond Graduate
Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Miller has an extensive background in the jewelry industry as well as providing excellent customer service. She is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate diamonds, and is working towards completing her GIA Graduate Gemology degree. When not working, studying or admiring jewelry, she enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, Richard.
Pam White, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional
Having lived in Franklin for 25 years, Pam is a joy to have on our Walton's team. She is an award winning artist, a passion she has pursued from a very young age, and she has since passed this passion on to her three children and six granddaughters. She has been happily married to her husband, Ted, for thirty-nine years.
Meghan Johnson, Sales Associate, Assistant Social Media Coordinator, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional
As a Nashville native Meghan has delighted in watching the community of Downtown Franklin flourish. Being a part of a pillar of Main Street, such as Walton's, has been an added bonus! When she is not working Meghan, enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors with Brett, her husband of 5 years.
Claire Ladd, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate Diamonds
Claire is a Franklin native and has been a Walton’s customer since she was a teenager. It has always been a dream of hers to one day work at Walton’s, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our team! She is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate Diamonds and is continuing to work towards her Graduate Gemology degree. When not at Walton’s, she enjoys baking, knitting and spending time with her niece and nephews.
Daniel Blalock, Resident Jeweler
Daniel joins the Walton’s team with over a decade of experience in the jewelry repair industry. His precision and attention to detail shines through his work, and exemplified by the passion he has for his craft. When not at the bench, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsey, and their two kids, as well as spending time in the outdoors.
Katie Walton, Design Apprentice
Katie is a third generation Walton - Melba’s granddaughter, Mike’s youngest daughter, and Julie’s younger sister. She joined the team in 2019 as an apprentice, studying the art of jewelry design. When she’s not at the bench, Katie enjoys spending time with her dog, Dexter, and making incredibly beautiful cookies (they are like delicious works of art!).