Meet The Staff

 

Gary R. Grelick

Gary R. Grelick
Graduate Gemologist, C.E.O

Gary is a highly educated, internationally recognized gemologist with degrees from the Gemological Institute of America, Great Britain and Japan to name just a few. He partnered with his father, Robert, and greatly expanded the scope of our operation.

He is credited with numerous magazine articles and scientific papers, as well as two books on the subjects of gems and gemology.

His profession has taken him to every continent in the world in search of gems.

Rumor has it he golfs a bit as well...

 

 

Michael Killian

Michael Killian
President

A Niagara Falls native, Mike joined the Bomi team in 1998 and has been active in the jewelry industry since 1982. He received his undergraduate degree from Niagara University. Mike holds a certification in diamond grading from the Gemological Institute of America.

In addition to being responsible for the day to day operations at Bomi, Mike is also the primary buyer for the business.

Michael serves on the Board of Directors for the New York State Jewelers Association.

 

 

Laura Killian
Off on Mondays

Laura is a 2013 graduate of Cornell University, with a BA in English and Psychology. She joined Bomi full time in October of 2013, and has been helping out behind the sales counter. She also performs a variety of miscellaneous tasks, including writing and sketching. Her favorite project so far has been uploading to Bomi's Facebook page.



Erica

Erica Schebell
Off on Tuesdays

Erica is a Niagara University graduate and has been involved in the local jewelry industry for 15 years.  She has a special place in her heart for vintage jewelry, especially designs from the Edwardian era.  She loves to incorporate vintage motifs in custom designs and considers each project a new adventure.  Her favorite quote?  "Pearls are always appropriate" - Jackie Kennedy.

 




Brandon Delmont

Off on Fridays

Brandon started his sales career in the music business as head buyer at Buffalo's Record Theatre for 21 years.  He joined the Bomi team in February 2019 and is excited to expand his knowledge to the jewelry industry.  In his spare time he plays in a number of bands and teaches drum lessons.

 

Jane Frankino

Jane Frankino
Available Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Jane loves being in the jewelry business. She started her first job in the industry while she was still in college, at the Ice House Jewelers in downtown Buffalo. It was there that she was introduced to custom made jewelry and gained valuable experience designing and selling one of a kind pieces.

Jane continued to work in the business until she started her family. Eight years ago, after raising her two sons, she came back to the work she loves, selling fine jewelry in the retail market.  She joined the Bomi team part-time in summer 2014, excited to meld her custom design skills with our CAD process.

 

Cailley Macaluso

Cailley Macaluso
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays

Cailley loves to keep busy. She is a wife, mom of three, and a business owner. Before she had her family, she worked 13 years in watch sales and repair and is certified to work on high end brands such as Gucci and Cartier. She joined our team in April 2017 and has also been trained in restringing pearl necklaces. Her upbeat personality and contagious smile will make your jewelry buying experience one to remember.


Kim

Kim Gionis
Available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Kim joins Bomi Jewelers with several years of fine jewelry experience. She is accredited by GIA in Diamonds and Diamond Grading and loves working with customers on all aspects of jewelry, whether it be a new engagement ring, a special gift or redesigning/repairing a favorite piece of jewelry.

Kim is also a jewelry artisan and sells her own designs to small boutiques and gallery shops. When she isn't working with jewelry, she can be found teaching yoga or swimming.


Alyssa Cerny

Alyssa Cerny
CAD/CAM Specialist
Off on Saturdays

Alyssa is a 2013 graduate from the University at Buffalo with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.  She's been helping out part-time at Bomi since February 2010 and joined us full-time in June 2013.  Alyssa does all of our in-house Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing and always loves starting a new project. 

 

Bill

Bill Siwy
Jeweler
Off on Fridays

After leaving the service thirty five years ago, Bill joined his father in the jewelry business. He became highly skilled at both the manufacture and repair of fine jewelry, and developed a reputation as one of the best. Over the years, he has worked in several shops, including Buffalo Finishing, Gemini Finishing, and Saturn Rings. This wide range of experience allowed Bill to develop a diverse and flexible skill set.

Ten years ago, he branched out into the retail side of the jewelry business, and began directly interacting with customers. He enjoys this personal aspect of the job, and still retains his passion for jewelry after thirty five years. He is excited to solve new challenges every day, and we at Bomi are glad to have him on our team.