Jamie, born and raised just north of Bozeman, grew up in a world that seemed to revolve around musical instrument production. Even on weekend visits to her grandparents ranch, much of the time was spent in the welding shop, fabricating tools for making instruments. So while manufacturing things may have seemed the ‘norm’ to her, perhaps it might not be her ‘calling’. That was her thought until 2002, when she went to work for the ‘Weber Mandolin Company’ when she was 17. While working at Weber, under the thoughtful guidance of Helen Beausoleil, Jamie found she not only enjoyed the hands on work of detailing mandolins, she excelled at it.
During her teenage years Jamie learned to crochet. Her time spent at Weber seemed to strike the entrepreneurial chord in her, and as her skills in crocheting advanced, interest in making crocheted items for friends, relatives and customers took on a life of its own. Aware of her keen eye for detail work, her father Steve Carlson coerced her into learning to solder the Zeta wiring harnesses. She does a great job for Zeta and enjoys the change of pace from her full time gig of crocheting.
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