MEET OUR TEAM
Elaine Helmig is the heart of Jinja Jewelry, founding the company with the mission to assist the beautiful people of Bali. Elaine stays on top of current fashion trends and keeps Joy in the loop with her valuable insight on current jewelry fashion trends, designs & ideas. Elaine loves traveling the world with her husband and co-founder, Don.
Sales and Marketing
Jinja Jewelry is pleased to announce that Deb Transou has joined the Jinja Family. Deb comes to us with an extensive background in sales and distribution and will be responsible for expanding Jinja products into new areas. She will also assist in promotions and other related marketing efforts. Deb is a long time resident of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and a certified jazzercise instructor with a loyal clientele. She enjoys the beach and spending time with family and friends. We are excited to welcome her into the Jinja Family as it brings us full circle with passion, commitment, heart, soul, and now an endless supply of energy.
Don Helmig has a passion for experiencing new places and cultures and loves traveling with his wife, Elaine. Don handles the business side of Jinja while supporting Elaine and Joy by offering feedback on their new designs. Don has a close friendship with the Jinja team in Bali and loves spending time with Putu – the son of Jinja artisan, Nyoman.
Jinja Jewelry is excited to announce that Kaylla Hall has joined the Jinja Family. Kaylla is a member of the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina where she splits her time between studies and participating in community out-reach programs. She believes actions speak louder than words and the Jinja motto of “People Helping People” is a natural fit with her own beliefs. Kaylla will continue to further this principle as she expands the Jinja Family’s social media presence while focusing on promoting our beautiful jewelry along with travel and social responsibility. Jinja Jewelry is proud to have Kaylla lend her considerable talents to the worthy goal of bringing beautiful jewelry at affordable prices to as many people as possible.
Joy Daniels is the soul behind Jinja Jewelry, and a lifelong friend of the Helmigs. Australian born Joy met Don and Elaine in Bali where the three became members of a large and extended family – the Jinja Jewelry family. In her spare time Joy enjoys designing unique pieces of Jinja jewelry as well as mentoring her friends – the Balinese Jinja Team – in creating new jewelry designs.