Kim Jones-Boutté, the General Manager at Gary J. Long Jewelers in Stockton, CA, is the embodiment of dedication and a love for community. Raised in Oakdale, CA, and now happily living in Stockton with her husband Greg, Kim's connection to her work and those around her is a shining example of professional and personal fulfillment.
Kim's education began at Oakdale High School, but it was her on-the-job training that truly shaped her expertise. With a background in bookkeeping, she brought a natural inclination for numbers and organizational skills to her role. As General Manager for an impressive 25 years, Kim has become an indispensable part of the team.
Her typical day? A whirlwind of paperwork, inventory management, finance tracking, and advertising coordination. But it's not all about the numbers for Kim. She enjoys delightful breaks to interact with customers - the part of the job she treasures the most.
Why does she love her customers so much? Over the years, they have become like family to her. She's been there to celebrate their birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and even the arrival of new family members, be it children or pets. The joy and connection she shares with them have turned her work into a heartwarming experience.
While her days may be filled with the hustle and bustle of managing the store, Kim's life outside work is equally thrilling. Together with her husband, she's involved in drag racing their NHRA Super Comp dragster up and down the west coast. The thrill of the race, combined with the close-knit family time, offers Kim a perfect balance to her fulfilling professional life.