Kaitlen Ryans is practically a Tri-Cities native, having moved with her parents to Piney Flats to live on their horse farm in 1993. She graduated from Sullivan Central High School, and earned a Bachelor in Marketing Management from East Tennessee State University in 2015. She now lives in Johnson City with her husband, Cody Ryans. Kaitlen has worked at Bowman Jewelers as a Retail Manager & Executive Diamond Consultant for ten years now! You may recognize her from many of their local TV commercials and social media promotions. While working at Bowman’s, Kaitlen has obtained GIA Certificates in Diamond Essentials, Jewelry Essentials, and Diamonds & Diamond Grading. Along with the store owner, Kaitlen often travels across the United States for seasonal jewelry merchandizing and to Antwerp, Belgium–the world’s diamond cutting capital. These trips allow them to personally select the best diamonds in the world for the people of East Tennessee.
Outside of work, Kaitlen loves to travel and explore new cities, along with the local food & wine, with her husband. She also enjoys cooking and is always trying out new recipes inspired by the cities and countries they have visited. Kaitlen’s other hobbies include hiking and kayaking in the warmer months and enjoys spending time on the lake and riding horses with her family.
Kaitlen is so excited for the opportunity to help support the Jeremiah School and give back to the community through Dancing with the Tri-Cities Stars.