Barry Hudepohl, President / Gemologist

Barry has been working in the gemology field since 1984, where he began as a sales associate under his father Don. He earned his Gemology Certificate in 1986 and became President of Hudepohl Jewelers in 1995.

With over 30 years experience, Barry has a broad range of expertise within all aspects of the jewelry profession. As President of Hudepohl Jewelers, Barry has been integral in the continuing success of the business.

When not at work, Barry enjoys running and coaching, spending time with family, and is a model train enthusiast.

Certification: Gemologist
Affiliations: Notre Dame Academy Track and Cross Country Coach Covington Catholic High School Track and Field Coach

Amy Arlinghaus, Vice President

Amy has been working at Hudepohl Jewelers since 1968, where she began running errands for her father Don. Amy eventually took over more roles and was made Vice President of the company in 1995. Her primary focus is aiding with the sales and accounting team at Hudepohl Jewelers.

Outside of work, Amy enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Education: Registered Nurse, Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
Affiliations: Congregation of Divine Providence – Board Member
The New Hope Center – Board Member

Susan Quinlan

Susan Quinlan Zink, VP of Sales / Gemologist

Susan started working at Hudepohl Jewelers in 1980 as a part-time job in high school to run errands and help out around the store. Over the years, she developed a love for the profession and made it into her career. She earned her Gemology certification in 1987 and soon after took on the role of office manager. Susan now serves as Vice President of Sales and Merchandise as well as handling all philanthropic endeavors for the business.

With over 35 years experience, Susan has a very broad range of expertise and knowledge within the jewelry profession. She has been fundamental in the continuing success of Hudepohl Jewelers.

When not at work, Susan enjoys golfing, traveling, and gardening.

Education: Associates Degree, Office Administration, NKU
Certifications: Gemologist, GIA Pearl, GIA Jewelry Display
Affiliations: Jewelers of America

Hank Kraemer

Hank Kraemer, Gemologist

Hank joined Hudepohl Jewelers in 1986 as a Sales Associate while he was pursuing his Gemology Certificate. In 1987, Hank became a Gemologist and offers his experience and expertise to the sales team.

On Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-1 pm and Fridays from 10-4 pm, Hank works out of his office at 1966 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. He can take appointments in the evening and on weekends as well.

When not at work, Hank enjoys anything related to Elder High School, Horse Racing, and being apart of “The Redheads” (fanatic Sammy Hagar fans).

Certifications: Gemologist
Affiliations: Elder Dads Club

Austin Hudepohl

Austin Hudepohl, Jewelry Consultant

Austin joined Hudepohl Jewelers in 2017 and currently serves as a Sales Associate. He offers support with the sales team and is currently in pursuit of his Graduate Gemologist Certification. Austin has also taken on an IT leadership role within the company. He focuses on the direction of technology for Hudepohl Jewelers as well as increasing and managing the company’s online presence.

Outside of work, Austin enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on his favorite sports teams. ROLL TIDE!

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Regional/Urban Planning, University of Alabama
Certification: Diamond Essentials Certification (GIA)
Colored Stone Essentials Certification (GIA)
Affiliations: Give Back Cincinnati, Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Laura Arlinghaus

Laura Arlinghaus, Jewelry Designer

Laura began working at Hudepohl Jewelers in 1987 after the founder, Rita Hudepohl, offered her a position at the store. Laura's role within the company is widely varied and she focuses on a multitude of tasks including sales, designing, buying, inventory management, and pearl stringing. Her background in art is very beneficial to specialized jewelry design making her an invaluable asset to the team.

Outside of work, Laura has lots of interests including teaching junior high art, being a member on local boards, and helping support the Appalachian Mission in Campton, KY.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Marketing, NKU
Certification: GIA Pearl Certification
Affiliations: Diocesan Catholic Children's Home, The Church of Good Shepherd Mission, Christian Outreach St. Joseph's Church

Laura Arlinghaus

Maria Rovito, Jewelry Professional

Maria joined Hudepohl Jewelers in 1996 helping out with the sales team and answering the phones. Maria eventually took on additional roles including managing the customer database and diamond inventory as well as typing appraisals. Outside of work, Maria likes to travel, spend time with friends and family, and coach/play volleyball.

Certification: Project Management Certification
Affiliations: St. Pius X Volleyball Coach

Laura Arlinghaus

Emily Arlinghaus Wilms, Fine Jewelry Consultant

Emily joined Hudepohl Jewelers in 2017 after 6 and a half years at KAO Brands. She currently serves as a Sales Associate and brings a unique and vast skill set to the team. Outside of sales, Emily also deals with brand management and social media presence. When not at work, Emily likes baking and crafting, skiing, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Education: Bachelor of Science: Accounting, University of Louisville
Masters of Business Administration, Thomas More College

Sherry Yancy

Sherry Yancy, Fine Jewelry Professional

Sherry has been working at Hudepohl Jewelers since 1982, where she began typing appraisals. Sherry eventually took on additional roles and currently deals with Accounts Receivable Management as well as assisting with the sales team. Outside of the office, Sherry enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her husband, sons, and grandsons.

Laura Arlinghaus

Joyce Yancy, Bookkeeper

Joyce has been with Hudepohl Jewelers since the late 1960s and was one of the first employees at the store. When she started, she fulfilled all sorts of roles ranging from sales to accounting in order to help Don and Rita get their store up and running. Joyce's current focus is managing the bookkeeping and accounting for the business. Outside of work and keeping the office in line, Joyce enjoys golfing, dancing, and gardening.