About Us

Diablo Organics is an award-winning body arts jewelry company located in Austin, Texas. We design and create the highest quality jewelry from organic materials including amber, brass, hardwoods, stone, ammonites, megalodon teeth, fossils, mother of pearl and others.

Jimmy Buddha, Head Honcho

Born in Texas but having lived and traveled all over the world Jimmy Buddha is a entrepreneurial nomad with more than 20 years experience in the jewelry industry. He started creating jewelry in the early 90’s while traveling through the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa to help pay his way. During these early years he focused his energy on picking up skills such as carpentry, welding, glass blowing and what would forever change his path: Body Piercing. He realized that specific jewelry design for the body-piercing world was an uncharted market. With inside knowledge, connections and a taste for adventurous travel he started drawing inspiration from the cultures he visited designing unique pieces and developing his own style.

Manufacturing and sourcing materials worldwide, he has built a solid international network in various hubs around the world focusing on the specialized skills available in each area. He has created multiple brands distributing his product worldwide with full command of the entire process: Design, International Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, Distribution and Warehousing. His personal involvement at all stages, creative and operational account for the success of his business.

Tasha Murphy, Chaos Juggler

Tasha is our JILL OF ALL TRADES and the epitome of calm. When she’s not keeping the office glued together she enjoys running a bar/music venue (The Lost Well) with her amazing husband. She is very passionate about this endeavor because she has always wanted to make a home for local bands and music in general. She is also blessed with a little bundle of joy she’s kept alive for 2.5 years. A surprising fact about Tasha is that she is a master tap dancer with 16 years of experience which is probably how she tapped her way into our hearts here at Diablo Organics.

Tasha is happy being a part of the behind the scenes world of body modifications with 10 years of experience as a piercer. Although she misses piercing, she loves helping our clients with their jewelry needs and desires.

Lindsey Niedner, Project Manager

When Lindsey isn’t slaying projects at the office you can find her outdoors somewhere. In her connection time, she most enjoys spending time with her son, working on her land, traveling, riding motos, swimming or discovering new nature trails. She has a keen eye for fine jewelry, artistic design, body art, and the profound connection between nature and life that can be discovered in all forms of creativity.

Lindsey has always been community driven, helping people both locally and internationally. In the past she has raised funds for an elementary school in Costa Rica, where she spent a week with her son serving the children there. Most recently, she offered her house as a transition home for a young Vietnamese student studying in America.

Lindsey’s motto is “where there is love, there is life” ~Gandhi. 

Stormie Koerner, Inventory Specialist

Stormie, aka Quality Control, is proud to be matching all of our clients pairs to perfection. As you know with organic materials this isn’t always an easy task. She is also currently in school where she enjoys all things research and factual and will be applying to get her Masters in Library and Information Science next year. Stormie strongly believes that having access to accurate information is key to being knowledgeable about not only the wider world, but within your own community as well. Furthermore, reading is cool. People should read more books!

Her favorite quote is ‘rem tene verba sequentur’ which means grasp the subject, and the words will follow.

Lauren Wagenman, Road Sales

When Lauren isn’t holding down the fort at conventions and festivals, she is driving cross country decorating shops with our unique jewelry. She loves to travel, meet new faces and experience different cultures and has been a staple at Diablo Organics for many years.

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