Ben was born in Rome, Ga. and graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Marketing. Ben believes in involvement. Ben is a former President and Vice President of the Pawnbrokers Association of Georgia and former President, Vice President, and Secretary of the National Pawnbrokers Association. Having grown up in a family business being an entrepreneur comes naturally.
“Being a “Mom and Pop” pawn shop allows us to run our store on a much more personal level with our customers. Everyone at some point in their lives can hit hard times. We are here to help them with repect and kindness through those times.”
Vice President: Joel
Joel is a fifth generation pawnbroker who has worked at Dynasty since 2003. Joel graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, and a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. Joel also has his Graduate Diamonds Degree from The Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
“What I like most about Dynasty is the customer interaction. The people you meet and the stories they tell will stay with me for life. I love talking with everyone that comes through the door and hearing about their life experiences, and learning from them. Some of our customers have stories of struggle, and others tell stories of triumph. We have a great customer base here in Norcross who need our pawn shop service, and we understand that our customers are the ones who keep us in business and we appreciate every single one of them.”
Nick was born in Maryland and grew up in Massachusetts. Nick graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Mass Communications and Journalism before taking private jewelry lessons for several years. Nick now specializes in high end watch refinishing. Nick has worked for a total of three pawn shops, and has been a part of the Dynasty family since February 2002. Nick has his Graduate Diamonds Degree from The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is currently pursuing his graduate gemologist degree from GIA as well.
“I have always enjoyed taking things apart and figuring out how they work. The pawn industry has enabled me to see a wide range of items and learning about them has been one of my favorite experiences.”
Marco was born in Mexico and raised primarily in Atlanta. Marco previously worked in the pawn industry just shy of two years before joining the Dynasty team!
“My favorite thing about working at Dynasty is working with our customers. I enjoy being an instrumental part in providing our customers with what they need!”
Vanessa was born in Maracay, Venezuela and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Miami Senior High School and attended Miami Dade Community College. She has worked in customer service for years and has been a valued team member since 2013!
“What I enjoy the most about working at Dynasty are our customers. Interacting with the public on a daily basis is always entertaining. I love helping my community with their loans!”