Teresita Torrecillas was born in Santa Clara, Cuba. Her father, mother and sister immigrated to the USA in May 1963 and after a few months in Miami they were relocated to Chicago. She attended Elementary school there and after six years of grueling winters, they moved back to Miami where they have lived ever since. She has three wonderful and accomplished children, two handsome sons and a beautiful daughter. She also has six grandchildren, five boys and one baby girl. Tere had a very rewarding 33 year career in one of the world’s leading cruise line’s and retired in May 2018. Her passions include her children, family, dancing, glam and travel.
In 2015 she was packing for a one-week vacation and laid out her outfits. Tere began looking for matching accessories amongst dozens of boxes in a drawer and found sets she didn’t remember she had. Then she searched for necklaces hanging in her wood jewelry armoire and had to fish for matching earrings, bracelets and rings in the little drawers. She placed the items in a travel bag and each night found herself having to untangle the necklaces and look for the matching earrings and accessories. When she returned from vacation, she searched for jewelry encasements where she could keep her necklaces, earrings and accessories together, visible and with easy access for storing and traveling. She envisioned what she was looking for but never found it.
Tere designed her vision, presented it to a patent attorney and the JidPod™ (Jewelry identification Pod) was born! Having a full-time job, elderly parents, kids and grandkids made it difficult to plow through the multiple layers of creating her vision and making the JidPod™ Collection come to life. Hence, she retired from the corporate world and is extremely excited about embarking on this new venture and is ecstatic to finally launch the JidPod™ Collection in 2019!
Creator of the JidPod Collection - Jewelry Case and Fashion Accessories Organizers