Richelle Dourte is a certified naturalist with a background in environmental science. She is largely self-taught in metalworking and draws inspiration from nature. Richelle creates metalledwith jewelry, which incorporates organic elements into handcrafted metalwork. Richelle is a chapter-juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. She is also a member of the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, the Cumberland County Historical Society, the Perry County Council of the Arts, the Boiling Springs Civic Association and the Manada Conservancy. In her off-time, Richelle enjoys walks in the woods, homesteading and fixing up her old house with her designer husband.