DESTA | PIERCER
Desta is Adorn’s Founder. She started our Beaverton studio in 2000. Twenty years later with the opening of the Uptown Vancouver studio, she accomplished her goal of triangulating Portland so that there would always be an Adorn nearby to serve you.
Desta began piercing professionally in 1995 after attending the Gauntlet Piercing Seminars in New York. With a strong commitment to personal and professional advancement, Desta has been called “relentless” by her staff when it comes to growing the studios and every team member’s individual skillset.
Rarely behind the needle these days she still takes an active role in promoting the values that drive Adorn’s Culture and establishing support for Continuing Education. She is a regular and dreaded visitor to the studios overseeing everything from displays to inventory and customer service protocols.
A proud and active member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) going on for two decades, she regularly attends classes at the annual Conventions and Camps. She credits her time attending, auditing, and acting as a Mentor at the Fakir Body Piercing Intensives as both Inspiring and Informing the entirety of her beloved career.
Adorn is always staffed with her personally chosen professional piercers and counter, including her only apprentice and heir to the throne, Ben Kelvin. When left to her own devices, she is busy traveling and spending time with the furry beasts in her life, including her sweet and handsome hubby, Josh.