About Me


Hi! My name is Awnya (sounds like “on-ya”). I have 7 beautiful kids ranging from 15 years down to 3 years old (sorry, old pic!). I’ve been married for 18 years to the love of my life. We are currently living in Albuquerque, NM but we have lived a few other places like Nevada, Utah and Arizona.


My leadership experience

I have been with several other direct selling companies with varying levels of success. I have NEVER found the joy, friendship, success, and love that I’ve found with Paparazzi Accessories with any other company.

I have several certifications in leadership and success coaching including an ELITE Certified Leader through the DSWA (Direct Selling World’s Alliance), a graduate of the Inner game of Sponsoring by Jane Deuber and I am a level 1 certified coach from the DSWA’s Leadership Coaching program.

What does that mean for you?

This means that I have the training, the expertise and the experience to help YOU grow your business to the highest levels of Paparazzi Accessories! I highly believe in personal growth and training and YOU are the reason I have invested the time and money to learn and grow in these areas!

Mission Statement

Paparazzi Accessories Mission StatementTo bring strength, independence and empowerment to individuals and their families by building confidence and financial freedom through affordable fashion.  While $5 Jewelry may not change the world, we believe those who wear it will.The Paparazzi Mission Statement is amazing! –>

I believe in this with my whole heart and I’m doing everything I can to spread the message of Paparazzi Jewelry to everyone I can!!

When I have “spare time”…

On the rare occasion that I have a few minutes to myself, I enjoy reading, crochet, baking, cooking, sewing, watching movies, crafting, and meeting new people. I LOVE all things chocolate (except if it is mixed with peanut butter. That’s yuk!) and ice cream! I have a weakness for pizza, doughnuts, and the Olive Garden. I am terrified of heights but enjoy trying new things!

My Paparazzi Story

That’s me in a nutshell! To learn about why I got started with Paparazzi Accessories, read My Paparazzi Jewelry Story.