Mar of Santa Barbara
Greg Geyer was born in Los Angeles California and has been surrounded by art his entire life. His mother, Mar Marcotte, for whom the company is named, studied at UCLA. His father, George Geyer, is an artist and retired art professor. His grandfather, Sueo Serisawa, was a painter, and his grandmother, Mary Serisawa, an avid photographer. It was art by osmosis for Greg. As a child Greg would help his mother make ear wires and other simple items. Making jewelry was his summer job in high school and throughout college. Greg was an engineering major and studied architecture which, combined with his Japanese heritage, influence both his jewelry designs and how he constructs them.