Marcella and her husband David design and create jewelry, leather, furniture, and paintings that reflects the influences of Mexican, Native American, cowboy artists and landscapes of the Southwest. Miramontes, Marcella's family name, means "view of the mountains." Born in Clarkdale, while her father was a miner in Jerome, Marcella's roots are solidly in Arizona. The Miramontes Collection is named to honor the mountains and beauty of the Southwest as well as our Mexican Heritage. "For most of her professional career, Marcella was an educator of Hispanic youth from Cochella, California to New York City. She founded and directed Bridges, a highly successful school in Manhattan. She then returned to live in Prescott. Marcella says of her change in careers: “I loved working with parents, teachers, and students for more than 30 years and now I have the opportunity to pursue my other dream-creating art."