georgeGeorge Jacob Houghtaling has been the President of Houghtaling Appraisal Service, Inc. since 2004 and George Jacob Gem Designs since 2015. George is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and studied at both the University of Florida and University of Maryland. He also holds the distinguished Senior Appraiser and Accredited Appraiser titles and has appraised jewelry for 30 years as well as being an Atlanta resident since 1991. George is well known in his field as being consistent, honest, reliable and fair.

Over the past 25 years in the Atlanta metro area, George has been actively engaged in many nonprofit organizations including the Children’s Restoration Network, The Ben Marion Institute (served on the Board from 2014-2016), Congregation Bet Haverim (served on the Board from 2011-2015), The Temple Night Shelter for the Homeless, The Breman Museum, Project Open Hand, Pride and various other organizations financially.

In George’s free time he enjoys spending time with his son Alex, traveling around the world, designing jewelry, taking part in community events/outreach and cooking.

Why I support Lost-n-Found Youth

I joined Lost-n-Found Youth to give my hand in helping shape the future for a very worthwhile organization. Being the only organization that targets and helps the Atlanta LGBTQIA homeless community, I see an incredible growing need in helping to serve these over 950 youth, ages 13 to 25, on the streets of Atlanta on any given day. Lost-n-Found Youth is the organization that cares about this forgotten and fastest growing segment of our population.