For over three decades, Scott and Marla Berger have been designing jewelry, and realized that their true passion was working with their clients on a personalized level, so they could witness their friends and family experience joy through their custom jewelry pieces for engagements, weddings, and special occasions. In 2004, Scott and Marla founded Addison Taylor Fine Jewelry, a name which combines their daughter’s first and middle names.
Scott and Marla only use the finest quality of diamonds and precious gems in the world, and emphasize the importance of being educated about diamonds and other gems. Scott works with his clients, and his team of craftsmen to forge each piece of jewelry in-house, from start to finish. His appreciation for detail, elegance, and simplicity are expressed through each design. Because they have always been devoted to philanthropy, Scott and Marla knew that by combining their sense of style, creativity, and passion for fine jewelry with their love for humanity that through their jewelry business, they found their purpose.
Marla and Scott started designing jewelry collections for different charities and causes globally; one of which includes the Pope and his efforts in helping refugee children around the world. Marla and Scott were invited as representatives, along with 23 other visionaries and world leaders, to Windsor Castle for a summit about shifting global consciousness. A representative of the Royal Family said to Scott and Marla that “this is not a foundation you are starting – it’s a movement. It’s much bigger than you could possibly ever have dreamt or imagined.” And, proceeding the summit, they have become International Leadership Fellows of St. George’s House at Windsor Castle.
Scott and Marla founded and created the Tree of Life Movement and the Intention Stick in 2012. The Tree of Life Movement, the Intention Stick, and the TOLM Foundation aim to unify humanity through a global, spiritual awakening, ignited by the realization of the power held by human intention. Each Intention Stick is an expression, or a mirror image of our own vessel, and includes a list of 22 intentions which can be placed inside. According to Kabbalah, each intention has 72 interpretations, and there is a concept called “Tikun” which means “repair,” or to repair oneself, and to connect with one’s own individual purpose.
Scott and Marla created an Intention Stick with a recyclable, silicon material, that can be gifted on a global scale. The intention is to help change the significant challenges we face globally, one life at a time, by gifting an Intention Stick to children around the world. Imagine a world where every child is gifted an Intention Stick, so they can create and strengthen their own intentions. For every Tree of Life Intention Stick that someone is gifted, one tree is planted in honor of that person, as a gift to Mother Earth. The mission for TOLM Foundation is to gift an Intention Stick to twenty-two million children; and, ultimately, to gift an Intention Stick to every child around the world.