Alison grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, graduating from Ithaca College, New York and San Francisco State University.  She stayed in San Francisco for many years, beginning her career designing fine jewelry. Always busy creating upcoming collections, Alison now lives in Bend, Oregon and winters on the island of Maui. She travels extensively and incorporates her collected stones, sea shells and glass in Stellar Jewels and AWahl Designs.

The name Stellar Jewels was chosen for Alison's awe of the celestial sky. Stellar also refers to "the best" and that is what she strives for in her jewelry line.

Her designs include an underwater world using sea glass, shells and bone carvings. Alison’s most recent designs are made with semi-precious stones and two types of metals, Sterling & Bronze. She also creates an elegant line of Drusy Jewelry taken from the inside of the Geode Crystal.