Our Practitioner Family

High Ho Gems and Crystals located in the beautiful downtown Tinley Park, IL district opened in November 2017 bringing a new crystal shop to the suburbs of Illinois.  With expansion anticipated since opening day High Ho Gems and Crystals is slowly building a family of holistic healers new to the area.  With diversity, talent and newness being the keys, our goal is to bring qualified excited healers to the area.    

The crystals have always been the lead in this shop.  It’s why I got into this business, to share my love of gems and crystals with the world.  Crystals and Holistic healing go hand in hand so High Ho Gems has recruited some amazing talented healers. These healers were drawn to us by the crystals.  The healing light the crystals generate automatically attracts the many diverse healers that are gracing our shop.  We are more than honored by the love shown to us and welcome you all to come follow this path with us.  If our history is an indication this ride is going to continue to be wild.

Jeff Mankin is the owner and proprietor of High Ho Gems and Crystals.  In his early 50's Jeff remembers being a rock hound back as far as 6 or 7 years of age.  My parents always encouraged me with my collecting, from Keokuck Geodes, Michigan Potaski stones or even pieces of concrete driveway.

After many many years stuck in corporate America a layoff became a chance to break away.  I took the opportunity to substitute my unemployment for time to build this business. Over the next 4 1/2 years, a lot of blood sweat and tears.  Some good times and some not so much, we've landed solid and we are stronger than ever.

A Hippie out of place, Jeff was naturally attracted to the work of healing crystals, energy work and Holistic healing.  In the last four years Jeff has opened 2 shops, studied and became a Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal healer, limited Qi Gong, Chakra practices, Shamanism, etc and is looking into studying Cranial Sacral work next.  

The Tinley shop is like nothing i've ever been involved in.  The Manteno store was fun but this place is now a true place of healing.  I've never seen this much energy, this much excitement over what we are doing.  Once the shop opened wonderful changes started to turn.  A true tribe is being built around this shop, around the people listed on this page.  We have found home and we are honored to call it such while we help all of you.

Renee Marie 

“It is the adversity that we face in life that ultimately determines the strength and depth of our character.”

My journey began at the age of 8 when I started having strange prophetic dreams. Little did I know then, I was dreaming the future. I found myself 10 years later in Cosmetology school, witnessing and experiencing some of the same things I had dreamt as a child. That was when I realized that I had been given a very special gift. 

I continued over the next 20 years studying various disciplines in addition to my artistry, such as anthropology, ancient history, global theology, astronomy, astrology, numerology, tarot, metaphysics, crystals and and dream interpretation. 

In 2010, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and PTSD . In encountering these issues with my physical and mental health, I began seeking out a more holistic approach to living. I began a regular practice of higher vibrational eating and fasting, yoga, meditation, prayer, aura cleansing and reiki. This process of physical, emotional, and spiritual detoxification allowed me to shed the layers of my past, and allowed my intuitive abilities to progress very rapidly. Almost as soon as I began to heal, people around me began seeking me out for my advice. So I started to give tarot readings. 

My mission has always been to help people on their path of evolution, to aid in bringing their inner turmoil to the surface for healing and transmutation; so they can realize that there is beauty and depth in their complexities.

Sometimes in life we're not exactly sure on which way to go, which direction to turn in 
Join me for a Intuitive Tarot reading today.