Edward A. Guerboian is an Armenian-American who migrated to the United States independently at the age of 17. He attended Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica City College where he primarily studied business and English courses. He comes from many generations of jewelers and of which he is the 5th generation. While he was an employee of Readers jewelers in Santa Monica, in following his father’s footsteps he acquired the business which is presently known as Readers Fine Jewelers. Readers Jewelers has also been in Santa Monica for over 75 years originally located on 3rd Street before it transformed to a promenade.
Eddie has become a prominent and active community member of Santa Monica. Eddie is a Distinguished Past President and Past Executive Board member of the Santa Monica Kiwanis where he has been the Chairman of the Kiwanis Charities Foundation and in 2006 received the Legion of Honor award.
He is an Executive Board Member of the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club; a member of the President’s Circle of the Santa Monica College Foundation; Advisory Board Member of the Santa Monica College and a governing board member of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In 2007, Eddie received the Santa Monica College Alumni of the Year award.
Eddie served as the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Board of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and is currently a Board member.
He received the Santa Monica J.C.’s Distinguished Service Award in 1990, the 2006 Lions Club Community Service Award for his dedication to the community. 2007 “World of Thanks” Award from the Santa Monica Breakfast Club.
Eddie is a past member and Chaplain of the Santa Monica Elks Lodge. He is a sponsor and member of the Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church and a recipient of the 2003 Armenian Community Service Award. Recently, he was honored with the Citizen of the 2010 Year award from the S.M. Elks. He
Eddie and his wife, Evelyn have a son, Avedis and two daughters, Natalie & Nicole. He loves basketball and is an avid Lakers fan. His hobbies are to watch basketball and Fox News.