Our Team

We’re truly a small and unique family.

We each have our own quirky personalities. We look out for each other to encourage the best version of ourselves. We work together to ensure the finest jewelry for you to cherish and pass down for generations.
Welcome to our family!

Shannon Hartigan

Shannon Hartigan

Owner

Born in Boston and raised in Maine, I’ve been with Brown Goldsmiths for 30 years. I married my high school sweetheart and we have one son and our fur baby, Bella. I became owner of Brown’s in 2018 and my goal has been, and continues to be, to honor the craftsmanship, integrity and quality the business was built on. My appreciation for my team and our customers goes beyond measure.

On my wish list? Anything with Opal!

Andrew Hartigan

Andrew Hartigan

Chief Operating Officer

I grew up in Brunswick, married my high school sweetheart and have a grown son. I spent most of my career in a different industry and came on board at Browns part time. I am now a part of this fun group and it has been more than I imagined. With this team, I am able to learn all aspects of the  industry. I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors & relaxing.

On my wish list? Our Signature Collection which showcases our jewelers special designs.

Dean Frank - Head Jeweler

Deane Frank

Head Jeweler

I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and have lived in Maine for the past 35 years. My wife, Jana, and I raised two wonderful sons. When not at work, I enjoy hiking, bicycle touring, skiing, and canoeing. My favorite thing about working at Brown’s is the creative aspect of designing and creating long lasting symbols of love for a very diverse clientele.

What should be on a wish list? Pascal Lacroix bracelets. They have such great craftsmanship.

Alisa Coffin

Operations Facilitator

I’ve spent time in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, Price Edward Island, and in school in New York. I settled in Maine in 1984 where I met and married my very own lobsterman. Our grown children live in Maine and so do our newest additions of twin grandsons (who says nothing good happened in 2020?). It is wonderful to work with such a creative crew.

My wish list includes “anything pink spinel” and the EcoSilver Earrings with Blue Topaz.

Abbie Hinds-aldrich

Abbie Hinds-Aldrich

Store Manager/Graduate Gemologist

I am a lifelong Mainer and have settled in Portland, Maine with my partner and cat, Pluto. Loving all things sparkly led me to earning my Graduate Gemologist degree and working in the industry for 15 years, including nearly a year at Brown Goldsmiths. My hobbies include experimenting with colorful jewelry designs, gardening and salsa dancing.

My wish list includes the Compass Rose Collection and stackable diamond rings.

Susan Hughes

Sales Associate

I have lived in Maine my whole life. I have been at Brown’s 30+ years and love helping customers create one of a kind pieces as well as transforming family treasures into something new. After living in North Yarmouth and raising our family, we have recently decided to downsize and begin this new chapter in our lives in a more simple space.  I love gardening, reading, DIY projects and recently sold my first newly refinished “curbside castoff”.

On my wish list is anything dreamed of, designed and custom made in our upstairs studio.

Shannon

Sharon Giroux

Sales/Design – Applied Jewelry Professional

A lifelong “Mainer,” my passion for art and design lead me to a career in professional photography. After a decade of working at a portrait & commercial photography studio, I began working with a goldsmith in Hallowell, Maine. 28 years ago, I moved back to Brunswick with my young son and have worked with Brown Goldsmiths ever since. These days my husband, our 4 children and 6 grandchildren are my “passion” along with spending  time at the ocean.

On my wish list are  drop style earrings with color.

Scott Paradis

Sales/Design – Applied Jewelry Professional

I was born and raised in Western Maine, living there until I moved to Freeport in 2013. I grew up in the restaurant industry and had several sales related positions before I found my home here at Browns in 2017. I love that there is an unlimited amount of knowledge to be gained in this industry. I have been continuing my education to gain the knowledge to help me best serve our customers.

On my wish list is the William Henry Tigers Eye bracelet and anything with Blue Zircon. Something about this gem captivates me!

Alexandra LaTorre

Alexandra LaTorre

Sales Associate

Born and raised in Northern Massachusetts, I recently completed my undergrad in Liberal Studies with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. When I’m not at Brown’s surrounding myself with all things beautiful, I’m at the beach with my dog, Remi, or inside most likely painting. However big or small the role is, walking through life’s most meaningful milestones with our customers is something I continue to cherish the most here at Brown Goldsmiths.

I love the Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring in White Gold!

Nicholas Baudler

Production Coordinator/ AJP

I truly think I have the best job in the world. I count myself lucky that I get to oversee the production and watch ideas and drawings become fully realized pieces of wearable art to be enjoyed for generations. When not getting overly-excited about gems and jewelry, you’ll find me out in the garden, riding my bike or being Cat-Dad to my two rescues Copernicus and Minerva.

My wish list items?  Crown Knot Bracelet (or literally any gold bracelet from the Signature Collection).

Michael Kivlin

Goldsmith

I was born and raised in central Maine. I first entered the jewelry industry in 1994, and have been with Brown’s for 6 years. Because I am mostly at my workbench upstairs, I enjoy hearing when a customer is happy with the work I have done for them. I enjoy fishing and kayaking, or just about anything outdoors with family and friends.

On my wish list? The beautiful Monarch Pride knife from William Henry.

Ash Flint

Goldsmith

As the youngest goldsmith, I have been in the jewelry field for five years and with Brown’s for about one year. When I’m not working or taking care of my four year old, I’m creating, whether it is painting or making chainmaille jewelry and armor. Jewelry making is a fascinating and fulfilling career path, and I am grateful to be working in an environment that encourages passion and education!

On my wish list are the Lattice Bracelet and the Hammered Hoop Earrings!

Serena Zhang

CAD Designer 

I just recently moved from Kansas to Maine, and I already like Maine a lot. As a jewelry designer, I love everything about jewelry!  I love to research museum collections and to learn about unique metal work, as well as the fascinating stories and history behind designs. My goal is to use this knowledge and modern technology to add more amazing jewelry into our Brown Goldsmith’s collection.

On my wish list? The Luna Ring. Simplicity and elegance are perfectly merged into this design.

Julie Flower

Julie Flower

Marketing Coordinator 

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, I have been in Maine for 16 years and at Brown’s for 7. I am continuously amazed by the beautiful stories attached to jewelry. It’s a gift to hear them. When I’m not dragging our basset hound on a daily walk, or trying to make sure our 2 girls are halfway decent people, I am beyond proud to be any small part of this thoughtful and creative family.

On my wish list? The Heart Ring or Platinum Diamond Studs, please!

Allisyn Gray – Certified Appraiser

Allisyn Gray

Graduate Gemologist/ Certified Appraiser 

My love for rocks began as a child growing up in Maine. I graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in California . I have worked with some of the most versed in the field and am elated to add this team to that list. When my eyes are away from the microscope, I am in the garden or on a new adventure with my wonderful partner and our beautiful little girl.
My wish list includes Twilight Diamond Hoops and a Mobius Bangle for me!

Bella Hartigan

Greeter/ Mascot Extraordinaire

The best day of my life was when I was invited to come into the store and become a daily greeter and friend to customers and staff because I love people. I am a Portugese Water Dog and Certified Therapy Dog. I am 7 years old, a fantastic listener, and love any kind of treats.

On my wish list? The Paw Print Pendant Necklace. Oh, and treats.

Now that you know a little about us, we’d love to know more about you.