Meet Our Team
In the early 70’s, Linda Johannes began selling turquoise and sterling silver Native American jewelry on the side of the road in Montana. Later, she and a partner opened Lone Mountain Jewelry in downtown Bozeman where she took advantage of the Native American jewelry craze and later began taking courses at GIA while selling gold and diamonds. A few years later, Linda dissolved her first store and opened Johannes and Company in Coeur d’Alene, later to partner with her now husband, Glenn Hunter. In 1988, she and Glenn moved to Colorado Springs and opened Johannes Hunter Jewelers as we know it today. Thirty years and three relocations later, Linda can still be found in store alongside her daughters Robin and Brenda.
In her spare time, Linda enjoys being on the water, hiking, cooking, reading and making (and drinking) fancy martinis.
Robin started in the jewelry business at the tender age of 14 helping out her Mom, Linda Hunter. Christmas season was upon them and she and a girlfriend dressed up as girlie Santas and plugged the parking meters in downtown Coeur D' Alene, Idaho. Once they plugged the meter, they left a card on the car windshield telling the driver who plugged the meter for them and offered them savings on their first purchase at Johannes and Company Jewelers. The rest is history and nepotism has definitely had its benefits for Robin. She’s now in the process of buying Linda out of Johannes Hunter in 2018.
Her staff always laughs when she says her interests outside of work are more work! She loves this industry and an awful lot of what she’s involved in outside the jewelry store is still industry related. She is on the board of Leading Jewelers Guild, which is a group of varied jewelers that come together to support one another with marketing ideas, product ideas and so on. She has been active in philanthropy in Colorado Springs spending most of her years in Junior League, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children's Literacy Center and Head Start.
Brenda has been involved in the business since the tender age of 16, beginning with polishing turquoise silver jewelry for her mother, Linda. She later transitioned into sales in Coeur D’Alene, where she jokingly gloats that she has only been fired three times by her own family. Once Linda moved to Colorado Springs, Brenda remained in Coeur D’Alene working for two local jewelry stores. In 1999, she packed up a moving truck and drove to Colorado Springs along with her 8 year old daughter and cat, where she joined her family at Johannes Hunter Jewelers. Strong family ties, a love for colored gemstones and a passion for building relationships with her clients continues to draw her to the industry.
In her spare time, Brenda can be found cruising the winding roads of Colorado Springs and Sturgis, SD on her motorcycle.
Rebekah grew up across the Midwest where she began a career as a chef. In 2014, she and her husband moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to the mountains. Shortly after, she transitioned to sales within the wedding industry and discovered her passion for people, especially while guiding them through some of the most memorable moments in their lives. In 2015, she jumped from dresses to jewelry and joined the Johannes Hunter Jewelers sales team. She has since began the Applied Jewelry Professional Program at the Gemological Institute of America to gain further knowledge about the industry, colored gemstones and diamonds. She remains passionate about helping her clients find that perfect expression of love.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, pursuing fitness, making lattes and her friendships.
Kat found a passion for jewelry at an early age by hand making and selling beaded jewelry in her hometown. After high school, she went on to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for Jewelry Design. Upon graduating, she interned and later accepted a design and production position at a renowned Italian luxury jewelry brand in New York. After a few years, she transitioned to a high end bridal jewelry company to hone in on her production skills. Though immersed in jewelry design and production, she found herself gravitating towards digital marketing and graphic design within each position. Longing for the great outdoors, she moved to the Colorado Springs area and landed at Johannes Hunter Jewelers as the Marketing Coordinator. You’ll find her in the back corner either monitoring the website, photographing jewelry for social media or sketching custom jewelry designs for clients.
Aside from jewelry and marketing, she has a love for hiking, mountain biking and her chihuahua/dachshund mix, Ivy.
Born and raised in Alabama, Shannon hails from a family of watchmakers, beginning with his grandfather and two great uncles. The family trade was passed down to the next generation and lead to a retail jewelry store owned by Shannon’s uncle. Growing up, Shannon used his inherited hand skills by making homemade flies for fly fishing, sketching and playing instruments. At the age of 19, he followed his uncle’s recommendation of apprenticing with a local trade shop jeweler. There, he refined his hand skills and later returned to his uncle’s shop as a bench jeweler. After several years of working with his uncle, studying music and training at a large jewelry manufacturer, he moved to Colorado Springs in 2005 after visiting a friend, falling in love with the mountain views and playing music with a local band. One month later, he accepted the position at Johannes Hunter Jewelers as the bench jeweler. He has since received his Jewelers of America certification and has become known as the “JHJ magician” laser welding technician.
Outside of the shop, Shannon can be found playing with his bluegrass band, “Grass It Up”, enjoying bike rides and visiting local breweries.