Meet The Team

Beth Rich Brown is the proud owner of Mix It Up.  She brought over 35 years of sales and marketing experience to the store when she purchased it in September of 2018.  She loves being a business owner and an involved member of her Coeur d'Alene community.  A strong focus on Customer Service and curating exceptional, unique gift and home decor inventory are the foundations of the success of the store. She is proud to represent a local business that has been voted the number 1 Gift Store in the area for 11 years in a row.  Beth loves creating interesting story displays with the merchandise she carefully curates and she would love to have you stop in. She is usually in the store and loves seeing return customers who are now friends and meeting people stopping in for the first time.

Brianna Cardella-Ogle has been at Mix It Up for over 6 years now! She always has that smile on her face, loves helping customers in any way she can and helps manage the store. She and her husband Dylan just welcomed baby Silas in November.Her favorite animal is a fox and she enjoys a warm up of tea while snuggling up with her new baby!



Michelle Castro has been with us for almost three years now. She was a teacher and still tutors to stay connected to something she has a passion for. She and her husband Stan love that their son Zachary, his wife Alyssa and their two beautiful grandchildren Jacob & Eloise live here as does their daughter Bridgette. Spending time with family is Michelle’s joy and our joy is having her beautiful spirit and personality in our store!


Jan Smith has been greeting you and offering our signature level of customer service for almost 2 years now.  If she looks familiar it’s because she has been helping customers in the apparel side of the business in Coeur D’Alene for years .. most recently at Boardwalk. You will rarely find someone with more product knowledge and willingness to help a customer than you will with Jan!

Michele Troxel (aka: Michele with one L, Mel, Trixie). We have two Michelle’s, so we call her Mel. Michele moved to Coeur D’Alene a couple of years ago from Seattle where she spent 24 years producing shows for KING TV. She joined our Mix It Up crew last summer and we love having her energy, ideas, sense of humor and beautiful smile in the store!

Laura Rydell has a background in education and joined the team during the Summer of 2019. Her laugh and positive disposition are a wonderful addition to the whole store. We love her and know you will too! Laura and her husband Kyle have a daughter, Aleah, who is a freshman at college and a teenage son, Caleb.