ABOUT US | Our Team

Christine Byrne, Principal

Christine brings 20+ years of experience in financial services to her clients. Her diverse background lends itself to offering clients real-life advice under varying financial scenarios. Christine grew up in Massachusetts, went to college in California, and now lives in Maine, with her husband and two sons. Christine likes to garden and is a competent photographer. She has traveled all over Europe and the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii.
Fun fact: You may not know that her maiden name is Giannotti. Even though you might call her Christine, she has acquired many nicknames along the way. She will answer to Chris, Chrissie, G, CG, ChrissieG, NGLG, and the Notster.

What sets her apart? An uncanny ability to listen, distill, and present clear alternatives on the spot.

Christine's Professional Licenses, Designations, and Affiliations

  • FINRA securities registrations: 7, 24, 63, and 65 (held through Commonwealth Financial Network)
  • Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM
  • Maine and Massachusetts insurance licenses
  • MBA degree from Boston College
  • BA in economics from Pomona College
  • Member, Portland Sunrise Rotary 

Brian Greenwood, Financial Consultant

Brian entered the world of mutual funds in 1983right at the time they were taking off with the advent of IRAs. Since he has been in the financial business for almost 30 years, he brings with him the experience of having lived through the "crash" of 1987 and similar downswings in the market. He has many small business owners as clients and also is very familiar with the alternative investments side of the business. Brian has been an athelete all of his life; he was the captain of both his baseball and basketball teams in high school and, to this day, loves all sorts of sports with golf heading the list. He also loves to hike, bike,and play tennis. Brian lives in Gorham with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Nina. Fun Fact: Brian has an almost photographic memory. When he was in high school he competed on a trivia team and at one point, it was Brian against a team of 11 other students and he won! Brian and his wife, Susan, took their daughter, Nina, to China a couple of years ago where they visited the Children's Home where Nina lived as an infant and actually met the woman who found Nina! They visited a number of cities and Nina had a lifelong dream fulfilled when she held a baby Panda!

Brian's Professional Licenses, Designations, and Affiliations:

  • Securities Registration: 7
  • Maine Life, Health, and Annuities Insurance License
  • BS in business administration from Whittemore School of Business

Jolene McClintick, Broker's Assistant

Jolene is an integral part of Back Cove Financial. When on the phone with our clients, she can draw upon her 25 years of operational investment and insurance experience to solve unusual problems. Jolene is also our office manager, a true linchpin in our organization. Jolene is married and has one daughter. She is very active in her church where she leads and organizes prayer for people, ministries and the community.  She is also an avid reader and movie buff.  Fun fact: Jolene grew up in upstate New York and is a lifelong Yankees fan working for a loyal member of Red Sox Nation!

Jolene's Professional Licenses and Affiliations: 


  • Securities registrations: Series 7
  • Maine insurance license
  • BA in theology, Berkshire Christian College, Lenox, MA
  • AAS in paralegal sciences, Jr. College of Albany, NY

Mary Beth Brown, Administrative Assistant

Mary Beth came to Back Cove Financial in October 2008. Her entry into the financial services field coincided with the most volatile markets in recent history, and her learning curve was steep indeed. Fortunately for all of us, she had 20 years of experience in office administration that she could use as her foundation. Fast-forward to today, and Mary Beth is the friendly voice you hear when you call our offices. Her work ethic and diligence are exemplary, and she continues to be invaluable to all of us. When Mary Beth is not running our office, she is running her home as a wife to Jim and mother to Maggie and Bridget. Mary Beth's priority is her family and friends, and her home is a comfortable, welcoming haven to the people in her life. Fun fact: In her spare time, Mary Beth likes to run with the family dog, Olive, work out with kettle bells and continue improving on her sewing skills.

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Carol Brewer, Administrative Assistant

Carol grew up in Kennebunk and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono. She spent her first 13 years of employment in the banking industry. After that, before coming to Back Cove Financial in 2008, her employment was in the nonprofit sector. Most of that time was as finance and operations director at the Maine Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, working with Brian's wife, Susan. She is an animal lover and lives in Scarborough with her yellow lab, Charlie Brown, a tabby cat, Sammie, a duck named Buddy and four chickens, Reba, Penny, Amy and Maureen. Her hobbies are kayaking, sports, movies, music, live theater, reading, and gardening. 

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